In a webinar, Dr. Bob Harkins, Associate Vice President for Campus Safety & Security for the University of Texas at Austin, spoke about his structure/programs, plans & planning, communications and his team’s responsibilities.
Sergeant Brian Chesmore of the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department gave Solutions by Sector webinar attendees an overview of the department, including information on School Resource Officers, the Traffic Division, the Investigations Division, the District Safety Officers, the district’s Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership (GRIP), the Terrorism Liaison Officer Program, the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program and the Explorer Post 490 program.
In “Setting New Standards for Integrated Security Systems,” a Solutions by Sector webinar presented by SECURITY and SDM, Keri Glitch, chief security officer at Iberdrola USA, discussed threats faced by energy companies today and the steps Iberdrola SA has taken to mitigate them.
From 1971-2012, there have been more than 120 school shootings, and 279 people have lost their lives in those shootings, including students, administrators, teachers and staff. K-12 schools accounted for 82 of those school shootings.
In the January 30 webinar, “Combatting Security Challenges of an Urban University,” Maureen Rush, University of Pennsylvania vice president for public safety and superintendent of Penn Police, discussed how the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) used security to overcome negative perception.
In this webinar, Eric Smith, CPP, Director of Security for Exempla Healthcare, endeavored to explain how to prove security’s value to not just the C-Suite, but to the whole enterprise. Hint: It involves some clever dabbling in public relations.
Schools, businesses and enterprises across the world have experienced a paradigm shift since the terrorist attacks on Paris and Belgium. As active shooters and terrorists get more creative in choosing and evaluating softer targets, security leaders are striving to keep their enterprises safe and alert without damaging the culture.