Grade School & Campus Security
PATROLLING THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF A SCHOOL
It’s important for school security guards to establish a strong presence in a school building. They can do it by walking around the inside and outside of a school periodically to patrol the grounds. As they patrol, they can keep their eyes peeled for any potential problems. They can also work to develop friendly relationships with students and teachers so that people feel comfortable coming to them when they encounter security issues.
RESPONDING TO FIGHTS BETWEEN STUDENTS AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
There are all kinds of dangerous situations that can pop up out of nowhere during an average school day. In some cases, these situations will involve students fighting with one another in between classes. In others, they’ll involve parents getting into verbal or even physical altercations with teachers. School security guards need to be ready to spring into action whenever these types of situations take place. They also need to be prepared to respond to emergency situations.
MONITORING WHO COMES IN AND OUT OF A SCHOOL
Most schools are very vigilant about who can come in and out of their building during the school day. School security guards can help with this by setting up shop near the entrance to the building and keeping an eye on those who come into the school and walk out of it. They can also engage with visitors to see what they need and point them in the right direction if they’re not sure where to go after entering a school.
THE BENEFITS OF SCHOOL SECURITY
When your school has an armed guard on premises, that signals to the community and the staff that you’re serious about the safety of all who enter the building. It means fewer students will skip school because they don’t have to be so fearful of “bad things” happening there. School safety is promoted when there’s a visible guard roaming the halls and checking on things all day long. A guard can escort people out of the building if/when they don’t belong there. He or she can give visitors directions, and act as a safety ambassador for the school. If violence erupts, the guard can quell it– better to have a guard break up a fight than a teacher or administrator.