When a campus law enforcement department doesn’t have enough staff or the right type of officers, technological solutions can only help so much. Contract security companies just might be able to provide your institution with the personnel it needs to make its public safety functions complete.
References, background checks and training are just some of the important features that should be included.
Although in many cases students can be a good source of affordable security personnel, when it comes to dorm protection, challenges exist. As a result, Vanderbilt University made the switch to contract security officers to resolve the training, screening, management and other issues often associated with student employees.
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.
When in the market for a security contractor, an educational institution must find a firm that will be the right fit. The steps that follow will enable campuses to make the best choice for a successful relationship.