July 4, 2018

Customized Technical Assistance Available to Campus Communities
The Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), formed through a partnership between the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), provides free, customized technical assistance solutions designed to meet the unique needs of state, local, tribal, and campus communities throughout the United States. Through CRI-TAC, law enforcement agencies can access the combined experience and resources of the IACP, COPS Office, and eight leading member organizations: Fraternal Order of Police, Major Cities Chiefs Association, FBI National Academy Associates, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training, National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and National Tactical Officers Association.
Focused on the concept of by the field, for the field, CRI-TAC has a cadre of subject matter experts who offer peer-to-peer consultation, training, and planning. The goal is to provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies that will enhance their organizational, public safety, crime reduction, and community policing effectiveness while maintaining local control and accountability for effective policing in their communities. CRI-TAC provides the following services: resource referral, web-based training, in-person training, virtual mentoring, meeting facilitation, and on-site consultations.
All requests for technical assistance must be received from the chief executive of a law enforcement agency or with expressed authorization from the chief executive of the law enforcement agency. Requesting agencies do not need to be a member of the IACP or any partnering organization to be considered for technical assistance services. The steps in the request process are:
  1. Submit a request online or simply email CRITAC@theIACP.org. Tell them what makes your agency unique, such as size and location, and what your challenges are. 
  2. An IACP staff member will contact the requestor and collect additional information.
  3. The CRI-TAC will assess the request and make a determination on type of TA to be delivered.
  4. The CRI-TAC will work with the agency and applicable partner organizations to develop a customized plan to include success metrics and follow-up.
Visit the CRI-TAC website for additional information, to view services, submit a request, and access resources. If you have questions, you may call the IACP at 800.THE.IACP (800-843-4227) and ask to speak to one of the CRI-TAC staff.

Network with Campus EMS via the National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation
The National Collegiate Emergency Medical Services Foundation (NCEMSF) was formed in 1993 in response to a recognized need for information exchange amongst campus EMS groups. The group grew quickly, was recognized as a 501(c)(3) in 1997, and today more than 250 known organizations are listed in the NCEMSF database. The 2018 annual conference held in Philadelphia attracted more than 1,100 representatives from over 100 colleges and universities. The 2019 annual conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Downtown Hotel.
NCEMSF promotes specific programs throughout the year across institutions of higher education (IHEs). These include Collegiate EMS Week; National Collegiate CPR Day, which kicks off Collegiate EMS Week; EMS Ready Campus; and HEARTSafe Campus. More details on each initiative can be found in the programs section of the NCEMSF website.
Each IHE is able to create one official account per squad. In addition, individuals may have their own membership. Institutional memberships are $25 annually. Several options exist for individual memberships and can be paid annually or for a lifetime (costs are subject to future changes).
  • Annual student memberships are $10. 
  • Annual non-student memberships are $20. 
  • Lifetime student memberships are $75. 
  • Lifetime alumni memberships are $100. 
  • Lifetime non-student memberships are $150. 
Membership provides benefits such as downloadable presentations and handouts from conferences and conference discounts.
You can stay engaged with NCEMSF on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Engaging Residence Life in Collegiate Prevention Efforts
Organization: Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery
Date: July 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title: When Hate Comes to Campus
Organization: Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services and International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
Dates and Locations:
  • August 14, 2018 in Hampton, VA
  • August 17, 2018 in Ferrum, VA
Fee: Free
Title: Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident (MGT318)
Organization: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
Dates and Locations: 
  • August 29-30, 2018 in Highland Heights, KY
  • October 10-11, 2018 in Roma, TX
  • Additional dates and locations available
Fee: Free

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.
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