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ASIS International Commends STOP School Violence Legislation

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Peggy O'Connor
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Leading association for security management professionals
celebrates step toward safer communities

Alexandria, VA (February 28, 2018)​​ASIS International, the leading association for security management professionals worldwide, today hailed passage of legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that will help increase school security by providing grant money for a variety of school safety measures. The bill, Students, Teachers, and Officers Preventing (STOP) School Violence Act of 2018 (H.R. 4909), authorizes up to $750 million in federal funding over ten years to help strengthen school security, including: training for school personnel, students, and law enforcement to prevent student violence; the development of anonymous reporting systems for threat of school violence; and the implementation of deterrent measures such as metal detectors, locks, lighting, and technology for expedited notification of law enforcement during an emergency. 

“ASIS is pleased to see the House move so quickly to address the need for increased security training and equipment in our schools,” says ASIS International Director of Government Relations Kristin Rubin. “The grant money directed by this bill is an important step toward ensuring safer and more secure communities across the nation.”

A companion bill, which shares bipartisan support, has been introduced in the Senate, S. 2495. ASIS International is drafting a letter of support to share with key Senate offices as they consider this important legislation. 

ASIS members will be updated as action is taken by the Senate. Please check the Government Relations section of the ASIS website for more information as it becomes available. 

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About ASIS International

Founded in 1955, ASIS International is the world's largest membership organization for security management professionals. With hundreds of chapters across the globe, ASIS is recognized as the premier source for learning, networking, standards, and research. Through its board certifications, award-winning Security Management magazine, and Global Security Exchange (formerly the Annual Seminar and Exhibits)—the most influential event in the profession—ASIS ensures its members and the security community have access to the intelligence and resources necessary to protect their people, property, and information assets.  Learn more about the work we do at www.asisonline.org.

 

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