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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

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

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 […]

16 Nov 2012

Officer believes education is key for open carry law – do you agree?

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As of November 1st, Oklahoma’s law permitting the open carry of handguns has taken effect. For those who are unfamiliar with the term, this means that OK residents are now able to wear a holstered sidearm on their belt. Bixby Police Officer Michael Konshak is got ahead of the issue by offering classes at the […]

16 Nov 2012

Officials: Metal detectors in hospitals would be ‘insane’ – Do you agree?

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In the wake of a fatal shooting at University Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, people are left to wonder if the hospital security staff is taking the appropriate measures to keep the patients, visitors, and staff safe. Security officials say that protocol was followed, and altering protocol is not feasible. Talk of installing metal detectors was […]

16 Nov 2012

Critical report faults University security

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The University’ security has some flaws in it, as a report that recently has been released points out. The report criticizes the lack of relationship between the university security and other critical organizations. It also points out that students and staff do not know the difference between the 3 organizations involved in campus security. Read […]

16 Nov 2012

Malware in Medical Equipment Poses Serious Threat to Hospital Security

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As more and more hospitals run Windows on their medical equipment and data systems, malware is becoming a serious threat. The dangers are not just limited to the privacy of patient’s data. Malware that affects machines that are used to control medical devices can lead to serious life threatening problems. This is becoming a real […]