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NCJ Number: 167536 Find in a Library
Title: Safe Schools: A Security and Loss Prevention Plan
Author(s): J B Hylton
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 251
Sponsoring Agency: Butterworth-Heinemann
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7506-9759-8
Sale Source: Butterworth-Heinemann
225 Wildwood Ave
Woburn, MA 01801-2041
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This text addresses school security issues, perceptions, and security program design and provides a model security and loss prevention plan for use by school administrators and school safety and law enforcement personnel.
Abstract: The manual emphasizes the use of proactive rather than reactive approaches to school security and describes security programs and measures that have been proven to be effective. Individual chapters focus on the security responsibilities, the organization of the office of security, security and loss prevention planning, security measures, security personnel, and the control of personnel and vehicle movements. Additional chapters focus on barriers and openings, protective lighting, intrusion detection systems, security education and training, security personnel communications, and security devices and equipment. Specific topics include bomb threats and checklists, drug and alcohol testing, random inspection, metal detector and search guidelines, emergency response plans, security assessment and survey tools, and operating procedures. Checklists; sample forms; appended sample procedures, forms, plans, and standards; index, and 17 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; School security; School security officer training; School security officers; Security management; Security systems
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