homeland security degree program

Best Practices

Current trends and emerging issues:

Campus Security Roles and Responsibilities

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Campus Security Roles and Responsibilities
Incident Command System
Report Writing Module
Use Of Force
Victim and Witness Interviewing
Campus Patrol Techniques

Constructing and Delivering an Emergency Communication

Whether giving directions in an emergency or just sending out everyday announcements, every organization needs to think about the best way to quickly and easily communicate with all of their employees, students, patients, residents, etc. As companies grow in size and expand into larger buildings or across geographies, the challenge of reaching everyone grows. How do you make sure your message reaches the right people and that they understand and take action?

What if it is an emergency? Is your message written such that it is going to get people’s attention right away and communicate the gravity of the situation? In an emergency situation, you need to make sure you get your point across quickly, so it is important to make sure your mass notification message is clear and concise.

Writing an effective mass notification message is only the first step to making sure you get the word out. You also need to decide how you are going to deploy your communications. Think about what method(s) are going to reach all the people you need to reach as quickly as possible.
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Crime Prevention

“Campus safety is a concern to all of us. At XXXX College we are continually developing new programs and resources, which focus on creating a safe and secure campus environment. Some of the services available to you through our Office of Safety and Security include:”
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Thinking "Green" in Public Safety

What does thinking about and being “green” really mean to those of us in the police, fire and emergency management fields? We all have become more aware of our human impact upon the environment. The activities that we pursue every day, from the food we eat to the vehicles we drive, has an affect on where we live and work; some good, some bad. The National Association of Counties (NaCo) has taken on a leadership role on how government can react to the economic, environmental and the social aspects of thinking green. NaCo divides the definition of “Green Government” into seven different sections for our consideration. Read more... [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]


Cyber Terrorism

Clover Park Technical College and Edmonds Community College propose a national training and technical assistance program, responsive to first responders and industry in providing on-site and on-line training in emergency preparedness and response to cyber terrorism. Read more... [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]


Information Assurance and Computer Forensics degree.

Lake Washington Technical College, in collaboration with Washington State law enforcement personnel and private sector security professionals received funds to create and provide mobile computer forensic training for 250 Washington State law enforcement employees in 2005-06. Law enforcement high tech training requires customization that meets the demands of multiple learning environments as well as accommodating nontraditional schedules. Read a description of the degree or read about the program outcomes... [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]


Agricultural Threats

Walla Walla Community College, Walla Walla Emergency Management and Walla Walla County EMS and Trauma Care Council have identified the rural Southeastern region of the State of Washington as an area vulnerable to the threats of weapons of mass destruction (WMD). The proposed project focuses on the protection of the agricultural and related natural resources (i.e. water, energy) in the region. This includes the design and delivery of a comprehensive training system that enhances prevention, deterrence, response, and recovery from potential WMD incidents and their related effects. Read more... [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]


Hurricane Preparedness

Are You Prepared? FEMA has collected this great list of references for Hurricane Preparedness. Protect Your Family, Protect Your Property or Business and more. Read more about it on the following PDF. Read more... [Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]


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