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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/01

January 31, 2018

In this issue:

  • Public Safety and Policing in Nightlife Districts: Policing nighttime districts is a constantly evolving operational responsibility for law enforcement globally and requires elected officials, police leaders, business owners, and community members to work together to create and sustain safe, vibrant, and economically prosperous social spaces.
  • A Trauma-Informed Approach to Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence on Campus: Last week, the American College Health Association, an organization that advances the health of college students and campus communities through advocacy, education, and research, announced the release of its new toolkit, Addressing Sexual and Relationship Violence: A Trauma-Informed Approach.

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January 24, 2018

In this issue:

  • 24/7 Mental Health Support for Law Enforcement Officers: Law enforcement is considered a stressful occupation and many officers are exposed to trauma, violence, and death during their careers. Those stressors can profoundly impact officer health and well-being. Copline is a national non-profit organization that provides confidential mental health support to law enforcement officers, including college and university police, and their families for free.
  • February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month: Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month (TDVAM) is a national effort to raise awareness about abuse in teen and 20-something relationships and promote programs that prevent it. Multiple organizations recognize TDVAM and provide resources such as training, information and statistics, and ways to take action and help spread awareness and prevent dating violence.

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January 17, 2018

In this issue:

  • NASPA and VTV Partnership for 32 NCSI: NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and VTV-Family Outreach Foundation share a commitment to creating and sustaining safe and healthy college and university environments that nurture student success. Recently, these two organizations have partnered to advance the 32 National Campus Safety Initiative (32 NCSI). 
  • U.S. Department of State Improves Safety and Security Messaging for U.S. Citizens: In December 2017, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) re-designed this website, travel.state.gov, making it more mobile-friendly and easier to navigate, and made other product improvements as well. Travel administrators, risk professionals, individual travelers and others may benefit from familiarizing themselves with this new information to help inform their travel planning and decisions.

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January 10, 2018

In this issue:

HSIN Access for Campus Public Safety: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to sharing timely, relevant, and accurate information with its campus safety and law enforcement partners. To help meet this need, the Office of Partnership and Engagement/Office for State and Local Law Enforcement, with assistance from the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, is facilitating requests for Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) membership for interested campus safety/police departments.

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January 3, 2018

In this issue: 

  • Winter Weather Preparedness: With much of the nation experiencing record low temperatures this week and with winter storm watches, advisories, and warnings in place for conditions including extreme cold, freezing rain, sleet, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of these conditions, it is a good time to review your winter weather plans to ensure you are prepared. Planning and taking actions for before, during, and after a storm can have a positive impact on personal safety and resiliency after a winter storm.
  • Stalking Resources: The most recent National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey states 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the U.S., including those on college and university campuses. For the past 17 years, the Stalking Resource Center, a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, has enhanced the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking by offering resources, training, and technical assistance on this topic.

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