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National Center for Campus Public Safety

Weekly Snapshot

The Weekly Snapshot, our electronic bulletin, features timely resources and information for campus communities, public safety and emergency management officials, law enforcement officers, and others interested in making campuses safer. The bulletin includes reports and studies issued from government agencies, non-profit organizations, and professional associations on topics such as sexual assault, mental health, travel and study abroad safety, community relations, harassment, and emergency preparedness. In addition, the Weekly Snapshot provides information on national monthly observances and campaign organization, legislative updates, federal awareness bulletins, and information on upcoming events and professional training opportunities. Anyone may subscribe to this email communication, along with other NCCPS notifications, by joining our mailing list.

We have compiled our past Weekly Snapshot articles into one easily accessible and searchable location, the Weekly Snapshot Directory. This directory will be updated monthly.


March 04, 2015

In this issue: 

  • Free Distance Learning Courses for Underage Drinking Enforcement and Prevention: The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Underage Drinking Enforcement Training Center (UDETC) currently offers six distance-learning courses that are available to participants at no cost. 
  • Adolescent Development and Policing: The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) recently released a new resource for law enforcement that focuses on adolescents, ages 15-19, and interactions with law enforcement. The brief, developed with support from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, addresses key differences between the development of the adolescent and adult brain and how this presents key challenges for law enforcement.

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February 25, 2015

In this issue:

  • EVAWI Training Bulletin Series: Alternative Reporting Methods: End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) is a non-profit organization that provides education, training, technical assistance and expert consultation to those who respond to gender-based violence. EVAWI recently created a series of ten training bulletins designed to explore the key issues related to Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) forensic compliance and alternative reporting methods for sexual assault victims. 
  • Naloxone Toolkit: Naloxone is a potentially lifesaving drug known for effectively restoring breathing to a victim in the midst of a heroin or other opioid overdose. The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, developed the Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit at the urging of the U.S. Attorney General in response to the growing opioid overdose epidemic.

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February 18, 2015

In this issue:

  • Recent Task Force Report Addresses Challenges to Clery Act Implementation: In 2013, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators established the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education to examine federal regulation requirements of higher education and identify potential improvements.
  • Promising Practices Related to Clery and Title IX: The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) University/College Police Section, and the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) recently teamed up to sponsor a Summit meeting.

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February 11, 2015

In this issue:

  • The IACP Launches the Protect and Serve Initiative Webpage: The Protect and Serve webpage, an International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Presidential Initiative, is intended to provide law enforcement officers with the tools and resources they need to help build sustainable community relationships and to educate the public on the role of law enforcement. 
  • NASPA Research and Policy Institute Releases New Issue Brief: NASPA's Research and Policy Institute released a new publication in their 5 Things Issue Brief Series entitled, "Five Things Student Affairs Practitioners Should Know About Campus Gender-Based Violence."

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February 4, 2015

In this issue:

  • White House Task Force Releases Sample MOU: One year ago, President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault to help institutions of higher education (IHEs) comply with federal legal obligations when preventing and responding to rape and sexual assault on college and university campuses. Last week, the Task Force released a sample MOU to provide law enforcement and IHEs with language they can use when developing a formal relationship to improve communication and coordination between campuses and local law enforcement in their efforts to address the serious issue of sexual violence.
  • United Educators Releases Sexual Assault Claims Study: United Educators (UE), a liability insurance and risk management company that serves nearly 1,300 members representing thousands of schools, colleges, and universities throughout the United States, recently released a new study through its education-specific risk management resources arm EduRiskTM.

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January 28, 2015

In this issue:

  • Public Resource for Disaster-Related Tools and Data: The heavy snow, high winds, and coastal flooding caused on the East Coast this week by Winter Storm Juno have created the need for disaster response and recovery efforts. Disasters.data.gov, recently launched by the White House Administration in response to Hurricane Sandy, is a portal that provides information needed in the wake of a disaster.
  • The Campus Men's Action Network (CMAN): We are all aware of the importance of the issue of sexual assault on campuses. Recent research shows that bystander intervention, particularly on the part of men, can help decrease sexual violence on college campuses. However, one of the challenges has been to engage men. That's where the Campus Men's Action Network comes in.

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January 21, 2015

In this issue:

  • Bureau of Justice Statistics Releases Findings on Campus Law Enforcement 2011-12: On Tuesday, the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released their findings from a 2011-12 survey of 4-year colleges' and universities' law enforcement agencies. The survey covered a variety of topics such as: sworn and non-sworn officers on campus; officer jurisdiction (arrest and patrol); weapons authorization (lethal and less-than-lethal); and Clery Act and crime reporting.
  • Building Communities of Trust: Recent events in the U.S., such as those in Missouri and New York, serve as a reminder of the critical importance of building and maintaining strong relationships of trust between law enforcement/public safety leaders and the communities they serve. Last week, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) released a report from the IACP National Summit on Community-Police Relations: Advancing a Culture of Cohesion and Community Trust.

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January 14, 2015

In this issue:

  • Joint Intelligence Bulletin: Officer Safety Alert: The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) have released a joint intelligence bulletin entitled (U//FOUO) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and Online Supporters Continue to Encourage Attacks Against Law Enforcement and Government Personnel.
  • Study Abroad Health and Safety: Institutions of higher education (IHEs) involved with student travel seek to protect the health and safety of those participating in international educational opportunities. Study abroad administrators say that a majority of common illnesses and incidents experienced by those participating in overseas programs are behavior-induced making them preventable through proactive measures.

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January 7, 2015

In this issue:

  • National Stalking Awareness Month: January has been declared National Stalking Awareness Month. Stalking is a widespread issue that affects men, women, and children, and can occur anywhere, including within college and university communities.
  • SAMHSA Releases Paper on Trauma-Informed Approach: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released SAMHSA's Concept of Trauma and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach. This paper addresses key concepts identified by national experts, the general public during a public comment period, federal agencies that conduct work in the field of trauma, and other SAMHSA grant-funded experts.

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December 30, 2014

In this issue:

  • White Paper Released: Practitioners' Discussion of Implementing Clery/Title IX: We are pleased to announce the release of our first white paper, Practitioners' Discussion of Implementing Clery/Title IX, written in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Police Department, the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA), and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
  • Free Access to the IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center for IACP Members: Have you heard the news? Beginning in January 2015, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) members will receive free and complete access to the IACP Law Enforcement Policy Center.

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