Schools and Higher Education

Schools and Higher Education

Schools and institutions of higher education are increasingly a target for crime, terrorism and unrest. These environments require specific coverages in that their security plan should provide protections and a sense of safety for students, faculty, visitors and parents alike, but simultaneously exude an open and freeing learning environment.

WATCH GUARD 24/7 provides comprehensive, customized security plans to protect children and higher education students within educational environments. We will partner with you and create strategic plans to anticipate, oversee, respond, and react to any security threats that may arise. We have crafted customized training programs and stringent onboarding processes to bring a higher level of security to your important institution. We believe that highly trained and properly chosen security personnel as well as comprehensive communications, support and attention to detail are vital components to sustaining a safe, consistent and effective educational security guarding program.

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.

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.