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National Center for Campus Public Safety

News Articles

News articles are an integral part of our website. They provide resources, breaking news, expanded information from our Weekly Snapshot, and general campus safety and security information for visitors to our website. Visit regularly to keep up to date on the latest news or join our mailing list to stay informed.


October 01 2015

Update on Shooting at Umpqua Community College

October 01, 2015: Earlier today, there was an active shooter incident at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. The incident is no longer active (3:00pm EST), but several were wounded or fatally injured. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the Umpqua CC… READ MORE


September 23 2015

White House Task Force Releases New Resources for Campus Communities

The White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault released two new resources for campus community members and health practitioners on Thursday, September 17th to help prevent and respond to sexual violence on campus. The release of these… READ MORE


July 31 2015

Office of Postsecondary Education Summarizes Final VAWA/Clery Regulations

On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, the Department of Education (ED), Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE) released a new Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) entitled, Implementation of the VAWA Final Regulations (PDF). This letter summarizes the Final… READ MORE


June 22 2015

JIB Issued: Recent Incidents By US-Based ISIL Supporters Underscore Threat to Law Enforcement

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) have released a joint intelligence bulletin (JIB) entitled: (U//FOUO) Recent Incidents By US-Based ISIL Supporters… READ MORE


June 10 2015

Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) Functioning and Effectiveness

Many campuses across the nation utilize a victim-centered sexual assault response team (SART). SARTs are community-wide multidisciplinary groups of individuals working synergistically to provide support and resources to survivors of sexual assault.   The… READ MORE


June 03 2015

Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Resources to Help Sworn and Non-Sworn Departments

The use of body-worn cameras is becoming more prevalent among law enforcement officers and campus security officers can use the technology as well. In its report to the president, the Task Force on 21st Century Policing indicated technologies like… READ MORE


May 20 2015

Training and Exercise Opportunities for Campus Emergency Management Practitioners

Emergency preparedness is an important part of campus safety and includes planning, training and exercising. Training for members of the college community who may be assigned specific roles in an emergency is essential to ensure they have the skills and… READ MORE


April 29 2015

Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education Releases New Title IX Coordinators Guidance

On Friday, April 24, 2015, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), US Department of Education (ED), released three new guidance documents for Title IX coordinators. The documents apply to all school districts (K-12), colleges and universities receiving Federal… READ MORE


March 19 2015

The Hunting Ground Film

The newly released The Hunting Ground documentary film depicts the issue of sexual assault at U.S. institutions of higher education, and the devastating toll these crimes have on victims and their loved ones. The film, an exposé that features… READ MORE


March 11 2015

Integrating Crime Victims’ Issues Into College and University Curricula

When it comes to the care and support of victims, everyone has a role to play.  Campus law enforcement working cooperatively with other university departments and community providers can have significant impact on the appropriate response to… READ MORE



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