Policies & Procedures


Loaded Firearm Found in Random Screening at CMS Summer School Site

Loaded Firearm Found in Random Screening at CMS Summer School Site

A loaded firearm was confiscated during a random security screening Wednesday at a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools summer school site, according to officials.

New Hampshire Hospital Using New Tech to Improve Emergency Response Communication

New Hampshire Hospital Using New Tech to Improve Emergency Response Communication

Exeter Hospital in Exeter, N.H., is using new technology in its Emergency Department to improve communication between emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in the field and in the facility’s emergency department.



University of Florida to Spend $30 Million on Safety Plan

University of Florida to Spend $30 Million on Safety Plan

The University of Florida is implementing a new safety and security plan, which will cost the university about $30 million over the next five years.

Maryland County BOE Approves Plan to Assemble Threat Assessment Teams

Maryland County BOE Approves Plan to Assemble Threat Assessment Teams

The Montgomery County Board of Education, which oversees the largest school system in Maryland, gave final approval Monday to a policy requiring campuses to create behavioral threat assessment teams to screen for potentially violent or threatening students or community members.

Florida Hospital System Boosts Security with Metal Detectors, Visitor Badges

Florida Hospital System Boosts Security with Metal Detectors, Visitor Badges

The BayCare Health System of hospitals in Florida has increased security measures at most of its facilities now, including metal detector screenings.

University of Central Florida Implements License Plate Scanning Tech

University of Central Florida Implements License Plate Scanning Tech

Cameras have been installed at the entrances and exits of University of Central Florida to scan the license plates of cars on campus and check them against law enforcement databases, officials announced Thursday.

Central Louisiana Churches Increase Security, Safety

Central Louisiana Churches Increase Security, Safety

Churches in Central Louisiana are working to increase their security and safety measures following at least one threat to a local church and increased threats to houses of worship nationwide.

State Audit Shows NYC Schools Unprepared for Shootings, Other Emergencies

State Audit Shows NYC Schools Unprepared for Shootings, Other Emergencies

An audit of New York City schools released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that some city schools are unprepared for a shooting or other emergency situations.

Arkansas District Adding Police Dog

Arkansas District Adding Police Dog

The Fouke School District is adding a police dog to its staff as part of school security upgrades, thanks to a partnership with Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Stephanie Barrett.

Five New Jersey Districts Pilot-Testing School Security App

Five New Jersey Districts Pilot-Testing School Security App

Five Bergen County districts will be pilot-testing a school safety app before it’s rolled out to the rest of the district’s campuses in September.

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