First Responder Planning

Empowering Your Campus Community Support of First Responders – Part I

Re-posted with permission from Campus Safety Magazine

Here’s how Northern Virginia Community College improved safety and decreased campus crime by adopting an approach that includes a wide range of community stakeholders.

Ask anyone on campus who is responsible for safety and security and the unanimous answer will be police or security officers. This perception has never really been accurate but is even less true now because dynamic social, cultural and political changes preclude a continued business as usual approach to campus security.
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hospital data breach

Study Finds Common Traits of Hospital Data Breaches

Re-posted with permission from Campus Safety Magazine.

A study by the American Journal of Managed Care (AJMC) found teaching hospitals and pediatric hospitals are the most susceptible to data breaches.

Between 2009 and 2016, there were 216 reported data breaches by 185 non-federal acute care hospitals.

The recently published study by the American Journal of Managed Care reveals common characteristics found in hospitals where data breaches occurred.
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Ideas to improve school security

12 School Security Ideas You Can Implement Today

Re-posted with permission from Campus Safety Magazine

A Broward County task force issued a report with dozens of school security recommendations for the district.

A diverse group of Broward County stakeholders released a report this week on improving campus safety that includes several easy-to-adopt school security ideas.

The Broward County League of Cities’ School and Community Public Safety Task Force published the 93-page initial report and recommendations on June 4th.
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Child Custody Issues at School

How Schools Should Protect Students from Child Custody Disputes – Part II

Re-posted with permission from Campus Safety Magazine

Having thorough visitor management processes and a staff that is well-versed in understanding child custody paperwork are just two ways to ensure children are safe while in school.

Joint physical custody is especially complicated because court documents typically spell out the specific days and times each parent has physical custody. If one parent tries to pick up a student on a day they do not have physical custody, they are legally not allowed to remove their child from the school.

For more information and real-life examples of the different types of child custody, click here.

Every family situation is different. Always ask questions if there is any confusion as to what rights each parent has and be sure to keep records of actions related to custody cases to limit liability.
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School Visitor Management

How Schools Should Protect Students from Child Custody Disputes – Part I

Re-posted with permission from Campus Safety Magazine

Having thorough visitor management processes and a staff that is well-versed in understanding child custody paperwork are just two ways to ensure children are safe while in school.

The most common issue many schools see surrounding child custody disputes is access to school records.

In May of 2016, an elderly woman was spotted hiding in the bushes near an elementary school. After a campus security manager found items including rope, food, water and blankets in her car, police learned she was the grandmother of a student at the school and was planning to kidnap the child.
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