Posts Tagged ‘Federal’
3 Questions Every Parent – Grandparent Should Ask School Board Members About Their Children’s Safety
Get a group of parents together write a letter with these questions then submit it to your school board:
What proof of Prevention policies and training do they have? [denial of entry to a school]
Do they have a formal process for outside security walks every 15-30 minutes? [if the school has security guards make them show you the plan]
Has a Federal level [U.S. Department of Education – United States Department of Justice] security MANAGEMENT audit been done in the last 12 months?
READ The SERAPH Congressional report on the
A new national coalition of School Safety experts announced today the development of a “Super School Security Audit” program.
The program brings together a comprehensive auditing of emergency readiness, physical security [cameras, web based security, etc.] and climate assessment [classroom management, leadership evaluations, special education] by experienced law enforcement and education professionals.
“This is the first time that law enforcement and school administers have come together to create a comprehensive auditing process for School Safety, Emergency Response and Education Management”, states SERAPH CEO Dale Yeager.
The new process will allow schools officials to have an audit performed of their policies, training, management systems and security hardware to evaluate whether these systems are preventing safety and security issues.
“Many school districts’ do not have a formal process to accurately assess from a security perspective what is happening behind the scenes of their schools”, says Yeager. “This new process will provide them with accurate information and more importantly solutions to specific safety issues.
The new audit process also provides important documentation for schools to apply for Federal monies.
Yeager says, “The U.S. Department of Education requires climate assessments of Special Education departments and comprehensive assessment of security and safety issues. “Without this examination of their districts they will lose much needed Federal grant money.
A study by university researchers on terror attacks in the U.S. between 1970 and 2008 found some areas in the U.S. have remained hot spots for the activity.
The study, Hot spots of terrorism and other crimes in the United States: 1970 to 2008, was released on Jan. 31 by the University of Maryland’s National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). It said during the last 40 years, terrorist activity of many types in the U.S. has been widely dispersed, occurred in every state, with large urban areas seeing a heavier concentration of the activity. The study said Manhattan, Los Angeles, Miami Dade, San Francisco and Washington, DC, are hot spots for terror activity now and have been in the past.
How the Budget Battle Has Endangered Law Enforcement and the Public
Since January 1 of this year over 90 local, state and federal law enforcement officers and special agents have been killed.
A war has been declared on cops by radical political groups, violent loners and organized crime gangs. The general public is not aware of this problem but I am. As a Federal law enforcement trainer I have watched as the budget debate has dramatically affected police training throughout the country.