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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.



April 19, 2017

In this issue:

  • Diversity in Campus Safety: Effective recruitment, hiring, and retention processes are quintessential to establishing successful law enforcement agencies, including those on college and university campuses, staffed with qualified and service-oriented personnel to engage the community, develop collaborative problem-solving partnerships, demonstrate accountability, and build trust. The President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing identified increasing the diversity of the nation's law enforcement agencies as an important aspect in developing that trust.
  • New Release: Vicarious Trauma Toolkit: The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime has launched a first-of-its-kind online toolkit after four years of research, development, and pilot testing. The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit was developed with the understanding that those who respond to victims of sexual abuse, assist survivors of acts of terrorism and mass violence, fight fires that may have taken people's lives, or respond to shootings and other crime scenes face vicarious trauma from these situations.

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April 12, 2017

In this issue:

  • Free Customizable Online Training in Sexual Violence Prevention and Response: The State University of New York, in partnership with the City University of New York, launched an online training system, Sexual and Interpersonal Violence Prevention and Response Course, to assist colleges and universities in training students and staff in the prevention of sexual, interpersonal, and related violence.  Rather than a static video with one-size-fits-all content, this system allows and even demands customization and personalization by colleges, enabling students, faculty, staff, and institutional leaders to train each other.
  • The IACP's One Mind Campaign: The International Association of Chiefs of Police's, One Mind Campaign was developed to ensure "successful interactions between police officers and persons affected by mental illness."  Law enforcement agencies can join the campaign by taking the pledge and accepting the One Mind Challenge.

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April 5, 2017

In this issue:

  • New Communities of Color Toolkit Now Available: Last week the Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, announced the release of a new online toolkit, Bridging the Trust Gap Between Law Enforcement and Communities of Color.
  • April is Alcohol Awareness Month: The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. established Alcohol Awareness Month in 1987 "to help reduce the stigma so often associated with alcoholism by encouraging communities to reach out to the American public each April with information about alcohol, alcoholism and recovery.
  • Remembering Virginia Tech Ten Years Later: It's difficult to believe ten years have passed since the tragedy at Virginia Tech. On April 16, 2007, the nation mourned the loss of 32 students and faculty members, family, friends, and loved ones.

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March 29, 2017

In this issue:

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Distracted Driving Awareness Month draws attention to this national epidemic and empowers individuals to put safety first.
  • Safe Call Now: A Resource for All First Responders: Safe Call Now® is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide a confidential, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, emergency services personnel, and their family members nationwide. 

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March 22, 2017

In this issue:

  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week: National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) is being commemorated on April 2-8, 2017. Since 1981, NCVRW has been celebrated annually in April and is meant to bring communities together; educate the public about victimization and the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends, and the community; and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: This April marks the 16th annual observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year's theme, Engaging New Voices, developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, aims to involve four new audiences in sexual assault prevention efforts: members of Greek life, coaches, fathers, and faith leaders. 

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March 15, 2017

In this issue:

  • Body Worn Camera Considerations for Gender-Based Violence Incidents: Law enforcement agencies, including campus safety departments, have increasingly started using, or are considering the use of, body-worn cameras (BWCs). These cameras can enhance community trust and contribute to accountability, evidence collection, and transparency. 
  • Upcoming Officer Trainings from VALOR: Over the next several months, VALOR, an officer safety initiative, will be offering one of their on-site trainings in multiple locations and encourages sworn campus law enforcement officers to register. Officer Safety, Wellness, and Resiliency Training helps improve officer professionalism and safety by "reexamining essential skills that every law enforcement professional should possess."

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