Campus police discuss methods for identifying threats on Social Media

June 9, 2016

Social media is a common place for students to react to and discuss threats and concerns on campus, but it also contains information that is valuable to the identification and prevention of threats on campus. Emma Pettit of the Chronicle of Higher Ed discusses the different ways that campus police have utilized computer programs and partnerships to filter through the colossal number of public posts made available each day and identify potential threats to students on their campus. “You’re talking about quite a bit of data coming in,” explains Temple University’s Executive Director of Campus-Safety Services, Charles Leone. “We still have to find out the best ways to manage that.” Chronicle of Higher Education (Subscription Required)