Despite the gravity of what security personnel potentially face each and every day, popular culture delights in depicting them in a comical light. Reality shows and films provide light-hearted fun and entertainment, but in no way personify the real world of security officers on the job.
Security officers must always be prepared and well equipped to handle an emergency, such as a shooting or violent incident on campus. Security staff must be trained to respond effectively, to evacuate affected areas and to notify staff and local authorities.
Keeping pedestrians safe, protecting structures from accidental or intentional automobile crashes, and force protection (keeping employees and visitors from harm) have always been campus safety concerns.
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