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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
Lee Struble (left) and Chuck Sczuroski (right) pose with the graduates of the October 12 – 14, 2011 three-day Campus Crime Prevention course hosted by the Villanova University Public Safety Department and co-sponsored by IACLEA and the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC).


Campus Crime Prevention Training

Class from University of South Carolina
from Jan'10 to Jan'12 2012.

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

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.

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.

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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