Virtual Summit Poll Results: When is the Last Time You Updated Your Emergency Operations Plan?

In Session 2 of the Campus Security & Life Safety Virtual Summit, speakers Paul Timm and Kevin Wren spoke about security management planning in light of recent active shooter events in schools. They posed a question to the audience: “When is the last time you updated your Emergency Operations Plan?”

The results are in! Out of 99 respondents, the largest portion (40.4%) said that the plans were updated within the last six months. Another 27.3% answered within the last year. 25.3% said that it’s been a while, and the remaining 7.1% were “too embarrassed to say.”

Timm and Wren discussed taking a proactive approach to effective emergency preparedness, as well as the key elements to that approach. Click here for the free, on-demand video recording of the entire Virtual Summit—including Session 1, “Monitoring Campus Environments,” and Session 3, “Hottest Third-Party Solutions.”


About the Author

Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning and Campus Security and Life Safety. He can be reached at


  • Convergint Gives Back Globally, Celebrates 23rd Annual Social Responsibility Day

    Today, Convergint celebrates its 23rd Annual Convergint Social Responsibility Day, as nearly 10,000 colleagues across 220 global locations have the opportunity to spend the workday giving back to their local communities. This year’s efforts have resulted in a total payroll donation of more than $3 million and more than $500,000 in labor and equipment donations from Convergint colleagues, partners, and families. Additionally, 400 colleagues and partners will help complete the company’s largest STEP Up project to-date for the Douglas County School District in Castle Rock, Colorado. Read Now

  • 2024 Secure Campus Award Winners Announced

    Campus Security Today is pleased to announce the 2024 Secure Campus Award winners. Twenty-six companies are being recognized this year for products that help keep education and business campuses safe. Read Now

  • Making Safety and Security Intrinsic to School Design

    Public anxieties about school safety are escalating across the country. According to a 2023 Gallup report, 44% of parents fear for their child’s physical safety at school, a 10 percentage-point increase since 2019. Unfortunately, these fears are likely to increase if the incidence of school tragedies continues to mount. As a result, school leaders are now charged with two non-negotiable responsibilities. The first, as always, is to ensure kids have what they need to learn, grow, and thrive. Sadly, their second responsibility is to keep the children in their care safe from threats and physical danger. Read Now

  • Unlocking Peace of Mind

    In a perfect world, every school would have an unlimited budget to help secure their schools. In reality, schools must prioritize what budget they have while navigating the complexities surrounding school security and lockdown Read Now