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.
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.
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.
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.
This week, school safety training will be held at Edinburg High School with hundreds of officers working in schools in attendance.
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.
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.
Gov. Tom Wolf is signing legislation that will give school districts and private schools more options as to who they can hire as armed security guards. Teachers cannot be considered security personnel under the legislation.
Green Forest School District in Green Forest, Ark., continues to take security seriously following last year’s security and safety audit.
The size of Columbus City Schools’ safety and security staff is slated to increase by more than 50 percent, as the district hires new staff members this summer.