University and School Security Training Trends

Find out how your campus and public safety department compare with your peer institutions on security and emergency preparedness education.

According to the latest research from Campus Safety, a significant percentage school and university public safety officers and non-security staff need more training.

More than half of the respondents from institutions of higher education and K-12 schools who particpated in Campus Safety’s latest survey on training say they are “somewhat unsatisfied” (32%) or “very unsatisfied” (23%) with the amount of safety and security training their campus/district administrators, teachers, faculty and staff receive. Nearly a third (31%) of education respondents have some level of dissatisfaction with the amount of training that their public safety officers receive.

Title IX is another area of significant vulnerability for K-12 and higher education campuses. Only 59% of respondents say their campus or district has a Title IX coordinator, 14% say they don’t have one and 22% say they don’t know. By law, every school and university must designate at least one employee who is responsible for coordinating the school’s compliance with Title IX.

So, how does your institution measure up?

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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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