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Local and Campus Law Enforcement Partnerships


This week is the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators (HBCU-LEEA) 16th Annual Training Conference, "Campus Community Safety Partnerships for the 21st Century." One of the training sessions addressed effective partnerships between local police agencies and campus public safety agencies. These partnerships are vital to maintaining a safe environment, reducing crime and violence, and addressing and mitigating other issues of concern within your college or university campus and surrounding community.


The Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, developed Campus Security Guidelines: Recommended Operational Policies for Local and Campus Law Enforcement Agencies (PDF). The MCCA views this document as "a proactive approach in addressing violence on campus and improving coordination with campus public safety departments." The guidelines represent a collaborative effort between local and campus law enforcement and provide suggested practices to improve effectiveness and create a safer community on and off campus.


Collaborative partnerships between campus public safety/law enforcement and the communities they serve can help to reduce crime and improve security. The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services created the guidebook, Campus-Community Policing at Historically Black Colleges and Universities: A Guidebook for Law Enforcement and Community Representatives (PDF), to help HBCUs and law enforcement establish functional partnerships in their communities. The publication also describes methods used to increase collaborative partnerships between law enforcement and HBCU campuses, as well as their surrounding community members.


To learn more and keep informed about HBCU-LEEA, you may visit their website or follow them on Twitter.

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On Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, at 2pm Eastern, we will present the third webinar in our Campus Public Safety Online free webinar series.

We are pleased to welcome Richard Morman, CPP, a thirty-five-year law enforcement veteran and independent consultant, who will examine current best practices for safely and effectively managing large on-campus events.

Webinar attendance is free, but registration is required and space is limited. The registration deadline is Friday, August 14. Click here to register or visit our website for more information. Use our official webinar hashtag: #NCCPSwebinar. We hope you can join us!

The Neurobiology of Trauma


The neurobiology of trauma and its implications for victims of sexual assault and law enforcement investigations is an important and emerging field of study that continues to expand quickly. End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) has compiled some of the most requested neurobiology of trauma resources that are currently available.



The Neurobiology of Sexual Assault is a free 90-minute webinar presented by Dr. Rebecca Campbell. This webinar explores the relationship between sexual assault, how the brain processes and recalls traumatic events, and how trauma affects victims' emotions and behaviors. This webinar is helpful to law enforcement and other professionals as they navigate investigations and prosecutions with a goal of improving relations and responses to victims. The webinar can be found in EVAWI's webinar archives along with a PDF of slides, transcript, and chat questions.


Two additional webinars on victim interviewing are also available from EVAWI. A Paradigm Shift: The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) and Effective Victim Interviewing both provide guidance for successfully interviewing victims of sexual assault. A Paradigm Shift is the only webinar of the two, however, that specifically addresses the neurobiology of trauma.


Published Articles

EVAWI notes important articles on the neurobiology of trauma and its implications on victim behavior and memory. Dr. James W. Hopper's article "Why Many Rape Victims Don't Fight or Yell" (PDF) was published by the Washington Post on June 23, 2015. Dr. Hopper also co-authored an article with Dr. David Lisak in December 2014, entitled, "Why Rape and Trauma Survivors Have Fragmented and Incomplete Memories" (PDF). Both articles received wide circulation and are noted frequently.


Online Resources

EVAWI has compiled numerous online resources in the Best Practices section of their website. This section includes answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) and resources for law enforcement and other professionals on trauma-informed practices including fact sheets.


Although EVAWI does offer an OnLine Training Institute (OLTI) module on Interviewing the Victim: Techniques Based on the Realistic Dynamics of Sexual Assault, it has not yet been updated to include information on the neurobiology of trauma or trauma-informed approaches. However, this module does offer some valuable information and is recommended for viewing. In addition, EVAWI does offer technical assistance on law enforcement investigations of sexual assault, which does include the use of trauma-informed approach. For more information, please contact EVAWI.

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Professional Development Opportunities


Title: Incident Command System (ICS) Forms Review (MGT-347)

Host: Texas Engineering

Date: July 30, 2015 from 8am-12pm or 1pm-5pm

Location: Raleigh, NC

Fee: Free

Information and Registration (8am-12pm)

Information and Registration (1pm-5pm)


Title: Prepared for the Red Zone: Tackling Sexual Assault on Campus

Host: SurvJustice, Inc. and the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy at Stetson University College of Law

Date: August 11, 2015 at 12:30pm Eastern

Location: Online

Fee: Registration Fee       

Information and Registration


Title: Enhancing the Campus & Community Response to Adult Sexual Assault: A Team Approach

Host: Sexual Violence Justice Institute (SVJI)

Supported by: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services

Fee: Free

Information and Registration

  • August 31 - September 01, 2015 in Hampden-Sydney, VA
  • September 2-3, 2015 in Williamsburg, VA
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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