Athletic events, commencement exercises and homecoming celebrations are major events at educational institutions that require a cost-effective, systematic approach to mitigating undesirable incidents. The best approach is to develop a security plan based upon a comprehensive risk assessment.
Campus officials should have a clear understanding of NIMS, NFPA 1600 and NFPA 1561, as well as incorporate these codes into their emergency management programs. This first part of our three-part series discusses how both public and private sector institutions that do this can reduce their exposure to litigation in the aftermath of an incident and be better able to respond to the event itself.
This mysterious condition is a primary cause of in-custody death. Campus officers must know how to recognize it and respond appropriately.
Recent tragic events have shined a giant spotlight on college campuses’ crisis communication tools and their limitations. While it is extremely challenging to prepare for every crisis situation, multichannel communication tools significantly improve a campus’ ability to reach its community in the fastest, most efficient and effective method possible. As such, these tools must be a cornerstone of any prudent college or university crisis response plan.
Although traditional police cruisers, motorcycles and bicycles all have their places in campus law enforcement, more and more hospitals and universities are looking at other ways to transport their officers. The Carolinas HealthCare System and University of Maryland are just two institutions that have adopted a different approach that has increased the productivity of their police and security personnel.
This discussion will help participants analyze, understand, and assess their own program effectiveness.
This session will focus on improving college campus threat assessments, response and cyber safety in the post–COVID world.