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?[…]

Survive – An Active Shooter Reminder – Run Hide Fight Training

Complacency Kills.  And to keep you on your toes we developed this short little video on Active Shooters.  Make sure your training is fresh and is focusing on the right things.  One of the biggest problems we see in training is the use of euphemisms, so make sure you read our post on that topic Read more about Survive – An Active Shooter Reminder – Run Hide Fight Training[…]

Why transparency should be cloudy when it comes to emergency plans.

For years I have discussed the need to keep certain information close to the vest when it comes to emergency plans and especially in regard to the CSSP.  Now that schools and cities are relying more and more on  electronic communication devices, IoT and other high tech systems, the need to protect emergency operations from Read more about Why transparency should be cloudy when it comes to emergency plans.[…]

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?[…]

Alex Chan (@asianchan)

There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.

Safe spaces have been quite the rage lately on school campuses.  And while they do promote excellent communication and discussion of ideas and concepts, help to reduce violence and hate, the idea that safe spaces can protect individuals inside the space is a far cry from reality.  To take a long trip back to the Read more about There’s no such thing as a “safe space”. Not even at your school.[…]