The predominantly female 5,000 school safety agents in New York City have signed on to a class action lawsuit accusing the city of paying them less than special officers who perform similar work at homeless shelters and hospitals, a force that is predominantly male.
Following the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last December, many education officials are looking to implement stronger security protocols, especially where active shooter incidents are concerned.
With 73 schools serving nearly 42,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, the Caddo Parish Public School District in Shreveport, Louisiana realized it faced numerous challenges to sufficiently secure and monitor campus activity to keep students and faculty safe.
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.