The Roles and Strategies of Campus Safety Teams for Preventing Violence in College and University Campus Communities

Publication Date: 2018
Abstract: In July 2018 a group of campus safety leaders, with support from the National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS), gathered in Charlotte, North Carolina, to discuss campus safety's role and strategies for preventing violence in college and university communities. Key discussion topics centered around identifying what campus safety departments can do to prevent violence among their students, faculty, and staff; determining how campus safety departments can balance their institution's safety needs with the goals and needs of the surrounding communities; and identifying ways campus safety teams can optimize their violence prevention resources. This report contains findings from the forum including potential solutions that can significantly help colleges and universities address the strategic challenges they face regarding preventing violence in their campus communities as well as a number of promising strategic practices that campus safety teams can implement to prevent violence in their campus communities.