January 10, 2018

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day takes place on January 9th each year to recognize the great service of our country's law enforcement, including campus police. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all law enforcement professionals for their dedication and service.

You can show your expression of support and gratitude any time of the year by t hanking officers for their service, s ending a card of support to your local police department or state agency, and sharing  positive law enforcement experiences on social media.

HSIN Access for Campus Public Safety
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to sharing timely, relevant, and accurate information with its campus safety and law enforcement partners. Members of these communities have raised questions about access to intelligence and analytic products, noting that these items are essential for maintaining situational awareness and safety. To meet these needs, the Office of Partnership and Engagement/Office for State and Local Law Enforcement (OPE/OSLLE), with assistance from the DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis, is facilitating requests for  Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) membership for interested campus safety/police departments.
HSIN is the DHS's primary mechanism for sharing sensitive but unclassified information, and will often be the sole vehicle for campus police departments to access DHS intelligence products. Federal, state, local, territorial, tribal, international and private sector homeland security partners use HSIN to manage operations, analyze data, send alerts and notices, and share the information they need to do their jobs. In general, applicants must be sworn police officers; however, non-sworn campus safety officers who are sponsored by their local municipal police department may be eligible for access to specific communities. For example, non-sworn campus safety officers sponsored by a municipal law enforcement agency may be eligible for access to the HSIN Law Enforcement community
Information posted to HSIN originates from stakeholders responsible for many aspects of homeland security operations (e.g., fusion centers, state and local police departments), so users can be confident in the products' analyses and conclusions. In addition to receiving access to DHS products, authorized users may post their own publications (e.g., alerts, fact sheets, BOLOs) to share information with neighboring jurisdictions or request information from other departments. Examples of previously posted products related to campus safety include the DHS/Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Campus Safety Fact Sheet, intelligence bulletins, and assessments on threats to special events or critical infrastructure.
Campus safety and police officers are strongly encouraged to apply for HSIN access and membership to the appropriate HSIN community. To learn more about HSIN and requesting access to a HSIN community, view OSLLE's message to campus safety and law enforcement partners. Please  contact David Hampton  at OSLLE with any questions.

DHS Extends Deadline for Institutions Interested in Hosting the 2018 NTTX

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking a partner college or university to serve as the host institution for the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise for Institutions of Higher Education (NTTX) anticipated to be held in October 2018. The final event date will be dependent on the host institution's schedule and availability. The topic for this year's event will be threats of campus disorder at a large-scale event.
The extended deadline for institutions of higher education (IHE) interested in hosting this two-day event is  11:59 pm EST on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 . Working in coordination with the DHS Office of Academic Engagement, a host institution serves as the venue for the event, supporting space, technology, and other logistical requirements. Up to 450 attendees and staff are expected to participate in the event that will include a tabletop exercise, seminar and workshop sessions, and an after-action review. Interested IHEs may view the specifications and apply online prior to the new deadline.
The  NTTX is the culminating event in the DHS  Campus Resilience Program Tabletop Exercise Series, a sequence of campus-based events to evaluate campus resilience and strengthen institutions' preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. Each event in the series includes seminars or workshops focused on a specific resilience-related topic impacting the higher education community.
If your institution has any questions or would like any additional information, please feel free to reach out to   AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov.

Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery (PER-304)
Organization: National Disaster Preparedness Training Center
Date: January 23, 2018
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Fee: Free
Title: The Impact of Emotional and Psychological Trauma in Policing: Understanding, Awareness, Resiliency, and Support
Organization: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
Dates and Locations:
  • January 23, 2018 in Ashburn, VA
  • January 24, 2018 in Roanoke, VA
  • January 25, 2018 in Chesterfield, VA
Fee: Free
Title: National Interscholastic Athletics Safety and Security Summit
Organization: National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security
Dates: February 13-15, 2018
Location: Hattiesburg, MS
Fee: Registration Fee

For additional trainings and events, access our searchable online calendar.

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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.