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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2018/07

July 25, 2018

In this issue:

  • NCCPS Announces Release of Report on Campus Policing in an Urban Environment: Participants from urban campus police departments identified five areas as challenging in a recent emerging issues forum: campus access, resources, relationships and partnerships, student welfare off campus, and communications. To discuss these challenges, as well as provide potential solutions and recommendations for addressing them, the National Center for Campus Public Safety facilitated a one-day forum.
  • Have You Applied for HSIN Access?: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to sharing timely, relevant, and accurate information with its campus safety and law enforcement partners. 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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July 18, 2018

In this issue: 

  • Registration Open for the 2018 NTTX: Threats of Campus Disorder: Registration for the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) is now open. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and The University of Texas at San Antonio are hosting this two-day event that will include workshop sessions, a tabletop exercise, and an after-action review session. This year's event, the fifth in the series, will focus on threats of campus disorder during a large event.
  • IACP's Police Response to Violence Against Women Project: The International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP's) Police Response to Violence Against Women Project focuses on the development of a variety of tools, resources, and policies to help law enforcement respond effectively to human trafficking, sexual assault, stalking, domestic and sexual violence, and other types of intimate partner violence (IPV).

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July 11, 2018

In this issue: 

  • The Threat of Homemade Explosives: The threat of homemade explosives (HMEs) to the U.S. is not new, and it is a threat that is continually evolving. A total of 439 bombing incidents were reported in 2016, an increase of 10 percent from 2015. Of these, 277 were categorized as non-improvised explosive devices, defined as commercial, military, fireworks, and HMEs. Seemingly innocuous items that are bought and sold every day, such as pool sanitizers, fertilizers, and paint removers, can be used to make powerful explosives.
  • Loft Bed Risks on Campus: The early years of dorm life in a traditional four-year college or university evoke thoughts of roommates, cramped quarters, and often, loft beds. Some institutions of higher education do not offer students guard or safety rails for loft beds, which may be as high as seven feet off the ground.

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July 4, 2018

In this issue:

  • Customized Technical Assistance Available to Campus Communities: The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center(CRI-TAC), formed through a partnership between the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), provides free, customized technical assistance solutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, and campus communities throughout the United States.
  • Network with Campus EMS via the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation: The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) was formed in 1993 in response to a recognized need for information exchange amongst campus EMS groups. The group grew quickly, was recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 1997, and today more than 250 known organizations are listed in the NCEMSF database.

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