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Top Articles of 2013

7 Steps to Effectively Deploying Panic Alarms: Part 1

Mobile duress systems provide an additional layer of safety to staff as well as valuable information to first responders.

Read: Protection Professionals Debate Campus Active Shooter Response

Protection Professionals Debate Campus Active Shooter Response

Experts explain the pros and cons of the various methods of response currently available for civilians, including Run, Hide, Fight; ALICE; and Window of Life.

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.

Read: Creativity: The Best Kept Secret to Funding Campus Security

Creativity: The Best Kept Secret to Funding Campus Security

School districts and institutions of higher learning that are inventive can use grant programs like i3 or TAACCCT to support their comprehensive security initiatives.

Read: Lack of Training, Policies Prevent Clery, Title IX Compliance

Lack of Training, Policies Prevent Clery, Title IX Compliance

Here are some steps your campus can take to improve your handling of sexual violence claims, helping your institution pass an audit by the Department of Education or Department of Justice Office for Civil Rights.

Read: How to Plan a Campus Active Shooter Drill

How to Plan a Campus Active Shooter Drill

Here are the lessons learned from the Hospital Association of Southern California active shooter drill held in March.

Read: 21 Lessons Learned by Hospitals After the Boston Marathon Bombing

21 Lessons Learned by Hospitals After the Boston Marathon Bombing

Here are the tips security executives from Boston Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital are providing other hospitals that might one day face a patient surge as the result of a terrorist attack.

Read: Joplin’s Mercy Hospital Rises from the Rubble

Joplin’s Mercy Hospital Rises from the Rubble

Here’s how a hospital in Joplin, Mo., is recovering from the massive tornado that struck two years ago.

Read: How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel

How to Recruit Campus Police and Security Personnel

Schools, universities and hospitals require a different type of law enforcement and security officer than other types of organizations. This primer will help your campus select the right person for the job.

Read: Door Hardware 101

Door Hardware 101

This primer will help you determine which locks, card access systems and other door devices are appropriate for your campus and district.

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