Campus Security

Resources and best practices for the use of physical safety and security measures in preventing violent events from occurring in and around school buildings and classrooms.

Systematic Review: Perceptions of School Resource Officers

This systematic review evaluates various perspectives on School Resource Officers (SROs) in the school community, as well as how these perceptions may affect long-term student outcomes and policy decisions.
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Videos

Lockdown Drills Panel

In this webinar, panelists answer questions and share best practices for conducting trauma-informed lockdown drills and discuss how they fit into a comprehensive school safety approach.
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Webinars

Physical Security Measures Overview

Designed for school personnel, this resource provides a snapshot of what physical security measures are and how they can be implemented in a school.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans
Toolkits & Guides

Using an Open-Source Database to Understand School Shootings

NIJ-supported researchers have created the first open-source database of U.S. school shootings to better understand the causes of school-related gun violence and identify intervention points.
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Publications

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov

CrimeSolutions.OJP.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on crime & crime prevention, juveniles, law enforcement, and technology & forensics.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse

The Safer Schools and Campuses Best Practices Clearinghouse was created in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and to support the reopening and continuing operations of schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

SchoolSafety.gov

SchoolSafety.gov is a clearinghouse of resources related to safe schools.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Capacity Building, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Youth.gov

Youth.gov is a Clearinghouse with information on creating safe and healthy outcomes for youth.
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TOPICS Campus Security, Comprehensive School Safety Plans, Coordination with First Responders, Mental Health, Notification Technology, School Climate, School Drills, School-based Law Enforcement, Social Media, Threat Assessment
Clearinghouses

Reducing Gun Violence: Extreme Risk Protection Orders

Dr. April Zeoli discusses how Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPOs) can be used to protect schools and reduce gun violence through reporting
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Videos

School Safety & Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Christine Koffkey, MPH, discusses the benefits of CPTED, the six components that make it up, and key findings from school principals who implement CPTED strategies.
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Videos