By reaching out to local community agencies, such as local law enforcement, school volunteers, parents and staff, Beaverton (Ore.) School District Director of Public Safety Randy Kayfes has created an environment that not only protects the district’s campuses, but also allows students, parents and staff to express their concerns.
Appropriate relationship skills and communication techniques can help campus professionals better respond to children’s challenging behavior and individuals with special needs.
Princeton Chief of Police Steven Healy understands the power of personal interaction. By collaborating with his campus’ numerous stakeholders via community policing and one-on-one communications, he and his officers have improved the department’s stature, as well as upgraded many of the technologies required to properly protect this prestigious university.
Alan Robinson, director of protection and security services for Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health beat out some stiff competition to capture the first annual Campus Safety Director of the Year/Healthcare award. Discover what made him a winner.
With campus gun violence in the headlines once again, hospital, school and university officials should review and update their policies, procedures and equipment so they can reduce the threat of future attacks.