School Security

The goal of security on the campuses of schools is to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and visitors, and to protect against theft and vandalism.

Risk Assessment

Prior to assigning security staff, Criterion conducts a risk assessment that evaluates:

  • School location relative to surrounding crime demographics
  • Security/safety policies and procedures
  • Facilities and grounds
  • School community relationships and impact on school safety
  • School security staffing, posts, and post orders
  • Physical security measures, e.g., cameras, detection equipment, etc.
  • Staff and student security concerns
  • Gangs and gang-related behavior
  • Crime and disciplinary data

School Security Services

  • School Security and Emergency Planning
  • School Bus Security and Emergency Training
  • School Gang Prevention, Assessment and Training
  • After-School Activities Security
  • Post-Crisis School Preparedness and Response
  • Regulation and Control of Parking
  • Cyber Security Awareness Training
  • K-9 Bomb and Drug Detection
  • School Terrorism Training and Prevention
  • Media and School Security Training
  • Emergency Response and Planning
  • Event and Crowd Control

School Security Staffing

  • School Security Officer (SSO) Roles and Responsibilities
  • School Administration/SSO Relationships
  • Skills for Effective Communication with Youth
  • School Law, Policies and Procedures
  • Preventing Entry of Unauthorized Persons
  • Report Writing for SSOs
  • Role in Dealing with Special Education Youth
  • Drug and Bomb Detection
  • Role in Supervising After-School Functions
  • Liaison with Local Enforcement Officials
  • Role in School Safety and Emergency Planning