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September 25 2014 News Articles

Report Confirms Active Shooter Incidents Becoming More Frequent

Yesterday, the FBI released a study of 160 active shooter incidents that took place in the US between 2000 and 2013, including the tragedies at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Virginia Tech. The primary purpose of the study is to "provide our law enforcement partners-normally the first


September 19 2014 News Articles

Public Awareness Campaign Result of Sexual Assault Task Force

On Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced a new, branded campaign, "It's On Us", to advance the goal of preventing sexual assault on college campuses. The overall goal of the public awareness campaign is to enlist the help of all campus community members, but


September 16 2014 News Articles

Hazing Prevention Week and Resources

September 22-26, 2014 is National Hazing Prevention Week. HazingPrevention.Org, a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, defines hazing as, “any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and


September 16 2014 News Releases

Margolis Healy Names Kim Vansell to Lead the National Center for Campus Public Safety

Richmond, VT — Margolis Healy, a leading campus safety, security, and regulatory compliance firm for higher education and private and public K-12 school systems, has named Kim Vansell the inaugural Director of the National Center for Campus Public Safety (National Center). Chief Vansell


September 10 2014 News Articles

Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Whether you are a campus public safety or law enforcement official, National Preparedness Month is an appropriate time to consider promoting awareness and prevention of extremist or terroristic violence. The following resources, tips and general information regarding extremism and


September 03 2014 News Articles

Preventing School Rampage Attacks and Considerations for Directed Assault Prevention

Though there is little information available on prevented targeted violence at schools, the 2013 dissertation, Case Study of a Prevented School Rampage Attack at a Rural-Suburban High School, may assist in informing school leaders about rampage attacks. The dissertation, authored by Dr.


September 03 2014 News Articles

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Around Campuses

Now that many institutions of higher education are back in session for the fall semester, streets and sidewalks have become crowded with bustling pedestrian traffic. Whether you are walking, riding, or driving, it is important to maintain situational awareness and remember that safety

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