Expert Blog: Security Insights

Security_Camera_2-150x150Now more than ever, top-notch physical and network security in schools is essential to student and staff well-being. A vigilant and proactive approach to security concerns, problems, and breaches is necessary when it comes to maintaining clean IT networks and incident-free schools.

To that effect, eSchool News has teamed up with Patrick Fiel, public safety adviser for ADT Security Services and a former executive director of school security for the Washington, D.C. Public School System, which included 163 urban schools. He also retired after 22 years of service in the Army Military Police Corps, where he had special assignments to the Pentagon, SHAPE/NATO headquarters (Belgium) and the West Point Military Academy. During his time with ADT, Fiel has conducted more than 100 television, radio, newspaper, and magazine interviews as a public and school safety expert. Fiel will provide his perspective and experience on a number of school security issues.

We hope his unique insight will help keep your district on top of the most current advances in school security, awareness, and emergency prevention.

–The Editors