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The Dangers of Undetectable Weapons

By Daniel Scorza

Undetectable weapons like the nylon fiber knife are often overlooked by police because they are intended to bypass metal detectors and security wands. However, these knives are just as capable as their metal cousins of causing great bodily harm and even death. Police must be aware of these types of weapons and enhance their security screening techniques.

Law Enforcement’s Role in Effective Policies to Defend Schools Against Violent Attacks

Schools present a vulnerable target to armed violence, making up nearly a quarter of active shooter incidents. While local law enforcement is uniquely organized and capable of providing the necessary resources to deter violent attacks in schools and respond to violence when it occurs, arguments for faculty arming have validity when compared to alternatives. AMU graduate student Ron Dahart writes about the importance of having a layered security approach to preparedness and response to armed attackers on school grounds. If arming faculty is deemed necessary, here are the guidelines and best practices that schools must incorporate into their policy.