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Read: Sample Text-Message Alerts From UCLA

Sample Text-Message Alerts From UCLA

A large group of campus emergency managers from around the nation have developed the following prototype mass notification text messages. The samples listed below are used by UCLA.

Read: Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Most likely, non-emergency communications equipment and traditional mass notification systems are already in place at your institution. With some adjustments, these, combined with newly installed solutions, might be able to provide much of the coverage your institution needs during a disaster.

Read: When a Crisis Hits, Social Networking Partnership May Keep Web Working

When a Crisis Hits, Social Networking Partnership May Keep Web Working

A major social networking company has agreed to mirror UCLA’s Web site during emergencies. If all goes according to plan, this pilot program will prevent the university’s site from crashing due to an overload of traffic that often occurs when disasters strikes.

Read: Editor's Desk: Despite Panic by Others, a Measured Approach Works Best

Editor's Desk: Despite Panic by Others, a Measured Approach Works Best

Read: The Elite 8: CS Director of the Year Finalists Revealed

The Elite 8: CS Director of the Year Finalists Revealed

It’s that time of year again when Campus Safety magazine honors the top police chiefs and security directors of our nation’s hospitals, schools and universities for their achievements and outstanding management of their campuses. Eight law enforcement executives have been named finalists in this hard-fought contest.

Read: On Patrol: Convention Security During Unconventional Times

On Patrol: Convention Security During Unconventional Times

With 2008 being a presidential election year, our nation’s main political parties will soon be hosting their conventions. What often goes unnoticed, however, is how these events can affect adjacent campuses. Here’s how Massachusetts General Hospital successfully planned for the 2004 Democratic National Convention and protected its patients, staff, visitors and premises.

Read: Let’s Stop Blaming It on the Big Guy

Let’s Stop Blaming It on the Big Guy

Read: Survey Says … You're Happy

Survey Says … You're Happy

Respondents to the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey indicate they continue to enjoy their careers. This second part of our two-part series reveals who is happy as well as the few who might be tempted to look elsewhere due to dissatisfaction.

Read: The Road to Competitive Salaries: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

The Road to Competitive Salaries: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

The results of the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey are in, and the news is good for some, but not for others. This first half of our two-part series discusses how sworn officer pay appears to be on the rise, making it easier for the campus law enforcement community to attract quality sworn personnel. Starting pay for nonsworn officers, however, has decreased, and women and some minorities remain underrepresented.

Read: All American Upgrade

All American Upgrade

By hiring the right integrators as well as educating campus officers on the proper use of its equipment, American University was able to leverage the security management solution it already had in place. New technology also augmented the legacy equipment to better protect this Washington, D.C., campus.

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