ERIC Number: ED284344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School Security Management.
Blauvelt, Peter D.
Practitioner, v13 n4 Jun 1987
Cultural differences, socioeconomic conditions, broken homes, and other problems are not grounds for allowing criminal acts to go unchallenged on school property. This publication shows administrators how to control and reduce the incidence of criminal acts, which create fear, anxiety, hostility, and a loss of confidence in the educational system. Timely information gathering through a uniform reporting system is a must. Written reports should specify what, when, who, and why, and actions taken. Incident profiling, a process for analyzing security data, requires a clear understanding of the types of events to be reported and common legal terms. Definitions are provided for various crimes against persons and property. Developing an incident profile form is advised and a sample provided. Locations can be more accurately reported if school floor plans are divided into building zones. A number of precautionary steps to reduce schools' vulnerability are listed, including (1) inventorying all equipment; (2) requiring weekly inventories of tape recorders, cameras, and foodstuffs; (3) securing all school equipment at night; (4) counting money in a secure place with limited access; (5) controlling keys; and (6) being security conscious. Other steps are outlined to protect students and staff. Sample security measures for three school systems are provided, along with four references. (MLH)
Descriptors: Crime, Crime Prevention, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Processing, Legal Problems, School Security
Publication Sales, National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091 ($1.00 prepaid; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.