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Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe (Volume I)

NCJ Number
243910
Date Published
October 2013
Annotation
This guide addresses various ways to improve school security and reports on unique collaborative community efforts that are effective in both cities and rural areas.
Abstract
The guide describes new uses for familiar, standard-bearing technologies. These include Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT), the National Institute of Justice's School Critical Incident Planning-Generator (SCIP-G) tool, the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center's video "It Can Happen Here," free online training from the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and school safety audits. In addition, the guide describes new products and apps. These include the Anne Arundel County (Maryland) Police Department's "Speak Out" app, Tucson's Mass Casualty Trauma kits, SmartPhone app for students to use in communicating with police, See-Hear-Report text-a-tip program, and real-time location systems (RTLS). The guide emphasizes a team effort that involves a collaborative effort in which public safety officials w team with and count on students, school officials, parents, and all concerned citizens to share the responsibility of keeping schools safe. Contact information is provided for the various programs.