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2016 National Seminar and Tabletop Exercise (NTTX) for Institutions of Higher Education

Save the date for the 2016 NTTX to be held November 16-17, 2016 at the University of Illinois at Chicago! The NTTX is a series of campus-based events focusing on campus resilience that was first launched in 2014 by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This year's two-day event will include:
  • Workshop Sessions - These sessions will focus on campus violence, including active shooter and other threats across the U.S. higher education community, and provide college and university representatives the opportunity to engage with one another. 
  • A Tabletop Exercise - The tabletop exercise is a facilitated discussion that requires team members to work together to manage the response to a hypothetical incident involving campus violence. 
  • A Deliberative Session - This will be held following the exercise to develop long-term decision-making lessons for public safety officials. 
The overall event seeks to enhance knowledge of emergency operations planning, allow participants to improve their own performance, and identify opportunities to improve capabilities to respond to real events. Registration will open on Monday, September 12.
The DHS Office of Academic Engagement, in collaboration with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is requesting input on workshop session topics from the higher education and emergency management communities. Workshop session topic nominations should reflect campus resilience issues or trends that impact the college and university community and should also align with DHS core missions. Please submit your topic nominations, in order of priority, to by September 16, 2016. Nominations must include: title, a brief description of the topic, and a short biography of the proposed speaker(s)/presenter(s). Please include the following subject line in your message: 2016 NTTX Workshop Session Topics Nomination.

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New Resource from the IACP and the COPS Office 

Although most law enforcement professionals will not have to discharge their service weapons in a hostile situation during their careers, they may be indirectly impacted by an officer-involved shooting (OIS). To assist officers and departments, including campus law enforcement, with situations that occur before, during, and after an OIS, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) developed Officer-Involved Shootings: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders (PDF). This guide is organized into the following sections:
  1. Pre-Incident Preparations 
  2. Incident Scene Procedures
  3. Post-Incident Investigation
  4. Officer Mental Health and Wellness
  5. Media Relations
To compliment the guide, the IACP and the COPS Office released the Officer-Involved Shootings Investigative Protocols: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders (PDF). This trifold indicates the critical steps that should be taken after an OIS. It also contains resources and an assessment of your approach.
For more than 120 years, the IACP has served as a voice to the law enforcement community and supports the development of future leaders in this field. Currently, the organization is made up of over 25,000 members who represent 100 different countries. The mission of the IACP is to strengthen the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, and education. To further their mission, the IACP is organized into committees, sections, and divisions. Committees focus on specific law enforcement topics; sections are dedicated to particular disciplines, such as the University/College Police Section; and the three IACP divisions are broken down into geographic regions. The IACP provides the public and its members with valuable resources. Their Model Policies, for example, represent some of the most challenging issues law enforcement agencies face and cover topics including Alzheimer's disease, criminal intelligence, motor vehicle searches, and sexual assault. While only members have access to the entire list, there are 13 free policies available to the public.
The IACP's Training and Professional Services Division (TPS) offers a variety of programs in different locations around the country, such as a course focusing on leadership and another on designing police facilities. If your agency is interested in bringing IACP training to your region, you may fill out the Class Co-Host Request Form (PDF). The co-hosting guide (PDF) can help your agency understand the responsibilities of co-hosting a training class.
The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition will be held from October 15-18, 2016 in San Diego, California. The University/College Police Section Meeting will be held on Sunday, October 16. At this event, participants will have access to different educational programs, demonstrations of new equipment and products, and the opportunity to connect with fellow law enforcement professionals. Register to attend the IACP Annual Conference!
Learn more about the IACP, including their publications, trainings, and conference, by visiting their website

DHS Intelligence Notification on Threat Awareness for 9/11 Anniversary

In coordination with the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, recently released an intelligence notification to provide information on the potential for terrorist threats during the upcoming 15th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks. This product is intended to inform and assist federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government counterterrorism and law enforcement officials and private sector security partners in deterring, preventing, or disrupting terrorist attacks against the United States.
Information contained in this intelligence bulletin is For Official Use Only (FOUO). If you are a member of a campus public safety department and would like to request a copy, please  contact us.

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Progress Report Released on Ending Sexual Violence in the U.S.

Raliance, a collaborative initiative composed of three of the top sexual violence prevention programs in the U.S. - the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC), the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)- PreventConnect, and the National Alliance to End Sexual Violence (NAESV) - recently released a progress report, Ending Sexual Violence in One Generation (PDF). The report analyzes "progress in the movement to end sexual violence and how it is shaping public conversation and, ultimately, our culture in how we address this important societal issue."
Specifically, the report explores six key areas of the current movement to end sexual violence:
  • Media: Film, television, and books have all played a crucial role in shaping the conversation about sexual violence. Specific vehicles are discussed as well as the reinforcement of rape myths by the news media.
  • Advocacy and Activism: Recent movements on social justice, racial inequality, LGBT rights, and gender equality have intertwined with and increased the visibility of the sexual violence prevention movement. Using research-based indicators to inform messaging around prevention and healthy relationships is the direction we need to continue to move in.
  • Federal Leadership and Policy: The efforts by the Obama administration and the creation in 2014 of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault were groundbreaking. Continued or renewed support for Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), the Office on Violence Against Women, Victims of Crime Act, the work being conducted by the Office of Civil Rights (OCR), and more are critical to the continued progress of the movement.
  • Research and Evaluation: Research is a vital component to ending sexual violence in one generation. "Prevalence studies continue to reinforce a staggering fact that 1 in 5 women in the U.S. will experience sexual assault in their lifetime, many while in college." Measuring the impact of prevention programs, conducting campus climate surveys, and other research studies are key to understanding what tools are most effective and how to distribute financial resources.
  • Prevention: Tools for prevention are distributed throughout the year by many partners in the effort to end sexual violence. The CDC's STOP SV: A Technical Package to Prevent Sexual Violence (PDF) is highlighted in addition to Sexual Assault Awareness Month and other resources.
  • Institutional Responsibility: The Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) of 2011 outlined the obligation of institutions of higher education (IHEs) to address sexual assault under Title IX. Since then, subsequent DCLs have provided further guidance and clarity on the responsibilities of IHE administrators in taking proactive measures to prevent sexual violence on campuses with OCR taking the lead.
The report concludes by outlining the future role Raliance will play and its impact on the movement through grant-funding opportunities for others. A reference list is provided as well. You can also follow Raliance on Twitter and Facebook @Ralianceorg.

Access our online calendar of events.
Professional Development Opportunities
Title: FAQs: Geography 
Organization: Clery Center for Security on Campus 
Date: September 14, 2016 at 1:00PM ET
Location: Online
Fee: Free
Title: 64th Annual IAEM Conference and EMEX
Organization: International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
Dates: October 14-19, 2016
Location: Savannah, GA
Fee: Registration fee
Title: Enhanced Sports and Special Events Incident Management (MGT440)
Organization: Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)
Dates: October 18-20, 2016
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Fee: Free

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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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