Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2015/11
November 25, 2015
In this issue:
- Holiday Season Health and Safety: This time of year can be busy and stressful, but also a time to enjoy and celebrate traditions with loved ones. Many students, faculty, staff, and other community members travel to be with their friends or families for the holidays. The following tips and resources may be used to help you and your community prepare for the holidays, travel, and winter weather.
- Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage and High-risk Drinking: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responsible for leading public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
November 18, 2015
In this issue:
- Suspicious Activity Detection and Information Sharing: Fusion centers, collaborative efforts of two or more agencies that provide resources, expertise and information to the center with the goal of maximizing their ability to detect, prevent, investigate, and respond to criminal and terrorist activity, were first established in 2004 and 2005 in different states using various local, state and federal funds.
- "If You See Something, Say Something": An essential component of campus public safety is e ncouraging your community to be aware of their surroundings and report any suspicious activity. The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with U.S. Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI) launched the "If You See Something, Say Something" campaign in July 2010, with the goal of training state and local law enforcement to recognize behaviors and indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime.
- Emergency Communications Governance Resources: In recent years, we have seen the emergence of new technologies, such as broadband services, powerful mobile applications, and social media, that enable us to communicate and share information during emergencies. These new technologies, coupled with the modernization and evolution of public safety communications networks, devices, and information systems, have presented both opportunities and challenges for those involved in emergency communications.
November 11, 2015
In this issue:
- Weekly Snapshot Directory: Each week, we distribute the Weekly Snapshot publication you're reading now that features timely campus safety, law enforcement, and emergency management information and resources on a wide array of topics such as active threat, sexual and gender violence, behavioral threat assessment, Clery and Title IX, emergency preparedness, and community relations.
- NCCPS Webinar Recap: Managing External Relationships and Off-Campus Conduct: On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, we welcomed John Venuti, Assistant Vice President for Public Safety and Chief of Police at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and members of his staff to present on their ongoing success managing external relationships in and around their large and growing urban-centralized campus.
November 4, 2015
In this issue:
- Behavioral Threat Assessment: Whether rural or urban, large or small, private or public, community/technical or four-year traditional, many higher education institutions have one or more teams with a purpose of identifying and intervening with students, faculty and staff who may pose a threat to themselves or others. These multi-disciplinary groups are trained in threat assessment and threat management and go by names such as Threat Assessment Teams, Behavioral Intervention Teams, or Case Management Teams. These campus teams have the ability to identify and monitor students whose behaviors may be troubling allowing an opportunity to engage them sooner rather than later, so that they can receive needed referrals or other appropriate assistance and treatment.
- Celebrating 25 Years with the Clery Center: On Friday, November 13, 2015, the Clery Center for Security on Campuswill celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Jeanne Clery Act with a day-long event, Looking Back, Moving Forward: 25 Years of the Jeanne Clery Act, at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The event brings together professionals, policymakers, and administrators who will look back at the impact the Clery Act has had on campus safety over the past 25 years as well as the impact the Clery Act will have in the future, including its relationship to pending legislative bills.