National Center for Campus Public Safety

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Presentation Slide on Higher Education Business Continuity

March 21 2017

Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits and basics of continuity planning in higher education? Presenter Krista M. Dillon focuses on definition, benefits, and basics of continuity planning in higher education. These plans help minimize the negative effects of an emergency incident and expedite the restoration of functions on campus. Krista also discusses the on-the-fly business continuity planning that took place following the active shooter incident at Umpqua Community College. Participants will take away lessons learned from the application of business continuity plans for a variety of incidents.

Social Media Threat Alerts Presentation Cover Slide

February 21 2017

Social Media’s Role in Campus Safety: What, Why, and What Now?

In this webinar Dr. Gary J. Margolis – founder and CEO of Social Sentinel, Inc., co-founder and director of Margolis Healy, and former University of Vermont police chief – discusses alerts to threats shared socially and bringing the digital conversation into your campus safety operations. Learning objectives for this presentation include understanding the difference between monitoring social media and receiving alerts to threats shared publicly; identifying what you can do to balance public safety with the rights of individuals to speak, gather, and protest; and flagging the employee training and procedural issues your operating procedures must address when incorporating alerts to threats into your public safety program.

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January 17 2017

Findings of the 2016 National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment

During this session, Andre Le Duc presents the results of the 2016 National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment and discusses the five final recommendations, which were vetted and refined by an advisory committee, and next steps for moving forward. The findings are part of a study requested and sponsored by the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), the Disaster Resilient Universities® Network, and the International Association of Emergency Managers-Universities and Colleges Caucus. Data was collected from a survey of emergency management practitioners at institutions of higher education (IHEs), targeted interviews, case studies, discussions at a summit of representatives from IHEs, and input from a project advisory committee.

NCCPS Activities Update Presentation Slide

November 17 2016

NCCPS: Where We Are and Moving Forward Together

In this webinar, Kim Richmond, the inaugural NCCPS director, provides an update on NCCPS activities including highlights from emerging issues forums on institutionalizing the Clery Act, global safety, policing off-campus communities, marijuana legalization, police and community relations, and campus carry; our Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute; outcomes of a nationwide higher education emergency management needs assessment; and other projects. Kim also discusses future NCCPS activities and initiatives and solicits feedback from attendees on what topics of concern should be addressed in the future.

Webinar Presentation Cover Slide on Research-Based Strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention

October 20 2016

Applying the Best Available Research Evidence to Build Comprehensive Strategies for Sexual Violence Prevention

Eliminating sexual violence on college campuses and in communities requires a comprehensive approach to primary prevention based on the best available research evidence. In this webinar, Kathleen C. Basile, PhD, a subject matter expert for sexual violence definitions, research, evidence-based prevention strategies, and surveillance, provides an overview of the latest knowledge related to sexual violence, including risk and protective factors, evidence-based strategies, and the need for comprehensive, multi-level approaches that address the complexities of this problem.

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