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The NCCPS Would Like to Hear From You!

The NCCPS was established in 2013 to help meet the needs of the campus public safety community. We are a centralized, government-funded organization providing comprehensive information and resources to help you provide safer and stronger campus communities.
Next month marks our three-year anniversary and we would like to hear your thoughts on the services and resources we have provided during that time. We developed a survey on satisfaction levels and areas of improvement for services such as our website, webinars, the Weekly Snapshot, and others. The results of the survey will help us evaluate our services and inform improvements to our organization.
Please consider taking time to complete our 10-minute Anniversary Evaluation Survey. We truly appreciate your feedback and recommendations. Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. 

Access the Averted School Violence website.
Averted School Violence Reporting System
The Police Foundation recently launched the Averted School Violence Near Miss Reporting System (ASV) for law enforcement officials, school officials, and mental health professionals with funding from the Community Oriented Policing Services. The mission of the ASV system is to share information about averted school violence incidents and lessons learned in order to "improve school safety and help prevent future tragedies."
An averted school violence incident is a shooting, bombing, stabbing, or other violent attack that was thwarted, either before or after the potential perpetrator arrived on school grounds, and before any injury or loss of life occurred at the educational institution. ASV uses the term "school" inclusively to mean K-12, colleges/universities, and graduate schools. Individuals are encouraged to share their experiences anonymously through a secure, confidential, non-punitive reporting process via the ASV website.
Submitted incident reports go through a vetting and de-identification process, which typically takes five days but may last up to two weeks. If there is any risk that an incident could be linked to a specific individual, organization, or case that must remain anonymous, it will not be posted or made publicly available. Reports are analyzed to identify trends, emerging hazards, lessons learned, and to inform academic research and school policies. The analyses will ultimately be published on the ASV site. Submitted reports are categorized by education level: elementary, middle, and high school, and college/university. They are also searchable using keyword tags such as bomb, explosive, hostage, Instagram, and many more.
Please share this valuable information with colleagues and law enforcement partners and contact ASV directly via email or phone, 202-833-1469 with any questions or comments.

Join Us in DC this June for our NCCPS Institute
There's still time to register for our 2nd  Annual DC Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute taking place June 12-16, 2017 in Washington, DC. This annual event consists of our four-day flagship curriculum followed by a bonus fifth day of presentations and discussions with a range of partners including the Clery Center, Office on Violence Against Women, and the Department of Health and Human Services.  The registration fee is $1,295 and you may register online !
The purpose of our DC Institute is to provide college and university administrators involved in investigating and adjudicating sexual misconduct cases information and resources necessary to conduct trauma-informed investigations in line with evolving best practices.
This course is intended for campus officials involved in the investigation and adjudication of reports of policy violations relating to sexual and gender-based violence. These officials may include Title IX coordinators, administrative investigators, hearing or appeals board members, student conduct professionals, residential life staff, human resources personnel, deans of students, advocates, legal counsel, public safety officials, and others. While not specifically designed to meet the needs of criminal investigators, we encourage colleges and universities to send a representative from their law enforcement or campus safety agency.
If you have any questions, including those related to course objectives, you may contact us. Please note, seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis, and this course is filling quickly. 

Access our online calendar of events.
Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Implementation of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Initiatives in Large 4-Year Schools
Organization: Kognito
  • May 2, 2017 at 1:00PM ET
  • May 4, 2017 at 2:00PM ET
  • Location: Online
    Fee: Free

    Title: Law Enforcement Active Shooter Emergency Response (PER-275)
    Organization: National Center for Biomedical Research and Training
    Dates: May 11-12, 2017
    Location: Jonesboro, AR
    Fee: Free
    Title: T en Years After Virginia Tech: Impacts on Campus Mental Health
    Organization: National Center for Campus Public Safety
    Date: May 16, 2017 at 2:00PM ET
    Location: Online
    Fee: Free

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