Legislation May Lead to Security Jobs Within Schools
According to security experts, the recent shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. will likely spur fundamental changes to school security in the future. An article for the website SecurityInfoWatch.com titled Conn. shooting to impact school security nationwide indicates that there will be many requests for immediate increases in security manpower in schools across the nation.
Paul Timm, who serves as president of Illinois-based school security consulting firm RETA Security, concedes that the reality of this will be in question when schools are faced with budget shortfalls. The article goes on to state:
“According to Timm, this shooting is likely [to] spur lawmakers into reallocating or increasing funding for several grant programs that had been scaled back in recent years: The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education which provides funds to schools to establish emergency management plans, and the COPS Secure Our Schools (SOS) grants from the U.S. Department of Justice that gives funds to state and local governments to improve school safety.”
If increased funding for schools comes to pass, school Security jobs may increase across the board from school resource officers posted in schools to district-wide security managment executives. The scope extends beyond just placing a security guard in each school. School districts and universities will want to take a multi-pronged approach that requires extensive expertise in school security.
Now is the time to get your resume updated to include your experience in the school security management niche or to get the background you need to place yourself in a position to secure a new career opportunity from the increase in school security jobs should legislation and funding move forward.
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