Weekly Snapshot Archives - 2019/09
September 25, 2019
In this issue:
- PERF Releases New Publication on Recruitment and Retention: This month, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) released a new publication, The Workforce Crisis, and What Police Agencies Are Doing About It. The publication is the result of information gathered from an extensive survey on recruitment and retention as well as a meeting, The Changing Dynamics of Policing and the Police Workforce, held on December 4, 2018 in Washington, D.C. with 250 participants.
- October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month: This October is the 16th annual observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online. We've moved from a time when technology was somewhat involved in our lives to varying degrees to reaching a line where our online and offline lives are virtually indistinguishable. The internet impacts our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity, and the nation's security.
September 18, 2019
In this issue:
- NCCPS Releases New Report on Implementation of Prior Recommendations and Barriers to Enactment: We are pleased to release our most recent emerging issues forum report, Implementation of Prior Recommendations and Barriers to Enactment. This effort is a partnership between the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEAs) to follow up on three previous forums, their reports and recommendations, and to examine whether and how HBCU campuses have implemented the recommendations.
- If You See Something, Say Something: National Awareness Day: Across our campus communities it's become more important to know and understand the significance of "If You See Something, Say Something." This National Awareness Day, and every day after, we should continue partnering together to inspire, empower, and educate the public on suspicious activity reporting.
September 11, 2019
In this issue:
- Collegiate Recovery Programs: September is National Recovery Month, a national observance sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with mental and substance use disorders to live healthy and rewarding lives. As we think about the millions of Americans who are in recovery, it's important to look at the critical role institutions of higher education are playing in this support network.
- Student's Guide to Fraud Scams: The International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCA), previously known as the International Association of Credit Card Investigators, has published a new resource, Student's Guide to Fraud Scams. IAFCI is a non-profit international organization that provides services and an environment within which information about financial fraud, fraud investigation, and fraud prevention methods can be collected, exchanged, and taught for the common good of the financial payment industry and our global society.
September 4, 2019
In this issue:
- Mass Shooting Contagion: There is a growing body of research documenting mass shooting contagion with media, and social media even more specifically, playing a central role. Recent articles from Campus Safety Magazine and other national media outlets have highlighted studies conducted by Arizona State University, Hamline University in Minnesota, and Old Dominion University. It's important to note that the data available thus far is limited but important to consider and be aware of.
- National Security Officer Appreciation Week: This September 15-21, 2019 is the fifth annual observance of National Security Officer Appreciation Week, a time to recognize the commitment of our nation's security officers to help maintain safe and secure workplaces, schools, institutions of higher education, shopping malls, and communities. Security officers are hard-working, highly trained individuals who are often our country's first responders. These individuals deter crime, lead evacuations, work closely with local law enforcement, and are constantly vigilant in their efforts to keep us safe.