For educational institutions, it may seem like there are never enough resources to cover all of the risks, incidents or areas of a campus. However, by partnering with police and other first responders, school security leaders can gain additional expertise, local risk updates and even force multipliers.
A locked surveillance room, internal emergency call systems and a complex building layout led to initial confusion regarding the number and identity of perpetrators in the September 2013 Navy Yard shooting in Washington D.C.
The number of electrical outages affecting 50,000 or more people for at least an hour doubled during the decade up to 2012. Most of the blackouts were caused by damage to large transmission lines and substations during extreme weather events, a new analysis from nonprofit Climate Central says. Michigan has the most outages, followed by Texas, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
“I believe our greatest contribution to every student, staff member, parent and community member is the availability of services from our security department.”
November 5, 2013
“We treat everyone, from kindergarten on up, with respect,” says Joseph Perchetti, Supervisor of Security for the Radnor, Penn., Public School District. “They are our customers, and their taxes pay our salaries. We go the extra mile to make sure they are secure and to ensure that they can focus on education.”
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.