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.
The emotional and physical tension experienced during an emergency can severely impair a person’s fine motor skills. Campus officials should adopt plans, training and equipment with this fact in mind.
Although this fall’s worldwide economic nose dive has monopolized the spotlight recently, security and safety risks have not gone away. Campus protection must remain a top priority.
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.
Both recipients of the 2007 Campus Safety Director of the Year Awards knew it was time to give their departments a fresh start. From changing their agencies’ images to implementing new technology – and everything in between – Bonnie Michelman of Massachusetts General Hospital and David Rivero of the University of Miami had what it takes to put their agencies back on track.