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Lt. John Weinstein commands Strategic Planning and Outreach for the Northern Virginia Community College Police Department. The views expressed herein represent the personal views of the author and should not be construed as representing the official view of the Northern Virginia Community College or any of its components.

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Read: 11 Factors to Consider When Selecting Security Technology for Your Campus

11 Factors to Consider When Selecting Security Technology for Your Campus

Here’s how to assess the utility and desirability of a security technology your campus might be considering.

Read: Less Lethal Weapons: More Uncertain and Confusing Than You Think

Less Lethal Weapons: More Uncertain and Confusing Than You Think

Thinking of adopting less lethal weapons in your department? Study these pitfalls before you proceed.

Read: A Fresh Approach to Leadership Training

A Fresh Approach to Leadership Training

This novel use of popular movies to teach leadership skills has proven successful.

Read: In Defense of Dinosaurs: The Continuing Utility of the Shotgun

In Defense of Dinosaurs: The Continuing Utility of the Shotgun

The shotgun is more than adequate for the vast majority of law enforcement’s armed confrontations.

Read: COVID-19’s Impacts on Campus Law Enforcement Operations

COVID-19’s Impacts on Campus Law Enforcement Operations

The coronavirus’ effects on campus policing encompasses everything from recruiting to training to procedures to privacy concerns to new equipment and more.

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: How to Choose the Right Public Safety and Security Technology

How to Choose the Right Public Safety and Security Technology

A systematic approach will help to ensure your organization makes the right public safety and security technology purchasing decisions.

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.

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