Nov 02, 2023
Dear IACLEA Members and Campus Law Enforcement Colleagues,
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) wishes to express our unwavering support for the individuals, law enforcement personnel, and educational institutions affected by the recent incidents of campus unrest and all forms of hate. As dedicated campus law enforcement and public safety professionals, we firmly maintain a zero tolerance for hate and violence.
Considering the growing challenges related to campus unrest, we strongly urge campus law enforcement and public safety officers to proactively engage with their communities, fostering an environment of safety, mutual respect, and inclusivity. By working together, we can contribute to creating a more secure and harmonious campus environment.
IACLEA has been actively collaborating with our federal partners to identify training resources that can aid in managing campus unrest, preventing hate-based vandalism, and addressing hate in all its manifestations on campus. Our commitment to finding solutions is unwavering, and we are here to support you.
Listening to the needs of our valued members, IACLEA will begin to roll out online training and best practice resources to assist those facing public safety challenges during these difficult times. We recognize your efforts in ensuring campus safety are crucial, and we stand ready to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to succeed. Below are resources from our federal partners.
We encourage you to continue reaching out to IACLEA headquarters at email@example.com with your training and public safety best practice needs. Your input is invaluable in guiding our efforts to better serve you.
Please remember, "I work for you," and I am personally committed to supporting you. Do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or my cell phone at 603-834-1393. Your concerns and suggestions are vital to us, and we are here to assist you in any way we can.
Yours in public safety,
Chief Paul H Dean
University of New Hampshire Police Department
President, International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA)
- DOJ Community Relations Service (CRS): CRS provides support to public and private secondary schools, colleges, and universities who are experiencing tension or conflicts based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability.
- College Campus Safety - Working with University and College Communities https://www.justice.gov/media/1129481/dl?inline
- Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders https://www.justice.gov/media/1193771/dl?inline
- Facilitating Meetings Around Community Conflict https://www.justice.gov/media/1129661/dl?inline
- Department of Justice’s National Criminal Intelligence Resource Center: The Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers
- First Amendment Online Training: The Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers: videos are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; Protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; Reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.
- 21st Century Protest Response: Promoting Democracy and Advancing Community and Officer Safety.
- This guide provides recommendations for state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies responding to mass demonstrations. https://portal.cops.usdoj.gov/resourcecenter/content.ashx/cops-p459-pub.pdf
- Officer Wellness: Post Demonstrations
- The Evolution of Protests and the Impact on Law Enforcement Wellness. This 90-minute online training/recorded event was presented on October 5, 2021, under the BJA VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative. Co-hosted by St. Petersburg College’s Center for Public Safety Innovation and the National Police Foundation (now the National Policing Institute), designed to inform law enforcement of the changing nature of current-day protests and their potential impact on officer wellness. https://cpsi.spcollege.edu/ProtestCulture/ProtestCultureTH1.html
- Staying Healthy in the Fray: The Impact of Crowd Management on Officers in the Context of Civil Unrest. Through a partnership between the National Policing Institute and the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) VALOR Officer Safety and Wellness Initiative, a guide was developed for law enforcement agencies on ways to recognize and protect the physical and mental well-being of officers during responses to intense and protracted protests and demonstrations. https://www.policinginstitute.org/publication/staying-healthy-in-the-fray-the-impact-of-crowd-management-on-officers-in-the-context-of-civil-unrest/ or https://valorhealthduringprotests.policefoundation.org/ (interactive).
- Law Enforcement Resource Guide. DHS Office for State and Local Law Enforcement maintains the Law Enforcement Resource Guide, which consists of a comprehensive summary of resources for state, local, tribal, territorial, and campus law enforcement partners. This resource is available online and highlights our DHS resources to all law enforcement, including training, technical assistance support, and grant opportunities to support our law enforcement partners to evolving and emerging threats.
- Security Assessment At First Entry (SAFE). SAFE is a rapid physical security assessment that assists facility owners and operators in implementing effective security programs. Using SAFE, CISA Protective Security Advisors (PSA) provide a structured review of a facility’s existing security measures and deliver feedback on observed vulnerabilities and options for improving security. Security Assessment at First Entry (SAFE) Fact Sheet | CISA