ERIC Number: EJ911986
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
Lessons Learned from Delaware State University
Overton, James T.
Campus Law Enforcement Journal, v38 n3 p16, 19 May-Jun 2008
The unfortunate events at Delaware State University (DSU) on September 21, 2007, were a whirlwind of emotions for everyone at DSU. At 12:54 a.m. Friday morning, a gunman (one of its students) shot two students who were leaving the on-campus cafe. Tragically, the female victim died one month later as a result of her injuries. As the Chief of Police for DSU, the author has instituted many safety practices during his tenure. Although one can't foresee the exact events that can occur, he believes the security procedures they implemented helped them to respond effectively, catching the assailant in just three days. In this article, the author shares the lessons they have learned to help other safety officials prepare for this type of emergency.
Descriptors: State Universities, School Security, Emergency Programs, Violence, Crisis Management, Police, Mass Media, Public Relations, Personnel Management, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Delaware