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Campus Crime Prevention

Professional campus crime prevention training from NCPC for all who work in the college or university environment. Basic and advanced courses are available.

Campus Crime Prevention Training
McGruff (center) is joined by James McShane (Vice President for Public Safety at Columbia University, second from left) to welcome the members of the March 4-6, 2014 NCPC/IACLEA Campus Crime Prevention Officers course at Columbia University in New York City.


Campus Training Picture

Class from University of Maryland
from April 30, 2014 to
May 02 ,2014.

The new curriculum has added units on emergency preparedness and threat assessment and has expanded the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) module.

The National Crime Prevention Council now has available for the campus/university community two trainings to help ensure the safety and security of its community. The NEW Advanced Campus Crime Prevention Course -- Making Your Campus Safer: Assessing Risks and Liabilities -- for campus administrators and executives and the Basic Campus Crime Prevention Course for front line campus personnel.

Best Practices in Campus Safety and Prevention

Watch these NCPC YouTube videos to learn the best practices in campus safety and prevention from those in the field. Listen as the experts give advice and make recommendations on a wide variety of topics.

David Sherry, Chief Information Security Officer
Brown University in Providence, RI
Impact that social networking presents for students in a campus environment

Lee Struble, Director of Public Safety,
Monroe Community College in Rochester, NY and past president of IACLEA
Implementing crime prevention measures at a community college versus a university  

Grant Warren, Deputy Chief of Support Services
Virginia Commonwealth University Police Department, Richmond, VA
Implementing Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design at VCU

Michael Coleman, Captain
University of Virginia Police Department, Charlottesville, VA
The Importance of Civilian Security Forces


This course addresses a need that campuses across the country were requesting – to combine the best of the campus crime prevention strategies with general crime prevention training.  Although campuses operate independently and often have their own police departments, there are times when the police department from the surrounding community and campus law enforcement personnel must work cohesively together. The overall goal of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and resources to lead crime prevention services for their campus and the surrounding community.


Upon completion of this training, participants can be expected to

  • Describe the benefits of crime prevention programs to the campus security professional and all members of the campus community
  • Analyze the differences between reacting to crimes and seeking to prevent them from occurring
  • Understand how to evaluate neighborhood activities and understand how they may contribute to or inhibit crime
  • Discuss personal safety techniques that can reduce the likelihood of victimization on campus and throughout the community.
  • Discuss the cyber safety and strategies that can be implemented to keep the community safe
  • Define Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), recognize its fundamental principles and articulate strategies that support each principle
  • Discuss the physical environment of sites including within the campus setting and surrounding neighborhoods using a CPTED survey
  • Discuss gang recruitment within the campus setting and surrounding neighborhoods and it affects the community.

Basic Campus Crime Prevention Course

This course was designed for for front-line campus personnel and campus crime prevention practitioners and includes best practices in college crime prevention, lighting, security surveys, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED), residence hall and housing security, and available crime prevention resources.  This is a three-day course.

Course Topics

  • Crime Prevention: Evolution to Current Trends
  • Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • Campus Crime Prevention Programs, including Assaults and Violence, Drugs and Alcohol, Sexual Crimes, Campus Thefts, Vandalism, and Campus Crime Watch
  • Your Role in the Emergency Response System
  • Modern Crimes and Issues
  • Training and Presentation Skills
  • Crime Prevention Resources

Who Should Attend?

This training is designed for anyone who implements prevention strategies and works with students on crime prevention measures. This includes, but is not limited to, campus crime prevention practitioners, campus safety personnel, resident assistants, those involved with student housing and student affairs, and law enforcement officials.

Advanced Campus Crime Prevention Course

Making Your Campus Safer: Assessing Risks and Liabilities

The Advanced Campus Crime Prevention curriculum was designed by the National Crime Prevention Council and experienced college crime prevention practitioners. This one and one-half day course will provide key information, best practices, strategies, and explore the financial benefits of establishing a campus crime prevention program. It is intended to help campus executives and administrators create an action plan designed to reduce campus crime. This will be achieved through the application of comprehensive risk assessment and liability methodologies and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles. This is a one and one-half day course.

A Sampling of Performance Objectives Includes:

  • Understand the types of assessments as they pertain to safety and security
  • Learn about NIMS, the National Incident Management System, and ICS, the Incident Command Structure
  • Understand the role(s) that campus officials play in responding to an event
  • Understand the recovery process
  • Review the liabilities for on- and off-campus student activities
  • Discuss the basic security measures that help mitigate premise security liabilities
  • Explain how the awareness of crime impacts security and safety measures
  • Demonstrate how the principals of CPTED are integral to a comprehensive risk assessment
  • Identify potential partnerships among law enforcement executives, security personnel, students, staff, and administrators
  • Recognize the potential financial benefits of crime prevention
  • Discuss challenges, barriers, and solutions to creating a comprehensive crime prevention plan
  • Develop a campus action plan that can be implemented

Who Should Attend?

This training is for top campus officials. This includes, but is not limited to, campus executives and administrators, campus law enforcement executives, campus crime prevention practitioners, and those responsible for deciding crime prevention and campus safety practices and policies for campuses and universities.

If your institution is interested in hosting one of these trainings, or if you would like to inquire about pricing, contact us.

To request information or a training session, contact us.

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