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Effective Security Requires Thoughtful Decisions

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Assessment, Security Master Planning, Security Product Evaluations

In her Editor’s Note published in the January/February 2020 Campus Safety magazine, Robin Hattersley reminds us all of the power of seeking professional advice when lives are at stake. Would you go to a pharmaceutical company to advise you about health concerns that you have? Would you invest in health equipment based on a good sales pitch? Why should effective …

Workplace Violence Gets Personal

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Training, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Last night I had the opportunity to address the Raleigh Financial Executive Networking Group (FENG) and lead a presentation on Managing Aggressive Behavior & Workplace Violence (workplace violence). This particular opportunity to train industry leaders was especially meaningful to me as I was giving thanks for the safety of one of my nieces. She attends STEM School Highlands Ranch where …

Protus3 Completes Comprehensive Security Assessment for Gilbarco Veeder-Root

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey

Protus3 completed a Comprehensive Security Assessment for Gilbarco Veeder-Root. Protus3 reviewed the Greensboro Manufacturing Facility as well as the Greensboro Storage Facility. The report provided a robust narrative that helps explain concepts of physical security. It also included security recommendations, best practices, and industry-related observations that will support leadership in developing a consistent unified approach to a security program. The …

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Campus Security: Parents So Concerned They Are Willing to Pay for It Themselves

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP News, Security Program Development, Workplace Violence

Campus security and safety of students, faculty, staff and infrastructure should be a foregone conclusion. Unfortunately, it is not. Campus Safety recently published an article entitled Parents So Concerned about School Safety They Are Willing to Pay for It Themselves. You can read the entire article here. Active Shooter Events Time and again we are horrified by active shooter events targeting …

Security Assessment Completed for Town of Morrisville

Protus3 News, Security Assessment, Security Survey

Protus3 has completed a Comprehensive Physical and Electronic Security Assessment for the Town of Morrisville. The objectives of this assessment were to: provide an evaluation of the current physical security posture, provide a review of the electronic security program, evaluate the security threats found at nineteen locations identified by Town leadership, and recommend measures that the Town of Morrisville should …

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UNC System Safety and Security Conference

Protus3 Clery Act, Crisis Management Planning, News, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Threat Assessment, Title IX, VAWA

Protus3 supported and sponsored the University of North Carolina System at the inaugural UNC System Safety and Security Conference at UNC Asheville. Chris Peterson represented Protus3. The plan for the program is to connect over 200 safety and security professionals throughout the system on an annual basis. The program included tracks for Clery, Student Affairs, Law Enforcement, Legal, Title IX …

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Possible Clery Act Compliance “Game Changer”

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, News, SaVE Act, VAWA

Clery Act Compliance “Game Changer”– What Is It? Why Does It Matter? Security professionals inherently know the steps to make a case – one thing leads to another and then connect the dots. At colleges and universities, security leadership is acutely aware that they play a large role in Clery Act compliance. They also understand that an investigation by ED …

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Clery Act Changes: Challenges Facing Higher Education

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, News, SaVE Act, VAWA

The primary role of an institution of higher learning is to educate, and their greatest asset is their reputation. Government entities and donors generate a significant portion of an institution’s revenue. Non-compliance jeopardizes this revenue. How can it be reasonable that Clery Act and Title IX compliance is so lacking in resources and emphasis? Some of the answers, if not …

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Department of Education Increases Clery Fines

Protus3 Clery Act, Compliance, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, VAWA

The maximum fine for any violation of the Jeanne Clery Act has increased from $35,000 to $54,789. The new fines posted by the US Department of Education in the Federal Register are effective for civil penalties imposed on or after August 1, 2016, whose associated violations occurred after November 2, 2015. The costs for non-compliance just got higher. In recent …

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3 Traits of a Successful Clery Compliance Coordinator

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance

Campus Safety Magazine published “3 Traits of a Successful Clery Compliance Coordinator”, an article that highlights some of the challenges and nuances facing institutions and Clery Coordinators trying to comply with its requirements. It also drives home that elevating compliance from a departmental/individual response to a coordinated institutional response will drive success. In the business world, this seems like such …