School Security

We asked a broad base of stakeholders to answer the question, “What is school
security?” Some representative responses follow. “I believe that school security is
a dynamic process that describes the optimal conditions for education.

School Security

Author: Paul Timm

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124078737

Page: 228

View: 889

It seems that every day there’s a new story about a security lapse, emergency lock-down, or violent act taking place at a school somewhere in the United States. Today it’s simply inexcusable not to have adequate security measures in place—regardless of how safe you think your community may be. In School Security, author Paul Timm, a nationally acclaimed school security expert, explains how to make your institution a safer place to learn with easy-to-follow steps. Throughout the book, Timm emphasizes a proactive rather than reactive approach to school security. Readers are introduced to basic loss prevention and safety concepts, including how to communicate safety information to students and staff, how to raise security awareness, and how to prepare for emergencies. The book discusses how to positively influence student behavior, lead staff training programs, and write sound security policies. An entire chapter is dedicated to describing what school security resources are available for follow-up reading and further training. School Security isn’t just a book for security professionals: it helps people without formal security training—namely, educators and school administrators—effectively address school risk. Serves as a comprehensive guide for building an effective security program at little or no cost. Covers fundamental crime prevention concepts, making it suitable for both school security professionals and educators with no formal security training. Addresses the risks commonly facing school administrators today, from access control to social media. Takes a holistic approach to school security rather than focusing on a particular threat or event.

The Handbook for School Safety and Security

The Handbook for School Safety and Security rectifies this problem by providing the salient information school administrators and security professionals need to address the most important security issues schools face.

The Handbook for School Safety and Security

Author: Lawrence Fennelly

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0128006250

Page: 420

View: 233

School security is one of the most pressing public concerns today. Yet in most schools, there is little security expertise or detailed knowledge about how to implement and manage a security program. The Handbook for School Safety and Security rectifies this problem by providing the salient information school administrators and security professionals need to address the most important security issues schools face. Made up of contributions from leading experts in school security, The Handbook for School Safety and Security provides a wealth of practical information for securing any K-12 school. It discusses key approaches and best practices for school crime prevention, including such topics as crisis management and mass notification. It also covers the physical measure needed for protecting a school, including detailed discussions of access control, lighting, alarms, and locks. While there is no single fix for the myriad of security challenges facing today’s school security professionals, the best practices found in The Handbook for School Safety and Security will help increase the safety and security of any school. Brings together the collective experience of industry-leading subject matter specialists into one resource. Covers all the key areas needed for developing and implementing a school security program. Includes a list of 100 things to know when developing a school security program.

Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

Law enforcement or security experience alone does not automatically equate to
school security expertise. An individual may have an outstanding career in law
enforcement, but this does not immediately make him or her a school security ...

Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

Author: Kenneth S. Trump

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1412974313

Page: 309

View: 872

Security expert Kenneth S. Trump outlines school security issues and provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises. Includes author's companion website.

A School Security Officer

Being a school security officer! You may ask, “What's so difficult about being a
school security officer?” Or, “What makes a good school security officer?” And, “
Why would you feel compelled to write on such a subject?” To answer the first ...

A School Security Officer

Author: James Puckett

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480811637

Page: 112

View: 134

School security officers face tough challenges. They are charged with the responsibility of protecting children in the schools. In "The School Security Officer: What Makes a Good One?" author James Puckett shares the common challenges you can expect daily on the job and how to deal with them. He will teach you how to improve your relationship with students, administrators, parents, teachers, and faculty. From personal experience gained during eight years as a high school security officer, Puckett goes inside the school and shows firsthand what it's like to work as a school security officer. He focuses not only on the duties and responsibilities of a school security officer but also on what it takes for a school security officer to carry out those duties and responsibilities effectively, including the qualities, traits, and characteristics that many other professions and jobs don't require. Whether you're a young school security officer just starting on the job, or a seasoned one who has been on the job for several years, "The School Security Officer: What Makes a Good One? "communicates how you can best carry out your duties and responsibilities. It can help you become a good school security officer on your way to becoming a better one.

School Safety Management

The first edition of this book (entitled The Essential School Safety Guide for
Superintendents, Principals, and School Safety Professionals) was our initial
effort to add a new voice to the discussions about school safety and security. At
the time of ...

School Safety Management

Author: Richard L. Glover

Publisher: Civic Research Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 1887554327

Page: 272

View: 629

School Safety and Security Lessons in Danger

The OECD Programme on Educational Building (PEB), through the OECD activity
on school safety and security, seeks to improve understanding of the issues
facing schools, to identify appropriate responses and to initiate action.

School Safety and Security Lessons in Danger

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264017410

Page: 172

View: 641

Lessons in Danger, the result of a joint OECD-US Department of Education collaboration, provides valuable insight into how school safety and security, particularly in emergency situations, are addressed in over 14 countries.

School Safety and Security Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

(extract from “ad hoc Experts' Group Report on Earthquake Safety in Schools”, in
this publication) This report is the product of an ad hoc experts' meeting held at
the OECD in Paris from 9 to 11 February 2004 on earthquake safety in schools.

School Safety and Security Keeping Schools Safe in Earthquakes

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264016708

Page: 244

View: 398

This book resents expert knowledge, opinions and experiences, and provides valuable insight into the scope of problems involved in protecting schools and their occupants from earthquakes.

Schools Under Surveillance

Add into the mix governments throughout the world, especially in the United
States and England, that pump extraordinary amounts of money into security
equipment development at research labs such as School Security Technology
and ...

Schools Under Surveillance

Author: Torin Monahan

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813548265

Page: 264

View: 814

Schools under Surveillance gathers together some of the very best researchers studying surveillance and discipline in contemporary public schools. Surveillance is not simply about monitoring or tracking individuals and their dataùit is about the structuring of power relations through human, technical, or hybrid control mechanisms. Essays cover a broad range of topics including police and military recruiters on campus, testing and accountability regimes such as No Child Left Behind, and efforts by students and teachers to circumvent the most egregious forms of surveillance in public education. Each contributor is committed to the continued critique of the disparity and inequality in the use of surveillance to target and sort students along lines of race, class, and gender.

School Safety

To increase the level of school security, the board has responded by installing
metal detectors and X-ray machines and using student photo identification cards
in high schools. The board has also funded coiuTict-resolution and mediation ...

School Safety

Author: DIANE Publishing Company

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788129896

Page: 46

View: 147

Provides information about some of the programs used by schools to curb violence. Examines four promising prevention programs, obtaining teacher and student views in these efforts, and reviewed evaluation data on these programs. Identifies key characteristics typically associated with promising school-based violence-prevention programs. Identifies federally sponsored evaluations of violence prevention programs currently in operation.

Building Security

Charles Schnabolk School Building Security— A Need for Standards and
Guidelines REFERENCE: Schnabolk, Charles, "School Building Security— A
Need for Standards and Guidelines," Building Security, ASTMSTP 729, John
Stroik, Ed., ...

Building Security

Author:

Publisher: ASTM International

ISBN:

Page: 213

View: 885

Homeroom Security

He plays center midfielder for the school soccer team and is active in school and
community activities. ... After being escorted to the school security office by
numerous police officers and school safety agents, Biko was taken to a hospital, ...

Homeroom Security

Author: Aaron Kupchik

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814748459

Page: 274

View: 604

Police officers, armed security guards, surveillance cameras, and metal detectors are common features of the disturbing new landscape at many of today’s high schools. You will also find new and harsher disciplinary practices: zero-tolerance policies, random searches with drug-sniffing dogs, and mandatory suspensions, expulsions, and arrests, despite the fact that school crime and violence have been decreasing nationally for the past two decades. While most educators, students, and parents accept these harsh policing and punishment strategies based on the assumption that they keep children safe, Aaron Kupchik argues that we need to think more carefully about how we protect and punish students. In Homeroom Security, Kupchik shows that these policies lead schools to prioritize the rules instead of students, so that students’ real problems—often the very reasons for their misbehavior—get ignored. Based on years of impressive field research, Kupchik demonstrates that the policies we have zealously adopted in schools across the country are the opposite of the strategies that are known to successfully reduce student misbehavior and violence. As a result, contemporary school discipline is often unhelpful, and can be hurtful to students in ways likely to make schools more violent places. Furthermore, those students who are most at-risk of problems in schools and dropping out are the ones who are most affected by these counterproductive policies. Our schools and our students can and should be safe, and Homeroom Security offers real strategies for making them so.

School Security Technologies

Over the past decade electronic security technology has evolved from an exotic possibility into an essential safety consideration.

School Security Technologies

Author: Tod Schneider

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 16

View: 986

Over the past decade electronic security technology has evolved from an exotic possibility into an essential safety consideration. Before resorting to high-tech security solutions, school officials should think carefully about the potential for unintended consequences. Technological fixes may be mismatched to the problems being addressed. They can be expensive. Any network will require continual maintenance, eventual upgrading, and constantly updated virus protection and intrusion detection systems (IDS) to watch for hackers or unauthorized transfers of data. A full-blown information technology (IT) department will usually be essential. An over-reliance on electronic technology can backfire with power outages and technological failures. Some security technologies raise political and philosophical concerns. Still, technology, used correctly, can be highly functional and cost effective. Its pros and cons must be weighed carefully within the context of local sensibilities and conditions. This paper describes several security technologies and offers tips for using them correctly.

Practical School Security

A thorough guide to creating and implementing a workable safety and security plan for your school.

Practical School Security

Author: Kenneth S. Trump

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN:

Page: 108

View: 968

A thorough guide to creating and implementing a workable safety and security plan for your school.

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

American. Society. of. Safety. Engineers. (ASSE).and.is.a.board.certified.safety.
professional.(CSP)..Prior.to.beginning.his. career.in.workplace.safety,.he.taught.
fire.prevention.education.in.the.public.school. system.in.eastern.Kentucky.

The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety

Author: E. Scott Dunlap

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439874085

Page: 454

View: 515

In most schools you will probably see one, if not all of the following: Metal detectors to prevent handguns and other weapons from being brought onto school property Students in standardized uniforms to prevent the appearance of gang affiliations Police officers patrolling the property to deter violent activity as well as respond to incidents Such evolutions have forever changed how we view the safety of our students. However, the phrase "school safety" goes beyond these issues of security put in place to protect students, faculty, and staff. Environmental factors also play a role. The Comprehensive Handbook of School Safety expands the dialogue on school safety to comprehensively address the spectrum of safety risks such as bullying, fire safety, playground and transportation safety, and more. Based on research and practical experience, it helps school administrators develop appropriate programs that protect all individuals from harm. Author E. Scott Dunlap brings his experience in OSHA and DOT compliance, behavior-based safety, and organizational safety culture to bear on the issue of school safety. He presents school safety from a holistic perspective and details vulnerability assessment tools and incident investigation forms to help schools develop a comprehensive safety program. By focusing on this range of issues, the book’s dynamic perspective puts the keys to achieving an effective safety program within easy reach.

Safe and Successful Schools

It is with this philosophical mindset that teachers, school administrators, and all
other employees within the school-community should manage those areas that
pertain to school security, safety, and the general management of student
conduct.

Safe and Successful Schools

Author: Johnny R. Purvis

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438928807

Page: 660

View: 989

School Safety

"This title in the Opposing Viewpoint series examines the important topic of school safety, asking such questions as: Are schools safe? Can better gun policy make schools safer?

School Safety

Author: Greenhaven Press

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737775273

Page: 224

View: 452

Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.