Archive for July, 2012

31 Jul 2012

Self-expiring badges replace handwritten ones at pediatric medical …

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This piece from SecurityInfo.com reports a change in visitor identification labels at Children’s Hospital Boston, implemented by hospital security chief Scott Glynn. Previously, visitors wore sticky labels they received after a cumbersome check-in process. The labels damaged visitors’ clothing and were frequently found littered about hospital premises, or attached to various surfaces thereby defacing hospital [...]

31 Jul 2012

U of Colo. Regents Consider New Reporting Policy

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This blurb on the ‘Campus Safety’ website — with a link to the full article from The Daily Camera, an online Colorado newspaper — reports how the Colorado University Board of Regents recently met to consider changing its policies to require that university officials immediately notify the Board of potential scandals and criminal behavior on [...]

30 Jul 2012

The Benefits & Challenges of Campus Emergency Response Teams

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There are numerous benefits as well as challenges of Campus Emergency Response teams. Campus’s have basic knowledge of the CERT guidelines and is often in need of help. College campus’s act as separate communities, and thus need the CERT to help them out when they need outside help. Students are usually helpful and enthusiastic about [...]

30 Jul 2012

Jackson Community College replacing its campus security …

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Jackson Community College is replacing its campus security next year for a privately owned security company. The main reason behind the decision is to save money, as the college plans on saving roughly 300,000 with the change. The college emphasizes that they are very serious about the topic of campus security, but feel this is [...]

30 Jul 2012

10 Things Campus Security Won’t Tell You – SmartMoney.com

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Campus security is not also outright and honest, as this article lists ten things that campus security will not tell you. Sometimes the reports are incomplete, or that things are done in financial best interest and not necessarily in the best interest of student safety. Also, sometimes crime is not reported to keep the crime [...]

30 Jul 2012

UT Prepares for Disgruntled Employees in Wake of Layoffs

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The Article: Brownsville, Texas – University of Texas at Brownville officials have prepared for the possibility of disgruntled employees following the layoffs expected to take place in 2013, according to a memo released last week. The memo was released after the Texas attorney General’s office ruled it should be made public, The Brownsville Herald reports. [...]

30 Jul 2012

Bus Yard Safety, Inside and Out

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This article outlines the keys to Bus yard safety. They are potentially many safety hazards in your average bus yard, including random people and heavy machinery being moved around the yard. It is essential to identify all the moving object in the yard, as well as making the staff easy to spot. It is also [...]

30 Jul 2012

150 Ohio Schools Haven’t Submitted Required Safety Plans

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150 Schools in Ohio have not submitted required safety plans yet. Under state law, schools are required to submit safety blueprints to the attorney generals office. The general is hopefully that these schools will turn in their safety plans sooner rather than later, as child’s safety is a serious issue and it should be addressed. [...]

27 Jul 2012

Scottsdale students to begin wearing ID cards

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Students attending middle and high schools in Scottsdale, Arizona, will now be required to wear identification cards that can clearly be spotted on the outside of their clothing. This new security protocol is part of a citywide attempt to make clearly distinguish students from non-students, and the cards will also be used for purchases in [...]

26 Jul 2012

Changes to Requirements for Driver’s Licenses and IDs Listed

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This article is about the changes for the requirements driver’s licenses and IDs for Georgia. Effective July 1, 2012 the state of Georgia now has additional requirements to get an ID or driver’s licenses. One will now need to bring at least one original or certified document of primary identity; this includes birth certificate or [...]