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NCJ Number: 127109 Find in a Library
Title: School Security: Who You Gonna Call?"
Journal: School Safety  Dated:(Fall, 1990)  Pages:4-8
Author(s): P D Blauvelt
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 5
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Language: English
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Annotation: When deciding the proper response to school security issues, it is critical that it be a systemwide decision and not an individual school's choice.
Abstract: The systematic collection of all "security incident data" in the schools must occur before any decision can be made or any serious discussion can take place. Once collected, the data must be analyzed in a process called incident profiling. Filed by the category of offense, school incidents can be analyzed to determine where and when to deploy resources. A school district is then prepared to begin discussion about how it should best respond to real incidents or the potential threat of violence to the educational system. Five basic options are available to any school district selecting a security response: (1) do nothing; (2) employ local police; (3) contract with a guard service; (4) hire security professionals; and (5) combination of options 2, 3, and 4. Regardless of which option is selected, other than doing nothing, every school system needs to establish an office of school security with a competent person as the director or chief.
Main Term(s): School security
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; Police personnel; School security officers
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