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NCJ Number: 169064 Find in a Library
Title: Security Policy, Personnel, and Operations (From School Violence Intervention: A Practical Handbook, P 265-289, 1997, Arnold P. Goldstein and Jane Close Conoley, eds. - See NCJ-169051)
Author(s): K S Trump
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 25
Sponsoring Agency: Guilford Publications, Inc.
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: School security is discussed with respect to the central issues related to policy, personnel, and operations.
Abstract: The issue most critical to having professional, effective school security is the need to shift from a traditional framework influenced by denial, image concerns, and politics to a new framework in which school security efforts are regarded as proactive measures performed consistently and unapologetically. The school or district should choose among the available security personnel options based on its own needs. Nevertheless, some organization and operational considerations apply regardless of the type of personnel used. School boards and superintendents must determine the mission of the department providing security services; establish clear policies reflecting a commitment to the security of students, staff, and facilities; define the place in organizational structure for the security function; and specify the functions and services of the security program. Security staff or outside professionals should assess safety and security needs and recommend the appropriate steps to meet them. Educators should use care in selecting outside consultants and materials for assessments, training, and security. They should strive to ensure that their programs are based on professional security principles and standards and that professional employees staff these programs. 2 references
Main Term(s): Juvenile delinquency prevention
Index Term(s): Crime in schools; School delinquency programs; School discipline; School security; School security officers
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