Each day the Black Mountain Police Department patrols our school in numerous ways. In the morning as school is beginning and in the afternoon as school is dismissing, officers provide proactive patrols through traffic control and speed enforcement in the school zones. Also, at the beginning of the school year the police department assists school staff in opening vehicle doors for children and greeting their parents in an effort to build parent/youth relationships with department personnel. Black Mountain Police Department staff provides an active presence within the school interacting with both students and staff. The department works jointly with school personnel in emergency response training as mandated by the State.