February 15,
2017

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Protest Preparation and Response Training
 
In the United States, freedom of speech and the right of people to peaceably assemble are guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Constitution. A fundamental role of law enforcement, including campus police and security, is to protect the rights of all people to assemble, demonstrate, protest, or rally. In turn, law enforcement also has the responsibility to safeguard public safety by protecting the lives and property of all individuals. Achieving competing goals of protecting freedom of speech and the right to assemble while maintaining order can be one of law enforcement's greatest challenges. Planning for assemblies and rallies can be an intimidating process, and should begin as early as possible.
 
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) is hosting three daylong classroom-based trainings that will examine what law enforcement officials need to properly prepare for and respond to protests and demonstrations. The Protest Preparation and Response Training Regional Workshops will include discussions on :

  • The First Amendment
  • History of crowd management
  • Crowd tactics
  • 21st century crowd management
  • Crowd dynamics
  • Planning and contingency plans (planned and unplanned events)
  • Incident action plans (IAP's)
  • Teams and team tactics
  • Types of resisters

Course dates and locations are as follows:
 
March 1, 2017
Chapman University
Orange, CA
March 3, 2017
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 
March 9, 2017
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, IN
 
The training is available to IACLA members for $70 and non-members for $150. If you have any questions about the training, please contact Chris Blake at IACLEA. 

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NCCPS Calendar of Events
 
Did you know we have an online calendar with thousands of events available? This helpful feature of NCCPS website contains information on a variety of upcoming conferences, trainings, webinars, and other professional development opportunities for those working towards and supporting safer campus communities. With more than 1,060 unique events already included for 2017, and more being added on a regular basis, the NCCPS online calendar allows users to search by keyword, state, type (online or in-person), and month. By clicking on an individual event, you can access important logistics/details including the title, organization(s), date(s), a brief summary, location, price, contact information, and the event website.  
 
It is important to note that the inclusion of an event in the NCCPS online calendar does not constitute an endorsement of the event, speaker, topic, or sponsoring organization. The events posted are not exhaustive; rather they are a compilation of relevant events that have been submitted to or come to the attention of the NCCPS. If you wish to have your event considered for inclusion on the online calendar, please complete our submission form. Events considered must align with the NCCPS' purpose and mission.

Visit our Campus Public Safety Online web pages for more information.
NCCPS Free Webinars: February and March Registrations Open
 
The NCCPS free webinar series,  Campus Public Safety Online, currently has two offerings open for registration: Social Media's Role in Campus Safety: What, Why, and What Now? and Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row . We encourage registrants to sign up groups if more than one person would like to attend, as these webinars are ideal for multiple participants from one institution or organization.
 
Tuesday,  February 21 st , is Social Sentinel, Inc. , CEO Dr. Gary J. Margolis . In this webinar, Gary will provide insight into what happened after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) raised concerns with the largest social media services over law enforcement's use of their data to monitor users' social media posts. This subsequently led to several companies that allowed such monitoring to lose access to their Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds, effectively putting many out of business. He will discuss how campus officials can receive threat alert information, especially as campus safety teams have learned the importance of social media in campus safety and security. The deadline to register for this webinar is this
Friday, February 17th.
 
On  Tuesday, March 21st , Krista M. Dillon (PDF) joins us for Business Continuity: Getting Your Ducks in a Row . Krista serves as the Director of Operations for Safety and Risk Services at the University of Oregon . As discussed in our January 17th webinar with presenter AndrĂ© Le Duc, only 36% of institutions of higher education surveyed in the National Higher Education Emergency Management Program Needs Assessment (PDF) currently have business continuity plans in place. These plans help minimize the negative effects of an emergency incident and expedite the restoration of functions on campus. Krista will focus on the definition, benefits, and basics of continuity planning in higher education. She will also incorporate several examples of how the University of Oregon implemented various continuity plans for planned and unplanned disruptions including a fire in a research facility, a graduate student work stoppage, and large special events like the US Olympic Track and Field Trials. Krista will discuss the on-the-fly business continuity planning that took place following the active shooter incident at Umpqua Community College. Participants will take away lessons learned from the application of business continuity plans for a variety of incidents. The deadline to register for this webinar is  Friday, March 17th.
 
All of our  Campus Public Safety Online webinars are recorded, captioned, and archived on the NCCPS website for on-demand viewing. In addition, we provide the speaker's slides and any additional materials from each webinar. For more information, please visit our website , join our email list to receive specific webinar announcements, or contact us directly.

Access our online calendar of events.
Professional Development Opportunities:
 
Title: Federal Efforts to Address Sexual Violence on Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Organization: PreventConnect
Date: February 27, 2017 at 1:00PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free
 
Title: 2017 National Conference on Bullying
Organization: School Safety Advocacy Council
Dates: March 1-3, 2017
Location: Orlando, FL
Fee: Registration fee
 
Title: 97 th AACC Annual Convention
Organization: American Association of Community Colleges
Dates: April 22-25, 2017
Location: New Orleans, LA
Fee: Registration Fee

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