With the ever-present risks of crises and emergency situations on university campuses, the A&MSA Police Department began looking for ways to increase efficiency when it came to campus security.
The Lake County School Board approved bids Monday to purchase 1,526 new security cameras for its middle and high schools.
Colorado Springs school The Classical Academy is upgrading security on its three campuses during spring break.
Clark-Pleasant Schools will spend more than $2 million on security improvements for its eight campuses, including cameras and door locks.
Nancy Zeiss, Director of Technology for Watauga County Schools, reviewed recent school security upgrades for the Watauga Board of Education.
Clackamas Community College in Oregon City, Oregon, is adding security cameras to its campus following multiple incidents of hit and runs on campus.
The cameras would be installed near the main entrances and offices, pedestrian gates and building entrances and exits on campuses. The cameras aim to identify those involved in illegal or unauthorized activity and to identify visitors on campuses where remote authorized entry is required.
“We are now going to a four-camera system on our buses. We currently have a two camera system,” with the two existing cameras in the bus interior, said Rick Long, VCSC director of facility support and transportation.
According to U.S. Air Force Academy spokesperson Meade Warthen, the cameras have been installed in cadet dorm common areas, including hallways, entrances and exits, study and TV rooms, stairwells and rooftops.
According to the Dumas ISD Police Department, the partnership between the district and law enforcement will help first responders before they arrive to the scene of an emergency by giving them vital information.