Campus Safety Voices https://www.campussafetymagazine.com A new podcast from Campus Safety magazine featuring important and timely conversations with those charged with the public safety, security and emergency management of schools, universities and healthcare facilities. en-us 2024 Campus Safety Magazine, a Division of EmeraldX, LLC 2024-06-12 04:08:31 Campus Safety Magazine A new podcast from Campus Safety magazine featuring important and timely conversations with those charged with the public safety, security and emergency management of schools, universities and healthcare facilities. Campus Safety Magazine amy.rock@emeraldexpo.com no How to Get Pay Raises for Your Campus Public Safety Department Officers Wed, 12 Jun 2024 04:08:00 EST Here’s how 2024 Director of the Year Finalist Christopher Buckley from Keene State was able to effectively advocate for officer salary increases. How Kalamazoo Public Schools Used Grant Funding to Improve Communication Technology Tue, 4 Jun 2024 04:00:00 EST This Michigan campus safety chief successfully applied for two technology grants and used the funding to improve emergency communications. School Lockdown Drills: How to Reduce Fear and Trauma Thu, 30 May 2024 04:00:00 EST A Colorado school security director shares steps he takes to ensure lockdown drills minimally impact student and staff mental health. Orange County Public Schools Preparedness Days Unite Principals, Emergency Managers Tue, 28 May 2024 04:00:00 EST What started as Stop the Bleed and tourniquet training evolved into a two-day safety conference for school leaders and emergency management. 2 Inexpensive Ways to Improve School Access Control Fri, 24 May 2024 04:00:00 EST A Buncombe County Public Schools leader shares two effective systems -- one of which is free -- that increase access control security. Allegheny IU Security Director Uses First Responder Background to Improve School Safety Tue, 21 May 2024 04:00:00 EST This Director of the Year finalist shares how he uses his experience as a volunteer firefighter to foster relationships between school leaders, first responders, and other community leaders. Student Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management for K-12 Schools Tue, 16 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EST With an influx in school violence and as student mental health concerns persist, two experts discuss leading practices and solutions for addressing behavioral threats. Clery Act Compliance: Why Fines Are Getting So Big and How Colleges Can Avoid Them Tue, 9 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EST Liberty University was fined $14 million for Clery Act violations. Two experts share why fines have gotten so massive and how schools can improve compliance. ‘That’s the Way We’ve Always Done It’ Doesn’t Cut It in School Security Anymore Fri, 5 Apr 2024 04:00:00 EST Michael Garcia of HID Global explains why school districts need a proactive, unified approach to safety and security. Inclusive School Safety Planning Tips Thu, 14 Mar 2024 04:00:00 EST Preferred languages, accessibility, and multisensory emergency alerts must all be considered when making school safety plans. How to Navigate Israel-Hamas War Protests on K-12 and College Campuses Fri, 1 Mar 2024 04:00:00 EST A security consultant shares his opinion on how educational leaders have handled campus conflicts associated with the ongoing war and ways they can improve. How UC San Diego Quintupled Its Case Management Team to Meet Growing Student Needs Fri, 26 Jan 2024 04:00:00 EST UC San Diego's Student Affairs Case Management Services, the winner of the Clery Center's Campus Safety Impact Award, has grown exponentially in recent years. Here's how. Yakima Deputy Superintendent Shares Lessons Learned After Fatal School Parking Lot Shooting Fri, 12 Jan 2024 04:00:00 EST After a teen was tragically shot and killed, the Yakima School District conducted an after-action review to determine failures and successes in its response. Human Trafficking on College Campuses: What It Looks Like and Resources for Police, Students Thu, 11 Jan 2024 10:00:00 EST Maraya Lasinsky, chief advisor for the Department of Homeland Security, offers tips and resources for recognizing human trafficking on college campuses. How Wake Forest University Effectively Manages Its Keys Fri, 29 Dec 2023 04:03:00 EST Investing in an electronic key management system helps Wake Forest keep track of its keys and improve security. Former Oxford School Leader Shares Lessons Learned in Violence Prevention, Response and Recovery Wed, 13 Dec 2023 04:00:00 EST Two years after four students were tragically killed at Oxford High School, a former district leader offers advice on school violence mitigation. CPTED in Schools: Has Your Campus Applied These 3 Tactics to Prevent Crime? Mon, 11 Dec 2023 04:00:00 EST A security veteran who has conducted countless site assessments shares successes and cautionary tales in CPTED and offers sage advice for schools. Part 2: Behavioral Threat Assessments, Safety-Conscious Students Critical to School Violence Prevention Mon, 25 Sep 2023 04:00:00 EST With behavioral threat assessments becoming the norm and the next generation of thought leaders focused on safety, Dr. Marisa Randazzo is optimistic about the future of school violence prevention. Is Your Campus Compliant with Kari’s Law and RAY BAUM’s Act? Mon, 7 Aug 2023 04:00:00 EST The key author and proponent of Kari’s Law shares the story behind both legislations, plus requirements and the costs of non-compliance. How to Create a School District Safety Department from Scratch Fri, 7 Jul 2023 04:20:00 EST Dr. James Corbin grew the number of Hamilton County Schools Safety Department employees to more than 60 in only three years. Community Service Officers Help University of Nevada Combat National Police Shortage Wed, 5 Jul 2023 04:00:00 EST These student-filled positions give peace officers more time to respond to priority calls while also creating a hiring pipeline for the department. How URI Police Help Combat Student Food Insecurity Mon, 3 Jul 2023 04:00:00 EST Hosting food-focused community outreach events helps URI police establish open lines of communication with students while also addressing a challenge many are currently facing. UMS-Wright Prep Updates PA System for Greater Coverage of Outdoor Emergency Notifications Fri, 30 Jun 2023 04:08:00 EST The new public address system at UMS-Wright Preparatory School helps to ensure everyone on campus will receive emergency messages. Lynwood USD Security Installations Lead to 70% Drop in Crime Thu, 29 Jun 2023 04:40:00 EST New security systems were installed at Lynwood, California public schools after the district decided to remove its school resource officers. How Howard University Quelled Campus Fears After 8 Racially Motivated Bomb Threats Mon, 26 Jun 2023 04:00:00 EST Howard's police chief discusses how traumas experienced by many within the campus community resurfaced following the threats and how the school addressed it. Protecting an Open Campus: How Vanguard University Improved Safety and Security Fri, 23 Jun 2023 04:00:00 EST Located next to a police department, Vanguard has had issues with released inmates coming onto the open campus. Here's how it was addressed. UM Baltimore Police Partner with School of Social Work to Support Greater Community Mon, 19 Jun 2023 04:00:00 EST Two social work interns and a licensed clinical social worker joined UMBPD to provide case management for vulnerable populations. UT Houston Police Chief: Information Sharing Critical to Healthcare Violence Prevention Wed, 14 Jun 2023 04:00:00 EST Chief William Adcox shares why his department does not have an arrest model and instead relies on information sharing to mitigate healthcare violence. How a Brown County Kansas School Safety Initiative Made Its Entire Community Safer Mon, 12 Jun 2023 04:55:00 EST Brown County’s Teen Heartsaver Initiative has provided First Aid training and certification to nearly 2,000 high school students, campus employees, and area residents. How Campus Cops Can Become Allies of the LGBTQ+ Community Fri, 2 Jun 2023 06:41:00 EST The Washington University in St. Louis Police Department has embraced Safe Zone training to better support LGBTQ+ students, staff, administrators and faculty. East Tennessee State Police Chief Doubles Department Budget Through Community Policing EST Initiatives that increased officer visibility on campus caught the eye of ETSU administrators and led to a nearly doubled budget. How Elizabeth Schools Upgraded Security on a Budget Wed, 31 May 2023 04:00:00 EST This small, rural school district in Colorado saved $44,000 when it installed new security cameras, signage, and other safety systems. Here’s how they did it. William Osler Health Mitigates Hospital Violence by Prioritizing Customer Service Thu, 25 May 2023 04:00:00 EST The Canadian health system's public safety director has drawn from personal experiences in both hospital and non-hospital settings to improve customer service. Lehigh Police Chief Forms Anti-Discrimination Committee to Identify Department Blind Spots Mon, 24 Apr 2023 04:00:00 EST Jason Schiffer turned to non-police campus leaders to review the department, resulting in changes to its sexual violence and use-of-force policies. School Swatting: Why It’s So Dangerous and How to Combat It Tue, 11 Apr 2023 04:00:00 EST A police chief breaks down the dangers of swatting, how it impacts communities, and lessons he's learned from responding to false threats. How to Manage School Security Upgrades Sun, 9 Apr 2023 04:18:00 EST Here’s how one Illinois district was able to implement 90% of its school security assessment’s recommendations in only three years. Part 1: The State of Healthcare Workplace Violence, De-Escalation Techniques, and Policy Must-Haves Mon, 3 Apr 2023 04:00:00 EST While hospital violence remains high, this threat management expert believes there is hope on the horizon due to new violence prevention standards. New Patrol Vehicles Save California School District More Than $200K Fri, 24 Mar 2023 04:00:00 EST Here are some steps your nonsworn security department can take to reduce its patrol vehicle fleet costs. Biola University Conducts Full-Scale Active Shooter Exercise Fri, 3 Mar 2023 04:26:00 EST Biola University officers and Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department deputies participated in the active shooter exercise along with the local fire department, campus staff members, medical personnel, and students. Digital Hall Passes: Pros, Cons and Student Privacy Concerns Fri, 24 Feb 2023 04:00:00 EST Striking a balance between autonomy and safety is one of the challenges of digital hall passes, but it can be accomplished. How to Protect Glass Windows and Doors from Forced Entry Tue, 21 Feb 2023 04:24:00 EST Here’s how to assess your glass window and door security needs as well as the various solutions that are currently on the market. How to Prevent Hazing on College Campuses Fri, 23 Dec 2022 04:00:00 EST About 55% of college students involved in campus organizations experience hazing and 40% report suffering significant negative effects. How Security Technology Helps Alleviate K-12 Staff Shortage Concerns Fri, 25 Nov 2022 04:00:00 EST Integrated security solutions free up time for school staff to have more face-to-face time with students while addressing staff shortage issues. How IAHSS’ Incident Data Initiative Will Improve Hospital Security Fri, 11 Nov 2022 04:49:00 EST New guidance from the IAHSS will help healthcare security pros make the case for technology, training and other solutions that bolster facility protection. How a Nonprofit Online Bike Registry Mitigates College Bike Thefts Mon, 3 Oct 2022 04:00:00 EST Bike Index also works with surrounding cities and towns, including police, to curb bike thefts across whole communities. Improving Campus Security with Mobile Duress Devices and Wireless Sensors Tue, 27 Sep 2022 04:00:00 EST Craig Dever from Inovonics talks about the overall benefits of wireless technologies, as well as their real-world applications in education and healthcare. How to Talk to Students About Gun Violence in Schools Mon, 26 Sep 2022 04:00:00 EST A psychologist offers tips for both school employees and parents on how to speak with kids and teens about school gun violence. Unified Video and Access Control Improves Campus Safety, Saves Money Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:01:00 EST Video and access control integration simplifies investigations, lowers total cost of ownership, and minimizes training, among other things. Funding School Indoor Air Quality Upgrades Mon, 29 Aug 2022 04:28:00 EST Fewer than 40% of schools have replaced or upgraded their HVAC systems. Here’s how campuses can find funding for IAQ improvements. Why Protecting Your Windows and Glass Openings Is More Important Than Ever Wed, 24 Aug 2022 04:48:00 EST NGS’ James Beale discusses how security glazing on windows and glass openings bolsters safety and offers a whole host of other benefits. How to Prevent and Respond to Violence in Hospitals Wed, 17 Aug 2022 04:00:00 EST Learning to recognize escalating behaviors and practicing de-escalation skills are essential to addressing the rise in hospital violence. University of Kentucky’s Mission to Help Students Combat Anxiety Mon, 1 Aug 2022 04:00:00 EST In a recent survey, 69.2% of adults ages 18-24 reported symptoms of anxiety, depression, or both. Here's what the University of Kentucky is doing to support its students. University of Houston Continuity of Operations Plans Praised by State of Texas Thu, 16 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EST The University of Houston's elite continuity of operations plans proved especially useful during historic Winter Storm Uri. 6 Capabilities Your School’s Video Surveillance System Should Have Wed, 15 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EST Gilbert Public Schools Security Director Allen Cain established a team to decide what capabilities were needed in a new district-wide video surveillance system. How Appalachian State’s Police Officer Development Program is Revolutionizing Policing Tue, 14 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EST The program exceeds North Carolina's minimum police training standards by hundreds of hours and students graduate as fully sworn officers. Missouri S&T Police Chief: Campus Police Must Be Community Servants Above All Else Thu, 9 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EST Missouri S&T Police Chief Doug Roberts prides himself on his department's involvement with the student community, and their efforts are shown through various endeavors. How Fusion Centers Can Help Improve Campus Security Tue, 7 Jun 2022 04:25:00 EST Fusion centers can provide local criminal intelligence to private organizations with non-sworn security departments. Pinellas County Schools Police Chief Makes Community Safer by Investing in Students’ Futures Mon, 6 Jun 2022 04:00:00 EST As a product of the schools he serves, Chief Luke Williams' commitment to student success is clear through his many youth-focused initiatives. Funding Your Hospital Security Program Wed, 1 Jun 2022 04:10:00 EST Joey Hunter secured more than $400,000 in federal and state grants to fund security at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital. How a Hospital Public Safety Director Saved His Employee’s Life Thu, 26 May 2022 04:24:00 EST Following up with an employee at home who had COVID enabled Kyle Houraney to identify that the man’s life was in danger. Using Tabletop Exercises to Test Your School’s Emergency Operations Plan Tue, 24 May 2022 04:00:00 EST This Charleston security director says tabletop exercises helped him finalize the school district's new 364-page emergency operations plan. Involving Students in School Safety Can Save Lives; This Campus Safety Director Has Proof Fri, 20 May 2022 04:00:00 EST A UMS-Wright Preparatory School student who took an American Red Cross course saved the life of another student who went into cardiac arrest. 4 Features This Police Chief Says Your School District’s Emergency Response System Needs Thu, 19 May 2022 04:00:00 EST Coatesville Area School District's Frank Galbraith talks about those features, in addition to how he established an incident command team and secured nearly $400,000 in grant funding. How Campuses Play an Integral Part in Welcoming Refugees Fri, 13 May 2022 04:20:00 EST Here’s how Virtua Health assisted refugees fleeing Afghanistan and how these practices might apply to other organizations helping refugees. A Comfort K-9 and Food Pantry: How One Campus Police Department Supports Student Minds and Bodies Wed, 11 May 2022 04:00:00 EST Central State University police developed a K-9 therapy program and opened a food and hygiene pantry to support students' mental and physical health. How Security at Reid Health Helped Clinicians During COVID Fri, 6 May 2022 04:01:00 EST Director of the Year Healthcare finalist Randy Kolentus discusses how his security team was able to provide non-medical assistance to Reid Health’s overwhelmed clinicians. Customer Centricity on College Campuses: How to Ensure Student and Employee Success, Safety Fri, 29 Apr 2022 04:45:00 EST A security director shares unique ways he ensures his campus' customers -- both students and his staff -- are fulfilled and safe. The Unique Advantages and Challenges of Policing a Medical University Fri, 22 Apr 2022 04:00:00 EST UTHSC Police Chief Anthony Berryhill discusses both the benefits and complexities of policing a campus that houses renowned research facilities and has students and faculty from around the globe. Why Your School’s Anonymous Tip Line Needs to Have a Texting Option Fri, 15 Apr 2022 04:00:00 EST Director of the Year K-12 finalist Christopher Ellisor talks about his district's success with adding a texting option to its anonymous tip line, and his recommendations for a district considering a similar undertaking. Managing the News Media Before, During and After a Crisis Tue, 12 Apr 2022 04:03:00 EST Here’s how you can effectively work with the news media during an emergency without jeopardizing security or an investigation. Student and Teacher Mental Health: Is It Just Stress or Something More? Thu, 7 Apr 2022 04:00:00 EST A training consultant discusses how to differentiate between normal stress levels and a mental health crisis, and how to help students experiencing either. COVID-19’s ‘Silver Linings’ for School Safety and Security Mon, 4 Apr 2022 04:40:00 EST School security expert Paul Timm discusses some of the improvements that resulted from the pandemic that will most likely impact campuses for years to come. Recruiting and Retaining Female Employees in Campus Security and Law Enforcement Thu, 17 Mar 2022 04:36:00 EST Here’s how your school, university or hospital can hire and then retain more women officers and executives in your security or public safety department. Improving School Security with Digital IDs Wed, 2 Mar 2022 05:51:00 EST Digital IDs on mobile phones can bridge the gap in communication between administrators and students during emergencies. Behavioral Health Director Speaks to the State of Mental Health in K-12 Schools Mon, 28 Feb 2022 04:00:00 EST Dr. Amy Grosso shares her observations of the pandemic's effects on student and teacher mental health and what her district is doing to address concerns. Combatting Campus Sexual Violence: What Students and Admins Can Do to Protect Themselves and Others Mon, 7 Feb 2022 04:00:00 EST Clery Center's Jessica Mertz discusses recent student protests regarding how campuses are addressing sexual violence, and how to dismantle a culture that enables it. Principal Turned Techie Talks Benefits of Body-Worn Cameras in Schools Thu, 13 Jan 2022 04:00:00 EST A former assistant principal offers first-hand insight on both benefits and limitations of body-worn cameras in schools. K 12 and Higher Ed Security: What to Expect in 2022 and Beyond Mon, 3 Jan 2022 04:15:00 EST Two technology experts describe how colleges and K-12 campuses can better navigate the post-pandemic landscape. A Veteran Nurse’s Valiant Quest to Stop Hospital Workplace Violence Fri, 17 Dec 2021 04:00:00 EST While there isn't one solution to mitigating hospital workplace violence, a change in the culture surrounding reporting incidents is a good place to start. Are Campuses Really Ready to Embrace the Cloud, AI and Cybersecurity? Fri, 8 Oct 2021 05:34:00 EST Dean Drako of Eagle Eye Networks talks about the applicability of the cloud and artificial intelligence on campus, as well as the need for strong cybersecurity practices. How to Make Your ID Card Issuance Process More Efficient and Secure Tue, 15 Jun 2021 04:10:00 EST Here’s how you can make sense of the latest ID card printer technology and how to evaluate your issuance process. Using Body-Worn Cameras in Healthcare Security Tue, 1 Jun 2021 10:07:00 EST Piedmont Healthcare’s public safety officers now use body-worn cameras. Here’s why and how their organization adopted this technology and the results. The Benefits of Conducting Tabletop Exercises in Hospitals Mon, 31 May 2021 07:07:00 EST Ballad Health has opted for doing tabletop exercises rather than full-scale emergency exercises. Here’s why they did it and the results of this new approach. Building Relationships at the College of New Jersey with Community Policing Fri, 21 May 2021 05:44:00 EST The College of New Jersey’s police chief explains the benefits of his department’s CLEAR unit. Streamlining Your Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications Wed, 19 May 2021 05:22:00 EST Here’s how Missouri State improved its Clery Act warning and mass notification processes. It also reaped other unexpected benefits as a result of the changes that were implemented. Managing Volunteers During Campus Emergencies Mon, 10 May 2021 06:10:00 EST Here’s how Tennessee State University was able to rally volunteers to help with clean up after an EF3 tornado struck campus. A Police Lieutenant’s Tips for Upgrading to Electronic Access Control Wed, 5 May 2021 04:00:00 EST Lieutenant Michael Betzler discusses recommended practices and lessons learned from Saddleback College's implementation of electronic access on 1,500 doors. The Cybersecurity Implications of Reopening Schools Mon, 3 May 2021 05:11:00 EST A cybersecurity expert explains how to safely reintroduce devices that have been at home since the start of the pandemic back to school networks. New Federal Funding Available for Smart Campus Infrastructure and Safety Upgrades Wed, 21 Apr 2021 05:34:00 EST The federal government is offering billions of dollars of funding to improve the long-term safety and health of schools and institutions of higher education. Winning and Managing School Safety Grants Wed, 7 Apr 2021 05:27:00 EST Corona-Norco USD’s Steven Ellis describes the steps he and his district took to obtain grant funding and properly manage the projects stemming from those grants. How the Nevada System for Higher Education Consolidated Public Safety and Security Wed, 31 Mar 2021 06:03:00 EST Nevada System for Higher Education’s Adam Garcia describes how he merged the public safety and security departments of four campuses. COVID-19’s Impact on Hospital Security and Facility Operations Fri, 19 Mar 2021 05:58:00 EST UT MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Ray Gerwitz describes the new approaches he, his department and the MD Anderson organization took to address safety and security concerns during the pandemic. Funding for Healthy Buildings and Indoor Air Quality Upgrades Wed, 10 Mar 2021 06:01:00 EST Here’s how schools and universities can use CARES Act funding to pay for upgrades to their HVAC systems and other technology solutions to make their campuses safer. LA Sheriff’s Department Teams Up with Clinicians to Minimize Campus Threats Mon, 1 Mar 2021 04:00:00 EST In this podcast, three members of LA County Sheriff’s Department discuss the success of their unique threat assessment team which provides services to nine community colleges in the area. COVID-19’s Impact on Both Student and Non-Student Homeless Populations Fri, 26 Feb 2021 04:00:00 EST UNLV Sgt. Toni Summerlin discusses the pandemic's effects on homeless individuals and how the department's homeless outreach unit has addressed those challenges. Preserving COVID Vaccines: The Vital Role of Temperature Monitoring Technology Mon, 15 Feb 2021 04:00:00 EST Each COVID-19 vaccine has unique transportation and storage needs which can be met with the help of temperature monitoring technology. How HVAC Can Keep Students, Staff and Visitors Healthy During the Pandemic Tue, 26 Jan 2021 11:17:00 EST For older campuses or schools with limited budgets, there are still HVAC options to consider to help slow the spread of the coronavirus. Campus Safety Voices Podcast: Conducting Emergency Drills with a School Security Expert Wed, 20 Jan 2021 04:00:00 EST In our very first episode of Campus Safety Voices, a school security expert discusses leading practices for conducting emergency tabletop exercises.