When University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Chief of Police Oliver Clark retired Dec. 31 and Kris Fitzpatrick became interim chief, the transition wasn’t traumatic or rushed. Clark had prepared Fitzpatrick and other managers to run the public safety department so it would be in good hands long after he left.
As the technology behind less lethal weaponry improves, campus safety professionals are faced with a growing number of options to consider. In this Campus Safety exclusive, the Florida Gulf Coast University Weapons and Equipment Research Institute shares its unbiased, independent evaluations of less lethal weapons.
In an exclusive Campus Safety interview, former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Tom Ridge provides a high-level view of national security from the federal government down to local school, university and hospital campuses. The ex-Pennsylvania governor discusses his legacy and the future of DHS, as well as how security technology and personnel must work in concert to protect America.