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Lt. John Weinstein, Contributor

Lt. John Weinstein is the commander of Northern Virginia Community College Public Safety District 3.

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Read: Constantly Misunderstood and Under Verbal Attack? You Might Be the Problem.

Constantly Misunderstood and Under Verbal Attack? You Might Be the Problem.

By making these common communication mistakes, you could be stoking misunderstanding and conflict.

Read: 22 Rules for New Campus Police and Security Officers

22 Rules for New Campus Police and Security Officers

If you are new in your department, follow these guidelines to greatly increase your chances for success.

Read: Dealing with Difficult People: 10 Tips for Defusing Toxic Situations

Dealing with Difficult People: 10 Tips for Defusing Toxic Situations

Empathy, keeping your ego under control and knowing when to be quiet are just a few of the ways campus police and security officers can improve interactions with members of their campus community and keep arrests or citations from escalating into violence.

Read: So, Concealed Carry Is Coming to Your Campus. Now What?

So, Concealed Carry Is Coming to Your Campus. Now What?

If your organization has chosen or been forced to allow concealed carry on campus, the following practices will reduce this policy’s potential pitfalls.

Read: Should We Allow CCP Holders to Carry Guns on Campus? 11 Reservations of a ‘Gun Guy’

Should We Allow CCP Holders to Carry Guns on Campus? 11 Reservations of a ‘Gun Guy’

Before deciding to endorse a protective role for armed citizens on campus, school administrators must address these issues.

Read: Smart Security Planning: Your Key to Administration Support

Smart Security Planning: Your Key to Administration Support

Here’s how you can make the case for more resources for public safety, security and technology.

Read: The Militarization of Police in America: Fact or Fiction?

The Militarization of Police in America: Fact or Fiction?

Here are nine reasons why accusations of the militarization of police are wholly over-stated and essentially untrue.

Read: 7 Mass Casualty Mitigation Strategies

7 Mass Casualty Mitigation Strategies

These strategies will improve your response to an active shooter or other attack to help mitigate death and injuries.

Read: 25 Tasks to Consider When Developing a Response Plan for Armed Assaults

25 Tasks to Consider When Developing a Response Plan for Armed Assaults

Here’s a simple list to help you improve your active shooter response plans.

Read: Active Incident Training: Preparing for the Future Threat

Active Incident Training: Preparing for the Future Threat

Preparation must go beyond incident response, tactics and the focus on active shooters.

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