Archive for Campus Security News

07 May 2013

[Infographic] How Police Departments Use Twitter

No Comments Campus Security News

Interesting infographic on connectedcops.net. Police departments use Twitter as a means of sharing information with their communities. The site BrightPlanet recently did a study to uncover exactly how police departments are using Twitter. They found that Police departments mostly use twitter to send out updates on their own activity and traffic updates. They do also [...]

06 May 2013

Paterson may require security cameras at liquor businesses

No Comments Campus Security News

According to northjersey.com, officials in Patterson New Jersey may begin to require security cameras at liquor businesses in the city. They have hopes of cutting back on the panhandling, loitering and narcotics activity they have been experiencing at some locations. Last year officials tried to get liquor stores and stores alike that stay open late [...]

06 May 2013

5 Ways to Browse the Web Privately

No Comments Campus Security News

Good information from robertsicilliano.com. Most people  think all web surfing is private and nobody is really paying any attention. Unfortunately, there are many people, particularly in the form of marketers and advertisers, and some governments watching every move you make. There are several ways to protect yourself and you should consider implementing them. Read the [...]

06 May 2013

Real Solutions for School Safety

No Comments Campus Security News

A good article from www.officer.com. A national debate continues on what increased level of security, if any, is needed in our schools, what types of firearms should be banned, and how to predict which individuals in our community will commit mass murder. Sometimes the best answers come when we stop listening to everyone else and [...]

03 May 2013

Stores’ surveillance cameras can help crack crimes

No Comments Campus Security News

Usatoday.com repots that many stores have surveillance cameras like Lord & Taylor, and have helped police identify suspects and solve crimes. The Lord & Taylor in Boston helped police identity the suspects of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Officials are urging stores and commercial retailers to equip there store with surveillance for their safety and for [...]

03 May 2013

In emergencies, hospital preparedness goes beyond planning

No Comments Campus Security News

A good read at fiercehealthcare.com. Being prepared at a hospital is the most important key to successfully caring for patients and often times saving lives. The preparedness of hospitals was greatly tested in Boston recently when there were 144 patients injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Sixty two of them are still at Boston hospitals, [...]

03 May 2013

New Gun Laws Won’t Prevent Another Sandy Hook

No Comments Campus Security News

Interesting post at reason.com. It is a hard pill to swallow, but lots of experts have come to the conclusion that there is no way to prevent mass school shootings. Law makers and the American people seem to think that implementing new and more strict gun control laws will stop or cut back on dangerous [...]

15 Jan 2013

University Health System officials offer insights on violence prevention

No Comments Campus Security News

Interesting article posted on Theaggie.org. The article from the website California Aggie discusses the important topic on national and campus violence prevention. With the horrible story lately of the Newtown school shooting where mo than 20 people were murdered, this topic has received a lot of attention. The article lists suggestions to take about how [...]

15 Jan 2013

5 years after Virginia Tech, campuses improve safety

No Comments Campus Security News

Here’s an article worth a read posted on Bgnews.com. After the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, the university has taken massive steps to improve campus safety with a widespread communication system throughout the campus. There is an optional text and email alert system in place, in addition to the TV and computer screens around the [...]

14 Jan 2013

Do armed guards really make schools safer?

No Comments Campus Security News

Interesting article posted on Capitolweekly.net. Increasing violence in schools can prompt safety measures that may not work. There may be recommendations from officials for extra reinforcements to the ones already in place. It may not be a financial, sustainable approach. It could even do damage, being too much after the fact. There may be ways [...]