In The News This Week
This week in industry news, Campus Safety shared that the Police Foundation has initiated a project to study adverted acts of school violence. They have built a national database to collect and analyze data regarding averted incidents to identify best practices to prevent and respond to acts of violence in schools. Key Highlights:
- The project is based on the concept of a "near miss", which has been used to inform the business practices of aviation, fire and medical professionals. These averted incidents contain invaluable information regarding the strengths and or potential weaknesses of current policies, procedures, trainings and methods
- Based on the preliminary study, in over half of the open source incidents we studied, students were the first to discover another student's plans for school violence
- By submitting and reviewing reports to the Police Foundation, you can improve school safety in your district or on your college campus as well as help other school safety professional across the country improve safety
So far, Police Foundation subject matter experts have reviewed approximately 51 incident reports that been entered into the adverted school violence database. Read the full story here to learn more about these findings.
This Week From the Rave Team
Read some of the stories our writers were most excited to share with you this week. To access all of our stories, check out our blog.
4 Ways to Encourage Student Engagement in Campus Safety
Regardless of whether a student downloads an app or not, campus safety officials can still encourage students to safely navigate through campus and provide tips for other scenarios in case of emergencies. A key to success is getting students to take ownership for their well-being and getting involved with campus safety initiatives. Read this blog to learn four ways your campus safety department can encourage students to participate in their own safety.
Temporary Opt-In for Summer Camp Programs
During the Fall and Spring semesters, a mass notification system is essential for campus-wide communication. However, it can also be a powerful tool for managing safety among summer camp attendees. Regardless of whether a child is there for the day or a whole week overnight, students receiving alerts while they’re in a new environment could help both children and parents in case of emergencies. Read more about the versatility of SMS notifications.
Rave in the News
We're excited to be partnering with Santa Fe County's 911 to help local officials keep students and schools safe. The Santa Fe superintendent says the district is always exploring new technology to make schools safer and is excited to learn more about the program and what it can do for schools in the district.
Major Gabriel Gonzales says the new system can buy emergency response more time and ensure critical incident information is being relayed from the scene to 911 dispatch. Emergency officials hope to get every schools in the county to use it.
You can read the full story here.