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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2017/03

March 29, 2017

In this issue:

  • April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. Distracted Driving Awareness Month draws attention to this national epidemic and empowers individuals to put safety first.
  • Safe Call Now: A Resource for All First Responders: Safe Call Now® is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide a confidential, comprehensive, 24-hour crisis referral service for all public safety employees, emergency services personnel, and their family members nationwide. 

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March 22, 2017

In this issue:

  • National Crime Victims' Rights Week: National Crime Victims' Rights Week (NCVRW) is being commemorated on April 2-8, 2017. Since 1981, NCVRW has been celebrated annually in April and is meant to bring communities together; educate the public about victimization and the effect victimization has on individuals, families, friends, and the community; and to promote laws, policies, and programs to help victims of crime.
  • April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: This April marks the 16th annual observation of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year's theme, Engaging New Voices, developed by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, aims to involve four new audiences in sexual assault prevention efforts: members of Greek life, coaches, fathers, and faith leaders. 

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March 15, 2017

In this issue:

  • Body Worn Camera Considerations for Gender-Based Violence Incidents: Law enforcement agencies, including campus safety departments, have increasingly started using, or are considering the use of, body-worn cameras (BWCs). These cameras can enhance community trust and contribute to accountability, evidence collection, and transparency. 
  • Upcoming Officer Trainings from VALOR: Over the next several months, VALOR, an officer safety initiative, will be offering one of their on-site trainings in multiple locations and encourages sworn campus law enforcement officers to register. Officer Safety, Wellness, and Resiliency Training helps improve officer professionalism and safety by "reexamining essential skills that every law enforcement professional should possess."

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March 8, 2017

In this issue:

  • Incident Management Preparedness and Coordination Toolkit (IMPACT) for First Responders: IMPACT is a free tool for first responders, emergency managers, and other security professionals to use for planning, situational awareness, communication, and response to natural and man-made disasters.
  • DHS Support for Jewish Community Centers: In the past two months, Jewish community centers and schools in more than 15 states have been the target of at least five waves of bomb threats from real people or robocalls. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly released a statement on new support measures for Jewish community centers in the wake of escalating bomb threats.

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March 1, 2017

In this issue:

  • NO MORE Week of Action: March 5-11, 2017 is NO MORE Week: Louder Together, a campaign asking communities to end the silence and inaction around these issues and work together to create a world without violence. NO MORE offers a variety of tools for raising awareness on  your campus.
  • Similarities and Differences Between Lone Wolf Terrorists and Mass Murderers: Earlier this year, the National Institute of Justice released an article based on a 2016 report funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. The report examined whether any differences exist between lone actor terrorists and mass murderers.

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