National Center for Campus Public Safety


The National Center’s mission is to provide useful resources and information to support safer campus communities. One of the ways we accomplish this goal is through the development and dissemination of publications pertinent to public safety, emergency management, and compliance challenges facing college and university administrators. We often work in partnership with professional associations, institutions of higher education, advocacy organizations, governmental entities, and professional services firms to produce reports, guides, and other essential documents. These free publications identify issues and challenges and provide case studies, lessons learned, promising practices, and knowledge from practitioners in the field.

June 2017

Policy Development and Implementation of Legislation Permitting the Carrying of Concealed Handguns on College and University Campuses: Promising Practices

On November 15–16, 2016, the National Center for Campus Public Safety, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, convened a forum of campus public safety executives, federal officials, and subject-matter experts to identify… READ MORE

March 2017

Community Relations Resources

This is a compilation of available best practices, educational materials, news, publications, training, and toolkits to assist college and university campuses to improve community relations. Trust is the foundation of a successful… READ MORE

March 2017

Community-based Resources for Preventing, Intervening in, and Recovering from Incidents Involving Students Experiencing Mental Health Concerns

Ongoing communication between public safety and other officials is paramount to help address the challenges and increasing need for supportive and effective mental health services for college and university students with differing… READ MORE

December 2016

Active Threat Response Training Resources

Given the increasing number and consistency of active shooter incidents, thousands of first responders, including police/law enforcement, campus public safety officials, and security officers, have undertaken active shooter or active threat… READ MORE

December 2016

Managing Student Mental Health at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Student mental health programs and services are in large demand at institutions of higher education throughout the United States, and many are facing substantial challenges in meeting that demand. Those challenges, in… READ MORE

December 2016

Challenges in Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence at American Community Colleges

In April 2016, the National Center for Campus Public Safety partnered with the American Association for Women in Community Colleges to facilitate an emerging issues forum to identify the areas of critical need… READ MORE

November 2016

National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment

This report presents the results of a needs assessment of emergency management programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs) in the United States. The findings are based on information collected from a… READ MORE

October 2016

A National Conversation on Police and Community Interactions on HBCU Campuses

In July 2016, President Obama held a town hall meeting to discuss race and policing in the U.S. The meeting recognized that the national climate surrounding police shootings involving people of color… READ MORE

September 2016

The Effects of Marijuana Legalization and Decriminalization on Campus Safety at Institutions of Higher Education

The number of institutions of higher education (IHEs) that operate in states where marijuana use is now legal or decriminalized is expanding, and those changes are creating new challenges for campus safety… READ MORE

August 2016

Policing Off-Campus Communities at Institutions of Higher Education

On October 22, 2015, eighteen campus public safety executives from thirteen institutions of higher education (IHE), with support from the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), gathered for a one-day emerging issues forum.… READ MORE

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