Archive for November, 2012

19 Nov 2012

Word Challenge

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19 Nov 2012

Students, staff, police talk security after student killed near campus

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Student safety is always a concern of parents and university administrators, but it is not always a possibility to keep everyone safe at all times. After a terrible and saddening incident on this campus, everyone is bonding together to find a way to make sure similar incidents do not occur in the future. Read the […]

19 Nov 2012

As a security officer do you support this Criminologist when he warns about vigilante behaviour?

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In Vancouver Canada vigilantism is being expressed on the internet. There was a person by the name of Amanda Todd who was killed. The police are investigating the case, but two people who are suspects have anonymously been revealed online. A criminology Professor, Ehor Boyanowsky puts the situation in its modern context, and relates it […]

19 Nov 2012

Open Carry Vs Concealed Carry – Which Is The Preferred Option For Security Professionals?

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The Open Carry Vs Concealed Carry debate is guaranteed to get a very lively discussion going among gun enthusiasts, as well as law enforcement officers. There are as many opinions as there are people involved in these discussions. Some opinions are based upon personal experiences, training or ideology and others are based upon theories not […]

16 Nov 2012

Life University eliminating campus police force – Are students right to be concerned?

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Life University, an Atlanta college, is going to eliminate it’s police force and hire a private security firm to replace it. This change will remove a total of 14 positions on campus that will be replaced with unarmed security guard positions. Some students are concerned that putting their safety in the hands of people with […]

16 Nov 2012

Oklahoma’s open carry law takes effect Nov. 1 – Is this good or bad for all u facility and campus security teams?

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Oklahoma has recently passed a law concerning those who would choose to openly carry a pistol. The new law went into effect on November first. It effects those who currently have a permit allowing them to carry a concealed weapon. Now they can legally carry that weapon openly in a fitted holster. There are restrictions, […]

16 Nov 2012

FBI confirms Towson Uni has lowest crime rate in USM

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According to statistics released by the FBI, Towson University touts the lowest crime rates of out of all of the schools in the University of Maryland system. The crime rate on campus is declining even with the school’s continued growth from 14,000 students to 21,000 students. Students report that the safety of the campus makes […]

16 Nov 2012

Campus security at Missouri Southern State University sworn in as officers – should this be the model elsewhere?

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Missouri Southern State University’s campus security is now comprised of sworn officers, meaning that they are actual police officers rather than public safety at the “mall cop” level as it is known colloquially. With this change, MSSU campus security now has all of the police powers that your local police do. This means they can […]