ASIS Wants Vegas-Area Schools to Think about Security

ASIS International announced last week that it's throwing a bone to Las Vegas schools for security improvements. The organization is holding its School Security Funding Competition, and is giving the chance for each of the 326 schools in the Clark County School District (the county where Las Vegas sits) the chance to compete for the $20,000 funding that the competition makes available.

This is the fourth annual competition, and the Clark County schools are being specifically targeted due in large part to the forthcoming ASIS International Seminars and Exhibits tradeshow that will be held in Las Vegas this coming September 24-27.

To enter the competition, the schools respond to security concerns with a number of short essays that discuss their individual school security concerns, how those security issues could affect all school users. The intention is to get school leaders to take the time to think seriously about security in the educational environment.

To judge the entries, ASIS is creating a committee of security professionals from its Las Vegas chapter mixed with local police and administrators from the school district. The winning school and principal will be recognized with $20,000 to enhance security (can be used for both training and equipment) and at an awards luncheon during the ASIS Seminar and Exhibits show in September.

Submissions will need to be received by April 27; entries can be sent to: School Security Funding Competition, ASIS International, 1625 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314.