June 1,
2016

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Join the NCCPS at the 2016 IACLEA Annual Conference
 
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators' (IACLEA) Annual Conference & Exposition provides campus public safety leaders a variety of educational workshops, general sessions, an exhibit area with products and services for the campus public safety community, awards and recognition, and special events. We are attending the conference and will be available in the exhibit hall to share information about what we do and answer any questions you may have for us. We will also be presenting twice on Monday, June 27 th  and hope you will be able to join us during one of these scheduled sessions:
  • Monday, June 27, 2016 at 8:00 am - Communicated Threats: Decision-Making in the Dark: NCCPS Director, Kim Richmond, and NCCPS Strategic Partnerships Coordinator, Jeff Allison, will moderate this workshop. In the aftermath of mass casualty events at colleges and universities, it is not uncommon for communicated threats against other institutions of higher education to increase. This occurred after the October 2015 shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Federal law enforcement agencies in the Philadelphia area detected "unspecified" threats of violence, which resulted in the closure of a number of colleges. Chief Tom King of Haverford College and Chief Michael Hill from Swarthmore College will be joined by a communicated threat specialist from the FBI to discuss the salient factors that go into deciding on a course of action in these situations.
  • Monday, June 27, 2016 at 2:30 PM - The Future of Two Key Issues in Campus Safety: The Clery Act and Study Abroad Safety and Security: Kim Richmond will discuss the challenges, solutions, and recommendations identified by participants in emerging issues forums held to discuss these two topics: institutionalizing the Clery Act and global health, safety, and security of students.   
We hope to see you there!

National Safety Month: Get Involved
 
June is  National Safety Month (NSM), a time to focus on reducing the leading causes of injury and death at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. Led by the  National Safety Council, a nonprofit membership organization that has been a leading safety advocacy group for more than 100 years, NSM highlights four different safety topics weekly throughout the month. These resources can be helpful to campus communities, local communities, or colleges and universities as they transition to summer programs with minors on campus.
 
This year's safety topics and related PDF resources are as follows:
In  addition, the National Safety Council will host a free webinar on Tuesday, June 14 th Hidden Epidemics: What the Data Tell Us About Our Safety . This webinar will discuss the biggest threats to your life and how to make safer decisions.  Register today  for this opportunity. You can also follow the National Security Council on Twitter at @NSCsafety or on  Facebook .
 
For additional information on planning for the safety of minors on campus, please access our  Campus Public Safety Online archived webinar with Ann H. Franke,  Planning for the Safety of Minors: Routine and Emergency Situations, now available on-demand and with closed-captioning.

Call for Topic/Exercise Scenario Nominations for the National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for Institutions of Higher Education

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requests topic/exercise scenario nominations for the 2016 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for Institutions of Higher Education. 
 
The DHS Office of Academic Engagement (OAE), in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), would like input on topics/exercise scenarios from the higher education and emergency management communities given their equities to and expertise in campus resilience emerging issues and trends impacting colleges and universities. The 2016 NTTX will take place in October or November.  
 
Topic/exercise scenario nominations must be received by June 17, 2016
 
About the NTTX
The NTTX is a series of campus-based events to test and promote campus resilience. Each event in the series includes workshops and an exercise scenario focused on a specific resilience-related topic impacting the higher education community. The first NTTX in 2014 featured a fictitious infectious disease outbreak, while the second event in 2015 featured a cyber security breach scenario.
 
Selection Criteria
Nominated topics/exercise scenarios should reflect campus resilience issues or trends that impact the higher education community. Topics/exercise scenarios should also align with  DHS core missions .
 
Please submit your recommended topics/exercise nominations in order of priority. OAE will review topic/exercise scenario recommendations in coordination with FEMA to select the topic for the 2016 NTTX. Upon selection, OAE will begin outreach in July for participation in the fall event. 
 
Nomination Process
Please send topic/exercise scenario nominations via email directly to OAE at AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov and include the following subject line in your message:  2016 NTTX Topic Nomination.
 
Additional Opportunity: Join the NTTX Planning Team
DHS is also looking for representatives from colleges and universities to join the NTTX planning team. The NTTX planning team, which helps inform and develop materials for the event, convenes monthly via teleconference (in-person available) in advance of the fall 2016 event.
 
To participate in the planning team process and for additional details, please contact OAE at AcademicEngagement@hq.dhs.gov and include the following subject line in your message:  2016 NTTX Planning Team.

Access our online calendar of events
Professional Development Opportunities

Title :  Complying with Title IX and Promoting Academic Freedom, Is This Possible?
Host: Stetson University College of Law
Date: June 13, 2016 at 2:00PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Registration Fee
 
Title:  Helping Victims of Mass Violence and Terrorism Toolkit
Host: Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC)
Date: June 21, 2016 at 1:00PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free

Title: IPMBA Police Cyclist Course
Host: International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA)
Dates: July 11-15, 2016
Location: Anaheim, CA
Fee: Registration Fee


Trauma-Informed Sexual Assault Investigation and Adjudication Conference
Visit our website for information and registration details.

Faculty Spotlight         
Check out this Q&A with one of our DC Conference faculty members.

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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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