01 Dec: Senate Education Panel Advances Beach Measure To Ensure College Campus Security

TRENTON – The Senate Education Committee today gave its approval to legislation Senator Jim Beach sponsored to ensure that college and university campuses statewide are fully prepared to deal with emergency situations, including violent attacks and disease pandemics.

“A college campus is not necessarily an oasis of peace separated from the outside world,” said Beach (D-Camden). “No matter how high the walls may be or how high-tech the surveillance may be, we cannot be lulled into a false sense of security. Holes in security must be filled before an event occurs, not uncovered in the wake of a tragedy.”