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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2016/06

June 29, 2016

In this issue:

  • White House Issues New Rules on Drones: On June 21, 2016, the Obama Administration announced the release of new ground rules for commercial, scientific, public safety and other non-recreational uses of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones.
  • Protecting Your Institution from Ransomware Attacks: Ransomware is a form of malware that encrypts, or locks, valuable digital files and demands a ransom to release them. Common targets of ransomware include businesses, law enforcement and government agencies, and educational institutions. Ransomware campaigns target those believed to be most likely to pay the ransom demand and are often spread en masse in the hopes that a portion of the users will pay.

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June 22, 2016

In this issue:

  • New Bomb Threat Training: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) partnered with the University of Central Florida and the International Association of Chiefs of Police to jointly produce a bomb threat training video that provides important response options to those who receive bomb threats.
  • Bulletin on Recent ISIL Attacks and Need For Greater Vigilance: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security, and National Counterterrorism Center recently issued a joint intelligence bulletin urging public safety officials to "remain vigilant in matters of personal safety" given threats and attacks against law enforcement personnel by ISIL supporters worldwide. 
  • DEA Releases Training Video on Fentanyl Exposure: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently released a 2.5-minute roll call training video that campus public safety/law enforcement officials and other campus professionals are encouraged to watch to learn about associated risks when encountering the drug fentanyl. They advise inhalation or absorption through the skin of even small amounts of fentanyl are potentially lethal.

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June 15, 2016

In this issue:

  • Tragedy in Orlando and LGBT Pride Month: The NCCPS strives to provide resources to our at-large community of public safety officials, both on and off campus, who could be faced with a mass casualty incident or every day policing or emergency situations that impact members of the LGBT community. We've assembled an important list of resources to help navigate the current conversation around Orlando and future issues that could affect your campus or agency.
  • Strategies and Approaches to Preventing Sexual Violence: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden wrote in the American Journal of Public Health that, "The most effective public health programs are based on an evidence-based technical package...A technical package of proven interventions sharpens and focuses what otherwise might be vague commitments to 'action' by committing to implementation of specific interventions known to be effective. It also avoids a scattershot approach of using a large number of interventions, many of which have only a small impact." 

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June 8, 2016

In this issue:

  • Institutionalizing the Clery Act at IHEs: Crime occurs on every college and university campus. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Education, more than 4,000 forcible and non-forcible sex offenses occurred every year between 2012 and 2014 on U.S. campuses with student residential facilities. 
  • Mass Casualty Events and Safeguarding Officer Mental Health: In the U.S., we often discuss resiliency and mental health of victims of mass casualty events such as the Sandy Hook school shooting or the Boston terror bombings.

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June 1, 2016

In this issue:

  • Join the NCCPS at the 2016 IACLEA Annual Conference: The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators' (IACLEA) Annual Conference & Exposition provides campus public safety leaders a variety of educational workshops, general sessions, an exhibit area with products and services for the campus public safety community, awards and recognition, and special events.
  • National Safety Month: Get Involved: June is  National Safety Month (NSM), a time to focus on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. Led by the National Safety Council, a nonprofit membership organization that has been a leading safety advocacy group for more than 100 years, NSM highlights four different safety topics weekly throughout the month. These resources can be helpful to campus communities, local communities, or colleges and universities as they transition to summer programs with minors on campus.

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