May 18,

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Recognizing First Responders
This week we celebrate professionals who have dedicated their lives to providing safety and lifesaving services to others. National Police Week and National Emergency Medical Services Week run concurrently this year, and it 's critical we take time to recognize the selfless work these professionals provide our communities on a daily basis.
National Police Week and Peace Officers Memorial Day were established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962. On Friday, May 13th , President Obama issued a presidential proclamation declaring May 15th, 2016 Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 15 - 21 as National Police Week. President Obama clearly articulated the vital role police officers play in our communities both on and off the job. "In moments of danger and desperation, the first people we turn to are law enforcement officers. These often unsung heroes risk their lives and sacrifice precious time with loved ones so their fellow Americans can live in peace and security. But more than that, they are leaders in their communities, serving as mentors, coaches, friends, and neighbors -- working tirelessly each day to ensure that the people they serve have the opportunities that should be afforded to all Americans. In honor of all they do, we must give these dedicated professionals the support and appreciation they deserve."  
Police Week is a collaborative effort led by three primary law enforcement groups:
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF): NLEOMF plans the Candlelight Vigil each year during Police Week. The organization is a nonprofit dedicated to honoring and remembering the service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers in the United States and also maintains the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
  • Fraternal Order of Police/Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary (FOP/FOPA): FOP/FOPA organizes the the Peace Officers Memorial Day Service at the U.S. Capitol during Police Week. FOP is the world's largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 330,000 members.
  • Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.): C.O.P.S. hosts the National Police Survivors' Conference on May 14 and 16. C.O.P.S. provides resources to families and co-workers of officers killed in the line of duty rebuild their shattered lives.
National Emergency Medical Services Week was first recognized by President Gerald Ford in 1973. Since that time, EMS has firmly established its role in the medical care continuum and is a respected first responder. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians (NAEMT) have partnered for several years on the EMS Strong campaign. This campaign "seeks to celebrate, unify and inspire the men and women of our nation's emergency medical services. EMS Strong brings together associations, EMS services, sponsors and national media to honor the dedication of EMS practitioners nationwide." EMS Strong features stories, kick-start ideas, and resources for professionals in the field such as:
The NCCPS would like to thank campus police, local law enforcement officers, and local and volunteer EMS personnel across the US for their dedication to ensuring our communities' public safety and medical care needs. Please consider taking a moment to express your gratitude to these professionals this week. 

PEACE OUTside Campus: The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation
According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics' (BJS) National Crime Victimization Survey, 1995-2000 (PDF), the number of off-campus violent victimizations of college students was 14 times greater than the number of on-campus victimizations. Specifically, for students living on campus, approximately 85 percent of their violent victimizations occurred off campus. For students living off-campus, about 95 percent of their violent victimizations occurred off campus.

Crime prevention and control in off-campus communities can be a major challenge for campus public safety agencies. Students living off campus are often in need of information regarding personal safety and property protection. Campus public safety officials can provide community members with resources to support off-campus safety and security .
PEACE OUTside Campus: The Lindsey M. Bonistall Foundation advocates "for the protection of students by providing information about rental rights and working with landlords and local college communities to develop and maintain improved safety measures in off-campus apartments." In 2005, PEACE OUTside Campus was officially founded in memory and celebration of Lindsey Marie Bonistall's life. Lindsey was a 20-year-old undergraduate student at the University of Delaware when she "was the victim of a violent crime in her off-campus apartment that took her life." Each school year, thousands of students across the country sign new leases without understanding their rights and responsibilities. PEACE OUTside Campus hopes to educate students and parents on the risks and liabilities of living off-campus.
PEACE OUTside Campus offers two programs your community can host:
  • Teens 'N Transition - Designed for incoming college students, this presentation provides valuable tools on how to identify high-risk and unsafe situations.
  • Identify the Risk - Intended for parents of new college students, this presentation provides information on the possible risks and safety concerns associated with living and learning as part of a campus community.
Campus public safety officials may share the following PEACE OUTside Campus tools and resources with students to raise awareness on off-campus housing safety:
Please visit the PEACE OUTside Campus website for additional information.  

Access our online calendar of events.
Professional Development Opportunities

Title18th Annual Emergency Management Higher Education Symposium
HostFederal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Dates: June 6-9, 2016
LocationEmmitsburg, MD
Fee: Free
Title: Title IX Now: New Insights on Investigations and Adjudications
HostUnited Educators
Dates: November 17 - 18, 2016
Location: Washington, DC
Fee Registration Fee
Interested in hosting a sport or special event training at your institution? The National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) is currently offering the following FEMA/DHS grant funded courses to qualified institutions:
If you would like to host a course at no cost to you, contact NCS4 via e-mail or by phone at (601) 266-5999. A limited number of deliveries are available.

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

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Resource Library
Visit our online library where you can find the resources necessary to create safe campus environments.

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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