College campuses historically have been shy about emphasizing their security policies and procedures, not wanting anxious parents or prospective students to think that a visible security force, camera equipment or other evidence of being watchful means their students are particularly vulnerable.
In response to recent mass shootings at U.S. workplaces, 52 percent of employers have updated or implemented a “zero tolerance” workplace violence prevention policy, according to The Executive Employer Surveyfrom labor law firm Littler Mendelson.
After the shooting at Columbine High School, The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) Center at Texas State University was created to instruct police officers in active-shooter response.
Workplace violence is an issue that is beginning to get more attention, but remains underreported and misunderstood. While a handful of shocking and high-profile incidents have the power to capture the public’s attention, the vast majority of incidents stay under the public radar.
Led by CEO Al Grasso, The MITRE Corporation is paving the way to practical solutions for critical challenges in the U.S. while helping to foster talent, innovation and security for future generations. Learn more about this organization’s methods and mentorship in the October issue. Other topics in the October issue include profiles on the Port of Los Angeles and Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4K video surveillance tips and technology, security career advice and more.