Death in The Classroom

A multiracial group of seven school children and their teacher doing a practice drill, sheltering in place, sitting on the floor in a corner of their classroom.

By Lt. Joseph Pangaro, CSO, CPM    In the days since Sandy Hook school attack, where babies were slaughtered in their classrooms by a mentally ill person, and the attack on the Uvalde School, and the Covenant School, we have talked more about school safety and security than ever before. Many school districts have made… Continue reading Death in The Classroom

Understanding the Kill List- For Schools and Law Enforcement

By Lt. Joseph Pangaro, CSO, CPM A Kill List definition:  A list of the names of people a person intends or desires to kill. We often see “Kill Lists” discussed about a school shooting. In the course of the investigation after an active shooter attack has taken place the law enforcement agency will often find… Continue reading Understanding the Kill List- For Schools and Law Enforcement

NAPCO Security Technologies Class

Lt Joseph Pangaro on the Big Stage at GSX talking about the safety and security of any location.  https://youtu.be/cbb8SiMwqxA?si=kzWs0SLIyTSfCaxa

Protests on Campus – Preparing for Before, During and After

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By Lt. Joseph Pangaro, CSO, CPM   Protests on campuses are nothing new, they have been with us for generations. What is different now is the recent uptick in the violence we see during a protest. Social changes, political changes, world events, and other trends in societal norms, beliefs, and attitudes combined with the stress… Continue reading Protests on Campus – Preparing for Before, During and After

Holiday Safety

Woman's hand holding Christmas gifts in a shopping mall

By Joseph Pangaro CSO, CPM As the holiday season approaches, we can find ourselves distracted by all the details of shopping, holiday parties, decorating, and seeing friends and family. These details can be a source of joy or exhaustion depending on your personality. What we must keep in mind is that there are a lot… Continue reading Holiday Safety

Healthcare Facilities Can be Dangerous: Creating a Safe and Secure Environment

By Joseph Pangaro CPM, CSO When we look at the increasing incidents of violence in our country, we naturally look at our schools and businesses. Each has suffered numerous active shooter attacks and assaults on employees over the years, but there are other locations where staff, customers, and visitors are assaulted and killed that we… Continue reading Healthcare Facilities Can be Dangerous: Creating a Safe and Secure Environment

Safety and Security in Your Facility, Now More Than Ever

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The safety and security of any facility is always an important topic for any school, business, religious facility, or any other place that people gather. With the recent spike in threats worldwide based on activities and terror attacks across the globe we must all take a minute to insure we  are prepared. The FBI has… Continue reading Safety and Security in Your Facility, Now More Than Ever

Assessing Risk and Planning for After-Hours and Weekend Events on Your School, College, or University Campus

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Hazing in the Locker Room

Schoolchildren cruel boys filming on the phone torturing bullying their classmate in school hall. Puberty difficult age

From the time many of us can walk we engage in competitive activities; it’s part of our human nature. We all compete in one way or another starting with seeking the attention of our parents. If you have siblings, you know the feeling of trying to edge out a brother or sister in an argument… Continue reading Hazing in the Locker Room

10 School Security Improvements Every District Needs