Security Policies & Procedures

Guidelines, guts, and gear: How schools decide what to buy with new safety money

When teachers return to school in Columbiana, Ohio at the end of the month, they’ll be trained to use the latest in district-funded security technology. No, not camera systems. This 1,000-student district already has those. Ditto state-of-the-art buzzer system. Nope, they’ll learn how to use tactical grade pepper spray cannons. Four Threat Extinguisher canisters, which

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Protecting the perimeter: How Vancouver keeps its party people safe

Austin has Sixth Street. Portland, Ore., has Old Town. And Vancouver has Granville. Police patrolling party districts like these in mid-sized cities are, for the most part, on the lookout for the dangerously drunk, the argument about to flare into a fistfight or an occasional robbery. But those officers are also keeping an eye out for the kind of violence making headlines across North America.

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Secretary DeVos forms school safety commission

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new details on the Federal Commission on School Safety the President appointed her to chair. The Commission has been charged with quickly providing meaningful and actionable recommendations to keep students safe at school. Accordingly, the Commission will be comprised of department heads whose agencies have jurisdiction over

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