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The Weekly Snapshot
Your source for the latest tips, information, and current campus safety resources from the NCCPS.
Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program Launching in 2016
After rigorous curriculum development, pilot program testing, evaluation, and updates, as well as the evaluation and vetting of 26 additional faculty instructors, we are pleased to announce that our Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Educational Program will be available to the public beginning in 2016.
This groundbreaking curriculum is the result of endless hours of work with nationally recognized subject matter experts in the fields of sexual and gender-based violence investigations, Title IX, the Clery Act, victim's advocacy, student conduct, and psychology.
First Program Date Announced
Our first public educational program will be held February 23-26, 2016 in Tampa, FL hosted by Hillsborough Community College. Program registration opens Tuesday, January 5, 2015 and is available to representatives from institutions of higher education and their local partners involved in the investigation and adjudication of reports of sexual and gender-based violence on campus. We encourage representation from campus/community multi-disciplinary teams, and will therefore accept registrations for up to five individuals per institution, per program. Registration is on a first come, first served basis, however the NCCPS reserves the right to review all applications for registration based on the guidelines outlined.
The NCCPS trauma-informed education program is limited to 60 registrants per location to preserve the interactive approach to the program. Program registration fees are $1,695 per participant, with a $150 discount available for members of relevant professional associations.
Please note, registration for our February program closes on February 9, 2016 at 5 PM ET, or when we reach capacity, whichever comes first.
Our trauma-informed programs are composed of 17 modules that are taught over a four-day period. These include topics such as:  
  • Overview of Title IX, Clery Act and Institutional Obligations
  • Community Coordination
  • The Culture In Which We Live: Understanding the Rape Narrative
  • The Effects of Trauma
  • Interviewing the Complainant
  • Considerations Regarding Criminal Sexual Offenders
  • Interviewing the Respondent
For further information, please email the NCCPS Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator,  Andrea Young.
Register now!
  Free NCCPS Webinar Announcement
We are excited to offer the next webinar in our series, Campus Public Safety Online,  on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 2:00pm Eastern.
In  Adding International Incidents to Your Campus All-Hazard Emergency Response Plans , Pascal Schuback , former Global Emergency Manager at the University of Washington and Director at Humanitarian Toolbox, will discuss international study abroad safety. This presentation will include information on study abroad programs (faculty-led and independent), academic research, athletics, and general university travelers.
To learn more about the webinar and to reserve one of the limited spaces available, please visit our webinar page. Registration closes Friday, January 15, 2016.  We hope you can join us!
Click above to view the FAA announcement.
Drones: Information and Resources for Campus Law Enforcement
Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), are increasingly becoming a part of college campus culture. Many institutions are embracing drone technology in research, utilizing camera drones in security and surveillance applications, or offering educational programs on unmanned aerial systems. Additionally, the recreational use of drones has become popular among college and university students, faculty, and staff. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta estimated, "hundreds of thousands of model unmanned aircraft will be purchased this holiday season." Being aware of the UAS rules and regulations will assist campus administrators, security, and police in ensuring safe, responsible, and legal operation. 
On December 14, 2015, the FAA announced a web-based aircraft registration process that Small Unmanned Aircraft (sUA) owners may use to comply with the statutory requirements for aircraft operations. The federal law, Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft, went into effect on December 21, 2015. The FAA's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Registration page offers information on who must register and if the online or paper registration process can be used. For recreational users, registration is good for three years and the FAA will charge $5 per person for registration, but will refund that amount for those who register in the first 30 days - by January 20, 2016. The online registration system does not yet support registration of small UAS used for any purpose other than hobby or recreation. The FAA is developing enhancements that will allow such online registrations by spring of 2016.
While the FAA is responsible for enforcing federal aviation regulations, including those governing the use of UAS, "state and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are often in the best position to deter, detect, immediately investigate, and, as appropriate, pursue enforcement actions to stop unauthorized or unsafe UAS operations." The FAA has made the following resources available to law enforcement:
  • Law Enforcement Guidance for Suspected Unauthorized UAS Operations (PDF) - This document is intended to assist LEAs in understanding the legal framework that serves as the basis for FAA legal enforcement action against UAS operators for unauthorized and/or unsafe UAS operations and to provide guidance regarding the role of LEAs in deterring, detecting, and investigating unauthorized and/or unsafe UAS operations. 
  • Law Enforcement Reference Card(PDF) - This reference card is printable and designed to be carried in the field to answer basic questions and provide FAA contact information, nationwide, to support LEAs.
  • Sporting Events (PDF) - Information regarding Unauthorized UAS operations at sporting events, including Temporary Flight Restrictions (TFRs) and geographic FAA contact information for LEAs.
  • UAS Enforcement FAQs (PDF)
For additional information and resources on drones, including policies and guidance from the FAA and the U.S. Department of Justice as well as a presidential memorandum, please view our July 1, 2015 Weekly Snapshot .
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Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Active Shooter Threat Training Program
Hosted by: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC)
Dates: February 9-12, 2016
Location: Norman, OK
Fee: Free
Title:  Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT-404)
Hosted by:  Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Dates and Locations:
  • February 1-2, 2016 in Daytona Beach, FL
  • February 9-10, 2016 in Saginaw, MI
  • February 17-18, 2016 in Lewisburg, PA
Fee: Free

Title:   Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar - Boise State University
Hosted by:  Clery Center for Security On Campus
Dates: March 1-2, 2016
Location: Boise, ID
Fee: Registration Fee
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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