You are a school safety and security expert making a presentation to the school administration as to the safety of their school.
- Research the various layers of security available for schools.
- Select a local elementary, middle, high school, or college in your area.
- Visit the school to evaluate/assess its physical security.
- Identify soft and hard targets.
- (First conduct research to define what a soft and a hard target is.)
- (Include the perimeter of the school, the structure/building. If a large school (such as MDC), focus on one building and one classroom.)
- Describe the types of security measures (layers) currently used at the school.
- What types of crime is the school susceptible to?
- (What common types of crime happen at these schools around the country? What can be done to minimize the crimes?)
- Provide statistics on the crimes that have occurred in the past year (or most current data) at this school (e.g., MDPSP or college data [Clery Act] [See Course Resources/Research Articles & Links]).
- What policies are in place to protect students and faculty?
- (Conduct research on this. Most schools provide this information online.)
- What recommendations would you make to improve the security at the school both physically and policy-wise?
SCHOOLS YOU CAN PICK FROM
Ethel Koger Beckham Elementary School
Florida International University
- Length: 25-27 slides
- Separate cover slide
- Separate references slide
- Do not to overcrowd your slides with information.
- Be thorough, but also be concise.
- Use bullet points to highlight main points.
- If you use graphics, be sure to condense them, so your presentation is not too large.
- PowerPoint does not require that you write full sentences or paragraphs; in fact, this will detract from your presentation.
- Your ideas must flow logically and your points should be presented in a consistent format.
- Check your spelling and use standard American English.
- Consult at least three (3) SCHOLARLY sources in preparing your presentation. (The last slide should be a “References” slide; follow APA format.
- For all course work submitted or posted, students must cite all sources of information whereas I can retrieve a copy of the source to verify it. If a book is used, the student must include the page number of where the information was taken.
- Students should not use sources that are more than 10 years old.
- If the professor is not able to retrieve the information, it will not be considered as a source and or the information will be assumed to be plagiarized.