National Campus Safety Month
The University of South Florida Police Department, USF Department of Emergency Management, and the USF Community Emergency Response Team participate in National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM) by hosting safety education events and training for students, faculty, and staff. Promoted by the Clery Center, in 2008, 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.
The University of South Florida Police Department, USF Department of Emergency Management, and the USF Community Emergency Response Team host the annual National Campus Safety Day event in October of each year. The event provides an opportunity to educate the campus community on safety, disaster preparedness, and crime prevention.
Activities include: 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 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 as part of National Campus Safety Awareness Month.