Many college and university officials are breathing a little easier now that the reauthorized Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEA) does not include the 30-minute notice provision. Still, no one should get too comfortable.
Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court’s watershed decision regarding the Second Amendment in June, state lawmakers, university policymakers and campus safety personnel nationwide face a conundrum that must be answered in a prudent way. The solution will greatly impact the daily lives of everyone on campus.
As a graduate of Penn State University, Chief of Police Stephen Shelow definitely has a lot of love for his alma mater. Beginning in campus law enforcement as an undergrad more than 20 years ago, the chief has remained a vital part of the school and has worked to bolster the program that started his career.
This July, as flood waters wreaked havoc on Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy College had an opportunity to implement its own disaster preparedness plans, which included contingency plans for natural disasters like flooding and tornadoes.
Four years ago, Coastal Carolina University looked to fix the broken call boxes on its campus. With the help of Myrtle Beach Communications and Motorola, not only did the university receive upgraded call boxes, it also installed numerous IP cameras to monitor the entire campus.