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.
A drug-sniffing dog will begin working at Riverside Methodist Hospital on July 1.
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed legislation earlier this month that will allow Briarwood Presbyterian Church to hire its own police force.
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.
The Fairfield City School District is expanding the presence of police officers in its schools by adding an officer to each of its secondary schools starting next year.
Lee County Schools is planning multiple security improvements for its schools, including the hiring of more security staff and a new safety coordinator.
The Muscogee County School District is putting together its own police department.