Years ago, schools, libraries, and rec centers were the next safest places for kids to be outside of the home. They only cared about what was for lunch, who was at recess, getting homework done, and studying for tests. Today, times have changed and unfortunately, no place is completely safe anymore.
Since Dec. 15, 2012, when Adam Lanza opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, schools in the United States have seen at least one school shooting a week as well as innumerable physical and sexual assaults.
Whether it’s fighting, bullying, sexual assaults, or parents/students assaulting school personnel, there are many security threats happening with and to our students. Keeping our children safe in “kid spaces” has become and will continue to be our national obsession.
American Services and Protection can provide security on a variety of levels to public and private elementary, middle and high schools, libraries, rec centers and community spaces. Our experienced and caring staff are ready to help you create a realistic Campus Security Plan that provides your students, faculty, and visitors with a safe and secure environment that will fit within the tight budget constraints that educational institutions might face.
The privatization of security services at parks and other publicly owned spaces using concession agreements is growing rapidly. As state and local governments come under increasing budget pressures, private security providers can be an effective and economic solution for public authorities trying to keep community spaces open for the public.