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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: 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.

Read: Improving Your Public Safety Department’s Image in Your Community

Improving Your Public Safety Department’s Image in Your Community

Here’s a program that will help foster better relationships between your public safety department and your campus community.

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.

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