Students and staff members at Jewish day schools are asking Pennsylvania lawmakers for help paying for security and safety measures among a recent increase in attacks against the Jewish community.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Florida offers houses of worship active shooter training, security surveys of their campus buildings and deputy details.
For those of you who follow this industry, you know this is a remarkable feat. I sat down with Mark Reid, Director of Safety and Security and Cheryl Michaels, Associate Director, at SPU who also founded Educational Safety LLC, a security consulting firm.
Many organizations maintain regular technology refresh schedules where old equipment is replaced on a set schedule, usually every three to five years.
With the ever-present risks of crises and emergency situations on university campuses, the A&MSA Police Department began looking for ways to increase efficiency when it came to campus security.
Joe Parks, Plano ISD executive director of safety and security services, gave an update on the district’s security measures at Tuesday’s school board meeting.
Joplin High School was completed in 2014. When designing the campus, Greer said the firm “placed glass in very key locations that allowed for good sight lines so that anybody that was approaching the facility felt like they were being watched and gave an opportunity for them to actually be watched."
Outdoor protection for campuses requires the monitoring of numerous surveillance camera feeds—which many school districts might not have the manpower to watch 24/7.
Hospitals and healthcare facilities are some of the most active public spaces in the United States, and while most facilities strive to maintain a welcoming atmosphere, without protective measures this open-door policy can make them vulnerable to criminal activity.
In recent years, tragedies from gun violence at schools have reached an unprecedented frequency—one that threatens to normalize school shootings as a part of everyday American life.