Schools and Higher Education

Schools and Higher Education

Schools and institutions of higher education are targets for crime, terrorism, and unrest. These environments require security plans that provide protections and a sense of safety among students, faculty, visitors and parents alike, while still maintaining an open and free learning environment.

WATCH GUARD 24/7 provides comprehensive, customized security plans to protect children and higher education students. We will partner with you and create strategic plans to anticipate, oversee, respond, and react to any security threats that may arise. From the careful selection of security personnel, to our extensive training programs and stringent onboarding processes, as well as comprehensive communications, outstanding support and attention to detail, we’re with you every step of the way to deliver the absolute highest level of security possible to your campus community.

We provide both armed and unarmed security officers. Our security officers are highly trained, and if armed, active or retired members of law enforcement. Our team understands the importance of security within educational environments and has the knowledge and skills necessary to protect students, faculty members, and assets.

CONTACT US TODAY in the form below for more information on how we can provide you with professional, customized security services for your school or campus. Let us worry about your school’s security so you can focus on what matters, your students.

WATCH GUARD 24/7 provides an array of protective services for K-12 schools and higher education. 

We work closely with staff administrators and local law enforcement to provide you with a customized security solution for your student population, staff and specific environment.

Our Security Services for Educational Institutions Include:

  • Armed and Unarmed Security Officers
  • School/Campus Security Officers
  • Access Control
  • Fire and Life Safety Directors
  • Fire Guards (all certifications)
  • Campus Roving and Vehicle Patrols
  • Emergency Response
  • Active Shooter Training
  • Clery Act Support
  • Evacuations
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Special Event Security
  • Student and Faculty Escort
  • Site and Risk Assessments
  • Temperature Scanners
  • Social Distance Enforcement Officers
  • Crowd Control
  • 24/7 Command Center
  • Field Inspectors off-hour visits to enhance oversight and quality assurance
  • Security Guard Booths
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Real-Time Touring Systems
  • Compliance as per Fire Department and Department of Buildings regulations


Educational Resources

Download: K-12 School Security Guide 2nd Ed. (2018)

Download: DOE Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting


The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires postsecondary institutions to provide timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees and to make public their campus security policies. It also requires that crime data be collected, reported, and disseminated to the campus community and to the Department annually. The Clery Act is intended to provide students and their families with accurate, complete, and timely information about safety on campuses so that they can make informed decisions. Such disclosures are permitted under FERPA. The following Web site provides more information about these and other provisions about campus safety: html.