As a founder of the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools, SIA is active in promulgating best practices for K-12 public schools. SIA also supports the Congressional School Safety Caucus and advocates for more federal funding in support of school security initiatives and related matters.

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Call Boxes in a Mobile Age

Transitioning to apps is not as clear cut as it may seem I am attending a university orientation tour, and our guide is talking about the importance of safety/security and policing at the university. This piques my interest. The guide points to a call box and says, “These call boxes are located throughout the campus…

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PASS K-12 School Safety Guidelines Included on SchoolSafety.gov

This month, the U.S. departments of Education, Health & Human Services, Homeland Security and Justice launched the website SchoolSafety.gov, a new one-stop clearinghouse for resources to help K-12 administrators, educators, parents and law enforcement prepare for and address threats related to school safety, security and support. The site features the Partner Alliance for Safer Schools (PASS) school…

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Higher Security for Higher Education: Achieving Safe, Secure Learning Environments

Securing college campuses requires strategy, collaboration and integration On April 30, 2019, two students were killed and four others were injured in a shooting at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. On May 7, a Savannah State University student was injured in a residence hall shooting. And while mass shootings rightfully demand the nation’s…

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