Hot Topics in School Security
Administrators are bombarded with potential solutions to make schools safer. As the incidents around our country rise, so do the debates, raging over everything from arming school personnel and controversial training techniques to requiring students to carry clear backpacks and go through metal detectors. This presentation will help you to better understand emerging threats and trends in school security, critical to effective strategic security planning and ultimately to making your schools safer.
Upon completion, participants will be able to:
- Become current in emerging trends and threats in school security.
- Learn how to discern best practice trends from popularized, non-compliant fads through several examples.
- Apply the information learned to improve current security plans and to learn how to improve the security planning process
Paul Timm, Vice President of Facility Engineering Associates, is a board-certified Physical Security Professional, the author of School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program, and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance. He is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology through Sandia National Laboratories and the ALPHA vulnerability assessment methodology. He is a member of ASIS International's School Safety & Security Council and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials' Risk Management Committee. Paul holds a degree in Speech Communications and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. He recently received his Master's degree from Moody Theological Seminar.