Category Archive: School Safety Quotes

School Safety Quote: The Federal Government & School Safety

Posted by on September 4, 2010

A school safety chief who follows my e-newsletter and blog sent this thought along last week after monitoring my posts on shifts in federal school safety policy and funding: When I hear, “I’m from the federal government and I’m here to help you,” I always have one question:  Which one is it — are you […]

School Safety Quote: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted by on August 5, 2010

The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience but how he stands at times of controversy and challenges.                                                                             Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While this quote is attributed to Dr. King decades ago, it is very applicable today as we look at the state of […]

School Safety Quotes: On Political Correctness

Posted by on July 25, 2010

“What is popular is not always right. What is right is not always popular.” Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this sign was posted in my offices and/or at my desk when I worked in school safety departments.  It reflected my rather well known “political incorrectness” in speaking my mind and speaking the […]

School Emergency Preparedness: A Quote to Live By

Posted by on February 24, 2010

  By all accounts, the school and police response at Tuesday’s shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colorado, reflected their planning and preparedness efforts. This was heard time and time again in media interviews.  It was quite evident to those of us who advise school boards, superintendents, and school staff on school crisis planning, […]

Why School Security Fails

Posted by on February 22, 2010

  Three reasons why school security fails: “It can’t happen here.” “We can’t afford it.” “We don’t have the time to do all that.”   Submitted by:  Jack Martin, President of The Martin Group and retired Chief of School Police, Indianapolis Public Schools Ken Trump  Visit School Security Blog at: 

School Safety Quotes: On Motivational Speakers

Posted by on January 24, 2010

  “They make you laugh. They make you cry. And then they leave you wondering, ‘Why?’ All fluff, no stuff.”        Dr. Stephen Sroka, President, Health Education Consultants   Dr. Steve Sroka is an internationally experienced speaker and consultant on youth sex, drugs, and violence issues.  As a veteran health educator and crisis intervention expert, Steve shares a concern that many people […]