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.
Although the incident in which a gunman barricaded himself and seven female students Although the 2006 incident in which a gunman barricaded himself and seven female students inside a Bailey, Colo., classroom resulted in the tragic death of one student, experts gleaned valuable information from this shooting. They offer best practices that other campuses can incorporate into their emergency plans.
In the real world, most campus access control installations are subject to some form of limitation – whether it is budget, time, logistics, personnel or politics. But if resources were no object, or at least less of a barrier, what would you install?
Nearly two decades ago, Spring ISD’s Chief Alan Bragg created the school district’s police department with support from the superintendent, school board and community. Proper planning, budgeting, site assessments and officer recruitment laid the groundwork for the agency’s success today.