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Know the area, play it safe.
Don’t let it slide,
see what’s inside.
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Educate, motivate and enable students to improve their
wellbeing on and near a large u...
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Scope
This presentation has been prepared in the context of
“defining the problem” and...
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Who Am I?
UC College of Engineering alumnus (1979 – 1984)
Procter & Gamble R&D retiree...
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Inspirational Focus
If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend
fifty-five...
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Over 13 percent of women in college
have reported being a victim of
stalking during th...
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How do LEADERS view the big picture?
Option #1
This is reality: large campus, urban en...
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Do STUDENTS understand their role?
Some “get it”, others are a little harder to reach
...
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I want to enjoy my college years without fear
or getting hurt. Is everyone doing their...
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My Priority List
A. Personal relationship(s)
B. Real world friends
C. Social media twe...
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Crime Around Campus – DATA
www.raidsonline.com
RAIDS Online connects law enforcement w...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 m...
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www.raidsonline.com
How Compare to Prior Year?
Homicide
Sexual Assault – Rape
Aggravat...
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Crime Around Campus
RAIDS Online paints a similar
(and often worse) crime picture for
...
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College Student Fires & Fatalities - DATA
Data Source: Campus Firewatch (www.campus-fi...
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College Student Fires & Fatalities
Cited Causes & Origins
unattended cooking
items on/...
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College Student Fires & Fatalities
Contributing Factors
old wood frame housing
intoxic...
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Is everyone on the same page?
LEADERSHIP
Are all leaders aligned and committed to step...
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ACTION
How make a dent in these realities?
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SCI’s should be designed as
Student Centric Initiatives.
Students are empowered to
imp...
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They are NOT:
• prescriptive safety lectures
• drones on doom & gloom statistics
• ext...
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10 Safe College Initiatives
Prevention
safety week: fall + spring semester
smart gear:...
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10 Safe College Initiatives
Prevention
smart gear: on site, on self
Response
RENTCi la...
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Smart Gear for Personal Safety
SCI
1
Make it easy and affordable for students to have ...
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Smart Gear for Personal Safety
SCI
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House/Room Security
Lamp timers
Door stop alarms
...
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Innovative Personal Security Devices:
SCI
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Innovative Personal Security Devices:
SCI
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Stylish alarms protect on
the go + in room...
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Innovative Personal Security Devices:
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How Implement:
Student Orientations – intr...
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Innovative Personal Security Devices:
SCI
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Contact:
ILA is a privately held company f...
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Orientations that Engage and Reward
SCI
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Student-to-Student
Premium A/V quality
Enrol...
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Orientations that Engage and Reward
SCI
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YouTube link:
http://youtu.be/DnfBAjNI0rI
Le...
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Orientations that Engage and Reward
SCI
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Reward participation with safety oriented fr...
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Emergency Response Registration
SCI
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Reapply University of Pennsylvania‟s Penn Guardi...
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SeeClickFix APP
SCI
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Apply SeeClickFix communications platform for student and facult...
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Interactive Safety Kiosk
SCI
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Maintain a mobile kiosk of safety related products in h...
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Rental Property Survey & Responsibility
SCI
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Reapply RENTCi Landlord Survey used in P...
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Rental Property Survey & Responsibility
SCI
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Reapply Penn State approach to financial...
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Postscript
I appreciate you taking the time to view this presentation.
It is my hope t...
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Call to Action
Time nor crime waits for no one.
The bulk of this voluntary effort was ...
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Crime Alert #13-29
August 16, 2013
To: UC Community
From: Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief...
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Crime Alert #13-30
August 19, 2013
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University...
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Crime Alert #13-32
August 26, 2013
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Safe College Initiatives - Empowering Students to Reduce Crime and Fire Risks (PowerPoint with Links)

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This voluntary project by Greg Huntington (UC alumnus, UC parent, retired P&G innovation leader, True Joy Acoustics founder) frames reported CRIME patterns occurring around the University of Cincinnati's main campus via www.raidsonline.com database. It also provides a synopsis of leading causes and contributing factors of FIRES that haven taken the lives of college students across the USA since 2000, particularly in off-campus housing. Understanding the nature of these "problems" is prerequisite to defining action plans that can meaningfully improve student welfare while attending college.

There is no substitute for sufficient infrastructure (e.g., lighting, controlled accessibility, code compliance) and trained law/fire enforcement professionals to deter and respond to criminal and fire threats. However, STUDENT attitudes and behaviors play a critical role. The thrust of this presentation is to outline several "Safe College Initiative" ideas that STUDENTS can own to reduce incidents and tragedy. If embraced by senior college leadership, these ideas are relatively straightforward to implement. There is pedigree for their usage and efficacy elsewhere, they are relatively low cost, and they harness student energy and creativity to bring them to life.

The analysis approach, connections and concepts are broadly applicable to other college campuses and student communities. If you are a prospective or existing college student, parent, or leader in any capacity that relates to college student crime/fire risk management, PLEASE share this presentation broadly and STIMULATE ACTION. As with any successful safety program, many "would be victims" will not realize their averted tragedy. But we will know that raising their safety attitudes and behaviors brightened their college experience and lifelong memories.

Greg Huntington
Cincinnati, Ohio
02 September 2013

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  1. 1. 1 Know the area, play it safe. Don’t let it slide, see what’s inside. copyright 2013, all rights reservedImage courtesy of imagerymajestic FreeDigitalPhotos.net My college helps me learn and grow, fun places to go.
  2. 2. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Educate, motivate and enable students to improve their wellbeing on and near a large urban college campus (crime and fire safety) Greg Huntington – BSChE 1984 (UC) – P&G Associate Director retiree – True Joy Acoustics, LLC founder 2
  3. 3. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Scope This presentation has been prepared in the context of “defining the problem” and suggesting helpful ideas for University of Cincinnati’s main campus. The analysis, connections and concepts were developed voluntarily. They are broadly applicable to other college campuses and student communities. 3
  4. 4. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Who Am I? UC College of Engineering alumnus (1979 – 1984) Procter & Gamble R&D retiree (1981 – 2008) Consultant & True Joy Acoustics founder (2008 – present) Parent and Relative of UC students Or more simply: A ukulele salesman advocating positive community action 4
  5. 5. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Inspirational Focus If I had only one hour to save the world, I would spend fifty-five minutes defining the problem, and only five minutes finding the solution. – Albert Einstein Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning. – Winston Churchill Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill 5
  6. 6. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Over 13 percent of women in college have reported being a victim of stalking during the school year, and one out of every five college women has reported being sexually assaulted. It is simple to talk about statistics. It is more difficult to remember that each number is a victim and represents a daughter, a sister or a friend. – Congresswoman Gwen Moore Gwen Moore, Official 109th Congress Photo 6
  7. 7. copyright 2013, all rights reserved How do LEADERS view the big picture? Option #1 This is reality: large campus, urban environment. Our campus is safe. Crime is trending downward. Media stories incite worry. Our safety infrastructure and continuous improvements are sufficient. Option #2 We lead in thought & action. We empower students to live responsibly and safely as part of their college education. It is a natural extension to preparing students to lead in their chosen fields with knowledge, practice and passion for a bright future. Whether they commute or reside on or near campus, we constantly seek, invest and promote step-change initiatives that create the safest learning and living environment. 7Images courtesy of imagerymajestic FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  8. 8. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Do STUDENTS understand their role? Some “get it”, others are a little harder to reach Meet two students: LowRisk Lori and Party Sue 8
  9. 9. copyright 2013, all rights reserved I want to enjoy my college years without fear or getting hurt. Is everyone doing their part? Am I AWARE of my surroundings and risks? Am I BEHAVING in a way that promotes safety? Am I PREPARED to respond to a safety crisis? Am I RENTING a safe place to live and sleep? Is LAW ENFORCEMENT visible and accessible? Does my COLLEGE proactively care about my safety? Can it help ME learn what I must do to be safe? Does ANYONE ELSE care? LowRisk Lori 9Image courtesy of imagerymajestic FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  10. 10. copyright 2013, all rights reserved My Priority List A. Personal relationship(s) B. Real world friends C. Social media tweets & posts D. Friday Night E. Saturday Night F. Job schedule, next paycheck G. Classes & study time H. Exam survival Xxxx. Parent visits Yyyy. Housekeeping Zzzz. Fresh smoke alarm batteries Of course it‟s safe. We‟re adults now, we take care of ourselves. Lori needs a life. Party Sue 10Images courtesy of imagerymajestic, photostock, adamr / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  11. 11. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Around Campus – DATA www.raidsonline.com RAIDS Online connects law enforcement with the community to reduce crime and improve public safety Data is provided directly from law enforcement agencies, Cincinnati Police Department (CPD) in this study For participating municipalities, incident data can be mapped by varying geographic zoom, date range and crime menu. Specific details appear by clicking any icon. Permission obtained from Bair Analytics to share the following maps in this presentation. 11
  12. 12. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Campus border: Martin Luther King Dr (N), Jefferson Ave (E), Calhoun St (S), Clifton Ave (W) NOTE: The following maps crime incidents in FRINGE area only (CPD jurisdiction), not on campus 12
  13. 13. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) 13
  14. 14. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) + Rape (5) 14
  15. 15. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) + Rape (5) + Aggr Assault (11) 15
  16. 16. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) + Rape (5) + Aggr Assault (11) + Robbery Indiv (49) + 16
  17. 17. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) + Rape (5) + Aggr Assault (11) + Robbery Indiv (49) + Burglary Resid (63) 17
  18. 18. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) + Rape (5) + Aggr Assault (11) + Robbery Indiv (49) + Burglary Resid (63) + Theft (342) 18
  19. 19. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com Off-Campus FRINGE + UC Main Campus (1.4 sq miles ≈ 900 acres), 6 months, Sept „12 – Feb „13 Homicide (2) + Rape (5) + Aggr Assault (11) + Robbery Indiv (49) + Burglary Resid (63) + Theft (342) 19
  20. 20. copyright 2013, all rights reserved www.raidsonline.com How Compare to Prior Year? Homicide Sexual Assault – Rape Aggravated Assault Robbery – Individual only Burglary – Residence only Theft SUBTOTAL 2 5 11 49 63 342 472 0 4 13 43 95 299 454 + 2 + 1 - 2 + 6 - 32 + 43 + 18 Sept 2012 thru Feb 2013 Sept 2011 thru Feb 2012 CHANGE 20
  21. 21. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Around Campus RAIDS Online paints a similar (and often worse) crime picture for other large colleges in urban areas Incidents reflect what is happening in the area – whether UC students are involved or not Crime is a hazard; but accidents (auto, fire) and suicide pose higher fatality risk for this age segment * Keep in mind … * Data source: http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0122.pdf 21Image courtesy of David Castillio Dominici FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  22. 22. copyright 2013, all rights reserved College Student Fires & Fatalities - DATA Data Source: Campus Firewatch (www.campus-firewatch.com) Jan 2000 thru Jan 2013 99 Fires, 161 Fatalities 22
  23. 23. copyright 2013, all rights reserved College Student Fires & Fatalities Cited Causes & Origins unattended cooking items on/near furnace space heaters horseplay with fire electrical wiring arson lamps electrical strips careless smoking & discard (sofa) explosion (natural gas) fireworks paper near stovetop wastebasket fire cords under furniture grilling fireplace with no screen wood stove flue pipe UNDETERMINED 23
  24. 24. copyright 2013, all rights reserved College Student Fires & Fatalities Contributing Factors old wood frame housing intoxication combustible clutter DIY fire-fighting attempts 911 call delays overcrowding house guestssmoke detector - not installed smoke detector - removed smoke detector - battery out/dead smoke detectors not interconnected wall fire alarms disabled no sprinklers no escape route no fire drills/plan UNINSPECTED 24
  25. 25. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Is everyone on the same page? LEADERSHIP Are all leaders aligned and committed to step-change improvement goals? What are other colleges doing that can reapply? STUDENTS LowRisk Lori’s are mature in owning their personal safety. How can the many Party Sue’s become attracted to safe practices, for their own sake and others? CRIME RISKS Is anyone comfortable with 2-3 serious crimes committed per day where students shop, eat, socialize, reside – even if lower than historical crime peaks? FIRE RISKS Is it acceptable to have a large off-campus housing landlord quoted as saying: “my buildings are safe regardless of what the code says”? 25
  26. 26. copyright 2013, all rights reserved ACTION How make a dent in these realities? 26Image licensed by author
  27. 27. copyright 2013, all rights reserved SCI’s should be designed as Student Centric Initiatives. Students are empowered to improve their safety attitudes, behavior, response capabilities – ultimately contributing to a safer college experience. They enhance results of the college‟s commitment to safer on/off campus environments. 27Images courtesy of imagerymajestic, stockimages / FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  28. 28. copyright 2013, all rights reserved They are NOT: • prescriptive safety lectures • drones on doom & gloom statistics • extra work without tangible reward • exclusive do-it-yourself efforts • cameo topics at jam-packed orientations • actions that go beyond students‟ control 28Image courtesy of tokyoboy FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  29. 29. copyright 2013, all rights reserved 10 Safe College Initiatives Prevention safety week: fall + spring semester smart gear: on site, on self Response RENTCi landlord ratings, renter liability SeeClickFix APPinteractive safety kiosk community government influence campaigns Guardian registrationrewarding orientations off campus living resource center “go to” college website 29
  30. 30. copyright 2013, all rights reserved 10 Safe College Initiatives Prevention smart gear: on site, on self Response RENTCi landlord ratings, renter liability SeeClickFix APPinteractive safety kiosk Guardian registrationrewarding orientations SCI proposals 1-6 are highlighted in remaining slides. SCI proposals 7-10 are self-explanatory, abundant examples across college websites. Author is open to sharing specific examples upon individual request. 30
  31. 31. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Smart Gear for Personal Safety SCI 1 Make it easy and affordable for students to have smart safety gear. Strive to prevent incidents and accidents. Empower their response. Themed display in bookstores, online store, kiosks, orientations Marketing promos and university subsidies to maximize usage Meld into “wellness” initiatives (exercise, nutrition, stress mgmt) to avoid military depot impression Contact: Follet operates over 800 college bookstores. They would ideally develop and implement this concept –– with college leadership support. Follet Corporation link: http://www.follett.com/about.cfm 31Google image search, no source ID
  32. 32. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Smart Gear for Personal Safety SCI 1 House/Room Security Lamp timers Door stop alarms Smoke alarms Batteries for smoke alarms Kitchen fire extinguisher Fire escape window ladder Flashlights – regular Bicycle locks Locking cases (laptop, records) Take a closer look at one innovative example in “Personal Carry”: ILA Visible Active Wear Reflective apparel & hats Reflective wristbands, laces Blinking lights (clip, strap) Personal Carry High decibel alarms Pepper sprays Flashlights – tactical/strobe 32Image courtesy of digitalart FreeDigitalPhotos.net
  33. 33. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Innovative Personal Security Devices: SCI 1 33
  34. 34. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Innovative Personal Security Devices: SCI 1 Stylish alarms protect on the go + in room High volume (130 db) Attention-getting “scream” Difficult for intruder to disable (pin reinsert) YouTube demo link: http://youtu.be/2UA7_jVzwkE 34
  35. 35. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Innovative Personal Security Devices: SCI 1 How Implement: Student Orientations – introduce along with other safety items (e.g., reflective clothing, lamp timers) as participation prizes Saleable item in campus bookstores, online, safety kiosks – US listings retail in $15-36 range (Amazon, Daily Grommet) Buying for personal use and gifting enables capability plus promotes a higher sense of personal safety responsibility 35
  36. 36. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Innovative Personal Security Devices: SCI 1 Contact: ILA is a privately held company founded 2008 in London: 4 Ingate Place, Battersea, London, SW8 3NS United Kingdom Website: www.ilasecurity.com Product Manager: Lois Rideout (lois@lightbulbgroup.com) ILA approved and provided logo, website and product images for this presentation. There is no commercial connection or interest of any kind between ILA and the author of this presentation. 36
  37. 37. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Orientations that Engage and Reward SCI 2 Student-to-Student Premium A/V quality Enroll many students in creation process (contest) Be open to humor, latest IT tools, social media contests to “go viral”Rochester Institute of Technology YouTube link: http://youtu.be/va4clY6wwfI Commission CCM E-Media student project to create personal safety video for student orientations, website, social media 37
  38. 38. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Orientations that Engage and Reward SCI 2 YouTube link: http://youtu.be/DnfBAjNI0rI Leverage free materials available from fire safety organizations, e.g., Michael H. Minger Foundation (http://www.mingerfoundation.org/) Powerful video highlights off-campus fire tragedy Critical perspective from students and parents “Must See” video at all PARENT orientations Downloadable posters, informative guides 38
  39. 39. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Orientations that Engage and Reward SCI 2 Reward participation with safety oriented freebies (bookstore sponsors). Seek corporate sponsors for related items (GE timers, P&G Duracell). 39
  40. 40. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Emergency Response Registration SCI 3 Reapply University of Pennsylvania‟s Penn Guardian Service to register cell phones for emergency response tracking + critical info Optional service vs. campus wide emergency alerts GPS tracking enables rapid location of student even if they are unaware of their location Works with all phones using US-based mobile carrier service Profile input page from UPenn website: http://www.publicsafety.upenn.edu/pennguardian/ Contact: Rave Mobile Safety (Massachusetts) service provider http://www.ravemobilesafety.com/customer-overview 40
  41. 41. copyright 2013, all rights reserved SeeClickFix APP SCI 4 Apply SeeClickFix communications platform for student and faculty reporting of non-emergency conditions that require safety attention Instant reporting, mapping and “call to action” for issues Works with iPhone, Android, Blackberry smartphones Add text/map widgets to college website for broad awareness and reporting Contact: SeeClickFix http://seeclickfix.com/how-it-works 41
  42. 42. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Interactive Safety Kiosk SCI 5 Maintain a mobile kiosk of safety related products in high traffic areas (student union and dining centers) throughout school year Extend safety product visibility and access beyond orientations, stores, online Student volunteer offers product demos and usage guidance Leverage A/V displays to attract, “rewarded action” to engage EX: smoke alarm battery swap EX: Chipotle coupon for survey Kiosk image source: http://www.allstarcarts.com/index.html 42
  43. 43. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Rental Property Survey & Responsibility SCI 6 Reapply RENTCi Landlord Survey used in Philly area to competitively motivate high standards for safety features & landlord responsiveness “Apartment Intel” via student/faculty renter surveys each semester Star rankings, 32 attribute ratings, qualitative comments available to public and prospective tenants Contact: RENTCi website http://www.rentci.com/gapsa-landlord-survey Adam Potoczek at TONDO (IT service provider, RENTCi platform developer) Link to Philadelphia area ratings: http://www.rentci.com/gapsa-landlord-survey/survey- landlords-list?np=&so=rating 43
  44. 44. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Rental Property Survey & Responsibility SCI 6 Reapply Penn State approach to financially obligate STUDENTS in assuring smoke alarm operation and maintenance Students check smoke alarms initially plus guarantee ongoing operation when signing lease (they pay the fines if cited) Landlords pay fines if they cannot produce student-signed guarantee Contact: Tim Knisely, Board of Directors, Center for Campus Fire Safety, specialist in off-campus fires, timknisely@campusfiresafety.org Annual fine revenue dropped from $8k to $2k … word gets out! 44
  45. 45. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Postscript I appreciate you taking the time to view this presentation. It is my hope that the “problem definition”, ideas and resources will assist students, parents, college leaders, landlords, business owners, government officials, police and fire agencies, and all other community stakeholders in making college life as safe as possible. College is one of life‟s greatest opportunities, opening many doors. It should also create fond, untainted memories that last a lifetime. 45
  46. 46. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Call to Action Time nor crime waits for no one. The bulk of this voluntary effort was completed early 2013. It is now back-to-school season, Fall Semester 2013. Crime alert emails flow steadily to my college student children‟s accounts. Several recent notices are highlighted on the following slides. Becoming numb to such reports is easy. But awaken. Act NOW. Lessen the chance of you or your student becoming a victim … 46
  47. 47. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Alert #13-29 August 16, 2013 To: UC Community From: Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief University of Cincinnati Police Cincinnati Police are investigating a robbery that was reported on August 15, 2013, at approximately 11:45pm. A nineteen year old male reported that upon leaving the Bohemian Hookah Café, 340 Ludlow Avenue, he was approached by three suspects who robbed him of his cell phone and U.S. currency. During the incident, one suspect displayed a handgun while a second suspect punched the victim. The three suspects are described as: • Male black, 18-19 years old, 6ʼ03”, 160 lbs., white hoody with red vertical stripes on the arms, black jeans. This suspect was armed with a handgun. • Male black, 17-18 years old, 6ʼ0”, 180 lbs., black t-shirt, grey jeans, small “dreds”. • Male black, 16-17 years old, 5ʼ7”, 140 lbs., grey Abercrombie & Fitch t-shirt, black jeans, white gym shoes. If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 513‐352‐3040. 47
  48. 48. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Alert #13-30 August 19, 2013 To: UC Community From: Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief University of Cincinnati Police Cincinnati Police are investigating an Aggravated Robbery that was reported in the 3200 block of Glendora Avenue on Friday, August 16, 2103, at 10:30PM. The victim reported that two suspects approached him and robbed him of his vehicle at gunpoint. The vehicle was subsequently found by police wrecked and unattended at 3300 Vine Street. The two suspects were described as: • Male black, 5ʼ7”, skinny build, short hair, white T-shirt, tan shorts. The victim described him as “young”. No approximate age range. • Male black, dark colored shirt, long blue-jean shorts, black hat. Also young in appearance. If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 513‐352‐3040. 48
  49. 49. August 2013 (header date incorrectly written July 31, 2013) To: UC Community From: Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief University of Cincinnati Police Cincinnati Police are investigating a robbery that was reported on Scenic Drive in Fairview Park on 8/19/13 at 11:20AM. A female victim reports that the suspect pulled a ring off her hand, and from her pocket. No weapon was seen. The suspect is described as male, black, 29 years old, 5‟07” tall, 175 pounds, with a goatee. The suspect was wearing a white tank top, black shorts. If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 513‐352‐3040. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Alert #13-31 49
  50. 50. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Alert #13-32 August 26, 2013 To: UC Community From: Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief University of Cincinnati Police Cincinnati Police are investigating a robbery that occurred on 8/25/13 in the 2800 block of Jefferson Avenue near Daniels Street. The victim was assaulted by a group of suspects who struck victim was not able to give a description of the suspects. Taken was a cellular phone and cash. If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 513‐352‐3040. * * * * Update ‐ In Crime Alert #13‐32, a robbery that occurred in the 2800 block of Jefferson Avenue, the time was inadvertently left out of the notice. That robbery occurred at 3AM. 50
  51. 51. copyright 2013, all rights reserved Crime Alert #13-33 August 27, 2013 To: UC Community From: Jeff Corcoran, Interim Chief University of Cincinnati Police Cincinnati Police are investigating a robbery that occurred around 8:40PM on 8/23/13 in the 2300 block of Ohio Avenue. The male victim reports he was punched and money taken. The suspects as: #1 – “Cody”, male, white, 19‐22 years old, wearing a blue muscle shirt #2 – “Tom”, male, white, 18‐22 years old, brown hair If anyone has information about this, or any other crimes, please call Crime Stoppers at 513‐352‐3040. 51
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