De-escalation

Read: Attend the 2020 Campus Safety Online Summit This Summer

Attend the 2020 Campus Safety Online Summit This Summer

Stay connected. Stay vigilant. The Campus Safety Online Summit is July 7-8!

Read: Ready to Face These School Security and Safety Concerns When Students Return?

Ready to Face These School Security and Safety Concerns When Students Return?

As the date to reopen schools gets closer, be sure your campus can address the risks and threats of violence created or exacerbated by the coronavirus shutdown.

Read: Wisconsin Prosecutors Clear Officer in High School Shooting

Wisconsin Prosecutors Clear Officer in High School Shooting

The officer used his firearm during an altercation with a student because he couldn’t reach his stun gun.

Read: Want Someone to Calm Down? Don’t Say These 3 Things

Want Someone to Calm Down? Don’t Say These 3 Things

It is important to choose words carefully when dealing with a combative person, and there are certain phrases that should be avoided altogether.

Read: Man with Gun Outside Wisconsin ER Fatally Shot by Police

Man with Gun Outside Wisconsin ER Fatally Shot by Police

When the officers arrived, they found the suspect carrying a handgun near the emergency room.

Read: Oregon Security Officer Receives Citizen Honors Award for Stopping School Shooting

Oregon Security Officer Receives Citizen Honors Award for Stopping School Shooting

Keanon Lowe received the award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation for disarming a student.

Read: Video: Teen Assaulted by Hospital Security, Deputy at Atrium Health Lincoln

Video: Teen Assaulted by Hospital Security, Deputy at Atrium Health Lincoln

The 16-year-old’s mother was taking him to the healthcare facility to receive mental health treatment when multiple violent confrontations occurred.

Read: LA/OC IAHSS Recognizes Hospital Security Officers for Saving Lives, Outstanding Performances

LA/OC IAHSS Recognizes Hospital Security Officers for Saving Lives, Outstanding Performances

In all, 25 hospital security officers were honored at a luncheon that was held in Los Angeles on Oct. 16.

Read: Tacoma Hospital Brings in K-9 to Prevent Assaults, Help Sick Patients

Tacoma Hospital Brings in K-9 to Prevent Assaults, Help Sick Patients

In three months, the security dog has answered over 300 calls, found illegal drugs 76 times and de-escalated close to 80 potentially abusive situations. 

Read: Dealing with Difficult People: 10 Tips for Defusing Toxic Situations

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.

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