Policies & Procedures


Survey Results Rank Safety, Security as Top Priorities for Education Facilities

According to the results of a new survey from Honeywell Building Technologies, 93% of schools reported an emergency incident due to an infrastructure malfunction within the last year.

Survey Reveals Gap Between Parents, Administrators in Perceived School Safety

A survey from Safe and Sound Schools and Raptor Technologies has revealed a gap between parents and administrators in perceptions of school safety. The results of the survey, which was conducted among district administrators, public safety staff, students, teachers, and parents, suggest that administrators are significantly more confident than parents in schools’ safety policies and procedures.



University data security

Three Steps to University Data Protection

Universities need to understand that different forms of stored personally identifiable information (PII) need different security tactics to best secure the data. Every effective university PII protection effort needs to address three critical requirements: data discovery, access governance and risk mitigation.

CCRI Police Achieve Statewide Accreditation

The Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI), located in Warwick, R.I., has announced that its campus police department has achieved full state accreditation for the first time ever from the Rhode Island Police Accreditation Commission (RIPAC).

Streamline Your Security Process

Streamline Your Security Process

Campus security has become more complex over the last decade.

Preparing Your Campus

Creating a safe and secure learning environment has always been a top priority for campus security professionals and administrators, but it becomes more and more complex with the constantly changing landscape.

E-Ciagrette use

Vaping Detection Methods Sought to Curb Youth Nicotine Use

Youth vaping, or e-cigarette use, has risen significantly in recent years, even as rates of other types of nicotine use by youth have fallen. The lack of proven nicotine-use cessation options for youth makes prevention critically important. Detection is a central part of prevention, since youth tend to hide vape use from parents, teachers, and other adults. Promising new vaping detection technology being developed may hold the key for reducing youth e-cigarette use rates in schools.

SUNY, CUNY Systems to Require Students to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

On Monday, May 10, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that all students returning to SUNY (State University of New York) and CUNY (City University of New York) campuses for in-person learning this fall will be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Police Training Exercise Causes Confusion at Ohio State Newark

Last week, a communication error on the campus of Ohio State University at Newark in Newark, Ohio, led to a student and a research staff member seeing guns pointed in their direction—unaware that they were in the middle of a scheduled police training exercise and that the weapons were fake.

State of Texas to Release Federal Stimulus Money to Schools

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that the state plans to release federal stimulus money provided to help schools recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Texas received about $19 billion from the federal government, of which about $11 billion is currently available.

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