Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said each retired officer has decades of police experience and was given a physical and psychological exam before being hired as school security.
The borough estimates it will set aside $200,000 to pay the total salary costs for the five retired police offices — one for each school.
Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz said the poll shows that voters do not have much confidence in their elected officials to reach a deal on gun control.
Stamford superintendent of schools Winifred Hamilton wants to do away with guards and add panic buttons.
Some New Jersey police chiefs have expressed serious doubts about the notion of armed guards in schools.
Under the proposal, the former cops would carry concealed weapons and would rotate throughout all the city’s schools.
A proposal on Staten Island to put retired police officers with guns in all borough schools received a blunt response from Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week.