Haldane Boosts Security

District adds patrol officer

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office has assigned John Segnit, a retired corrections officer, as the school patrol officer (SPO) for the Haldane school district, which had relied on a security guard to fill the position since the start of the school year in September. Segnit was most recently an SPO for the Mahopac school district.

Superintendent Philip Benante also said in a statement that the school resource officer, Deputy Matt Shelters, who had been directing traffic with his squad car parked and lights flashing on Route 9D at Craigside Drive before the beginning of each school day, will be stationed at the entrance to the high school and elsewhere on campus. Benante said Village of Cold Spring officials told him they could provide someone to direct traffic but then “indicated they are no longer able to do so.”

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