Utica Police Department Provides Safety Training to Upstate Cerebral Palsy Staff

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Upstate Cerebral Palsy is continually working to keep its staff and the people the agency supports
safe. Employees recently attended a set of public safety training sessions conducted by the City of
Utica Police Department.

Nina Wallace, Upstate Cerebral Palsy Vice President of Property Management/Security/Incident
Manager, remarks, “Building these relationships with the local police department strengthens the
agency’s mission of protecting the people we support. The more the police understand about the
services we provide and the people we support, coupled with our increased understanding of the role
of law enforcement within the community, makes for a more beneficial outcome in the event of an

The training was to assist staff members in understanding, identifying, responding to and recovering
from armed incidents. Employees discussed measures to remain prepared on and off campus, clinics,
residential and administrative sites. The Utica Police Department's willingness to support
Upstate Cerebral Palsy and to conduct additional trainings in the future is a beneficial community
awareness measure.

Upstate Cerebral Palsy provides programs and services to thousands of children and adults with
differing abilities and their families. As the largest human services provider in central New York, the
agency employs more than 2000 staff at over 80 locations, remaining committed to empowering
people through exceptional opportunities.

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