Campus Safety Resources

This list will provide you with the information needed to make educated decisions during an emergency situation.

  • NFPA 1: Emergency Action Plans, when are they required and what do I include?

    No further detail is needed to understand that the events that took place last week in Parkland, Florida were horrific and devastating. It will no doubt have an impact on building and occupant safety going forward and the issues that our Codes face in the future.

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  • U.S. Department of Education Campus Security Resources

    Campus security and safety is an important feature of postsecondary education. The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students nationwide a safe environment in which to learn and to keep students, parents and employees well informed about campus security. These goals were advanced by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Department is committed to ensuring that post-secondary institutions are in full compliance with that Act, and enforcement of the Act is a priority of the Department.

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  • Recovering from a Natural Disaster in College

    Be it a raging wildfire in California, a hurricane in New York or mass flooding in Texas, natural disasters are a fact of life. Between 2000 and 2012, worldwide natural disasters affected nearly three billion people and cost $1.7 trillion in damages. Figuring out what to do in the immediate aftermath of a disaster is a challenge for anyone, but students living away from home from the first time may feel particularly vulnerable. The following resources can help.

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  • National Center for Campus Public Safety

    The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS or the National Center) has the mission to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation’s colleges and universities.

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  • SB 5719 Sexual Assault Task Force’s Law Enforcement MOU Guidance and Template

    The Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plan provides recommendations in the development of plans not only to respond to an emergency but, also, outlines how schools (K-12) can plan for preventing, protecting against, mitigating the impact of and recovering from these emergencies.

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  • Guide for Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher Education

    The Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plan provides recommendations in the development of plans not only to respond to an emergency but, also, outlines how schools (K-12) can plan for preventing, protecting against, mitigating the impact of and recovering from these emergencies.

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  • U.S. Department of Education Handbook

    The U.S. Department of Education has developed a handbook with step-by-step procedures, examples, and references for higher education institutions to follow in meeting the campus safety and security requirements

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  • Mass Victimization: Promising Avenues for Prevention

    On December 4, 2015, the FBI released Mass Victimization: Promising Avenues for Prevention, a new publication that is the result of a multi-agency collaborative conference that took place in August 2013. Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are traditionally reactive in their response to mass victimization incidents and have become highly efficient and effective in theses efforts. However, the goal of the conference, and this document, was to identify promising practices to become more proactive and prevent, but not predict, incidents of mass victimization.

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  • Building a Disaster-Resistant University

    FEMA's guide to making colleges more resistant to disasters.

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  • Citizen Corps

    Is the nationwide grassroots effort to provide all Americans with the knowledge, skills, and capability to take responsibility for their own safety and for that of their families and neighbors.

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  • Practical Information on Crisis Planning: A Guide for Schools and Communities

    Published by the U.S. Department of Education, provides general guidance to be adapted as appropriate to each district's or school's circumstances.

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  • Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance Center

    Supports schools and school districts in crisis management, including how to develop and implement comprehensive emergency and crisis response plans. Resources include guidance documents, Web-based training sessions, updated information on the Department of Education's REMS discretionary grant program, and newsletters addressing key issues.

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  • for Kids

    Department of Homeland Security's national public awareness campaign.

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  • Resources for Keeping Schools Safe and Drug-Free

    Lists clearinghouses, online workshops, publications, conference materials, and more from the U.S. Department of Education.

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  • Crisis Response

    Helpful resources to assist school districts with the ongoing concerns of the mental health aspects of crisis planning and crisis response.

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  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service

    Every year, college students throughout the country become victims of stalking, sexual assault, robbery, homicide, and other crimes. The law enforcement, mental health, student affairs, and legal professionals charged with identifying, assessing, and managing violence risk at colleges and universities throughout the United States provide an incredible service under unique and often challenging circumstances.

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  • Ways Parents, Students Can Research Campus Safety

    Sexual assaults, school shootings and other forms of on-campus violence are a major part of the national discussion of campus safety. The threat of a stolen laptop isn’t as frightening, but there are many types of crime that can affect college students.

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Helpful Videos

The Alarming Truth is a short film that has been produced as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about fire safety for college students. The film depicts a fire occurring at an off-campus residence and the unfortunate outcome that affects those involved.

Tacoma Community College Campus Safety Video

TCC is committed to the safety and security of all students and employees. In order to provide a general overview of TCC campus safety, Marketing and Campus Public Safety have completed the following 9 minute video.

Keeping You Safe at TCC from Tacoma Community College on Vimeo.

Active Shooter Training Could Save Lives

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