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12th Annual Nat.’l School Safety Conference & Expo

The 12th Annual National School Safety Conference & Exposition is rapidly approaching, but there is still time to register.  To attend the July 24-28 event, this year at the Hard Rock Casino & Resort in Las Vegas, click HERE to start the registration process.  The School Safety Advocacy Council and National Association of Campus Safety Administrators have come together this year to offer higher education and K-12 security, policing and public safety subject presentations by some of the nation’s leading voices in the industry.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

The 2017 National School Safety Conference and Exposition featuring the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators College & University Campus Safety Conference is the largest and most comprehensive conference focused on all the aspects of school safety and security.  The conference is the only one in the world focused on school and student safety from Kindergarten through college.  Centered on national best practices and proven localized programs and efforts, this conference brings together the most knowledgeable and internationally renowned keynote presenters into one forum to provide the highest quality professional development possible in one conference. In addition to our exceptional keynote presenters, you will be able to take advantage of complimentary pre-conference trainings and over 40 breakout sessions by current professionals in the fields of education and school safety addressing the most pressing issues facing our schools today.

The School Safety Advocacy Council is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the National Association of Campus Safety Administrators to provide a specialized college and university campus safety training for the 12th Annual National School Safety Conference & Exposition. This groundbreaking partnership will make the National School Safety Conference & Exposition the only national conference to address safety and security from K-12 to the college and university level.

The National Association of Campus Safety Administrators, College & University Campus Safety Conference will offer attendees the unparalleled opportunity to not only attend their specialized training but all other conference general sessions, breakout sessions, networking receptions, pre-conference trainings, and exhibit hall. This unique opportunity will allow professionals, dealing with school safety from education, law enforcement, and security on all levels, to learn in a cooperative positive environment from the world’s best instructors.

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New Training Center offers select courses to private colleges & universities

The Claremont University Consortium has announced the creation of a training arm of its organization, designed to bridge a current gap in available training and development for private college and university public safety agencies.  The Regional Campus Safety Training Center (“RCSTC”) offers a limited but high-quality content driven series of courses that include Basic Dispatcher Course, Field Training Officer Course, the Leadership Learning Bureau, and Relationship Violence training.

While these BSIS-certified courses are currently designed and made available at no cost to private colleges and universities not currently eligible for POST-certified programming and training, the RCSTC does plan to continue to make additional courses available into the future as law enforcement agency-status is established by private higher education departments when Assembly Bill 2361 (Penal Code Section 830.75) takes effect January 1, 2017.

Interested agencies serving private college and university campuses are encouraged to visit http://www.RCSTC.org.

 

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CCUPCA Member Agency Receives International Recognition

On September 19th, longtime CCUPCA member-agency the Campus Safety Department of the Claremont University Consortium, was honored by the World Safety Organization by being named a recipient of the WSO’s “Educational Award” as a “Concerned Company/Corporation” at its 41st Annual Conference in Houston, Texas.

In receiving this international body’s highest award for any institution, the Claremont Campus Safety Department was honored for its comprehensive campus-oriented public safety programming, which features team leaders at each of the seven colleges and universities it provides crime prevention and emergency services, as well as its new technologies in security, anti-theft and remote emergency management.

The WSO also took pause to highlight the Department’s commitment to employee development, and cited key programs that include Dignitary Protection Support Unit teams, Threat Assessment Services, and its growing portfolio as a new regional training provider for private college and university security professionals under its new Regional Campus Safety Training Center banner.

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association congratulates the men and women of the Claremont University Consortium Campus Safety Department, and its Director, Stan Skipworth, for this achievement.

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Fuller Theological Seminary Campus Safety Celebrates 1 year anniversary

This month, Fuller Theological Seminary Campus Safety Department celebrated the completion of its first year of exemplary service to the Fuller Campus.

Led by Campus Safety Chief Gary Mejia, the Campus Safety Department has added new service tools to protect and serve the student, faculty and staff as well as the guests to the campus.  These features include:

  • The expansion of the Department staff, now 20 members strong
  • Vehicle patrol, transportation and escort services
  • Expanded Security Camera systems
  • And the successful application and award of FEMA and UASI grants that will additional enhance security programs and tools to protect the campus community

For more information on the 1st year anniversary of the Department, see this feature article at Campus Safety Announcement FTS 82016.

Congratulations Chief Mejia and the entire Fuller Team!

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Stan Skipworth named “Director of the Year” by Campus Safety Magazine

On Monday, July 25th, CCUPCA’s own Stan Skipworth, Director of Campus Safety at The Claremont Colleges, was named Campus Safety Magazine’s “Director of the Year” for Higher Education.  The award was presented by CSM Editor Robin Hattersley Gray during the first day the annual Campus Safety Conference East, at the Gaylord Resort in National Harbor, Maryland.  Others awarded this prestigious honor were Lisa Terry, University of North Carolina Health Care’s director of hospital police and transportation for the Health Sector; and Kevin Wren, Rock Hill (S.C.) Schools’ director of campus security systems, representing K-12 systems.

2016 marked the second consecutive year a CCUPCA member was honored by Campus Safety Magazine, with Biola Chief John Ojeisekhoba receiving the award last year, also for the Higher Education sector.

Congratulations to Stan for this tremendous honor!

 

 

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CCUPCA Training Announcement: CSA Training September 23, 2016 at Irvine Valley College

Compliance with the Clery Act can be daunting, adding VAWA, Title IX, and the California Education Code in the mix can be overwhelming.  This course is designed to breakdown the parts of compliance, who needs to be involved, timelines for requirements, and policy requirements.  The bottom-line of the Clery Act is Campus Safety.

This training will encompass:

  • The basic requirements of the Clery Act.
  • Overview of the just released 2016 Clery Handbook.
  • Campus Security Authority Training (CSA) to address the mandated annual CSA training requirement.
  • Attendees will participate in scenario based training.
  • Overview of awareness program requirements and development.
  • Connection between the Clery Act, VAWA, and Title IX.

The goal of the training is for attendees to leave with an understanding of:

  • The basic requirements of Clery
  • Be able to determine who within their institution is a CSA, and the role of the CSA.
  • How to determine campus Geography and request statistics from other agencies
  • Developing a collaborative relationship within the institution for compliance with the Clery Act.
  • Sample reporting forms.
  • Available resources to help with Clery Act Compliance.

When:              Friday, September 23, 2016

Time:               8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where:            Irvine Valley College

Cost:                 $ 60.00

 

For more information, see the flyer at http://ccupca.com/training/ccupca-csa-training-9-23-2016/ or contact Karen Boguta-Reeve at kbogutareeve@palomar.edu

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CCUPCA Mourns Baton Rouge Tragedy

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association is deeply saddened once again as it joins the nation and our law enforcement community as we mourn the tragic news of the loss of the Police Officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 17, 2016.  Our prayers are extended to these families and to the families of the officers and civilians who were wounded during these events.

We at CCUPCA also join and continue to call upon all those whose united voice and efforts calls for peace and an end to these violent acts within our communities.

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CCUPCA Mourns the loss of Police Officers in Dallas, Texas

The California College & University Police Chiefs Association joins the nation’s law enforcement community and all the communities we serve as we mourn the loss of the Police Officers in Dallas, Texas on July 8, 2016.  Our prayers are extended to these families, and to the families of the officers and civilians who were wounded during these events.

We also join all those whose united voice calls for peace and an end to these violent acts within our communities.

 

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Chief Randy Burba becomes President of IACLEA

On June 27th, Randy Burba, Chief of Chapman University’s Department of Public Safety and Immediate Past President of the California College and University Police Chiefs Association, was sworn in as President for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators at its 58th Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona.

Chief Burba’s appointment once again demonstrates the proud tradition of both California higher education public safety leaders, and more specifically CCUPCA leaders, who have continued their service at the national and international levels.

While President of CCUPCA, Chief Burba helped guide significant public safety improvements in California law, including Senate Bills 424, which brought the ability of campus police officers to employ body cameras as well as perform pre-textual investigative calls; as well as Senate Bill 707, which helped strengthen the requisite elements of the 1995 Gun Free School Zone Act, which afforded honorably retired peace officers to be armed on college campuses while enhancing the necessary steps for CCW-permit holders to be allowed to carry a firearm upon a California college campus.  Lastly, Chief Burba helped launch CCUPCA’s 2016-17 State-legislative agenda, highlighted a strategic campaign to establish the statutory authority for private college and university agencies in California to create a new, more authoritative level of peace officer status that will be much more consistent with several states across the country.  That bill, AB 2361, is now nearing the final vote in the State Senate, when if passed, will then be brought to the Governor for enactment.

As President of IACLEA, Chief Burba will assume the leadership role of one of the longest-tenured and largest national/international law enforcement associations.  As a longtime partner of IACLEA, everyone at CCUPCA congratulates Randy and looks forward to a highly successful term while wishing him the very best in his new role.