National Campus Safety Month
In light of the strain on resources Hurricane Irma has caused for first responders, emergency management personnel, and campus safety partners, our Campus Safety Day event, as well as some of the safety training opportunities being offered as part of National Campus Safety Month, are being rescheduled. We will be providing new dates as soon as possible. Stay tuned!
The University of South Florida Police Department, USF Department of Emergency Management, and the USF Community Emergency Response Team are hosting safety education events and training for students, faculty, and staff throughout September as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month. Promoted by the Clery Center, in 2008, National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) was unanimously approved by Congress to encourage a public conversation on important topics in violence prevention at our nation's colleges and universities. The Clery Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to guiding institutions of higher education to implement effective campus safety measures.
Emergency Management and the USF Police Department will be at Bull Market every Wednesday in September providing preparedness information and bicycle and property registration.
See below for a schedule of personal safety and emergency preparedness training and events being held at USF as part of NCSAM.
National Campus Safety Day
The University of South Florida Police Department, USF Department of Emergency Management, and the USF Community Emergency Response Team will host the second annual National Campus Safety Day event. The event provides an opportunity educate the campus community on safety, disaster preparedness, and crime prevention.
A number of activities are planned, including: impaired driving simulations, motor vehicle crash rollover simulations, fire extinguisher demonstrations, and K-9 demonstrations. Specialized equipment like SWAT Team gear and bomb detection technology, along with fire department and law enforcement vehicles will be on display. Law enforcement, fire rescue, and emergency management personnel will be on-hand to answer questions and talk about their work.
Similar events occur on college and university campuses around the country throughout September as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM).