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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2016/09

September 28, 2016

In this issue:

  • NCCPS Report on Impact of Marijuana Legalization: Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal drug in the United States, and its popularity is growing. The number of institutions of higher education (IHEs) that operate in states where marijuana use is now legal or decriminalized is expanding, and these changes are creating new challenges for campus safety officials at IHEs across the nation.
  • Police Foundation Releases New Report on Foot Patrols: The Police Foundation, established in 1970 by a grant from the Ford Foundation, recently released a new report, Engaging Communities One Step at a Time: Policing's Tradition of Foot Patrol as an Innovative Community Engagement Strategy, which takes a closer look at the practice of police foot patrols as a community engagement strategy, and one commonly used in campus policing.

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September 21, 2016

In this issue:

  • Hazing Prevention: At the start of the school year, many students become involved with athletic teams, clubs, and various activities on campus. Some of these students will experience hazing. Hazing is "any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes embarrassment, harassment or ridicule and risks emotional and/or physical harm to members of a group or team, whether new or not, regardless of the person's willingness to participate." 
     
  • National Security Officer Appreciation Week: This week marks the second annual National Security Officer Appreciation Week. Established in 2015 and celebrated the third week of September, this time was created as an opportunity to recognize security officers' contributions to our daily lives and thank them for their work.

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September 14, 2016

In this issue:

  • National Conversation on Police and Community Interactions on Campuses: On August 30 and 31, 2016, the NCCPS partnered with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators to facilitate an emerging issues forum. Teams of student leaders and their campus police chiefs/safety directors representing 20 institutions of higher education (IHEs) participated. The purpose of the forum was to identify gaps in perception between students and public safety at IHEs and build a framework to help the campus community bridge those gaps.
  • Federal Departments Release Resources for Schools and Colleges: On September 8, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice distributed new tools to help K-12 schools and institutions of higher education improve school climates, ensure safety, and support student achievement. These resources build upon the work of the My Brother's Keeper Initiative and the White House Council on Women and Girls, and work in concert with the recommendations developed by the Task Force on 21st Century Policing to support schools in developing more positive school climates and strengthening the relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.

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September 7, 2016

In this issue:

  • New Resource from the IACP and the COPS Office: Although most law enforcement professionals will not have to discharge their service weapons in a hostile situation during their careers, they may be indirectly impacted by an officer-involved shooting (OIS). To assist officers and departments, including campus law enforcement, with situations that occur before, during, and after an OIS, the IACP and the COPS Office developed Officer-Involved Shootings: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders.
  • Progress Report Released on Ending Sexual Violence in the U.S.: Raliance, a collaborative initiative composed of three of the top sexual violence prevention programs in the U.S., recently released a progress report, Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation. The report analyzes "progress in the movement to end sexual violence and how it is shaping public conversation and, ultimately, our culture in how we address this important societal issue."

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