Risk Management


Virginia District Tests Visitor Management System

Virginia District Tests Visitor Management System

The Raptor system is operated by the school’s security monitor and checks visitor’s state-issued IDs against national sex offender databases.

Streamlining Healthcare Security

Streamlining Healthcare Security

Hospitals and healthcare facilities are some of the most active public spaces in the United States, and while most facilities strive to maintain a welcoming atmosphere, without protective measures this open-door policy can make them vulnerable to criminal activity.

Missouri Church Leans on Volunteer Team for Security

Missouri Church Leans on Volunteer Team for Security

The men who serve as armed guards work in teams of three every Sunday morning, according to a schedule emailed out every six weeks. Two men are placed near the main entrances to the church and double as greeters for the service. A third man stands near the pastor at the front of the church.

Wyoming College Installs Emergency Beacons

Wyoming College Installs Emergency Beacons

“We placed them so that wherever you’re out on campus, for the most part, on the main walking corridors, you can see one,” said Kent Anderson, assistant vice president for facilities management.

Virginia House Approves Bill Requiring School Holidays on Election Day

Virginia House Approves Bill Requiring School Holidays on Election Day

“It’s impossible for the schools to properly screen each individual entering the building without slowing down the voting lines,” said Del. Paul Krizek, D-Fairfax, patron of House Bill 1752. “This creates a security concern because it potentially allows strangers unwarranted access to the school building.”

Indiana District Adds Metal Detectors to Campuses

Indiana District Adds Metal Detectors to Campuses

Gov. Eric Holcomb offered free metal detectors to any district in the state last summer. New Albany Floyd County Schools accepted the offer and received the new equipment last month.

Georgia District Launches Anonymous Tip Line

Georgia District Launches Anonymous Tip Line

The district said students, employees and parents can use the SafeSchools Alert tip line to report safety concerns via phone, text or email, and have the option of doing so anonymously.

Arkansas District Adds Safe Rooms for Classroom Safety

Arkansas District Adds Safe Rooms for Classroom Safety

The cubes have been designed and tested to withstand the force of tornadoes with wind speeds of 261-318 mph. Quitman officials maximized the protection the cubes could offer by adding Ballistic Level III military-grade steel, which can resist rounds from semi-automatic weapons.



Pennsylvania Schools Now Using Anonymous Reporting System

Pennsylvania Schools Now Using Anonymous Reporting System

"The program teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals...from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to 'say something' before it is too late," according to the Safe2Say Something website.

Albany City Schools Tighten Security after Weapons Found on Campuses

Albany City Schools Tighten Security after Weapons Found on Campuses

On Dec. 13, 2018, a random student let a high school student in via a side door, allowing that student to avoid the metal detectors at the main entrance and bring in a loaded BB gun. As a result, alarms were added to about 30 doors at the campus over winter break.

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