August 2012 - Report Exec

Iowa school upgrades security to keep pace with market trends

29 Aug 12

Although Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa, hasn’t experienced a significant number of dangerous incidents, administrators are not taking any chances, as a new five-year building and campus security plan was discussed during a recent board of directors meeting, according to a report by the Creston News Advertiser. Surveillance cameras will be a significant part of the upgradeduniversity security management system. “You’re going to see about $50,000 over the next three years in security cameras and we want you to know […]

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Iowa bullying discrepancies introduce demand for better reporting

23 Aug 12

Although administrators from Iowa schools reported approximately 1,000 more incidents of bullying during the 2011-2012 school year than the one before, the Iowa Department of Education’s data suggested the situations occurred less frequently, according to a report by the Sioux City Journal. This discrepancy has garnered statewide attention and has introduced new concern as to how officials investigate and record bullying events in schools. As a result, the Iowa Department of Education is planning on deploying a new incident reporting systemthat […]

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Harvard rapes bring about university security change

22 Aug 12

Harvard University administrators are increasing security in an effort to prevent sexual assaults from happening on campus, as two separate rape incidents have been reported in the last two weeks, according to a report by the Boston Globe. “It’s crazy. You think that a location like this, you’d feel safe,” Lauren Kim, a 29-year-old graduate student at Harvard, said, according to the Boston Globe. “I don’t feel safe.” The university’s incident reporting system said a woman was raped on August 14 sometime […]

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Being proactive with school security

20 Aug 12

It’s that time of year again when student make their way back to colleges around the country. As the school year quickly approaches, campus administrators would be wise to review and evaluateuniversity security management systems and practices to ensure officials are prepared if a potentially dangerous situation does arise, according to a report by Netwatch USA. “Students are sometimes vulnerable, which makes them targets for criminals,” Kathleen O’Toole, former Boston Police commissioner and Netwatch board member, said. “To counteract this, effective […]

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Rapid City police looking to upgrade records management software system

10 Aug 12

There’s no question that records and files are vital for successful law enforcement. Without a reliable system in place to manage these records, a police department will suffer significantly from inefficiency and oversights. That is why Rapid City, South Dakota police chief Steve Allender is looking to upgrade the department’s records management system, the Rapid City Journal recently reported. The current system is outdated and suffers from a variety of shortcomings, including frequent breakdowns, Allender told the Rapid City Legal […]

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Virginia emergency contact center deploys innovative dispatch software

7 Aug 12

The York-Poquoson-Williamsburg emergency communications center in Virginia recently announced that it has successfully completed its installation of a new computer aided dispatch system. Since the call center is responsible for answering more than 80,000 calls throughout York County, Poquoson County and the city of Williamsburg, having effective dispatch software is essential, according to a Government Security News Magazine report. The area, commonly referred to as the “historic triangle,” has thousands of visitors each year. By leveraging innovative tools, the YCPW ECC will be […]

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