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Government Agencies and School Security.

"Emergency Planning for Safe Schools".  The U.S. Dept of Education.

OPE Campus Security Statistics Website.  Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education.


Non-Profit and Public Sector School Safety Organizations.

International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators.

International Foundation for Protection Officers.  School Security.

Keep Schools Safe.  School Safety and Security Resource.

Klaas Kids Foundation.

Franklin County Children's Task Force.  Farmington, Maine.

Maine Children's Alliance.

Maine Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

National Alliance for Safe Schools.

National Association of Independent Schools.  Crisis Management Resources.

National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO).

National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation.

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

National School Safety Center.

National School Safety and Security Services.

National Alliance for Safe Schools.

National Youth Gang Center.  Institute for Intergovernmental Research.

Netsmartz.org  Website for kids and teens that educate on the dangers of the internet and the threats that use the internet to take advantage of children.

Northeast Colleges and Universities Security Association.

School Security.  Public School Parent's Network.

SafeChild.net

School Safety and Security Directory.  Keep Schools Safe.

Security On Campus, Inc.

The Safety Zone.

TOLERANCE.ORG.  Southern Poverty Law Center.

University Crime Watch.  UCW offers proactive safety and security initiatives for colleges and universities.  The UCW provides free tools and resources to help save lives and protect faculty, staff, and students on America's educational campuses.


Private Sector, Commercial Entities, Consultants, and School Security.

National School Safety and Security Services.

KeyToSaferSchools.com.

Go School Safety.  School Safety Consultant.

"Back to School" Safety Challenge.  Court TV.

National Institute for School and Workplace Safety.

Safety and Security.  SchoolFacilities.com.

"Talk About It".  AnComm is a leading provider of anonymous messaging and communications solutions to school systems and universities.  With AnComm's Talk About It anonymous online messaging service, troubled students can begin a dialogue anonymously without fear of reprisal or embarrassment to seek help and resolution to their problems.

Team Amber Alert.


School Security and Safety Resources.

New England Campus Security Officer Training Academy (NECSOTA).

AMBER ALERT 911.

Bomb Threat Planning Response Tool.  U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools.

Campus Safety Now.

Conflict Resolution for School Personnel.  An Interactive School Safety Training Tool.  National Institute of Justice.

Conflict Resolution Unlimited (CRU) Institute.  Provides school-wide conflict resolution and peer mediation for faculty, students, and parents.

Disaster Recovery Game for Children.  Federal Emergency Management Agency.

"Elements of Campus Security Design Guidelines".  July 25, 2005. Security Management Online.  (Acrobat Reader PDF file).

"FEMA 428 - Primer to Design Safe School Projects in Case of Terrorist Attacks".  Risk Management Series Publications, Mitigation Division, FEMA.

"Guide for Preventing and Responding to School Violence".  International Association of Chiefs of Police.

"Early Warning, Timely Response: A Guide to Safe Schools".  OSERS, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Department of Education.

"Guide for Schools and Law Enforcement: The Appropriate and Effective Used of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools".  National Institute of Justice Research Report.

PAVNET Online.  Partnerships Against Violence Network.

"Safe From Harm: An Online Anthology on School Security".  National School Boards Association and American School Board Journal.

"Safeguarding Your Children".  PatrolAndBeyond.com.

School Safety Tips.  Blue Wave Martial Arts Maine.

"School Security and Discipline".  National School Boards Association and American School Board Journal.

SMART School Tool.  School Multi-hazard Assessment & Resource Tool to assess and improve readiness to prevent and mitigate multiple hazards.  NI2 Center for Infrastructure Expertise.

"Mental Health Checklist for School Crisis and Emergency Plan".  National Child Traumatic Stress Network.  (Acrobat Reader pdf file).

Resource Center.  National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

"College Fire Safety 101".  Free video for campus administrators.  U.S. Fire Administration.

School Bus Watch.  Security program training for bus drivers.


School Safety and Security Publications.

Campus Safety Journal.

Security Products Online.  This website has a page that lists articles about school security in chronological order.  A great resource for school and security officials who work with school and campus security and safety departments.


Drugs and Children.

Drugs and Kids.


Bullies and Children.

Colorado Anti-Bullying Project.


School Security Journal and Magazine Articles and Reports.

Maine DOE, Twenty Simple Stragegies to Safer and More Effective Schools, prepared by Safe Havens International for the Maine Department of Education, April 16, 2014.
20 Simple Strategies

Dorn M. & Satterly, S., Fight, Flight or Lockdown - Teaching Students and Staff to Attack Active Shooters could Result in Decreased Casualties or Needless Deaths. Safe Havens International.
Fight, Flight or Lockdown

National Center for Education Statistics, Indicators of Crime and School Safety: 2013. U.S. Department of Education.
http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2014/2014042.pdf

"The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools".  A research report by the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice and Sandia National Laboratories.

School Security articles from Security Management Magazine.  Security Management Online.

"Safe From Harm".  An online Anthology on School Security containing numerous articles and publications.  Presented by the National School Boards Association and American School Board Journal.

"Hard Lessons in School Security" by J. Barry Hylton & Kenneth S. Trump.  Security Management, 1997.

Anti-Radiation Pills Recommended for Children.  The American Academy of Pediatrics has advised that potassium iodide pills be kept on hand to protect children from thyroid cancer that could be caused by a release of radiation.

"The Fundamentals of School Security".  Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) Digest Number 132.

"A Practical Guide to Crisis Response In Our Schools".  The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

"Technology Goes to School" by Erin Semple.  1 Feb 2006.  Access Control & Security Systems.

"Streamlined Security at Florida's College of Veterinary Medicine" by Kate Henry.  Feb 1, 2006.  Access Control & Security Systems.

"Gloucester Public Schools learn the value of systems integration".  Feb 1, 2006.  Access Control & Security Systems.

"Intelligent Design".  By Dan Keller.  Campus Security, Security Management Online, Aug 2005.

"Securing the Schoolyard".  By Michael A. Gips.  Security Management Online.

"The Appropriate and Effective Use of Security Technologies in U.S. Schools".  national Institute of Justice.

School Resource Officer' Next Millennium.  Borelli Consulting.

School Security Articles.  A series of articles about school security presented by the International Foundation for Protection Officers.


News Articles about School Security.

February 26, 2014. "Security reports suggest improvements to keep schools, students safe". Maine Department of Education Newsroom.

July 2008.  "Security Officers Speak Out".  University Business.

March 2008.  "Campus Cops. The brave new world of private police forces".  WeeklyDig.com.

October 2, 2007.  "School Safety Self-Assessment Tool Available To School Leaders".  Security Solutions.

September 26, 2007.  "The Terrorist Threat To Our Schools Pt 2".  National Terror Alert.

September 22, 2007.  "Area schools grappling with security".  Worcester Telegram & Gazette News.

September 17, 2007.  "The Terrorist Threat To Our Schools Pt. 1".  National Terror Alert.

August 31, 2007.  "Six Tips for a Safer School".  Security Products.

July 24, 2007.  "Standing up to bullies".  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

June 19, 2007.  "Security Flaws Found On Campuses Across Nation".  Security Solutions.

June 13, 2007.  "New Report Reveals Top Ten Problems Facing U.S. Students".  AnComm News.

May 13, 2007.  "Is your kid safer at school?"  Sun Journal.

April 24, 2007.  "Copycat Threats Keep Schools On Edge After Campus Shooting".  Access Control & Security Systems.

April 22, 2007. "Virginia shootings spur changes at Maine colleges".  Portland Press Herald.

April 22, 2007.  "Cho's Case Similar to Other Mass Killings by Loners".  The Washington Post.

April 22, 2007.  "Maine effort may shed light".  Portland Press Herald Column.

April 23, 2007.  "Virginia Tech, a week later".  Christian Science Monitor.

April 20, 2007.  "Colleges walk a fine line with troubled students".  The Christian Science Monitor.

April 19, 2007.  "Area colleges review emergency procedures."  Kennebec Journal.

April 19, 2007.  "Colleges look for lessons in troubled case".  The Christian Science Monitor.

April 19, 2007.  "Maine colleges review crisis procedures".  Morning Sentinel.

April 18, 2007.  "How safe are college campuses"?  The Christian Science Monitor.

April 6, 2007.  "Multi-Faceted Approach Works Best Against School Violence".  Access Control & Security Systems.

April 6, 2007.  "Voice-Over-IP Can Complicate Schools' Enhanced 911 Systems".  Access Control & Security Systems.

April 3, 2007.  "ASTM Committee Seeks Participation in School Preparedness Guide".  Access Control & Security Systems.

March 23, 2007.  "Hostage drill prepares school for crisis".  Burlington County Times.

November 17, 2004.  "Report Finds Strong Link Between Child Abuse, Neglect and Crime in Maine".  Join Together Online.

September 7, 2004.  "Experts: Schools Need to Boost Safety Plans".  Fox News.

June 2004.   "Heightened Security and Safety Measures in Public Schools".  By Anne Cline, York College of Pennsylvania.  (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

May 12, 2004.  "CPTED on College Campuses: Guidelines for Implementation".  By Chris Lipnickey.  (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

October 3, 2003.  "ASIS International Releases Book on Protecting Schools and Universities from Terrorism".  ASIS International.

September 30, 2003.  "Murder of Colby student heightens safety concerns".  The Times Record.

September 29, 2003.  "UMA touts focus on security".  University of Maine hires security firm to conduct audit.  Kennebec Journal Online.

September 28, 2003.  "Colby killing hard to guard against".  Press Herald Online.

September 27, 2003.  "Examining system could help prevent more tragedy".  Campus death studied.  Press Herald Online Editorial.

September 26, 2003.  "New course raises intelligence on homeland security".  Boston University offers "Intelligence and Homeland Security" course.  B.U. Bridge.

September 16, 2003.  "UMA police institute gets $700,000 grant".  Kennebec Journal.

August 20, 2003.  "School safety-ratings - or just black marks"?  The federal "Leave No Child Behind Act" is designating some schools as unsafe and dangerous.  The Christian Science Monitor.

July 11, 2003.  "Once again, the nation learns that bullying has consequences".  Press Herald Online Editorial.

July 7, 2003.  "Privacy at the Library".  Concerns are raised about the "Patriot Act" and how it may erode privacy.  The Christian Science Monitor.

June 30, 2003.  "Post-Columbine School Security Approaches in York County, Pennsylvania".  By Jeremy P. Koller and Brian Vagnarelli.  (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

June 27, 2003.  "Curry College Aids Defense of Homeland".  College establishes a Certificate Program in Homeland Defense.  Milton Times.

June 12, 2003.  National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism.  Recommendations to Secretary of Health and Human Services.

May 29, 2003.  "Teacher fingerprinting gives needed assurance."  Press Herald Online editorial.

May 26, 2003.  "Regular school fire inspections should become Maine statute".  Press Herald Online.

May 15, 2003.  "Campus Security: Then and Now".  By Jennifer Brown, York College of Pennsylvania.  (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

May 7, 2003.  "How Safe Are Our Children While They Learn: An Examination of Impediments to School Security Programs".  By Lindsay Brashears, York College of Pennsylvania.  (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

April 23, 2003.  "MMA students get overseas safety lesson".  Personal security and anti-terrorism instruction provided to Maine Maritime Academy students prior to going overseas.  Bangor Daily News.

April 12, 2003.  "Amber Alert to complement state's efforts".  Portland Press Herald news article.

April 12, 2003.  "Schools Across Nation Redrawing Crisis Plans".  The New York Times.

March 26, 2003.  "As Possible Terrorist Targets, Universities Are Taking Precautions".  NY Times article.

March 11, 2003.  "Dialogue vital to reducing children's fears".  ArmyLINK News.

Mar 7, 2003.  "Emergency Planning for Safe Schools".  The U.S. Dept of Education launches a new website for school safety.

"A Five-Step Plan To Solving School Security".  By Matthew V. Robinson, CPO.   (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

"School Resource Officers Public Protection for Public Schools".  By Christopher F. McNicholas.  (article found on the website of the International Foundation for Protection Officers).

 

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