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National Center for Campus Public Safety

News Articles

News articles are an integral part of our website. They provide resources, breaking news, expanded information from our Weekly Snapshot, and general campus safety and security information for visitors to our website. Visit regularly to keep up to date on the latest news or join our mailing list to stay informed.


December 09 2014

Holiday Safety Tips

Crimes such as robberies, burglaries, and thefts typically increase during the holiday season.  With holiday travel, shopping and preparations more people are out and about and they tend to be carrying more money and valuables than during other times of… READ MORE


December 03 2014

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month - Underage Drinking & Alcohol Impaired Driving

Underage drinking and alcohol-impaired driving are both common issues in communities across the nation. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that in 2012, over “10,000 people… READ MORE


December 02 2014

Statement on the Loss of Ada Meloy, General Counsel for ACE

Margolis Healy and The National Center for Campus Public Safety are deeply saddened to hear of the unexpected passing of Ada Meloy, General Counsel of the American Counsel on Education (ACE). Margolis Healy Managing Partner and National Center Advisory Board… READ MORE


November 21 2014

DOJ Releases Resource Guide to Help Law Enforcement Strengthen Relationships with Communities

Today, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced the release of a new resource guide, Resource Guide for Enhancing Community Relationships and Protecting Privacy and Constitutional Rights, which is intended to help law enforcement officers… READ MORE


November 21 2014

FBI Bulletin: Potential Criminal Reactions to Missouri Grand Jury Announcement

Last week the FBI released an Unclassified/For Official Use Only Intelligence Bulletin (IB) regarding potential criminal reactions to the Missouri grand jury's upcoming decision.  While the bulletin has received extensive coverage by various media… READ MORE


November 05 2014

Fire Safety Remains Important Campus Safety Issue

Fire safety continues to be a critical issue on campuses nationwide. Since 2000, 169 people have died in campus-related fires with 87% of these deaths occurring in off-campus housing. Accordingly, a greater emphasis is being placed on reaching out to and… READ MORE


October 30 2014

Dept. of Homeland Security Announces Enhanced Security

Individuals in the U.S. are being encouraged by overseas, non-state actors to attack government facilities and law enforcement personnel here at home.   Accordingly, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is urging (Press Release below)… READ MORE


October 28 2014

Officer Response to People with Mental Illnesses

Law enforcement and campus public safety officers nationwide commonly respond to calls for service that involve people with mental illnesses. The nature of law enforcement responses to people with mental illnesses is complex and these encounters can be… READ MORE


October 21 2014

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

One in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), defines domestic violence as “a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one… READ MORE


October 20 2014

Feds Publish Final VAWA Amendments to Clery Act

On Monday, October 20, 2014 the US Department of Education (ED) released the final regulations outlining the new changes to the Clery Act by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). The final regulations officially go into effect July 1,… READ MORE



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