Colleges take a proactive
approach to campus security
ed Miller does not take security lightly. As director of campus
safety and emergency management at the Des Moines Area
Community College (DMACC), any threat requires serious
BY DARRYL TAFT
Miller’s diligence paid off early this
school year when DMACC’s marketing
department flagged a Twitter post from
a student who claimed he wanted to
“shoot up” the campus and asked others
to join him.
DMACC marketing officials encoun-
tered the tweet while using a social
media search engine called Radian6
to monitor mentions of the college on
social media websites and contacted
the college’s public safety department.
Miller’s security team immediately
notified local police.