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Finding the Cure for Security

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Finding the Cure for Security

Medical research institute in Texas implements leading-edge technologies for fail-proof security solutions.

University of New Mexico to Add More Security Cameras

University of New Mexico to Add More Security Cameras

"All the cameras that we're installing will feed back to the UNM Police Department," UNMPD Security Director Randy Irwin said. These cameras are being installed in busy parts of the campus and around the campus perimeter.



Utah School Security Proposal Seeks $195 Million

Utah School Security Proposal Seeks $195 Million

A proposal presented to a legislative committee seeks more than $195 million for Utah school security measures

UCLA to Standardize Security Camera Policies for Safety

UCLA to Standardize Security Camera Policies for Safety

According to Vasquez, the University of California Police Department can request access to cameras operated by other campus entities, but this slows down active incident response times. Allowing UCPD to immediately and freely access video surveillance will provide responding officers with immediate information during an emergency situation.

ASU Students Produce Active Shooter Preparedness Video

ASU Students Produce Active Shooter Preparedness Video

“That’s the message in this video,” said Becky Garcia, ASU Police crime prevention officer. “The messaging is not to scare people but to share the options, so that way we can all have the mindset and know the options, and have that survival mindset no matter where we are.”

East Texas Colleges Take Steps to Reduce Crime Reported Under the Clery Act

East Texas Colleges Take Steps to Reduce Crime Reported Under the Clery Act

According to Kilgore College Police Chief Heath Cariker, the mandatory reporting under the Clery Act helps officers figure out “where we need to use our resources.”

Voters Approve Safety and Security Funds for Orchard Park Schools

Voters Approve Safety and Security Funds for Orchard Park Schools

Campuses in Orchard Park will be getting upgrades to safety and security that include increased security at all six main entrances at Orchard Park Schools.

Southwest Florida Campuses Have Experienced at Least 20 Trespass Incidents in 2018

Southwest Florida Campuses Have Experienced at Least 20 Trespass Incidents in 2018

Schools are able to issue trespass warnings to anyone who makes a disturbance or is believed to be dangerous to the safety and health of students. If a person trespasses and returns, law enforcement may arrest them.

Tennessee Issues Statewide Report on School Security

Tennessee Issues Statewide Report on School Security

"It is possible that schools scored the lowest in these particular domains because they include measures that require the greatest fiscal resources to implement," said the report, “Safety First: A Review of Security and Preparedness in Tennessee Schools.”

Arkansas School District Installs 28 New Security Cameras

Arkansas School District Installs 28 New Security Cameras

Before adding the new cameras, there were only four cameras monitoring the district’s schools.

Texas School District Increases Security Training, Reporting

Texas School District Increases Security Training, Reporting

Since October, CISD has offered the Anonymous Alerts app for students and parents to anonymously report urgent information to campus administrators.

University of Tennessee to Increase Security Following Graffiti Incidents

University of Tennessee to Increase Security Following Graffiti Incidents

The university released a statement Sunday saying that the Rock was painted "to communicate hate," and that the messages, "which are hurtful and threatening to many members of our community, do not represent our Volunteer values."

Las Vegas School Boosts Security to Protect Students

Las Vegas School Boosts Security to Protect Students

“Kids were actually telling me that they didn’t feel safe at school,” said John Anzalone, principal of Sierra Vista High School. “That’s actually heartbreaking for an educator.”

Robberies Prompt Security Changes at Orange Coast College

Robberies Prompt Security Changes at Orange Coast College

Surveillance footage shows suspects climbing over the fence by the Recycling Center, but no one has been identified, Rudy said.

Pennsylvania District to Secure New Elementary School

Pennsylvania District to Secure New Elementary School

The Allentown School District said its new elementary school campus will be secure from visitors, despite plans for the building to include community space open to the public.

New Hampshire Schools Receive Funding for Security Upgrades

New Hampshire Schools Receive Funding for Security Upgrades

In June, School Department Business Administrator Steve Bartlett said that the district wanted the grant money for security cameras, keyless access and a secure entryway for the New Franklin School.

Michigan District Will Use Grant to Fortify Entryways

Michigan District Will Use Grant to Fortify Entryways

"Every exterior door will have electronic sensors, which will alert principals and staff in real time, letting them know when a door gets opened, or has been left ajar," Blaszkowski said.

School Resource Officer Fatally Shot Himself on Campus

School Resource Officer Fatally Shot Himself on Campus

The campus was placed on lockdown and students were kept away from the area, according to Peach. It is possible that students might have heard the gunshot, she said, but no students are believed to have witnessed what happened.

Arkansas Schools Create Direct Line of Communication with Police

Arkansas Schools Create Direct Line of Communication with Police

Arkansas police and fire departments communicate through a statewide emergency radio system, and the city of Rogers is allowing its school district a designated line of its own to local police and fire.

One Dead, One Injured in Shooting Near Houston High School

One Dead, One Injured in Shooting Near Houston High School

The shooting took place at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday near the campus. Lamar High was placed on lockdown as a precaution, and nearby St. John’s School was also placed on lockout.

Indiana School Buses Get New Surveillance System

Indiana School Buses Get New Surveillance System

The bus fleet’s current camera system requires video download and doesn’t provide high-definition images, making it difficult to see and hear activity inside and outside of the buses, according to Kelley Kitchen, director of finance for GCS.

New School Surveillance Equipment Monitored in Real Time by Police

New School Surveillance Equipment Monitored in Real Time by Police

Once the new video surveillance system is installed on campuses across the city, police officers will be able to remotely monitor cameras in real-time from their patrol cars.

Georgia School District to Hire 16 Police Officers

Georgia School District to Hire 16 Police Officers

The safety committee’s plan involves hiring 16 police officers to help patrol at elementary school campuses. There are already police officers in place at each of the district’s middle and high school campuses.

School District Partners with Sandy Hook Promise to Battle School Violence

School District Partners with Sandy Hook Promise to Battle School Violence

The $500,000 grant is funded via the STOP School Violence Act. The grant money will go toward programs to teach students, teachers and administrators how to identify and help students exhibiting warning signs of violence toward themselves or others.

University of Tennessee Introduces New Campus Safety App

University of Tennessee Introduces New Campus Safety App

In an effort for a more proactive campus security approach, the University of Tennessee is meeting students where they are with a new campus safety app.

Massachusetts Schools Get Video Surveillance, Increased Officer Safety

Massachusetts Schools Get Video Surveillance, Increased Officer Safety

Federal grants will help improve the security of Massachusetts campuses.

Indiana Voters Secure More Funds for Security Following Shooting

Indiana Voters Secure More Funds for Security Following Shooting

The money will be used to employ more school resource officers, safety staff and mental health counseling.

Jewish Institutions Hope to Raise $1 Million for Security

Jewish Institutions Hope to Raise $1 Million for Security

The focus on security for Jewish institutions has increased in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting in October, which left 11 people dead and seven injured.

NJ Votes OK $500 Million for K-12 Security

NJ Voters OK $500 Million for K-12 Security

The $500 million bond measure, the Secure Our Children’s Future Act, also includes funding for county colleges and improving water systems in K-12 schools.

UC Davis Installing More Emergency Call Stations

UC Davis Installing More Emergency Call Stations

Each of the new call stations is easily accessible by patrol car, allowing police officers quick access to help those who make the calls. The phones in the new call stations will connect with police dispatch via the internet.

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