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Nunnally named Florence One’s director of security and school safety

August 28, 2018

FLORENCE, S.C. − Douglas Nunnally, Florence One Schools’ new director of security and school safety, began his work on Monday in the district.

The director position is a new role within the district. Nunnally will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive school safety program to increase school security across Florence One and monitor the school resource officer programs with local law enforcement agencies.

According to Nunnally, his first focus will be assessing each school’s security measures in the district and working with Superintendent Richard O’Malley to improve the schools.

Nunnally said he wants to ensure each school has adequate security cameras, intrusion alarms and access control systems. He also said he wants to implement hands-on training for teachers.

“I want to make this the safest district in the state,” Nunnally said.

Nunnally said the superintendent and school board will lead the initiative on security, and he will work on the implementation of the initiatives.

Florence One created the director of security and school safety position in an effort to achieve the district’s priorities of providing a safe educational space. O’Malley said he wanted to reorganize positions to reflect that security is Florence One’s No. 1 priority.

“We want to make sure that when we are asked about our priorities, our organization reflects those priorities,” O’Malley said.

O’Malley said he wants to see the district establish a better working relationship with local law enforcement agencies, create uniform security protocols and drills that are practiced once a month and use Nunnally’s experience in law enforcement to upgrade the district’s security measures.

Nunnally has worked in law enforcement and security for more than 20 years. He has worked with the U.S. Secret Service in positions such as the director of safety and security, the chief of security operations and a federal police officer.

In addition to his time with the Secret Service, Nunnally worked for more than five years as an independent contractor providing security and emergency management consultation for companies and organizations, such as Florence-Darlington Technical College, Colleton River Plantation Club in Bluffton and Johnson and Wales University in North Miami, Fla.

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