43% of K-12, Higher Ed Security Professionals Not Satisfied With Frequency of Risk Assessments

Survey shows many university, school and hospital protection professionals want their campuses to conduct more risk/vulnerability reviews.

Risk/vulnerability assessments are a fact of life for campus police chiefs, security directors and other public safety practitioners. Despite this, a significant percentage of Campus Safety survey respondents are not satisfied with the number and frequency of assessments conducted by their organizations. This is particularly true for educational campuses. More than two in five (43%) college and K-12 respondents say they are somewhat unsatisfied (19%) or very unsatisfied (24%) with this aspect of their jobs. A particularly disturbing stat is the 14% of protection professionals in the education field who say their campuses never conduct assessments.

Hospitals fare better: only 19% express some level of dissatisfaction with the number and frequency of their campuses’ security risk/vulnerability assessments.

Are you satisfied with the number and frequency of security risk/vulnerability assessments done on your campus(es)?


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About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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