Shooting in St. Louis exemplifies key training points

Another shooting rocked educators and the United States on Monday. This time, the shooting occurred in St. Louis, Missouri. It just so happens that I grew up in St. Louis, and my nieces and nephews reside in and go to school there. Thinking of them makes my heart bleed even more when I hear of Read more about Shooting in St. Louis exemplifies key training points[…]

Are Apple AirTags tracking students illegally?

For the love of technology! Have you ever noticed that technology always seems to have a dark side? We get excited about all the latest toys and gadgets. We must have the next big thing. The problem there is that we will dive into new tech without considering the unintended consequences of using them. One Read more about Are Apple AirTags tracking students illegally?[…]

The newest threat to security for public entities – Invisibility Cloaks

We have all dreamed of being invisible.  Being able to pull off silly high-school pranks.  Some of us, more nefarious pranks.  The Harry Potter movies, much like Star Trek, built a future for us to live up to.  Technology has rapidly increased and what was once thought impossible is happening every day.  The invisibility cloak has Read more about The newest threat to security for public entities – Invisibility Cloaks[…]

Complete leadership failure in safety

Recently, my staff and I have been evaluating some of the toughest schools in California.  When I say tough, I mean dangerous – drugs, guns, knives, and lots of fighting.  In some ways, it reminds me of my days working for the Feds inside America’s Heartland’s jails and prisons.  That’s a shame and another topic Read more about Complete leadership failure in safety[…]

The Visitor Badge

Badges of honor, badges of merit, employee badges, and visitor badges.  I’ve seen them all.   These badges come in all shapes and sizes, which is good. School shootings will never cease.  It is a fact of life: a bad fact, but a fact nonetheless. I want to make something obvious.  I believe that the likelihood Read more about The Visitor Badge[…]

Is your security team prepared to handle anything?

I hate to admit this, but most public agency security teams are ill-prepared to handle their day to day tasks.  From subpar fitness to lack of desire, to lack of policies create more risk thru a false of sense of security for staff and students. The topic of health and fitness is touchy, to say Read more about Is your security team prepared to handle anything?[…]

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