Policies & Procedures


Police Link Kidnapping to School-Issued Technology

North Carolina law enforcement officers are urging caution after the recovery of a kidnapped 14-year-old girl who communicated with her abductor through a school-issued computer.

COVID Relief Bill

Republican Mayors Express Support for COVID-19 Relief Bill

President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Saturday in a highly partisan vote. The bill now heads to the Senate where—if it passes—it is expected to do so by a similarly razor-thin margin. However, despite significant opposition to the aid package within the halls of Congress, local officials around the country from both parties have expressed support for the federal aid that would come nearly a year into the global pandemic.



UNC System Board of Governors Approves Security Fee Increase

At its Feb. 23 meeting, the UNC System Board of Governors approved raising the student fee for campus security. It’s set to change from $30 to $57 per student.

Montana Law to Require State Colleges, Universities to Permit Campus Carry

On Thursday, Feb. 18, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte signed a bill into law expanding the rights of law-abiding gun owners in the state. House Bill 102 allows the concealed carry of firearms for self-protection without requiring written authorization from the government (that is, a concealed-carry license). Most relevantly, the new law dictates that the Montana University System adopt the looser restrictions by June 1.

Resident Assistants Face Additional Difficulties During COVID-19

Resident Assistants Face Additional Difficulties During COVID-19

Resident assistants (RAs) are the first line of defense and peacekeeping in college dorms around the country.

Policy

Can universities require students to get the COVID vaccine?

As the effort to build enough of a vaccine supply to inoculate the entire U.S. population becomes a reality, public discussion is slowly shifting from the question “Can I get the vaccine?” to “Will I be required to get it?”

UT Austin Police Department Launches Mental Health Crisis Response Team

UT Austin Police Department Launches Mental Health Crisis Response Team

The University of Texas at Austin Police Department (UTPD) has recently established a University Crisis Intervention Team (UCIT) tasked with responding to students’ mental health crises.

Protecting Public Schools

Puerto Rico protects more than 850 public schools with the help of Milestone Systems software

Preparing for Flu Season

Preparing for Flu Season

Educational facilities and their leadership teams, along with teachers, elected officials, parents, and students themselves know the stakes have never been higher to determine what the best plan of action might be to protect our learners and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Position to Coordinate Community Engagement and Safety Initiatives Across Campus

To support the University of Utah’s commitment to safety, diversity, and inclusion, the Office of the Chief Safety Officer (CSO) recently hired a new liaison to coordinate community engagement initiatives with organizations across campus, as well as implement new response protocols developed by the Racist and Bias Incident Response Tea

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