Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most disruptive innovation in a generation. It is quickly becoming an essential component in many industries, including public safety. However, these are still the nascent stages of AI adoption, and with that, come challenges.
Due to a large portion of calls coming into the Johns Hopkins University Officer of Campus Safety and Security being mental health related, the University has decided to pilot a new program to better equip its security team to handle and respond.
Rave Mobile Safety (Rave) released its 2021 Mental Health and Emergency Response Survey results. The findings show that Americans are concerned about mental health generally and want to see first responders, including 9-1-1 call takers, police, EMS and fire fighters, improve emergency response involving mental health crises.
The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with support from George Mason University and the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI), recently concluded a two-week Use of Force Simulation Experiment (SIMEX) to examine law enforcement use of force and inform best practices for 21st century policing.
The third poll in a series of nationwide surveys conducted by Navigate360 and John Zogby Strategies, a national polling firm, shows the majority (54%) of teens today do not feel prepared to deal with the anxiety of returning to school and do not believe schools are equipped to respond effectively to emergency incidents or mental health needs.
A global report from the International SOS Foundation and Affinity Health at Work, ‘Mental Health and the Remote Rotational Workforce’ provides in depth insight into the psychological impacts of this unique mode of working. The new study provides evidence of the high level of suicidal thoughts, clinical depression, impacts on physical health (such as diet) and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on this workforce.
New Navigate360 and Zogby Strategies Safety and Wellbeing Poll shows growing teen anxiety brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on America’s economy, culture, and daily life
January 14, 2021
Only 55% of teens believe that school leaders thought safety was a priority and only 42% thought schools are spending enough time and money to keep students safe, according to a survey conducted by Navigate360 and John Zogby Strategies.
It is certainly important to bring awareness to the industry-wide stress that hinders our security workforce, but in order to tackle this issue head on, leaders must make employee wellbeing the priority. Changes made during these times will have lasting beneficial effects on employees and the industry no matter where their career takes them.
Companies need to tangibly improve employee well-being, particularly when it comes to their security professionals. Here are three measures security leaders can incorporate into their organization now, before employees hit a breaking point.