D’oh! Don’t Make These 10 Ridiculous Campus Security Mistakes
These pictures, taken by security consultants, are perfect examples of security mistakes that could put your campus at serious risk.
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Safety and security continue to be major concerns for hospital, K-12 and university campuses, consequently leading to increased scrutiny and some serious crackdown on mistakes that could be detrimental to student, patient or staff safety.
In the world of K-12 schools, this is evident as many states are demanding certain safety requirements be met. For example, in Florida, a sworn law enforcement officer must be stationed at every school, school boards must establish threat assessment teams at each school, and active shooter training must occur once a semester, among other things.
This is apparent for universities and colleges through the continued increase of Clery Act violations. The maximum fine per violation that occurred prior to Nov. 3, 2015, is $35,000. For each violation that occurred after Feb. 1, 2019, that number is now $57,317.
As a result, many campuses are investing in site assessments to bring to light both strengths and weaknesses. While so many are making positive improvements and learning from mistakes, others simply aren’t, and various consultants have captured these mistakes in their site assessments.
Some are just so ridiculous even Homer Simpson would be shaking his head in disappointment while others might seem insignificant but can actually pose a grave threat to your campus.
Take a look to see if you can spot the campus security mistakes. And, if your campus is guilty of making the same or similar mistakes, be sure to take the necessary steps to address them.
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In case you missed them, here are our three previous campus security mistakes installments.
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