Take Time to Stop and Smell the Roses

Take the weekend off before the August rush begins.

Many campus safety leaders are about to hit one of the most hectic times of the year. August is usually a jam packed month, particularly for higher ed and K-12 campus safety folks who must prepare for another school year. 

Though July is almost behind us, it might offer just a bit of time for campus safety personnel to take a long weekend or perhaps just a weekend with their loved ones to stop and take a much needed break. Those who protect others can tend to forget to take care of themselves at times. 

If you are among the workaholics in the campus safety arena, try to remember that you perform at your best when you periodically take a rest!

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About the Author


Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a global non profit campus safety center. During his 30 year campus safety career, Michael has served as a university police officer, corporal, sergeant and lieutenant. He served as a school system police chief for ten years before being appointed the lead expert for the nation's largest state government K-20 school safety center. The author of 25 books on school safety, his work has taken him to Central America, Mexico, Canada, Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. Michael welcomes comments, questions or requests for clarification at [email protected]. Note: The views expressed by guest bloggers and contributors are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of, and should not be attributed to, Campus Safety magazine.

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