The MH&A/BJA Campus Crime Prevention Grant Steven J. Healy Dr. Gary J. Margolis
Agenda • About MH&A • The Team • The Need • The Goals • The Focus GroupG
About Margolis Healy • Focus is higher education safety and security • Clients throughout North America (US & Canada) • Team includes campus public safety leaders, physical security specialists, and student affairs practitioners • Manage several federal grantsG
The Need Report of the Virginia Tech Review Panel: “The mission statement of campus police should give primacy to their law enforcement and crime prevention role.”S
The Need • The effectiveness of many current practices in campus crime prevention programming is questionable • At worst, we may be missing opportunities to impact student safety, both on and off campusS
The Need • You don’t know what you don’t know! • No unified appreciation or body of knowledge for modern campus crime prevention programming: Modern communication strategies including leveraging the Internet and mobile platforms Marketing and branding approachesS/G The use of social networking (i.e., Facebook,
The Goals • Crime prevention program templates for identified crimes, available to institutions across the country, at no cost. • Web-based dissemination point for the crime prevention program templates and a social networking resource for campuses seeking further information and assistance on modern crime prevention strategies. • Creation of a Technical Assistance Center – present findings at national meetings of higher education associations and via web-based video and teleconferencing services.S/G
Mobile Platform • http://www.campussentinel.com/for_public_safetyS/G
Questions1. How safe is your campus in terms of property crimes?2. How safe is your campus in terms of violent crimes?3. What crimes are most prevalent on your campus?4. What crimes are most prevalent for your students living off-campus?5. Have you had any high profile incidents on your campus?6. How do you rank awareness of crime and safety issues?7. How do you inform the campus community about crime and safety issues?8. What is the most effective method of communicating with your community?9. What crimes does your community think deserves the most attention?10. Have you measured the effectiveness of your programming? If yes,S/G how?
Any Questions?Again, thank you for being here and for your commitment to campus safety!