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Florida County Looks to Boost Security through Almost Doubling Security Personnel

Florida County Looks to Boost Security through Almost Doubling Security Personnel

A referendum passed by taxpayers last year will add about 500 security personnel to the current staff of 745.

Iowa Hospital Opens Lobby Safety Store, Includes Injury-Prevention Education

Iowa Hospital Opens Lobby Safety Store, Includes Injury-Prevention Education

At the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, they know that safety starts with injury prevention. In order to help new parents accomplish their safety goals, they have opened a safety store that has injury-prevention experts staffed to help parents find the right solution for their family.



School resource officers, Technology Upgrades in the Works for Alabama County Schools

School Resource Officers Technology Upgrades in the Works for Alabama County Schools

Baldwin county school resource officers have been keeping connection with students through summer camps, and after the summer, an SRO will be placed at every school in the district. In addition, there will be technology updates coming to the schools.

New Indiana Safety Law Changes School Bus Routes

New Indiana Safety Law Changes School Bus Routes

School bus routes in Indiana will be changing to keep elementary students from crossing rural roadways on rural highways to get on or off the school bus.

Results of Michigan School Roof Collapse Released, Parents Have Mixed Feelings

Results of Michigan School Roof Collapse Released, Parents Share Mixed Feelings

Last month, the roof of Lee Middle & High School collapsed overnight due to water corrosion. A structural engineer identified the issue, and the school is taking measures to ensure the structural integrity of the school, but not all parents are convinced the building is safe.

South Carolina University Hosts Program with Gun Violence Prevention Panel

South Carolina University Hosts Program with Gun Violence Prevention Panel

The Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School program recently hosted Social Action Day, which included a panel discussion on how to end gun violence.

California School Superintendent Facing Backlash After Realistic Active Shooter Drill

California School Superintendent Facing Backlash After Realistic Active Shooter Drill

Raisin City Elementary had a terrifying drill held on June 3, in which an “active shooter” went around in a mask holding a gun, shaking doors and yelling. Although it was a drill, the students and many of the teachers were not informed that it was only a drill.

Alyssa’s Law Working Toward National Legislation, Being Required in All Schools

Alyssas Law Working Toward National Legislation Being Required in All Schools

Alyssa’s Law requires public schools to install silent panic alarms that notify law enforcement officials of emergency situations when they occur, in order to give them a faster response time.

Funding for Arkansas School Safety Center to Become Permanent Line in State Budget

Funding for Arkansas School Safety Center to Become Permanent Line in State Budget

After Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Arkansas School Safety Commission made 30 recommendations, districts have been working to make the necessary adjustments. Therefore, school safety is becoming a permanent line in the state budget.

Committees Request School Safety Funds for Colorado County to go Toward Mental Health, Standardization

School Safety Funds for Colorado County to go Toward Mental Health Standardization

After two committees presented different ways funding could be used toward Douglas County school safety, two themes consistently came up — mental health support and safety standardization.

Maryland County to Train Threat Assessment Teams

Maryland County to Train Threat Assessment Teams

Harford County will train five to six staff members from each school to become part of their school threat assessment team in compliance with the Maryland Safe to Learn Act.

Joseph Souza Appointed as Director of New Physical Security Department

Joseph Souza Appointed as Director of New Physical Security Department

University of Florida recently announced their addition of a new Business Affairs department, which will be called Physical Security. Joseph Souza has been appointed as the director of this new department.

$1.5 Million in School Security Funding to be Granted to Vermont State Schools

$1.5 Million in School Security Funding to be Granted to Vermont State Schools

Gov. Phil Scott announced that $1.5 million will be allocated to school security funding during the second cycle of grants. In the first cycle, $4 million was granted to 242 schools around the state.

Man Pulls Gun on Winnipeg Security Guards While Being Escorted Out of Hospital

Man Pulls Gun on Winnipeg Security Guards While Being Escorted Out of Hospital

There was a violent disturbance involving two individuals Saturday in the Children’s Hospital at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg. As one of the individuals was being escorted out, he pulled a gun on the security guards.

Cullman County Sheriff’s Office to Hold Church Safety Class

Cullman County Sheriffs Office to Hold Church Safety Class

The Cullman County Sheriff’s office will hold a church safety class next week, including discussions around concerns such as a church security team, increasing situational awareness, and promoting building security tips.

Sandy Hook Parents Lose State Court Appeal in School Safety Lawsuit

Sandy Hook Parents Lose State Court Appeal in School Safety Lawsuit

Sandy Hook plaintiffs alleged the school failed to follow a mandated security protocol in the December 2012 shooting. The appeals court agreed with a lower court judge that governmental immunity shielded the defendants.

School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act to Establish Federal Grant Programs

School Violence Prevention and Mitigation Act to Establish Federal Grant Programs

This bill will help schools pay for security risk assessments that will identify gaps in their security-related infrastructure and help prevent tragedy.

Colorado Experts, Parents, Law Enforcement Officials Weigh In at School Safety Meeting

Colorado Experts Parents Law Enforcement Officials Weigh in at School Safety Meeting

In lieu of the STEM school shooting in Highlands Ranch, Colo., many Colorado schools and officials are trying to figure out the best way to prevent more shootings. On Thursday, the new school safety committee met for the first time, and there was a great deal of conflict.

North Carolina to Partner with Sandy Hook Promise for Anonymous Reporting System

North Carolina to Partner with Sandy Hook Promise for Anonymous Reporting System

North Carolina will partner with Sandy Hook Promise to implement a statewide Say Something Anonymous Reporting System. The system will teach students, educators, administrators and law enforcement agencies how to recognize warning signs and anonymously report them.

New Laser Technology Could Enhance School Safety

New Laser Technology Gives Emergency Response Officers an Edge

Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office is currently using a scan station to create 3-D pictures of properties. They transitioned to using the device in schools and in crime scenes in order to gain a comprehensive picture of the scene.

Indiana School Board Approves School Safety Referendum

Indiana School Board Approves School Safety Referendum

Carmel Clay School Board approved a school safety referendum on Wednesday, which would increase taxes by 5 cents per $100 of assessed value. The extra revenue would go toward more security resource officers, social works, and mental health programs.

Company to Receive Nearly $1.3 Million to Revise Florida School Safety Tool

Company to Receive Nearly $1.3 Million to Revise Florida School Safety Tool

Haystax Technology will receive nearly $1.3 million to revise the Florida Safe Schools Assessment Tool, which is used to identify threats and vulnerabilities on campuses.

Texas School District Hosts School Safety Training

Texas School District Hosts School Safety Training

This week, school safety training will be held at Edinburg High School with hundreds of officers working in schools in attendance.

U.S. Department of Education Accepting Applications for Three Grant Competitions

U.S. Department of Education Accepting Applications for Three Grant Competitions

These three grant competitions will help build school safety by implementing violence prevention measures through the form of mental health and climate changes.

Civil Rights, Disabilities, Mental Illnesses Advocacy Groups Oppose Florida Database

Civil Rights, Disabilities, Mental Illnesses Advocacy Groups Oppose Florida Database

Thirty-two advocacy organizations are fighting a plan that calls for a Florida state database to prevent school shootings. They have written a letter explaining why they disagree with the bill.

Neshannock Township School District to Host School Law Enforcement Officer Training

Neshannock Township School District to Host School Law Enforcement Officer Training

A law Gov. Tom Wolf signed on July 2 made training for law enforcement officers who plan to work in schools mandatory. Neshannock Township School District will host the first of these trainings this week.

Florida School Administrators, Parents Weigh In on New Fencing Law

Florida School Administrators, Parents Weigh In on New Fencing Law

Under Florida law, school districts must make sure their schools have fencing as perimeter security. There are both proponents and opponents to the law, as the fencing could offer both advantages and disadvantages.

Active Shooter Alert Mistakenly Sent Out to Thomas Jefferson University

Active Shooter Alert Mistakenly Sent Out to Thomas Jefferson University

An active shooter alert was erroneously sent out to Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls campus Sunday morning while the university was testing its JeffAlert system.

Delhi Doctors End Strike After Guaranteed Increase in Security

Delhi Doctors End Strike After Guaranteed Increase in Security

The Resident Doctors Association led a strike this week after a medical student was allegedly assaulted by a patient’s attendant. The Delhi government quickly agreed to increase security in the hospitals through CCTV cameras, marshals, alarm systems, councilors and social workers.

Study Shows Washington Schools Need Upgrades for Seismic Safety

Study Shows Washington Schools Need Upgrades for Seismic Safety

Geologists at the Washington Geological Survey inspected the seismic vulnerability of 222 schools and found that approximately 70 percent of the state’s schools are located in zones of high seismic risk.

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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