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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2017/02

February 22, 2017

In this issue:

  • FBI Releases New Publication on Threat Assessment and Targeted Violence: This month, the FBI released a new publication, Making Prevention a Reality: Identifying, Assessing, and Managing the Threat of Targeted Attacks, the culmination of nearly two years of work following a 2015 gathering of multidisciplinary experts and the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit.
  • Transnational Crime: Last week, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Transnational Crime Committee issued an informational handout on transnational crime. The goal of the informational handout is to socialize the term "transnational crime" and to better assist state, local, federal, and international law enforcement, including campus law enforcement, with noticing and identifying the signs of transnational crime.
  • Cannabis and its Impact on Campus: The marijuana legalization status in many states has changed, or is subject to change in the coming years. It is imperative that institutions of higher education stay informed and prepare for additional responsibilities to their campus communities.

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February 15, 2017

In this issue:

  • Protest Preparation and Response Training: A fundamental role of law enforcement, including campus police and security, is to protect the rights of all people to assemble, demonstrate, protest, or rally. In turn, law enforcement also has the responsibility to safeguard public safety by protecting the lives and property of all individuals.
  • NCCPS Calendar of Events: Did you know we have an online calendar with thousands of events available? This helpful feature of NCCPS website contains information on a variety of upcoming conferences, trainings, webinars, and other professional development opportunities for those working towards and supporting safer campus communities.

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February 8, 2017

In this issue:

  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (#teenDVmonth) is observed every year in the United States during the month of February. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention defines teen dating violence as "the physical, sexual, psychological, or emotional violence within a dating relationship, including stalking."
  • White Paper: Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiatives and Non-investigative Kits: Last month, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women released a white paper entitled Sexual Assault Kit Testing Initiatives and Non-investigative Kits. This position paper offers guidance on the storage of evidence in non-investigative sexual assault cases, or cases where a sexual assault kit was collected and the victim did not choose to report to law enforcement and did not consent to its submission.

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February 1, 2017

In this issue:

  • 2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise Topics/Scenario Nominations: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is planning the 2017 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for institutions of higher education. The overall event seeks to enhance knowledge of emergency operations planning, allows participants to improve their own performance, and identifies opportunities to improve capabilities to respond to real events.
  • Resource Available for IHEs to Address Harmful and Underage Drinking on Campuses: CollegeAIM, the College Alcohol Intervention Matrix, is designed to help institutions of higher education make research-based decisions on which intervention strategies are best to help their campuses address alcohol-related problems.
  • NCCPS Campus Carry Forum Report Coming This Spring: It is essential to campus safety efforts that there is a vehicle for identifying emerging public safety and emergency management challenges and potential solutions. To this end, we serve as a national resource for addressing critical issues in campus public safety through the facilitation of emerging issues forums that convene subject matter experts, practitioners, relevant professional association members, and representatives from government agencies. 

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