The Leading Authority For Campus Public Safety

Averted School Violence Database

Event Details

Location: Online
Type: Webinar
Timezone: EST
Start Date: September 17, 2019, 1:00 pm
End Date: September 17, 2019, 2:00 pm






In order to have a comprehensive picture of the true threat environment facing our colleges and universities, it is critical that we study both completed and averted mass-casualty attacks. We do an excellent job of analyzing and learning from completed attacks, but we are just now systematically identifying and developing lessons learned from averted attacks. This 90-minute webinar will familiarize participants with the National Averted School Violence (ASV) Database, which is administered by the National Police Foundation with funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Participants will hear key takeaways from both completed and averted attacks on educational facilities, and learn how to submit reports and access cases in the ASV library.



Jeff Allison

Jeff is a Special Adviser for the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA). His primary focus is expansion of the National Averted School Violence (ASV) Database to include Institutions of Higher Education. He was recently appointed to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) National School Safety Consortium. He also represents campus law enforcement on the Attorney General’s Law Enforcement Working Group. From 2004 to 2015, Jeff served as the FBI Special Adviser for Campus Public Safety, a headquarters position which supported the efforts of campus public safety agencies to prevent and control crime, including terrorism. The FBI nominated Jeff for the Service to America Medal for his work to enhance campus public safety across the nation. Jeff began his federal career in 1985 as a police trainer for the U.S. Department of Justice. During his tenure at DOJ, Jeff served as the Director of the Police Corps, a national college scholarship and police training program. In the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, Jeff was dispatched by the Assistant Attorney General to New York City to coordinate federal assistance for the families of the police officers and firefighters killed at Ground Zero. Prior to joining the Justice Department, Jeff served as a Maryland State Trooper and as a field training officer and detective with the Aurora, Colorado Police Department. Jeff is married with two daughters and a son. Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, and a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University.


Frank G. Straub, Ph.D.

Frank G. Straub, Ph.D., is the Director of the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies (CMVRS). Dr. Straub leads teams of National Police Foundation staff and subject matter experts dedicated to the prevention, response and recovery from mass violence.Dr. Straub has led in-depth studies of the San Bernardino terrorist attack, the Kalamazoo mass shooting, and the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. He is currently leading a review of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. Dr. Straub leads the Averted School Violence project, the National Applied Research and Data Platform, and a countering violence and extremism project in Boston.Dr. Straub is a 30-year veteran of federal and local law enforcement, having served as the police chief in Spokane, Washington; the Public Safety Director in Indianapolis; the Public Safety Commissioner in White Plains, New York; and the New York City Police Department’s Deputy Commissioner of Training and Assistant Commissioner for Counterterrorism. He also served as a member of the FBI-NYPD Joint Terrorism Task Force during his tenure with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Dr. Straub is a non-resident fellow at West Point’s Center for Combatting Terrorism providing expert advice regarding the domestic law enforcement response to terrorism and acts of mass public violence. Dr. Straub holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Forensic Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice. He has co-authored a book on performance-based police management as well as articles and reports on school violence, critical incident response, community policing, youth violence prevention and homeland security.




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