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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.


October 07 2014

Building and Maintaining Successful Community Relations

Trust is the foundation of a successful partnership or relationship between public safety organizations and the diverse and multicultural communities they serve. These relationships are essential to the creation and sustainment of safe, supportive and socially… READ MORE


October 02 2014

Protecting Your Institution’s Electronic Information

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a time when institutions of higher education may participate in weekly campaigns to engage and educate their employees and students about cyber security.  According to the Student and… READ MORE


September 25 2014

Report Confirms Active Shooter Incidents Becoming More Frequent

Yesterday, the FBI released a study of 160 active shooter incidents that took place in the US between 2000 and 2013, including the tragedies at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Virginia Tech. The primary purpose of the study is to "provide our law enforcement… READ MORE


September 19 2014

Public Awareness Campaign Result of Sexual Assault Task Force

On Friday, President Obama and Vice President Biden announced a new, branded campaign, "It's On Us", to advance the goal of preventing sexual assault on college campuses. The overall goal of the public awareness campaign is to enlist the help of all campus… READ MORE


September 16 2014

Hazing Prevention Week and Resources

September 22-26, 2014 is National Hazing Prevention Week. HazingPrevention.Org, a national organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent hazing, defines hazing as, “any action taken or any situation created intentionally that causes… READ MORE


September 10 2014

Terrorism and Violent Extremism

Whether you are a campus public safety or law enforcement official, National Preparedness Month is an appropriate time to consider promoting awareness and prevention of extremist or terroristic violence. The following resources, tips and general information… READ MORE


September 03 2014

Preventing School Rampage Attacks and Considerations for Directed Assault Prevention

Though there is little information available on prevented targeted violence at schools, the 2013 dissertation, Case Study of a Prevented School Rampage Attack at a Rural-Suburban High School, may assist in informing school leaders about rampage attacks.… READ MORE


September 03 2014

Pedestrian and Bike Safety Around Campuses

Now that many institutions of higher education are back in session for the fall semester, streets and sidewalks have become crowded with bustling pedestrian traffic. Whether you are walking, riding, or driving, it is important to maintain situational awareness… READ MORE


August 19 2014

Civil Disturbances and Emergency Preparedness

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), civil disturbance is “a civil unrest activity such as a demonstration, riot, or strike that disrupts a community and requires intervention to maintain public safety.” Civil disturbances,… READ MORE


August 12 2014

Suicide Contagion: Identifying Those at Risk & Postvention Strategies

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Suicide Prevention Resource Center recommend that once a suicide death has been confirmed, campus officials should immediately implement a coordinated crisis response. Crisis response guidelines are provided… READ MORE



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