Facility Security


Alabama officer

New Alabama Law Allows the Hiring of Retired Officers to Police Schools

The law states police departments in Alabama can choose to hire retired police officers versus school resource officers to police the schools.

classroom door

Tennessee School Adds an Extra Layer of Protection by Installing Door Locks

Schools are adding Nightlocks to their classroom doors as another layer of defense against potential gunmen or intruders.



Bulletproof Backpacks Do Not Stand Rifle Test

Study: School Safety is One of the Top Causes Americans Care About

Safety and well-being are dominant themes in this year’s results. Following school safety is data security and cyber security.

Florida senate

Florida Senate Looks to Revise Its Controversial School Guardian Law

The potential revision was prompted by Palm Beach County schools using a private security firm to train its school guardians instead of the sheriff’s office.

University of Texas at Austin

Texas vs LSU Game Reveals Security Issues at Stadium

One of the biggest college games that occurred at UT in the last decade, revealed the university may not be prepared to handle large crowds of students.

football field

Alabama High School Heightens Security Following Shooting at Football Game

Several new safety measures such as metal detectors, a clear plastic bag policy and strict entry and exit rules have now been put in place.

Atlanta Highway

New Express Lanes in Georgia Could Cost Fulton Schools' Taxpayers $10 Million for Safety

Fulton County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney said the express lanes will increase noise and make schools more susceptible to a shooting. He is estimating that if the plans progress, it will cost taxpayers as much as $10 million to keep students safe.

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Kentucky School District Wants to Increase Tax Rate to Pay for State-Mandated Safety Improvements

Kentucky law now requires schools to have certain safety measures in place such as cameras and electric locks. However, the state is not fully funding this initiative causing some school districts to consider raising taxes.

classroom door

Bullet-Resistant Doors Installed in New York Area Classrooms

At $2,500 per door, the 150-pound, bullet-resistant doors can prevent any threat from the outside from entering the classroom.

Texas Capitol

Texas Governor Releases Report Detailing Progress on Implementing State School Safety Action Plan

For the last two years, Texas officials have worked together to come up with ways to improve school safety. Legislators made upgrades to the state’s school safety framework and provided funding to ensure all school safety requirements can be effectively implemented.

Digital Edition

  • Campus Security & Life Safety Magazine - July August 2019

    July/August 2019

    Featuring:

    • Making Security Inclusive
    • Reducing a Carbon Footprint
    • Taking a Connected Approach
    • Proactive Security for Active Shooter Situations

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