Weapons

Read: The Militarization of Police in America: Fact or Fiction?

The Militarization of Police in America: Fact or Fiction?

Here are nine reasons why accusations of the militarization of police are wholly over-stated and essentially untrue.

Read: Unarmed Baltimore School Officer Disarms Student with Gun

Unarmed Baltimore School Officer Disarms Student with Gun

Carver Vocational Tech High School Police Officer Joseph Fair has been named February’s Campus Safety Hero for his quick actions that saved lives.

Read: Officer Vigilance, Knowledge of School Policies Prevent Crime

Officer Vigilance, Knowledge of School Policies Prevent Crime

Congratulations to Officers Terry Thomas and Jerome Saulsbury, who are November’s Campus Safety Heroes for expertly applying visitor policies and paying attention to detail to safely apprehend two armed individuals.

Read: Public v. Private College Peace Officers—What’s the Difference?

Public v. Private College Peace Officers—What’s the Difference?

In California, private college public safety officers aren’t designated as peace officers, which some say hinder them in their responses to active shooters and sexual assault.

Study Examines Dangers of Crowd-Control Weapons

The weapons examined include kinetic impact projectiles, chemical irritants, water cannons, flashbangs and stun grenades and acoustic weapons .

How to Arm Campus Police without Community Backlash

Endicott College in Massachusetts used calculated strategies to bring its community to terms with armed campus safety officers.

Read: Gunman Kills 9, Injures 7 at Oregon Community College

Gunman Kills 9, Injures 7 at Oregon Community College

Umpqua Community College had conducted three training exercises with local police in the past two years, but at the time of the shooting, the campus only had one unarmed security officer on duty.

Read: Survey: Nonsworn Hospital Security Officer Pay on the Upswing

Survey: Nonsworn Hospital Security Officer Pay on the Upswing

Campus Safety magazine survey also found that more departments are arming officers with less lethal weapons and want additional or upgraded security cameras.

Read: 2 Officers Cleared in Univ. of Missouri Shooting

2 Officers Cleared in Univ. of Missouri Shooting

The incident involved a University of Missouri police officer and Columbia police officer, and was recorded by the MU officer’s body-worn camera.

Read: College Police and Security Officer Pay Improving with the Economy

College Police and Security Officer Pay Improving with the Economy

Public safety employee wages are higher than in 2011, but most police and security departments at U.S. institutions of higher education are grossly understaffed.

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