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New Tool for Your Public Safety Website
The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) is excited to offer a new tool to help campus safety and law enforcement officers; emergency management officials; and other professionals committed to campus safety easily find and connect to our website. 

We have created web banners, also known as badges, that can be placed on your website and used as a direct link to the NCCPS website. This allows your community to access our resources with one click. With the badge, there is no need to remember a URL or find a place on your website to list our link. Eight versions are available in different sizes, colors, and formats (gif and jpg). Simply copy the code associated with your chosen website banner and add it to your website. 

The banners are available to you  here. If you have any questions or problems, please  contact us for assistance.
COPS Office Grant Opportunity
The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently announced an upcoming grant opportunity that directly impacts those working in school-based policing. The COPS Office will soon begin accepting applications for their FY2016 COPS Hiring Program (CHP). In FY2015, CHP awarded more than $113M to 209 agencies across the country that resulted in 915 law enforcement officer hires (includes new hires and rehires - both already laid off and future scheduled layoffs). This year, up to $137M is available in federal funding.
COPS Office Director Ronald L. Davis explains that this year's CHP "has an overarching emphasis on implementing the recommendations of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing." The May 2015  Final Report (PDF) from the Task Force included recommendations on building public trust and legitimacy, promoting effective crime reduction, and developing strategies that reinforce community engagement in managing public safety.
This grant cycle, applicants will be able to choose from seven broad areas of policing to be the focus of any officers awarded. However, the COPS Office has noted that priority consideration will be given to applicants who "select the 'Building Trust,' 'Homeland Security,' or 'School-Based Policing' problem/focus areas."
Detailed instructions about the grant and how to apply will be available on the COPS Grant and Funding website section soon.  We will post additional updates when the COPS Office announces the solicitation opening via our website and social media channels. If you have questions about this or any other COPS Office grant program, please contact the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770.
NCCPS April Webinar Series
Join us for two important webinars exploring two sides of sexual assault: prevention and response. We are pleased to announce that Thomas R. Tremblay, retired Burlington, VT police chief and nationally recognized subject matter expert, will be joining us for  Sexual Assault: Courageous Conversations and Bystander Intervention and Detective Carrie Hull and Christia Currie will present  You Have Options: An Overview of the National Law Enforcement Sexual Assault Reporting Program Learn more about these timely topics and register to participate in these critical conversations today!
Access our online calendar of events.
Professional Development Opportunities

Title: Title IX & Clery Act Intersections
Host: The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Date: April 4, 2016 at 1:30pm EDT
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title: The Forum's 12th Annual Conference:  Navigating the Intersections:  The Cultures of Education Abroad
Host: The Forum on Education Abroad 
Dates: April 6-8, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA
Fee: Registration fee

Title: Physical And Cybersecurity For Critical Infrastructure (MGT452)
Host:  Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Dates and Locations:  
  • April 6, 2016 in Columbus, GA
  • April 13, 2016 in San Bernardino, CA
  • April 21, 2016 in Waco, TX 
Fee: Free
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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