Security guards are part of the front line defenders of health and bodily safety. During the covid-19 pandemic, security officers are near the level of criticality of doctors and nurses. For pre-school, elementary, middle school, high school and university campuses security guards are the defense line between intended harm against students, staff and valuable public or private property. For many people who have been in dangerous situations, security guards putting their lives on the line to intervene and stop threatening or dangerous people; they’re heroes. While security guards are icons of protection, they’re often not as appreciated as they should be.
Schools are a laboratory of security. If anything can be tested for security procedures, philosophies and methodologies it is at schools. Terribly, schools are targets for harm every month or so. So the security guards for schools, as we at WWPro provide, are to be commended for their service.
Such an appreciative shout-out recently came from a kindergartner in Arkansas who dressed up as his school’s security officer on the day when students were asked to dress as their favorite person. Easton Blocker dressed with the security guard look of Jeffery Cross of who works at an elementary school near Little Rock. By the way, he is an armed security officer, and it is the first year the school district there had armed security officers.