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Read: U.S. DOJ Announces COPS School Security Grant Winners

U.S. DOJ Announces COPS School Security Grant Winners

Nearly $50 million in school safety funding was awarded through its School Violence Prevention Program.

Read: Americans Want Increased Security at Public Venues, According to New Study

Americans Want Increased Security at Public Venues, According to New Study

Researchers found that terrorism countermeasures actually resulted in higher attendance at public venues such as stadiums, arenas and convention centers.

Read: Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Chicago Schools to Cut SRO Budget by More than Half

Additionally, major reforms are being implemented in the hiring and training of SROs.

Read: NY Governor Announces $94M for School Tech, Security Upgrades

NY Governor Announces $94M for School Tech, Security Upgrades

The funding is part of the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act — a sweeping education technology initiative approved by the voters.

Read: For a New Policing Model, Look to Small Campus Public Safety Departments

For a New Policing Model, Look to Small Campus Public Safety Departments

Traditional law enforcement agencies should consider adopting many of the public safety approaches that work on college campuses.

Read: Should Campuses Defund the Police?

Should Campuses Defund the Police?

George Floyd’s death has prompted calls for campuses to “defund the police” and/or sever ties with local law enforcement, but are those moves knee-jerk reactions that will backfire?

Read: Cal State University Police Chiefs Ban Use of Carotid Restraint

Cal State University Police Chiefs Ban Use of Carotid Restraint

LAUSD’s superintendent is also recommending discontinuing the chokehold method.

Read: Nevada School District to Cut SRO Program

Nevada School District to Cut SRO Program

The cuts to the SRO program will help the district recoup some of the financial losses it has experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read: Southern Wesleyan University Awarded Preparedness Grant

Southern Wesleyan University Awarded Preparedness Grant

Alertus Technologies partnered with the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators to award Southern Wesleyan University a grant valued up to $75,000.

Read: Pandemic Inflicting Tough Financial Losses on U.S. Colleges and Universities

Pandemic Inflicting Tough Financial Losses on U.S. Colleges and Universities

Institutions of higher education are losing revenue due to campus closures.

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