PROTECTION SERVICES FOR THE CAMPUS ENVIRONMENT
PalAmerican provides security officer services ranging from small satellite campuses to large urban universities. We understand that each facility presents its own unique set of challenges and cultural features, and so our selection process is tailored to fit your institution with the right security team.
Having helped to secure millions of students across North American, we recognize that campus risk factors can vary depending on the location and type of campus, as well as the layout and student body makeup. In order to maintain safety and security while supporting the learning environment, our security services focus on open-structured buildings, parking lots, vehicle threats, food-and-drink establishments, property theft risks, student misconduct, and campus property and trespasser threats.
CAMPUS SECURITY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Your post-secondary environment requires dedicated, well-trained professionals in order to secure students, staff, and visitors to your facilities.
- Roving patrol, including bike and mobile patrol
- Event support (such as sporting, fairs, rallies, and cultural events)
- Drug and bomb detection
- Role in special security issues, e.g., active shooter, campus violence
- Liaison with local law enforcement officials
- Role in campus safety and emergency planning
- Knowledge of the Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Understanding substance and alcohol abuse
- Effective, clear, and considerate communication with faculty, staff, and students
- Full learning and understanding of campus law, policies, and procedures
SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PLANNING FOR COLLEGES
Whenever we begin a new contract, we conduct a comprehensive security risk assessment before initiating formal security staff services. This assessment is multi-focused, with an emphasis on crime data, facility and staff security concerns, the layout of the facilities, and historical security concerns. This is one of the many ways we tailor our security program to your institution.
OFFICERS WHO UNDERSTAND CAMPUS SECURITY
Our esteemed screening, selection, and training process ensures that every officer is equipped and trained to handle anything they might encounter while patrolling your campus. From counter-terrorism training and prevention to events and activities, and even media training, our officers are prepared for any situation that may arise at your institution with a customer service-focused approach. We understand that colleges and universities are a place where students learn and make memories — and security should promote that environment. That is why our officers receive Mental Health First Aid or ASSIST training to support rather than enforce.
At PalAmerican Security, we take the time to understand the security challenges you face and help you develop an integrated program customized to address your individual situation. Contact us today to discuss your specific security requirements.