Campus Safety’s Top Articles of 2013

Here are the most popular articles that ran on in 2013:

K-12 Schools/Districts

9 Tips for More Effective School Lockdowns

  • Keeping doors locked, avoiding codes and having reverse evacuation protocols will help to ensure your lockdowns are implemented quickly.

Your 8-Point School Inspection Checklist

  • Site assessments that cover natural surveillance, access control, territoriality and other CPTED concepts are critical to protecting your campus, students and staff.

16 Steps to Better School Front Entrance Security

  • The following can help to prevent, or at the very least reduce, the lethality of an active shooter attack by a visitor.

Colleges and Universities

Lack of Training, Policies Prevent Clery, Title IX Compliance

  • Here are some steps your campus can take to improve your handling of sexual violence claims, helping your institution pass an audit by the Department of Education or Department of Justice Office for Civil Rights.

Dealing with Difficult People: 10 Tips for Defusing Toxic Situations

  • Empathy, keeping your ego under control and knowing when to be quiet are just a few of the ways campus police and security officers can improve interactions with members of their campus community and keep arrests or citations from escalating into violence.

Abuse: The Dark Side of Dating on Campus

  • Violence in the school and university student dating scene is all too common. Know the signs of abuse so you can respond appropriately.


How to Plan a Campus Active Shooter Drill

  • Here are the lessons learned from the Hospital Association of Southern California active shooter drill held in March.

21 Lessons Learned by Hospitals After the Boston Marathon Bombing

  • Here are the tips security executives from Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital are providing other hospitals that might one day face a patient surge as the result of a terrorist attack.

Joplin’s Mercy Hospital Rises from the Rubble

  • Read how a hospital in Joplin, Mo., is recovering from the massive tornado that struck two years ago.

Security Technology

Door Hardware 101

  • This primer will help you determine which locks, card access systems and other door devices are appropriate for your campus and district.

7 Steps to Effectively Deploying Panic Alarms: Part 1

  • When implemented properly, enterprise mobile duress systems provide an additional layer of safety to staff as well as valuable information to first responders. Here is how you can select the right system.

Your Emergency Notification Cheat Sheet

  • Here’s an updated review of the more commonly used emergency alert systems available on the market today.

Other Favorites

Protection Professionals Debate Campus Active Shooter Response

  • Experts explain the pros and cons of the various methods of response currently available for civilians, including Run, Hide, Fight; ALICE; and Window of Life.

How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel

  • Schools, universities and hospitals require a different type of law enforcement and security officer than other types of organizations. This primer will help your campus select the right person for the job.

Creativity: The Best Kept Secret to Funding Campus Security

  • School districts and institutions of higher learning that are inventive can use grant programs like i3 or TAACCCT to support their comprehensive security initiatives.


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