Research

Did Your Hospital Pass the Security Stress Test?

Results from Campus Safety magazine’s Healthcare Security Survey indicate that for a good number of respondents, their officer training programs, budgets and access control systems require immediate resuscitation. Background checks and disaster preparedness, however, are areas where hospitals are relatively healthy.

Read: Columbine 10 Years Later: The State of School Safety Today

Columbine 10 Years Later: The State of School Safety Today

CS survey shows that K-12 and university campus security programs have made huge strides since this terrible tragedy. Despite this, matters like bully prevention, technology deployment, staffing levels and funding require greater attention.

Industry Census: See Where You Stand

Read: CS Fire Survey: False Alarms Still An Epidemic

CS Fire Survey: False Alarms Still An Epidemic

Read: Survey Results: Top Cop Pay Falling Behind

Survey Results: Top Cop Pay Falling Behind

Since 2006, hospital, school and university police chief/security director salaries have stagnated, but line officers have fared better. Sworn officer pay has increased by nearly 9 percent, while wages for nonsworn campus security personnel have increased by more than 3 percent.

Energy Drinks Linked to Risk-Taking Behaviors Among College Students

Read: CS Mass Notification Study: 68% of Campuses Upgrading Alert Systems

CS Mass Notification Study: 68% of Campuses Upgrading Alert Systems

Read Campus Safety magazine's April 2008 Mass Notification Study to find out what percentage of students are signing up to receive e-mail and text-message alerts.

Read: Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now?

Most likely, non-emergency communications equipment and traditional mass notification systems are already in place at your institution. With some adjustments, these, combined with newly installed solutions, might be able to provide much of the coverage your institution needs during a disaster.

Read: The Road to Competitive Salaries: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

The Road to Competitive Salaries: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back

The results of the Third Annual Campus Safety Salary Survey are in, and the news is good for some, but not for others. This first half of our two-part series discusses how sworn officer pay appears to be on the rise, making it easier for the campus law enforcement community to attract quality sworn personnel. Starting pay for nonsworn officers, however, has decreased, and women and some minorities remain underrepresented.

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