Campus Public Safety: A Closer Look
Presenters: Calvin Hodnett, Senior Management Analyst, U.S. Department of
Justice; and Vickie Weaver, Director of Public Safety, Rider University.
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On Monday September 30, 2013 the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) Office of
Safe and Healthy Students (OSHS) and the Readiness and Emergency Management
(REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center hosted a webinar that provided an
in-depth review of the “A Closer Look” section of the Obama Administration’s
recently released Guide for
Developing High-Quality Emergency Operations Plans for Institutions of Higher
Education. This new Guide, developed by ED in collaboration with the
U.S. Departments of Homeland Security (DHS), led by the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA); Justice (DOJ), led by the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI); and Health and Human Services, represent the culmination of
years of work by the Federal government.
The webinar was presented by Calvin Hodnett, who was part of the inter-agency
working group that developed the guides. He has extensive special project
experience and is currently responsible for developing training and technical
assistance for school based law enforcement nationwide. His co-presenter was
Vickie Weaver, who began her career with Rider University as a Senior Officer
and was promoted to Director in 1993. She is responsible for the public safety
of two campuses, coordinates the University's emergency preparedness and
response, serves on several University committees, to include the Student
Affairs Leadership Team and Rider University Veterans Association, and has also
served as an adjunct instructor.
This webinar provided participants with an overview of the types of campus
public safety services that are most common to Institutions of Higher Education
(IHEs), and how campus public safety officials should be intricately involved in
the creation of the IHE Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). By describing the
critical responsibilities before, during, and after an emergency, participants
will learn how to develop and implement a high-quality EOP and how the IHE EOP
planning team can work with their campus public safety agency effectively.
This 39-minute webinar session included a live PowerPoint presentation, as well
as a Question and Answer session following the presentation.
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