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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot

The Weekly Snapshot, our electronic bulletin, features timely resources and information for campus communities, public safety and emergency management officials, and law enforcement officers. The bulletin includes reports and studies issued from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and professional associations on topics such as sexual assault, mental health, travel and study abroad safety, community relations, harassment, and emergency preparedness. In addition, the Weekly Snapshot provides information on national monthly observances and campaign organization, legislative updates, federal awareness bulletins, and information on upcoming events and professional training opportunities. Anyone may subscribe to this email communication, along with other NCCPS notifications, by joining our mailing list.

We have compiled our past Weekly Snapshot articles into one easily accessible and searchable location, the Weekly Snapshot Directory. This directory will be updated monthly.



February 15, 2017

In this issue:

  • Protest Preparation and Response Training:  A fundamental role of law enforcement, including campus police and security, is to protect the rights of all people to assemble, demonstrate, protest, or rally. In turn, law enforcement also has the responsibility to safeguard public safety by protecting the lives and property of all individuals.
  • NCCPS Free Webinars: February and March Registrations Open: The NCCPS free webinar series, Campus Public Safety Online, currently has two offerings open for registration: Social Media's Role in Campus Safety: What, Why, and What Now? and Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row . We encourage registrants to sign up groups if more than one person would like to attend, as these webinars are ideal for multiple participants from one institution or organization.

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February 8, 2017

In this issue:

  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (#teenDVmonth) is observed every year in the United States during the month of February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines teen dating violence as "the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking."
  • White Paper: Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiatives and Non-investigative Kits: Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women released a white paper entitled Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiatives and Non-investigative Kits. This position paper offers guidance on the storage of evidence in non-investigative sexual assault cases, or cases where a sexual assault kit was collected and the victim did not choose to report to law enforcement and did not consent to its submission.

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February 1, 2017

In this issue:

  • 2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Topics/Scenario Nominations: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning the 2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for institutions of higher education. The overall event seeks to enhance knowledge of emergency operations planning, allows participants to improve their own performance, and identifies opportunities to improve capabilities to respond to real events.
  • Resource Available for IHEs to Address Harmful and Underage Drinking on Campuses: CollegeAIM, the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix, is designed to help institutions of higher education make research-based decisions on which intervention strategies are best to help their campuses address alcohol-related problems.
  • NCCPS Campus Carry Forum Report Coming This Spring: It is essential to campus safety efforts that there is a vehicle for identifying emerging public safety and emergency management challenges and potential solutions. To this end, we serve as a national resource for addressing critical issues in campus public safety through the facilitation of emerging issues forums that convene subject matter experts, practitioners, relevant professional association members, and representatives from government agencies. 

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January 25, 2017

In this issue:

  • IACP Releases Four-Part Domestic Violence Training Video for Law Enforcement: Domestic violence calls can be chaotic and dangerous for all involved - the victims, children and others present, and first responders. The purpose of the training video is to present information regarding the complexities of domestic violence, strategies for effective investigations, and ways law enforcement and their partners can effectively respond to victims and hold perpetrators accountable.
  • National Seasonal Preparedness Calendar Now Available: The National Seasonal Preparedness Messaging Calendar is now available for 2017. The calendar, developed by FEMA  and released annually, highlights monthly observances and provides key messages for each month.

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January 18, 2017

In this issue:

  • NCCPS Partners on See Something, Say Something: We are partnering with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to help raise public awareness of the indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crimes through the " If You See Something, Say Something™" campaign. Colleges and universities can join this effort by encouraging students, faculty, and staff to take "The Challenge," which involves interactive, online videos that are intended to test a viewer's ability to spot suspicious activity.
  • OVW Grant Opportunity for Campuses: Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women posted the grant opportunity, FY 2017 Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking on Campus Program. The Campus Program encourages a comprehensive coordinated community approach that enhances victim safety, provides services for victims, and supports efforts to hold offenders accountable.

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January 11, 2017

In this issue:

  • January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month: President Obama proclaimed January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Trafficking in persons, also known as "human trafficking' and "modern slavery," is an umbrella term for the recruiting, harboring, transporting, providing, or obtaining of a person for compelled labor or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud, or coercion. 
  • White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Releases Final Report: On Thursday, January 5, 2017, the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault presented its second and final report at the It's On Us Summit, which brought together student leaders, campus, community, business and media partners, and federal colleagues.

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