Saturday, February 23, 2013
Administrators looking at possible security upgrades for district buildings
Cameras, among other security upgrades, may be coming to buildings in the Kent City Schools. Kent City Schools Superintendent Joseph Giancola said at a recent board meeting that he would like to see a camera posted at every entrance to the district's building, Ohio.com reports. The idea of adding cameras will be talked about at community forums in September and October, Recordpub.com reported. The district has about 4,000 students attending classes primarily in seven school buildings, excluding the Central Annex building. "As a board and as an administrative team, we will do whatever the community asks us," Giancola said, according to Recordpub.com.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Akron-Canton Airport security level unchanged following Osama bin Laden's death
Akron-Canton Airport officials say they’ll remain vigilant in their security measures in light of Osama bin Laden’s death. The airport’s security coordinator met with the Transportation Security Administration and Summit County Sheriff’s officials Monday morning to go over plans for safety, said Rick McQueen, president and CEO of the Akron-Canton Airport. “The key here for us is safety is our highest priority,” McQueen said. “With instances like this you always want to go back over your programs and try to make sure we’re all working at our highest level.” The airport’s security level remains unchanged.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Decision made after second armed robbery on campus this month
On the heels of a second armed robbery on campus this month, Kent State University on Monday announced extended hours for its free Security Escort Service. The change is in effect now through spring break, which begins March 19. The escort service – a program of the university’s Office of Safety and Security – is now available from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. every day, reported Emily Vincent, director of University Media Relations. Any student, faculty or staff member can call 330-672-7004 for an escort anywhere on campus. The escorts are provided by security aides, who are student employees that go through more than 100 hours of training before they are able to work security. That training, according to the university’s website, includes CPR, first…