BOSTON, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TSG Solutions, Inc. ('TSG') announced today the company was recently awarded a contract by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE) to provide consulting services for the newly developed Massachusetts Task Force on Campus Safety and Violence. TSG will assist the Task Force in developing a survey designed to assess existing policies and practices on campus safety and violence prevention in the Commonwealth. The survey will be distributed to each of the public higher education institutions under DHE, which serves 290,000 students annually, and consists of fifteen Community Colleges, nine State Universities, and the five campuses of the University of Massachusetts (UMass).
TSG will also conduct a research study on national best practices in this area. The survey and research results will be analyzed to develop key findings and make recommendations to help enhance public and private higher education institutions' efforts to properly identify, prevent, report, and respond to campus violence, with a special focus on campus sexual violence and emerging technologies. The result will be an actionable and realistic strategic plan to address these critical issues facing campuses throughout the State.
"The safety and security of students, faculty and staff is our single highest priority, as the ability to teach and learn is inseparable from the maintenance of a safe learning environment," said Carlos E. Santiago, Massachusetts Commissioner of Higher Education. "We are very pleased to be working with TSG Solutions, Inc. to assess our campus procedures and develop recommendations that will improve our capabilities in this area."
"Safety and security, and in particular sexual violence, are a serious concern on campuses throughout the nation," said TSG's Amanda Botelho, Senior Security Consultant and TSG's Project Manager for this activity. "TSG is honored to be chosen to support Massachusetts DHE in conducting this important work and we will work closely with the Task Force to achieve their goals." For this engagement, TSG has added an additional layer of subject matter expertise by partnering with Kayyem Solutions, LLC, Jenn Davis, LLC, and Campus Safety Associates, LLC.
"TSG's core business is focused on enhancing campus safety and security," said Dianna Granum, TSG President and Chief Operating Officer. "Award of this contract builds on our over a decade of work for institutions of higher education in the state of Massachusetts. We are very pleased to be working with the Task Force and our esteemed partners on this activity."
TSG Solutions, Inc., with offices in California and Massachusetts, was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to providing exceptional services and solutions to enhance customer security, preparedness and operations. TSG Solutions' capabilities include Risk Management and Security Consulting, Geospatial Information Systems for Incident Response and Training, and Technical Services support for military C4ISR communications networks and platforms.
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