School Security: How To Build And Strengthen A School Safety Program by Paul Timm

School Security: How To Build And Strengthen A School Safety Program

byPaul TimmEditorPaul Timm

Paperback | September 12, 2014

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It seems that every day there's a new story about a security lapse, emergency lock-down, or violent act taking place at a school somewhere in the United States. Today it's simply inexcusable not to have adequate security measures in place regardless of how safe you think your community may be. InSchool Security, author Paul Timm, a nationally acclaimed school security expert, explains how to make your institution a safer place to learn with easy-to-follow steps.

Throughout the book, Timm emphasizes a proactive rather than reactive approach to school security. Readers are introduced to basic loss prevention and safety concepts, including how to communicate safety information to students and staff, how to raise security awareness, and how to prepare for emergencies. The book discusses how to positively influence student behavior, lead staff training programs, and write sound security policies. An entire chapter is dedicated to describing what school security resources are available for follow-up reading and further training.School Securityisn t just a book for security professionals: it helps people without formal security training namely, educators and school administrators effectively address school risk.



  • Serves as a comprehensive guide for building an effective security program at little or no cost.
  • Covers fundamental crime prevention concepts, making it suitable for both school security professionals and educators with no formal security training.
  • Addresses the risks commonly facing school administrators today, from access control to social media.
  • Takes a holistic approach to school security rather than focusing on a particular threat or event.

About The Author

Paul Timm is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), president of RETA Security, Inc., and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National...
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Title:School Security: How To Build And Strengthen A School Safety ProgramFormat:PaperbackDimensions:228 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:September 12, 2014Publisher:Butterworth (trade)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:0124078117

ISBN - 13:9780124078116

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: What Is School Security?

Chapter 2: How Safe Is Your School?

Chapter 3: Developing a Plan

Chapter 4: Securing Your Environment

Chapter 5: Influencing Behavior

Chapter 6: Preparing Your People

Chapter 7: Managing Emergencies

Chapter 8: Tackling Social Media Risks

Chapter 9: School Security Resources and Conclusion

Editorial Reviews

"...does a commendable job of walking the readers through several concepts and challenges, but also proposes an approach and techniques to overcome these challenges. The author...does a proficient job of sharing his vast knowledge."--Hakin9, Issue 01-15 "... could be used by anyone interested in this contemporary and challenging issue,...as the principles and concepts are explained in understandable terms using plain language and illuminating photographs."--Security Management (print and online), January 2015 "Timm, author of the upcoming book 'School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program,' believes the data is skewed because of underreporting of crimes by schools, which he says has been going on for years." --SecurityInfoWatch.com, June 2014