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NCJ Number: 120959 Find in a Library
Title: Procedure: School Security (From Crime to Court: Police Officer's Handbook, P 17-21, 1989, Joseph C. Coleman)
Author(s): J C Coleman
Corporate Author: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Division of the Dept of Public Safety
United States of America
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 5
Sponsoring Agency: South Carolina Criminal Justice Acad
Columbia, SC 29210
South Carolina Law Enforcement Training Council
Columbia, SC 29201
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Communication is the key in the cooperative efforts between school administrators, teachers, law enforcement officers, and the community to make schools safe for children.
Abstract: Accessibility to campuses, isolated areas within schools, and lack of supervision all contribute to school violence. Recommendations for school security include having police officers and school administrators take a walk around the campus together, instituting visitor regulations, installing sound alarms on doors out of sight of the school office, using convex mirrors to increase visibility in halls, and eliminating faculty restrooms. Weapons use may be reduced through combined efforts of the schools, parents, and law enforcement personnel. The community can help by protecting children traveling to and from school through various neighborhoods. Primary prevention and intervention techniques within the school are often successful in treating habitual juvenile offenders. Child protection services and other community agencies need to network with law enforcement agencies to become more effective. Finally, schools can share information on successes or even mistakes that have led to violence.
Main Term(s): Campus Security; School security
Index Term(s): National School Safety Center
Note: Crime to Court is a monthly continuing education television program for law enforcement officers produced by S.C. ETV in cooperation with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.
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