National Center for Campus Public Safety

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.

Slide Presentation Cover for Higher Education Emergency Management Program Assessment

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.

NCCPS Webinar Presentation: Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police

September 20 2016

Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police

Motivational interviewing is effective at fostering long-term behavior change and lowering high-risk drinking behavior. Students report that being arrested or receiving a citation is one of the most negative drinking-related consequences, which suggests that the mere presence of a police officer may increase the student's own motivation to change.

Title Slide: Why Campuses Should Conduct Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations

June 21 2016

Why Campuses Should Conduct Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigations

This webinar is presented by Jeffrey J. Nolan, J.D., an attorney with Dinse Knapp McAndrew and NCCPS faculty member for our Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute. Promising practices strongly suggest that when colleges and universities conduct sexual assault investigations and adjudications as required by Title IX, they should employ a trauma-informed approach.

Presentation Slide on Planning for the Safety of Minors on Campus

May 17 2016

Planning for the Safety of Minors: Routine and Emergency Situations

Ann H. Franke, president of Wise Results, LLC, brings attention to an issue that often goes unnoticed. Look around campus and you’ll notice lots of kids. They come without parents, particularly during the summer, to attend camps and academic enrichment programs. Your institution probably runs year-round tutoring, both on and off campus, K-12 school partnerships, and lots more.

Sexual Assault and Bystander Intervention Webinar Slide

April 19 2016

Sexual Assault: Courageous Conversations and Bystander Intervention

It is uncomfortable to talk about sex, it is difficult to talk about sexual assault, and it is troubling to have to consider the behaviors of perpetrators who commit these crimes. It takes courage to have a conversation. The prevalence and growing concern regarding sexual assault in higher education cannot be denied. In this webinar, retired Burlington, VT, police chief and national advisor on sexual assault prevention, Tom Tremblay, advocates for having “courageous community conversations."

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