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Title: Warning Systems and Higher Education
Journal: Campus Law Enforcement Journal  Volume:37  Issue:5  Dated:September/October 2007  Pages:11,13-15,24
Author(s): Dustin Olson
Date Published: September 2007
Page Count: 5
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article focuses on incidents and threats in the context of higher educational institutions and ways to implement and enhance existing emergency warning systems.
Abstract: As of 2006, there were estimated to be approximately 4,000 Title IV postsecondary educational institutions in the United States. These colleges and universities serve over 15 million students and several million faculty members, staff, and visitors each year. Recent events, such as what occurred at Virginia Tech University, have pushed these institutions to develop plans, adopt new procedures to deal with risks, natural and man-made, and provide a safe environment for students, faculty, and guests. Many institutions have adopted alert systems or advance warning systems that alert students and faculty, and others of an impeding disaster. Adopting or enhancing an emergency warning system in the context of an institution of higher education has some very important considerations. This article addresses these considerations. References
Main Term(s): Campus Security
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Contingency planning; Crime prevention measures; Crime prevention planning; Crime specific countermeasures; Crisis management; Disaster procedures; Domestic terrorism; Emergency procedures; Higher education; Threat assessment; University or college dormitories
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