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Free Federal Training Opportunities


The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) is a partnership of seven nationally recognized organizations sponsored through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate. The consortium utilizes its expertise in academics, curriculum development, eLearning, and adult instructional techniques to produce DHS/FEMA-certified training courses to meet the needs of the emergency response community. Since its establishment in 1998, the NDPC has received funding from Congress that allows the NDPC to develop and deliver training at no direct cost to federal, state, local and tribal first responders/receivers, including non-governmental organizations and the private sector. Visit the NDPC website to learn about courses available to college and university campus public safety and emergency management personnel.


A member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) provides training at no cost to your higher education institution and all online courses are free. NCBRT offers courses at the Awareness, Performance, and Management and Planning levels in the following formats: direct delivery, train-the-trainer, web-based, video teleconferencing (VTT), and virtual learning sessions (VLS). Of the courses offered in the 2015 NCBRT training catalog (PDF), two that may be especially beneficial to the campus public safety community are Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response, and Recovery (MGT-324) (PDF) and Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (PER-275) (PDF). You may contact a NCBRT Regional Coordinator to schedule a course or view the online class schedule to look for NCBRT courses being held in your area.


The National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC), a founding member of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, is a Center within the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX). NERRTC delivers DHS-certified courses and workshops to university campuses, law enforcement agencies, emergency medical services, and other agencies and organizations within their targeted audience at no cost. NERRTC training covers the following eleven core competency areas: cybersecurity, crisis communications, executive and elected officials education, hazardous materials awareness and operations, health and medical services, incident management, infrastructure protection, search and rescue, threat and risk assessment, training gap analyses and public works. Courses that may be of special interest to campus officials include: Sport Event Risk Management (AWR-167), Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-404), Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-440), and Managing Critical Incidents for Higher Education Institutions: A Multi-Disciplinary, Community Approach (MGT-361). View the TEEX-NERRTC course catalog (PDF) for a full listing of DHS/FEMA-funded training.


Please visit our website for additional information on free emergency management training and exercise opportunities provided through the Emergency Management Institute. 

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Indicators of School Crime and Safety Report Released


On July 9, 2015, The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) released the annual Indicators of School Crime and Safety (PDF) report. This is the 17th year this publication has been jointly produced by NCES, BJS, and the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) in the U.S. Department of Education. Although the report focuses heavily on K-12 schools, there are key findings specifically focused on postsecondary campus safety and security. The report provides national indicators on school crime and safety; for postsecondary schools, the most recent data is from 2012.


Key Finding: In 2012, there were 29,500 criminal incidents on campus at public and private 2-year and 4-year postsecondary institutions that were reported to police and security agencies, representing a 4 percent decrease from 2011 (30,700). There was also a decrease in the number of on-campus crimes reported per 10,000 full-time-equivalent students, from 20.0 in 2011 to 19.4 in 2012.

  • The data for this finding is based on data compiled from the Clery Act.
  • The overall number of crimes reported between 2001 and 2012 decreased by 29 percent.
  • The number of on-campus crimes reported in 2012 was lower than in 2001 for every category except forcible sex offenses.
  • The number of reported forcible sex crimes on campus increased from 2,200 in 2001 to 3,900 in 2012 (a 77 percent increase). More recently, the number of reported forcible sex crimes increased from 3,400 in 2011 to 3,900 in 2012 (a 15 percent increase).

Key Finding: In 2012, out of the 791 total hate crimes reported on college campuses, the most common type of hate crime reported by institutions was destruction, damage, and vandalism (412 incidents), followed by intimidation (261 incidents), and simple assault (79 incidents). Race-related and sexual orientation-related hate crimes accounted for most of the motivating types of bias.

  • A 2008 amendment to the Clery Act required campuses to report hate crime incidents. A hate crime is a criminal offense that is motivated, in whole or in part, by the perpetrator's bias against the victim(s) based on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.
  • For the three most common types of hate crimes reported in 2012 (vandalism, intimidation, and simple assault), the most frequent category of bias associated with these crimes was race. Race-related hate crimes accounted for 46 percent of reported vandalisms classified as hate crimes, 45 percent of reported intimidations, and 44 percent of reported simple assaults.
To read more details about each key finding or to download the full report, please visit our website.

Save the Date! Campus Public Safety Online Presents - Sports and Special Event Security Planning: Best Practices


On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, at 2pm EDT, we will present the third webinar in our Campus Public Safety Online free webinar series. InSports and Special Event Security Planning: Best Practices, Richard Morman, CPP, a thirty-five-year law-enforcement veteran, will examine current best practices for safely and effectively managing large on-campus events. The terrorism incidents on 9-11-2001 changed the way we all looked at security planning and management forever. Prior to 9-11 those of us that were tasked with planning and managing sports and special event security primarily planned for traffic, parking, crowd management and an occasional weather related incident. That has all changed and continues to evolve.


Registration is not yet open. To stay informed, please check future issues of the Weekly Snapshot or visit our webinar web page.  

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Professional Development Opportunities


Title: Sport Event Risk Management (AWR-167)

Supported by: Texas Engineering Extension Service's National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC)

Fee: Free       

Information and Registration

  • August 11-12, 2015 in Corvallis, OR
  • August 18-19, 2015 in Renton, WA

Title: Campus Emergencies Prevention, Response and Recovery (MGT-324)

Host: Northern Arizona University Police Department

Supported by: National Center for Biomedical Research and Training at Louisiana State University

Dates: August 18-19, 2015 (Enroll NLT 14 days prior to start of course)

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Fee: Free       

Information and Registration (PDF)


Your Institution Could Host FEMA's L0363 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education Course!


L0363 Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Higher Education is a 3-day course that provides institutions of higher education with the knowledge and planning strategies to better protect lives, property, and operations within the context of comprehensive emergency management. The primary audience for this training is personnel from institutions of higher education who have responsibilities for creating, reviewing, implementing, and exercising EOPs. Because of the high interest in this course, an application process has been created to assist in the selection and scheduling of host institutions. You may visit FEMA's Academic Emergency Management and Related Courses (AEMRC) for the Higher Education Program web page to download the course application or contact Tina Hovermale at for more information.  

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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