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Most campuses have emergency plans in place, survey finds

The 2008 National Campus Safety and Security Project survey found that most colleges have campus-wide emergency plans that meet minimum standards but warned that just 30% of campuses have a “business continuity plan” detailing what they should do if a calamity seriously disrupts campus operations.

The survey also pointed out that those schools least likely to field their own police departments (such as independents and two-year colleges) were also less likely to have “mutual aid agreements” with local law enforcement or other agencies to share resources in the case of an emergency.

However, survey sponsors cautioned that due to a low response rate to the survey–just 16%–the results should be considered “more exploratory” than definitive.

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