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10 REASONS HPU STUDENTS LOVE CAMPUS SAFETY

Learning is best achieved in an environment where students and faculty are comfortable – that’s why safety is a top priority. It’s also why HPU has an expert team of security and transportation professionals – a team that’s dedicated to providing students with an inspiring, secure learning environment. The HPU campus is also equipped with […]

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Security chief receives international administrative excellence award

HIGH POINT, N.C., May 18, 2016 – Jeff Karpovich, CPP, CHPA, security chief and transportation director at High Point University, was selected by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators to receive the 2016 Award for Administrative Excellence. Karpovich will accept the award on June 25 at the organization’s annual conference in Phoenix. IACLEA […]

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HPU Officer named Officer of the Year

Security Officer Amber Kellam was recently named the Officer of the Year by the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators (NACSA) for her life-saving actions while responding to a medical emergency on campus. Kellam was the first officer on scene for an unknown medical assist call and discovered an unresponsive patient. She performed CPR on the […]

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Campus safety magazine announces director of the year finalists

Check out this year’s outstanding campus public safety, security and emergency management leaders and the effective policies, procedures and technologies they use to protect their organizations. Campus Safety Magazine January/February 2016 Issue Social Media Monitoring: The Pros and Cons of Gathering Online Intelligence By CS Staff · February 19, 2016 Congratulations to the finalists in […]

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VIDEO: Identifying Crime Risk Areas on Campus

High Point University made this video for the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators. By Zach Winn · February 5, 2016 Anyone in the field of campus security knows that all parts of every campus were not created equal. Certain areas of campus are more susceptible to crime than others for a variety of reasons. […]

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Campus Fire Fatalities Report Released by FEMA

The US Fire Administration, a division within FEMA, recently released a report analyzing fire statistics in University settings: “Campus Fire Fatalities in Residential Buildings (2000-2015)“. The statistics are staggering, and illustrate that many students have lost their lives unnecessarily due to a lack of individual fire safety and prevention and a lack of fire protective devices […]

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Jeff Karpovich: Keeping Students Safe in a Caring Environment

At High Point University in High Point, North Carolina, the tag line is “Every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.” The HPU Security, Transportation and Emergency Preparedness, and Safety Departments’ mission mirrors that of the university: “to provide service, promote safety, and protect assets in a caring manner,” says […]

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Profile in Excellence: Developing a High-Class Security Brand

Chief of Security and Transportation Jeff Karpovich stands outside one of the High Point University Welcome Centers, where a security officer meets and greets every person and vehicle coming onto the campus. Photo courtesy of Worth Canoy Every summer, the security team at High Point University completes a customer service module for professional development. Photo […]

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HPU Participates in County Emergency Exercise

Members of High Point University participated in a county-wide emergency exercise June 4, facilitated by the Guilford County Office of Emergency Management. The emergency exercise centered around a fictional hurricane making land-fall in North Carolina, causing widespread flooding, power outages and tornadoes. HPU staff members from various departments across campus tasked with a role in […]

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