In today’s society, safety and security has become a paramount concern for many. This is more evident in our nation’s schools than anywhere else. As a result of what seem to be ever increasing incidents of violence and threats in school settings, educators and law enforcement officials struggle to address concerns of students and parents while striving to achieve security strategies and solutions to address identified vulnerabilities. This book is intended to be an actionable safety guide for schools and to provide educators, law enforcement officials, and community stakeholders with the desired strategies that are consistent with industry standards and best practices. In doing so, the hope is that this guidance may also provide a sense of comfort for students and their parents who rely on educators and police to provide a safe and secure educational experience for their children.
Chapter topics include:
The Evolution of Safety and Security in Schools
Comprehensive Safety Strategies and the Emergency Management Cycle
School Safety- A shared responsibility
Other community stakeholders