Articles: Surveillance

Deborah Yaffe
Ken Donovan, facilities/security manager at Stonington Public Schools in Connecticut, shows off a school’s lockdown emergency button. When pushed, the button will lock the doors, bar access to other floors, issue an audible warning that an intruder is present and alert to local police cruisers.
New tech strengthens defenses for students, staff and schools
Alison DeNisco
SROs like Kevin Quinn, above, past president of the National Association of School Resource Officers, teach lessons as part of the job.
School resource officers build relationships with students to help prevent violence
Alison DeNisco
Districts including San Diego USD received a mine-resistent ambush protected vehicle like this one from a federal program that provides surplus military equipment to local police. (Photo: Creative Commons: U.S. Navy)
LAUSD police decided in September to return three grenade launchers
Alison DeNisco
KeepNTrack software scans each visitor’s driver’s license and runs a check through a sexual predator database for all 50 states.
Brevard County system automatically runs sexual predator checks on all visitors

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