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?[…]

AOC and other Democrates hate OSHA. Here’s why.

I don’t typically like to discuss politics, but what the heck.  This story is related to safety, so let’s go for it.  A Fox News reporter, Lawrence Jones, went to the Southern border to cover the border immigration issue.  He was issued a bulletproof vest by Border Patrol and instructed that they could not guarantee Read more about AOC and other Democrates hate OSHA. Here’s why.[…]

School Mascots the cause of school shootings

Every school has a mascot, some better than others.  In 2018, I visited approximately 2000 different schools.  While the city and the district changed, many mascots remained a constant.  Spartans, indians, eagles, knights, pumas, and as you guessed copies of MLB and NFL logos.  A little creativity could go a long way here. At any Read more about School Mascots the cause of school shootings[…]

Is relying on the Police to provide Active Shooter Training a good idea?

Active shooter training, drilling, and preparedness are in high demand right now.  Frankly, it should stay that way.  Guns aren’t going away anytime soon and laws just don’t work.  Schools are up against the proverbial wall when it comes to educating kids and also keeping them safe; active shooter training taking a back seat in Read more about Is relying on the Police to provide Active Shooter Training a good idea?[…]

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