Blog Archives

Dr. Ken Trump’s school safety, security, and emergency preparedness forecast for 2024

Posted by on January 2, 2024

The beginning of a new year is an excellent time to reflect on the prior year and ponder what the next year may bring. As in our personal lives, professional observations may vary and forecasts will often not pan out. But looking from the lens of others can add perspective and depth to our views […]

Are school safety advocates alarmists with a morbid life view?

Posted by on August 30, 2012

From time to time over the years, I will hear somone refer to myself and other school safety advocates as “alarmists” because we advocate for proactive school security and emergency preparedness planning. Pat Lamb, Director of School Safety & Operations for the Irving Independent School District in Texas, shared an article he wrote after someone told him he had a […]

Why adequate supervision is critical to good school safety

Posted by on December 26, 2011

A female is allegedly raped in a gym restroom.  A student is assaulted in a hallway during class change.  A stranger is found in an elementary school restroom. The first question raised by parents, the media and perhaps eventually lawyers is: “Was supervision adequate?” The answer to that question must be assessed on a case-by-case […]

School Safety Interview: Dr. Steve Sroka on School Violence Prevention – Part 2

Posted by on February 12, 2010

Yesterday’s interview with Dr. Steve Sroka (School Violence Prevention -Part One) focused on putting a human face on school safety.  Part Two of the interview continues below as Dr. Sroka shares his insights on taking a balanced and comprehensive approach to school safety. In the above interview, Dr. Sroka talks about: School safety programs must be balanced […]

School Safety Interview: Dr. Steve Sroka on School Violence Prevention – Part One

Posted by on February 11, 2010

Our first school safety video interview is with Dr. Steve Sroka, an international expert on school violence prevention and intervention, drug prevention, HIV, and teen sex issues. Dr. Sroka talks about a number of key concepts on school safety and violence prevention: Putting a human face on school safety Keeping school safety on the front […]