July 18, 2018

Register for the 2018 NTTX.
Registration Open for the 2018 NTTX:
Threats of Campus Disorder
Registration for the 2018 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) is now open. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are hosting the 2018 NTTX on September 24-25, 2018 at the UTSA Student Union. This two-day event will include workshop sessions, a tabletop exercise, and an after-action review session on preparing participants to respond to a campus emergency. This year's event, the fifth in the series, will focus on threats of campus disorder during a large event. DHS will provide more detailed information on the specific topics for workshops and the tabletop exercise closer to the event.
The NTTX seeks to provide participants with insight into planning, preparedness and resilience best practices for the academic community. Because emergency planning involves a team of individuals from across an IHE, DHS recommends a team of five to seven senior leaders representing various functions (i.e. public safety, security and law enforcement, academic affairs, student life, communications, etc.) attend from each IHE. Participants also will include representatives from federal departments and agencies that support campus resilience.
There is no cost to attend or present at this event. However, both participants and presenters are responsible for their own travel, lodging, and per diem expenses. Space is limited to 400 participants and attendees will be confirmed by DHS on a first-come, first-served basis.
For more information on the upcoming as well as previous events, please visit the NTTX webpage where you can also access registration materials. You may contact DHS OAE at AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov with questions or for more information on the NTTX series.

IACP's Police Response to Violence Against Women Project
The International Association of Chiefs of Police's (IACP's) Police Response to Violence Against Women Project focuses on the development of a variety of tools, resources, and policies to help law enforcement respond effectively to human trafficking, sexual assault, stalking, domestic and sexual violence, and other types of intimate partner violence (IPV).
The IACP Police Response to Violence Against Women Project includes:
  • Sexual Assault: Sexual assault is a broad topic area with many components. IACP has developed resources for responding to sexual assault in the LGBTQ community, a video series on how to bring sexual assault offenders to justice, sexual assault policies and training guidelines, sexual assault investigative guidelines and strategies, a supplemental report form, as well as a guide on sexual offenses and misconduct by law enforcement officers.
  • Domestic Violence and IPV: Domestic and intimate partner violence are addressed in two manners by IACP. First, IACP tackles the issue of domestic violence committed by police officers. The project includes a model policy, discussion paper, and guidelines on how to address officers who are respondents of orders of protection. IACP also developed a four-segment video series to present law enforcement and community partners with information to strengthen the response to victims of domestic violence, which includes a training and discussion facilitation guide. Finally, several IPV resources are available including policy, training guidelines, and how to enforce orders of protection based on the federal Violence Against Women Act.
  • Human Trafficking: Human trafficking continues to increase nationwide and the IACP addresses this topic in a three-part roll call training video and law enforcement guide to identification and investigation. A discussion guide and a survey for feedback are also available.
  • Officer Wellness: In 2015, the IACP partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to develop a webinar examining the officer safety considerations that arise when responding to a domestic violence call. The webinar was narrated by Lt. Mark Wynn (ret.), Nashville, TN Metropolitan Police Department, one of the nation's leading experts on domestic violence who has trained thousands of public safety personnel on this topic for decades.
For more information, contact Michael Rizzo at  rizzo@theiacp.org or 800-843-4227 ext. 818.

Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Beyond Victim Blaming: Understanding and Working with Victims of Domestic Violence
Organization: Justice Clearinghouse
Date: July 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title: Intimate Partner Violence Screening
Organization: Indian Health Service
Date: August 5, 2018
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title: Annual IACP Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving
Organization: International Association of Chiefs of Police
Dates: August 13-15, 2018
Location: Nashville, TN
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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