Virginia College Representatives Meet At Campus Security Conference

August 13, 2007

College and University representatives from across Virginia gathered in Richmond Monday for a campus security conference.

Governor Tim Kaine set up conference to discuss the best way for schools to respond during emergencies. The conference comes in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings.

Kaine said schools need to have "security solutions that will account for every possibility."

Panels meeting throughout the day were discussing the relationships between schools and their communities, the importance of inter-campus coordination when preparing for and responding to emergencies, campus emergency alert systems and crime prevention techniques.

Vendors were also on hand to show off the latest advancements in security systems and crisis management. Kaine said colleges have done a good job addressing safety concerns since the Virginia Tech shootings.

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