skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 194599 Find in a Library
Title: ABCs of Campus Safety
Journal: Campus Safety Journal  Volume:10  Issue:4  Dated:April 2002  Pages:14-17
Author(s): Aaron Harris
Date Published: April 2002
Page Count: 4
Publisher: http://www.campusjournal.com 
Type: Program/Project Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: After reviewing the responsibilities of three types of campus security personnel, this article profiles the training provided in California to these various personnel.
Abstract: The three types of campus security personnel are the school security officer, whose responsibilities are similar to those of a security officer at an office building; a school resource officer, who has peace officer status on campus and can be armed; and the district or campus police officer, who is a uniformed officer assigned either to the campus or to the district in which the campus resides. In California, school district police officers are required to attend an additional 32 hours of classroom training, in addition to academy training, geared toward understanding the school environment. Four 8-hour classroom sessions include a focus on the role and responsibility of campus police, laws and liability, tactical awareness in an educational environment, campus community problem-solving, mediation and conflict resolution, standardized emergency management/incident command systems, and the dynamics of student behavior. California also mandates that K-12 and community college personnel without peace officer status take a 24-hour school security course. A 1-day course is designed to help prepare senior security personnel to train their own staff in proper security and police procedures. This article also suggests ways in which training can be made more cost-effective for the agencies that fund it.
Main Term(s): Campus police training
Index Term(s): California; Campus police; Campus Security
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=194599

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.