SIA supports school security initiatives in letter to Obama

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md.—Jay Hauhn, chairman of the board of directors for the Security Industry Association, sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging “a comprehensive solution” concerning security in the nation’s schools, according to a statement from SIA.

In the letter, Hauhn affirmed SIA’s commitment to working with the administration, Congress, law enforcement and the education community to develop public policy solutions that may help avert another crisis like the one that occurred in Newtown, Conn.

"We understand that school safety is a complicated problem requiring input and expertise from various components of the private and public sectors," Hauhn said in the statement. "A comprehensive solution to secured schools must foster collaboration across many sectors."

SIA plans to announce a committee of experts that will share its technical expertise with the administration and Congress as they work to implement new school security initiatives, according to the statement.