Safety in Numbers
On Mar 27-29, the Harborside Campus may have been the safest campus in New England.
On Mar 27-29, the Harborside Campus may have been the safest college
campus in New England. The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC),
home of McGruff the Crime Dog, was conducting its highly regarded
"Campus Crime Prevention Officer Training" program. Twenty four men and
women (including five members from Providence Campus Safety &
Security ) representing colleges and police departments from around the
region participated. They were here to gain knowledge, skills, and
resources to lead crime prevention services for their campus and to
foster relationships with partners and stakeholders to enable their
crime prevention plan to be successful.
In his welcoming remarks, Major Michael Quinn, executive director, JWU Campus Safety & Security, acknowledged the benefits of the training. "We're not effective unless we get to the root causes that precipitate crime," he said. "If we can get all of us to practice these methodologies, these tools are our strongest weapon." He also encouraged participants from other universities to engage their Student Government Associations. "There's nothing better than getting an SGA leader to come along with you and join you in presenting programs to your community," he said.
The sessions were instructed by Chuck Sczuroski, senior trainer for the National Crime Prevention Council, whose extensive career in crime prevention includes being past president of the R.I. Crime Prevention Association and a member of Pawtucket, R.I., Police Department and Lee Struble, Assistant Director of Safety & Security at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY. Mr. Struble is also Chairman of the IACLEA (the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators) Crime Prevention Committee.
JWU's own Captain LeRoy Rose was instrumental in bringing this event to our campus. Other college's hosting the training this year include Notre Dame, University of Washington, University of Toronto, and Rutgers University.
Last year, JWU was awarded national accreditation by IACLEA, becoming the first institution of higher education with non-sworn officers in the Northeast to receive this prestigious recognition.
Going forward, Campus Safety & Security is committed to providing its staff with valuable training in order to continue to effectively serve the JWU community.