37. NCCPS

Ohio District 3 ARES Program for Wednesday, September 21, 2016

After three years of presenting these programs I still run across unfamiliar emergency response websites.  Sometimes I have a better excuse than others for missing the site.  My excuse for not knowing about The National Center for Campus Public Safety, or NCCPS, is that it only dates from 2013.  The NCCPS was established to support safer and stronger campus communities.

The NCCPS site may be important to us because Ohio District 3 has well over a dozen higher education campuses, not including branch offices.  Safety and security on those campuses is a higher priority each year.  And don’t forget that in 1974 both Central State and Wilberforce Universities were nearly destroyed by the same tornado that struck Xenia.

Assets of the NCCPS website include an online library of relevant publications and a calendar of events listing tons of useful training opportunities.  The NCCPS Institute also offers training opportunities, although their classes are currently oriented toward sexual assault response.

To learn more about the NCCPS, visit their site at http://www.nccpsafety.org/ .