National Center for Campus Public Safety

Emerging Issues Forums

It is essential to campus safety efforts that there be a vehicle for identifying, in concert with campus executives, emerging public safety and emergency management challenges and potential solutions. To this end, the NCCPS facilitates emerging issues forums to convene subject matter experts, practitioners, relevant professional association members, and government agency representatives to devise consensus strategies for successfully addressing identified challenges in specific topic areas. Here you will find information on previously conducted emerging issues forums. If you have questions about any of our reports, or have a topic you would like to recommend, please contact us.

September 2019

Implementation of Prior Recommendations and Barriers to Enactment

Since 2014, the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) has conducted emerging issues forums all over the country. Those forums bring multi-disciplinary campus leaders together to identify challenges in public safety and emergency management, as well as help those leaders… READ MORE

March 2019

Defining the Value of Campus Emergency Management Programs to Communities

At its most fundamental level, emergency management is a managerial function responsible for creating a framework that helps communities reduce their vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters so that those communities are safer and more resilient. Institutions of higher education… READ MORE

October 2018

The Roles and Strategies of Campus Safety Teams for Preventing Violence in College and University Campus Communities

College campuses have generally become safer places over the last 15 years, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), but for some types of violent crimes, the numbers have risen in recent years. Between 2001 and 2015, the overall number of reported crimes on… READ MORE

September 2018

Managing Campus Protests and Demonstrations at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

From the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s to today’s Black Lives Matter movement, students and faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been at the vanguard of social reforms that change America. This powerful and enduring legacy was on the… READ MORE

July 2018

Campus Policing in an Urban Environment

According to 2016 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, most Americans live in urban areas with only about one in five people living in rural areas. Urban areas are also home to 68% of the nation’s 7,000+ institutions of higher education (IHEs). In addition to educating students,… READ MORE

June 2018

Campus Protests and Demonstrations: The Role of Emergency Management

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution provides one of America’s most valued freedoms: the right to assemble. College campuses have long been places at which people have exercised this right, making them incubators, launch pads, and proving grounds for many of the… READ MORE

April 2018

Criminal Victimization of International Students: A National Conversation on Effective Prevention Practices

Since the end of the Second World War, international student enrollment in colleges and universities across the U.S. has grown steadily with enrollment exceeding 1 million international students for the first time in the 2015/16 school year. While 60% of the international students… READ MORE

June 2017

Policy Development and Implementation of Legislation Permitting the Carrying of Concealed Handguns on College and University Campuses: Promising Practices

There has been a movement in state legislatures across the country to pass laws relating to the carrying of handguns on one’s person. One method is to permit citizens to carry handguns openly visible without a permit (known as “open carry”). Another approach is to… READ MORE

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