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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2015/07

July 29, 2015

In this issue:

  • Protecting Houses of Worship: Many colleges and universities have houses of worship on their campuses. While often thought of as safe places, recent tragic events have shown that houses of worship can be targeted for violent acts and affected by disasters and emergencies. There are resources available to assist faith and community leaders, first responders, and emergency managers in decreasing risk and preparing for incidents such as active shooter situations, fires, tornados, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and arson. 
  • Training First Responders to Know the Signs of Autism Spectrum Disorder: This year we celebrate the 25th anniversary of theAmericans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The official anniversary, July 26, 2015, has just passed and it reminds us that all first responders - campus police, campus security, EMS, hospital personnel, etc. - need to be appropriately trained in how to work with those with disabilities.

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July 22, 2015

In this issue:

  • Local and Campus Law Enforcement Partnerships: This week is the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEA) 16th Annual Training Conference, "Campus Community Safety Partnerships for the 21st Century." One of the training sessions addressed effective partnerships between local police agencies and campus public safety agencies. These partnerships are vital to maintaining a safe environment, reducing crime and violence, and addressing and mitigating other issues of concern within your college or university campus and surrounding community.
  • The Neurobiology of Trauma: The neurobiology of trauma and its implications for victims of sexual assault and law enforcement investigations is an important and emerging field of study that continues to expand quickly. End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) has compiled some of the most requested neurobiology of trauma resources that are currently available.

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July 15, 2015

In this issue:

  • Free Federal Training Opportunities: The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is a partnership of seven nationally recognized organizations sponsored through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate. The consortium utilizes its expertise in academics, curriculum development, eLearning, and adult instructional techniques to produce DHS/FEMA-certified training courses to meet the needs of the emergency response community.
  • Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report Released: On July 9, 2015, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the annual Indicators of School Crime and Safety report. This is the 17th year this publication has been jointly produced by NCES, BJS, and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. Although the report focuses heavily on K-12 schools, there are key findings specifically focused on postsecondary campus safety and security.

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July 8, 2015

In this issue:

  • Promising Practices for Implementing the Clery Act and Title IX: The Practitioners' Discussion of Implementing Clery/Title IX reports are the result of two summits moderated by Chief Riseling and sponsored in partnership by the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the National Center for Campus Public Safety, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police University and College Police Section.
  • Managing External Relations and Off-Campus Conduct: Creating a safe community at your college or university involves managing external relations and off-campus conduct. Off-campus community issues such as loud parties and noise complaints, alcohol and drug abuse, and disorderly or violent student conduct cannot be reduced or resolved with a reactive approach alone. It is vital for campus public safety, local law enforcement, administrators, and other campus safety stakeholders to identify issues and work synergistically on a problem-oriented and proactive approach.

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July 01, 2015

In this issue:

  • Drones: Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, have increased in popularity among people of all ages, including college and university students, faculty, and staff for various recreational, research and business-related purposes. They are easily accessible and offered in several different shapes and sizes, from hand-held to life-sized. Drones have onboard computer and electronic control systems that range from simple to highly sophisticated, and include capabilities such as GPS navigation and high-quality video recording. 
  • Model Policy Materials on Evidence Retention, Disposition, and/or Removal: End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) has created a resource of model policy materials to provide municipal and college and university campus law enforcement guidance when developing policies and procedures for the retention, disposition, and/or removal of evidence. Recognizing that law enforcement agencies face unique challenges handling evidence in sexual assault cases, this document was created to ensure that evidence and property is properly stored and disposed of in a timely and lawful manner. 

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