Interviewing, vetting and ultimately hiring security officers and guards can be a difficult and time consuming process. School, hospital and college security officials must make the right choices when it comes to selecting guards and officers to improve school safety or hospital security. That means conducting extensive background checks to vet guards, working with the human resources department and training existing officers on how to take part in job interviews. In this article, Campus Safety goes inside the security guard hiring process at Gwinnett Health System to show an example of an effective program for security guard and officer departments.
By Zach Winn · March 20, 2017
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By Robin Hattersley Gray · December 29, 2016
CCUPCA Legislative Liason Stan Skipworth discusses recruitment, community-oriented policing, training and standardization.
By Robin Hattersley Gray · September 06, 2016
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By CS Staff · September 02, 2016
Do you conduct periodic background checks of long-term employees, as well as screen new hires? It's something you should consider.
By Robin Hattersley Gray · June 12, 2016
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By CS Staff · May 16, 2016
In California, private college public safety officers aren't designated as peace officers, which some say hinder them in their responses to active shooters and sexual assault.
By Robin Hattersley Gray · May 03, 2016
In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, schools, universities and hospitals can’t afford to have security that looks good but doesn’t actually provide protection.
By Robin Hattersley Gray · January 15, 2016
One in four institutions of higher education have never conducted any type of active shooter exercise on campus.
By CS Staff · October 18, 2015
Campus Safety magazine survey also found that more departments are arming officers with less lethal weapons and want additional or upgraded security cameras.
By Robin Hattersley Gray · September 03, 2015