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Missouri School Safety Task Force Releases School Safety Report

Missouri School Safety Task Force Releases School Safety Report

Last year, Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order to increase Missouri’s school safety by receiving recommendations from educators and the public on how best to ensure students’ safety. The report is now available.

Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

You can’t stop something you don’t see coming. So how can campus security be anything but reactive to active shooter situations? Intelligent security might be the answer.



Getting an Auto Boost

Getting an Auto Boost

BYU takes its responsibility to provide a secure environment for students, staff and visitors very seriously and is particularly conscientious about maintaining order on its vast campus while still remaining unobtrusive.

Taking a Connected Approach

Taking a Connected Approach

When considering the challenges of healthcare security, many of us first think about vast hospital campuses that encompass entire city blocks and experience high volumes of visitors each and every day.

Why Your Risk Management Plan Can’t Work in Silos

Imagine trying to watch TV with one remote designated to powering it on, another solely for adjusting volume, another for changing the channel, and so on.

Securing the District

School safety was the top priority for a new CCTV system, of course, as the SLUSD supports more than 9,000 students across 13 schools in the district.

Control Room Considerations for the Campus Environment

Control Room Considerations for the Campus Environment

Whether it’s called a command center, dispatch control, security monitoring room or security operations center (SOC), each campus needs a dedicated space where security officials and dispatchers can convene in an effort to effectively respond to incidents as they arise.

Cloud Storage for Campus Environments, Advantages and Risks

Cloud Storage for Campus Environments, Advantages and Risks

Cloud storage and backup providers have expanded their reach from businesses and individuals to campuses around the world.

Reducing a Carbon Footprint

Reducing a Carbon Footprint

Rock Hill School District was looking to upgrade its video surveillance system while aligning with its efforts to save energy.

How New Technology Increases Safety Against Gun Violence in U.S. Schools

How New Technology Increases Safety Against Gun Violence in U.S. Schools

The average school shooting lasts only 12.5 minutes, which means that every second counts when getting the closest responders to the greatest point of need.

Making Security Inclusive

Making Security Inclusive

Imagine a crisis hits right where you are: a natural disaster, active shooting, gas leak or other emergency that puts you at risk for harm.

Driving Intelligent Campus Transformation with Video Content Analysis

One leading university, based in the United States, has embraced technology as a way of addressing its extensive needs.

Using Mass Notification to Keep Students and Staff Safe Throughout the Year

College and university campuses pose a number of challenges when trying to communicate safety information during an emergency.

Intelligent Communication Gives Security Executives an Edge

The security executive is increasingly being asked to provide these measures of performance. It supports and anchors their strategic value to the business.

Safe and Sound Schools Announces The “Good Days” Tour and Contest

Safe and Sound Schools Announces The “Good Days” Tour and Contest

Safe and Sound Schools is hosting The “Good Days” Tour campaign and contest this year to encourage high school students to assess their school culture, and teach the connection between a great school culture and overall school safety.

Florida School Districts Criticized for Failing to Enact Required Safety Measures

Florida School Districts Criticized for Failing to Enact Required Safety Measures

A report that was recently released by a statewide grand jury chastises Florida school districts for failing to comply with safety measures that were set out after the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.

 Texas School Safety Laws Implementation Lags, May Be Pushed to 2020-2021

Texas School Safety Laws Implementation Lags, May Be Pushed to 2020-2021

Although lawmakers have approved a number of laws in order to increase school safety, the size and scope of Texas might put a damper of quick implementation.

1998 Arkansas Middle School Shooter Killed in Car Crash

1998 Arkansas Middle School Shooter Killed in Car Crash

Drew Grant, who was previously known as Andrew Golden, a shooter who killed four students and one teacher when he was 11 years old, died in a two-car crash Saturday evening. The other driver crossed several lanes and crashed head-on into Grant’s car.

New York Districts Fail to Meet State Requirements for District Safety Plans

New York Districts Fail to Meet State Requirements for District Safety Plans

Some school districts in New York failed to meet minimum state requirements for district safety plans. The districts must now revise their safety plans.

Stand With Parkland Testifies before Senate Committee

Stand With Parkland Testifies before Senate Committee

Last week, two parents from Stand With Parkland testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs asking for help to increase school safety.

Louisiana School Systems Experience Cyberattacks Governor Declares Statewide Emergency

Louisiana School Systems Experience Cyberattacks Governor Declares Statewide Emergency

The governor of Louisiana has declared a statewide emergency as several school systems have been attacked by malware. Officials are currently trying to see if any other agencies are affected, but the threat is ongoing.

Tennessee Department of Education Collaborating with Homeland Security

Tennessee Department of Education Collaborating with Homeland Security

The Department of Education will be working together with Homeland Security to ensure that all Tennessee school are up to safety standards, and can hopefully stop threats at the doors of schools.

Chicago School Board Questions Effectiveness of Metal Detectors

Chicago School Board Questions Effectiveness of Metal Detectors

As the Chicago school board approves $2.4 million worth of funding for new metal detectors and X-ray machines, they discuss whether these physical security barriers are the best way to allocate the funds.

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Active Shooter Drill

Nassau County Sheriff’s Office Participates in Active Shooter Drill

Earlier this week, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office participated in an active shooter drill at Yulee High School, next to Yulee middle school. After the drill, the officers will meet and discuss what needs to change to ensure a proper response.

Minnesota Researchers Take Holistic Approach to Solving School Violence

Minnesota Researchers Take Holistic Approach to Solving School Violence

In a recent school safety training, Minnesota researchers focused their efforts on teaching about mental health and approaching students’ emotional needs, rather than teaching about physical security measures.

North Carolina Bill Needs One Final Vote Before Heading to Governor

North Carolina Bill Needs One Final Vote Before Heading to Governor

A statewide North Carolina school safety bill passed the House unanimously earlier this week. It needs one more vote from the Senate before it heads to Gov. Roy Cooper.

Santa Rosa to Add Eight School Resource Officers to Santa Rosa Schools This Year

Santa Rosa to Add Eight School Resource Officers to Santa Rosa Schools This Year

A proposed budget increase for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office would include the equipment for eight new school resource officers at schools that currently only have off-duty deputies.

Schools Working to Implement Texas’ Senate Bill 11 As Fall Approaches

Schools Working to Implement Texas’ Senate Bill 11 As Fall Approaches

Texas’ Senate Bill 11 was approved in early June, and with fall approaching quickly, it’s necessary for school districts to understand what changes need to be made.

High Security Guard Turnover Rates Bring Detroit District to Privately Hire

High Security Guard Turnover Rates Bring Detroit District to Privately Hire

Detroit schools have been employing security through contracted security companies for nearly ten years. With such high turnover rates, they’ve decided to return to private employment for security guards.

Idaho School District May Use School Supply Budget to Pay for Security

Idaho School District May Use School Supply Budget to Pay for Security

Twin Falls School District had to use about 5 percent of their school supply budget in order to cover the cost of full-time security aides. This year, they may have to do the same again.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - July August 2019

    July/August 2019

    Featuring:

    • Making Security Inclusive
    • Reducing a Carbon Footprint
    • Taking a Connected Approach
    • Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

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