August 17,
2016

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The Weekly Snapshot                            
Your source for the latest tips, information, and current campus safety resources from the NCCPS.                       

Download the LENS fact sheet.
Changes to the Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS)
 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the agency that enforces federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration to promote homeland security and public safety, launched the Law Enforcement Notification System (LENS) in 2015 to alert state and local law enforcement agencies when an undocumented immigrant with a conviction for certain violent crimes is released from ICE custody and cannot currently be repatriated to their home country. Initially, LENS notifications were only distributed to a designated state law enforcement agency or the state's designated fusion center. (For more information on fusion centers, see our previous Weekly Snapshot issue from November 2015.) Those entities would then determine their own policies for disseminating notifications with other law enforcement agencies within their state.
 
After receiving feedback from state and local law enforcement over the past year, ICE has made changes to LENS that include allowing any state or local law enforcement agency to subscribe and receive LENS notifications directly. Agencies can register to receive notifications through the National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (NLETS), and will subsequently receive alerts when an illegal immigrant has indicated that they intend to reside in the agency's jurisdiction. In addition, a notification is also sent to the agency when an illegal immigrant is being released from an ICE facility located within that agency's jurisdiction.
 
Sworn campus safety officers will be able to subscribe to LENS. If your campus public safety officers are non-sworn, please contact your local law enforcement agency to collaborate on how to receive these notifications.
 
To subscribe to LENS or ask questions, email ICE at LENS-subscriptions@ice.dhs.gov. For additional information, please download the LENS fact sheet.

Full Schedule of NCCPS Institute Offerings Now Available! 
 
We are delighted to announce the currently scheduled series of our Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Institute (Institute):
  • September 2016: Tampa, FL
  • September 2016: Las Vegas, NM
  • October 2016: Boise, ID
  • October 2016: Brockport, NY
  • November 2016: Chicago, IL
  • December 2016: Auburn, AL
  • January 2017: Salem, MA
  • February 2017: Warrensburg, MO
  • March 2017: Tacoma, WA
The NCCPS Institute provides 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 practices. The curriculum includes modules on 15 topics from institutional obligations to self-care. Learn more about these topics in the  module synopses
 
Don't see an NCCPS Institute in your area? Please stay tuned for information in future Weekly Snapshot bulletins on how to become a host. Visit our  website to view specific Institute dates, register for an upcoming Institute, or access additional information.

Access the survey.
Survey of Early Intervention Systems

Campus safety and law enforcement officers with performance and behavior issues, oftentimes resulting in complaints, can damage the reputation of their organization and the profession. An Early Intervention System (EIS), formerly known as an early warning system, is a data-based management tool designed to identify officers who exhibit problematic behavior or who are likely to engage in potentially damaging behavior. An EIS is an important mechanism for ensuring accountability and enhancing integrity.
 
The National Institute of Justice's National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test and Evaluation Center is conducting an examination of law enforcement EIS's. This is an essential effort to gain new knowledge on the state of these systems. Particular attention is given to commercial and in-house developed software used to support the system. Campus public safety agencies play an important role in this effort and are encouraged to complete the survey by  August 31, 2016 .
 
The information requested is general in nature and the automated questionnaire can be completed in a short period of time. If you have questions or wish to discuss any portion of the survey, please contact Rebecca Rhodes or Shelly Greenberg at the National Criminal Justice Technology Research, Test and Evaluation Center.
 
For organizations interested in learning more about or developing and implementing an EIS, the following PDF resources are available:

Access our online calendar of events.
Professional Development Opportunities
 
Title:  Ten Steps to Ready: Session 8. Evaluation - Are Full Scale Exercises Worth the Effort?
Organization(s):  √≠ntegReady and Westmont College
Date:  August 18, 2016 at 2:00PM ET
Location:  Online
Fee:  Free
 
Title:  VALOR Essentials Training
Organization(s):  Bureau of Justice Assistance
Dates:  August 30-September 1, 2016
Location:  Billings, MT
Fee:  Free
 
Title:  Practical Issues for Police Supervisors
Organization(s):  Virginia Center for Policing Innovation (VCPI)
Dates:  September 6-7, 2016
Location:  Dublin, VA
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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