National Center for Campus Public Safety

Adaptive Continuity Planning Webinar Presentation Cover

April 16 2019

Adaptive Continuity Planning: What the Industry Can Learn From Case Studies in Higher Education

In this webinar, Sarah J. Powell, director of emergency management at Temple University, and Emma Stocker, director of emergency management at Portland State University, share how they have each borrowed from the adaptive continuity model and customized it for their campus. Continuity planning for higher education has thus far tracked closely to both the business and government sector models. The traditional business continuity approach, especially those favored by the corporate sector, encourage comprehensive data collection and time-consuming dependency mapping. But a new model, adaptive continuity, is beginning to gain some traction. An adaptive approach encourages continuity planners to borrow from the lessons of agile and lean methodologies and to take a more iterative, feedback-focused, and streamlined tack.

Title Slide for a Webinar on the Reunification Planning Process

March 19 2019

Reunification Planning: The Next Step

Several years ago, Arizona State University (ASU) hosted a statewide exercise whereby they “collapsed” part of their stadium while occupied. The focus was responding to a catastrophic event but one of the major issues that arose from the exercise was reunification. ASU found that there was very little existing information to guide them on reunification. With the help of key partners, ASU developed several comprehensive plans to address critical points of the reunification process including a reunification site, call center, and hospital reception site. The model that was designed is easily transferrable and can be plugged into any incident command structure as a branch. In this webinar, Allen Clark, executive director of preparedness and security initiatives at ASU, addresses how ASU developed this model, assumptions that were made, trigger points, and the “three-prong approach” to activation.

Cover Slide of UAS / Drone on Campus Presentation

February 19 2019

Unmanned Aircraft Systems on Campus

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), or drones, are a revolutionary technology that are making it easier than ever to collect information from above the Earth’s surface. For colleges and universities, UAS technology is offering exciting new opportunities for carrying out research, inspecting campus infrastructure, and improving safety on campus. UAS also pose a number of challenges, particularly on issues relating to federal regulations, privacy, and responsible use. In this webinar, Jarlath O’Neil-Dunne, director of the University of Vermont’s (UVM) Spatial Analysis Laboratory and founder of the UVM UAS Team, provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of UAS technology, from the operating platforms, sensors, and back-end analytics to the regulatory environment and campus policies. He also discusses how UAS are used in action from disaster response and public safety efforts to traffic monitoring, infrastructure, and environmental research.

Averted School Violence in K-12 and Higher Ed Presentation Slide

January 22 2019

The Importance of Learning from Averted and Completed School Attacks

In this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Frank Straub and Jeff Allison provide an overview of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office)-funded Averted School Violence (ASV) database and its application to higher education. The database is a free resource for those who play a role in school safety across the country at both the K-12 and higher education levels. The ASV database is used to collect, analyze, and share information on both averted and completed acts of violence in schools that have occurred post-Columbine. Frank discusses key findings from the ASV database and from a National Police Foundation study that compared averted incidents of school violence to completed incidents. Kristina Anderson, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor, shares lessons learned from the Virginia Tech shooting. Her powerful story, including insight about threat assessment and other key areas of violence prevention, are valuable for anyone involved in campus safety.

Next Steps for Campus Threat Assessment Teams Webinar Slide

November 13 2018

Next Steps for Campus Threat Assessment Teams

In response to audience requests for advanced webinar opportunities, we welcomed back Marisa Randazzo, Ph.D., principal and co-founder of SIGMA Threat Management Associates, LLC, for this 90-minute webinar. Marisa discusses the most common concerns facing threat assessment teams such as how to measure team functioning and how to determine an appropriate case load. She concludes with a review of problems common to campus threat assessment teams and suggested solutions. This intermediate/advanced level presentation is appropriate for professionals in public safety and law enforcement, student affairs, counseling / EAP, human resources, emergency management, risk management, and general counsel. Those at the beginner level may also benefit from this information.

Hazing Prevention Webinar Slide

October 23 2018

Hazing Prevention: A Call to Action

With the increase in national attention being paid to hazing on college and university campuses, those who have long shared concerns over the dangerous “rituals” practiced by some sports teams, marching bands, social fraternities, and elite membership clubs have an opportunity to advance this issue to a higher agenda. In this webinar, Kim Novak, CEO of NovakTalks, provides a research driven look at what colleges and universities should be focusing on when trying to eradicate hazing from their communities.

Human Trafficking Webinar Presentation Cover Slide

September 18 2018

Human Trafficking: What Your Campus Needs to Know

Learn from Louisiana State Police Investigator Amy Juneau and Lieutenant Angela Banta from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office about the world’s fastest growing crime, human trafficking. The presenters discuss the definition of human trafficking and its indicators as well as the impact on victims, including drug abuse, difficulty in reaching out for help, the need for victim advocacy, and how court proceedings work with victims against traffickers. Amy and Angela also explore current federal and state laws and how their agencies work to combat human trafficking in Baton Rouge, LA through undercover operations, community outreach, law enforcement training, and hotel outreach.

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.

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.

Handling Threats on Campus Presentation Cover Slide

June 12 2018

Handling Threats and Other Disturbing Behavior on Campus

Marisa Randazzo, 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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