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National Center for Campus Public Safety

SAR NSI Webinar Presentation Slide

August 14 2018

The Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI)

In this webinar, Monte McKee, Phil Ramer, and Jennifer Skinner, senior research associates at the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR), present on the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI) and the importance of recognizing and reporting suspicious activity to prevent violence targeting educational facilities. The NSI is a joint collaborative effort by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; fusion centers; and state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement partners that has established a standardized process for identifying and reporting suspicious activity in jurisdictions across the country. Recognizing and conducting SAR is critical to the prevention of violence targeting educational facilities and institutions.
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REMS TA Center for IHEs Presentation Cover Slide

July 10 2018

Understanding How the REMS TA Center Supports Institutions of Higher Education

Learn more about how the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center (REMS TA Center) supports institutions of higher education (IHEs). In this webinar, Madeline Sullivan, contracting officer’s representative for the REMS TA Center, and Janelle Hughes, director of communications for the REMS TA Center, provide an overview of the services, resources, and support systems available to IHEs. They showcase the REMS TA Center website and the sections it houses to support IHEs, as well as describe key resources that have been developed by federal partners in higher education safety, security, and emergency preparedness to support the development of high-quality emergency operations plans (EOPs) for IHEs.
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Handling Threats on Campus Presentation Cover Slide

June 12 2018

Handling Threats and Other Disturbing Behavior on Campus

Marisa Randazzo (PDF), Ph.D., principal and co-founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC, and an international expert on threat assessment, targeted violence, and violence prevention, reviews the components and procedures of behavioral threat assessment. In this webinar, she provides a checklist of best-practice components, discusses how to evaluate current threat assessment programs, establishes screening questions to know when it is important to use threat assessment, and provides tips on conducting threat assessments in the shadow of high profile mass shootings.
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Marijuana Legalization on Campuses Webinar Presentation Cover Slide

November 14 2017

Legalization of Marijuana: Challenges Facing College Campuses

The legalization of cannabis is changing the landscape of college campuses, even in states that haven’t passed a form of legalized cannabis. In this presentation, Ryan Snow, M.Ed., a police officer for the University of Illinois Police Department and founder and lead instructor with Prevention Leaders, Inc. discusses the legalization of marijuana and the challenges facing college campuses. Ryan explores issues surrounding prevention, education, and enforcement that are troubling campus administrations and police departments across the nation, and explains data that has come out of states where cannabis has been legalized.
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Title Slide for Bystander Intervention Presentation

October 17 2017

Bystander Intervention in Action: Training the How-Tos of Intervention

Jill Weisensel, a night shift operations lieutenant for the Marquette University Police Department, discusses bystander intervention programming for colleges and universities in this presentation. Jill highlights best practices, speaks to the role of broad-based bystander intervention programming in crime prevention, and stresses the value of campus-wide collaboration. Building on national bystander intervention initiatives, this presentation focuses on the “how-tos” of safe intervention, focusing specifically on persuasion-based communication tactics, proxemic management, personal safety/awareness and risk reduction, and emphasizes the importance of civility and personal responsibility without victim blaming.
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Presentation on Building and Assessing Campus Physical Security Programs

September 19 2017

Building and Assessing Your Physical Security Program

In this webinar, Dan Pascale, a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), discusses physical security programs at institutions of higher education (IHEs). This webinar is intended to assist IHEs in building a comprehensive physical security program and in assessing current capabilities beyond the use of cameras and electronic access control systems. Physical security programs should highlight the interrelationships between many elements, including people, policies, standards, equipment, response, and education. Dan discusses the value and methodology for conducting self-assessments, who should participate in the assessments, and what to do with the information collected.
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Violence Prevention and De-Escalation Presentation

August 15 2017

Violence Prevention/De-Escalation of Emotionally Charged Situations

Mourning Fox, MA, LCMHC, is the deputy commissioner for the Vermont Department of Mental Health and explores issues surrounding why people resort to violence and the risk factors that individuals have that may make them more, or less, likely to use violence. In this webinar, Fox discusses the three major predictors of violence and their impact on how you deal with emotionally charged situations both before they happen and as they take place. He also explains the importance of building a common language to describe potentially problematic or actually problematic behaviors seen in people who are in emotionally charged states so we can more effectively communicate with other responders and support services.
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Title IX and Clery Act Challenges Presentation

July 18 2017

Top 5 Challenges with the Clery Act and Title IX

Since joining the Clery Center, Executive Director Alison Kiss has been instrumental in the development, implementation, and instruction of curricula for institutions of higher education. In this presentation, Alison focuses on five key Clery Act challenges that are based on her years of experience in working with colleges and universities throughout the country.
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Title Slide Image for College Mental Health Presentation

May 16 2017

Ten Years After Virginia Tech: Impacts on Campus Mental Health

In this presentation, Victor Schwartz, M.D., clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and chief medical officer for The Jed Foundation, briefly reviews the state of college student mental health, the events surrounding the Virginia Tech tragedy, and the changes that have occurred in the aforementioned areas of concern over the past 10 years. This presentation is appropriate for campus student affairs administrators, mental health counselors and advocates, public safety professionals, and any campus staff or faculty serving on threat assessment teams.
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Higher Education CPTED Primer Presentation Cover Slide

April 21 2017

Designing Safety on Higher Ed Campuses: A CPTED Primer

Florida Design Out Crime Association Director-at-Large Ed Book and Treasurer Ernie Long present this webinar on crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). CPTED is an approach to deterring crime that creates a safer physical and built environment. This includes buildings, roads, parking lots, lighting, access control, maintenance, windows, entrances, signage, landscaping, sidewalks, and more. In the modern world, deterring crime and countering violent extremism requires a comprehensive approach. CPTED is about designing for safety and acts as a “force multiplier.” The presenters explore simple strategies and examples to make campuses safer and more secure while considering budget.
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