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22 Jan 2013

The Case For Concealed Carry Guns On Campus

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We are all sadly far too aware of the carnage and pain caused by acts of wanton violence on seemingly peaceful college campuses. As discussed yesterday by our columnist Juli Adcock in her post ‘Should studens carry guns on campus‘ the incidents have mounted over the years it has become apparent to many that the […]

21 Jan 2013

Should Students Carry Guns On Campus?

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Recent tragedies involving guns and murders on school campuses have once again heated up the debate over whether teachers and students of college age should be allowed to carry firearms on school grounds. Utah and a few other states are beginning to open the doors for concealed carry holders to do just that. The group […]

21 Jan 2013

Debate Of The Week: Should Students Conceal Carry Guns On Campus?

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Another week and another contentious issue. This week we’re looking at the rights of students to conceal carry guns on campus. Is this the best way they can protect themselves? If they have to carry guns in order to protect themselves is that an indictment on the abilities of a given campus security team or […]

18 Jan 2013

Why The School Shootings Gun Control Debate Needs To Be Led By Security Professionals

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Today is exactly one month and three days since the tragic school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 young first-graders were shot dead by a crazy person with an assault rifle. That day is one of those moments that you never forget, it’s seared in your brain and you probably know EXACTLY where you […]

18 Jan 2013

Badge Guys Interview – Chief Scott Silverii, Author of A Darker Side of Blue

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Sometimes in life you meet people who instantly blow you away. They have a presence and intellect that make you take stock and think “boy am I glad I ran into that guy!” Well today I am honored to introduce one such public servant who gives new meaning to the term dedicated police officer. Without […]

14 Jan 2013

School Safety Security Plan Review Checklist: What Would You Do If 911 Failed?

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As part of our school safety security plan review checklist I want to take you back to an incident from the summer of 2012 when Murphy’s Law struck and 911 failed and ask you what would you do? On June 29, 2012, a derecho, a thunderstorm similar to a hurricane making landfall, struck Northern Virginia. […]

08 Jan 2013

Mass Evacuation Planning – How To Make Your Plan Robust And For All Seasons

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A comprehensive security plan for any facility includes emergency mass evacuation planning. Those responsible for security and management of a facility must identify, anticipate and plan for the unique factors within the facility and those who inhabit it. The plan should include both short term and long term evacuations, as well as sheltering in place, […]

08 Jan 2013

Debate Of The Week: School Safety and Emergency Preparedness

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This week’s string of expert posts look at the issue of School Safety and Emergency Preparedness. Is your school prepared for the unexpected? Are safeguards in place should 911 fail or an active shooter event take place? How safe are your kids under such plans? Is your school being effectively patrolled? When was the last […]