November 24,

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Thanksgiving Appreciation
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to campus safety and security, law enforcement, emergency management, and other campus professionals for your service and meaningful contributions. Your assiduous efforts help ensure safer campus communities. Have a safe and cheerful Thanksgiving holiday!

Intelligence Bulletin on Holiday Celebrations and the Presidential Inauguration
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security recently issued a joint intelligence bulletin to remind law enforcement, military, and security personnel to remain vigilant and aware of upcoming public and private events this holiday season and during the presidential inauguration. This bulletin is intended to assist federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government counterterrorism and law enforcement officials and private sector security partners in deterring, preventing, or disrupting terrorist attacks within the United States. It is also important to remember that terrorist attacks are not specific to one group of law enforcement, and an individual(s) displaying violent behaviors may not distinguish between sworn and non-sworn campus public safety or law enforcement officials.
The bulletin is  UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY . If you are currently a law enforcement, campus safety, or emergency management professional with a valid need to know, you may request a copy of the bulletin. Please send your request from your agency's email address and include your name, title, organization name, and a business telephone number in the body of the email.
For those who would like a copy of the bulletin and are not employed in a law enforcement, campus safety, or emergency management capacity, you are encouraged to consider membership in the InfraGard program. Operated by the FBI and dedicated to sharing information to prevent hostile acts against the U.S., InfraGard involves a vetting process that, once successfully completed, may allow you access to future intelligence products.

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CDC Releases Campus Sexual Violence Prevention Strategies Publication
On November 21, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released Sexual Violence on Campus: Strategies for Prevention (PDF), the culmination of more than a year of work with the American Public Health Association, subject matter experts, including sexual violence prevention practitioners, college and university administrators, students, researchers, law enforcement, federal partners, and sexual violence resource centers. Tasked with this project in 2014 by the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, the CDC will hold a free 90-minute webinar on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 2 pm ET hosted by PreventConnect/CALCASA to discuss the components and strategies outlined in this important document. Register now to hold your space.
Sexual Violence on Campus  combines the findings from two workgroups, the Think Tank and Action Planning Meeting, with the current best available evidence on sexual violence prevention. It also reflects the CDC's beliefs about preventing sexual violence before it occurs, and creating a shift in culture and climate to achieve this goal. The framework for campus sexual violence prevention efforts is grounded in five components:
  • Comprehensive Prevention: Strategies and approaches that complement and reinforce one another across the social ecological model.
  • Infrastructure: The basic organizational systems and structures needed to effectively implement sexual violence prevention strategies on a college or university campus.
  • Audience: Broadly refers to the targeted audience. This includes recipients and observers of the prevention messages, campaigns, or strategies.
  • Partnerships and Sustainability: Development of healthy working relationships with community stakeholders and partners can strengthen, coordinate, and align prevention efforts in order for them to be more sustainable over time.
  • Evaluation: Essential public health practice that identifies what is working and what is not working with the programs, policies, or practices.
The integration of all five components offers an opportunity to implement prevention efforts to have greater impact on the reduction and prevention of sexual violence on campus.
The CDC's work on  Sexual Violence on Campus began on May 5-6, 2016 when the Think Tank workgroup was held to gather and share information related to the development of sexual violence prevention resources for Rape Prevention and Education (RPE) grantees and college and university campuses. More than 30 participants were in attendance, including NCCPS Director Kim Richmond. Participants brainstormed and discussed current prevention efforts underway at colleges and universities, emerging best practices, future directions for programs and policies, and also conducted a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats assessment for prevention. A Think Tank summary document was developed and used as the basis for the second workshop - the Action Planning Meeting - held July 21-22, 2015.
The Action Planning Meeting convened RPE grantees and their state teams with a goal of using the Think Tank document to develop multi-year action plans to prevent sexual violence on campuses. The 15 state teams in attendance worked through a strategic planning process that included developing mission and vision statements, creating an inventory of current activities, and developing an action plan of next steps. The results of the Think Tank and the Action Planning Meeting form the basis of the new CDC document.
For additional information on sexual violence prevention, visit the CDC's Division of Violence Prevention, and please remember to register for the free webinar on December 6 at 2 PM ET. This web conference will only be held once but will be recorded and archived.

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New Guidance on UAS and Enhancing Community Trust
Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Oriented Policing Services and the Police Foundation released new recommendations for law enforcement agencies, including campus police, regarding the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), or drones, for public safety purposes. Community Policing & Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS): Guidelines to Enhance Community Trust (PDF) can help agencies successfully assess the appropriateness of acquiring sUAS in their jurisdiction while ensuring public support and enhancing community trust. The guidelines include operational, training, and legal and regulatory compliance considerations.
While sUAS can improve operational efficiency as well as officer and community safety, there are also understandable privacy concerns. To address these concerns, it is essential for public safety agencies considering the implementation of a UAS program to involve their communities in the decision-making process. Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann stated, "UAS technologies provide law enforcement agencies with unique capabilities for rapid, safe, economical and effective responses to a wide variety of public safety tactical challenges. Harnessing these capabilities requires not only the skills to operate the technology, but the input and understanding of the community and a pledge to operate the technology in a transparent manner. This is what community policing is all about."
The guidebook includes several resources including a planning and implementation checklist, sample press release, sample privacy impact assessment, standard operating procedure example, and much more, for campus police and law enforcement agencies to consider in the development and improvement of UAS policies and procedures.
We have compiled and included helpful resources on drones in previous Weekly Snapshot articles. All Weekly Snapshot articles can be accessed through our Weekly Snapshot Directory (PDF) or on our Weekly Snapshot web page

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Professional Development Opportunities

Title:  Police Applicant Background Investigation  
Organization: Institute of Police Technology and Management
Dates: December 12-16, 2016
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Fee: Registration fee

Title: Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Review (MGT347)
Organization: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Date: January 3, 2017
Location: La Quinta, CA
Fee: Free

Title: NOVA Campus Advocacy Training 
Organization:  National Organization for Victim Assistance
Dates:  January 18-22, 2017
Location:  Online
Fee:  Registration fee

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.
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