The National Center for Campus Public Safety's (NCCPS or the National Center) mission is to bring together all forms of campus public safety, professional associations, advocacy organizations, community leaders, and others to improve and expand services to those who are charged with providing a safe environment on the campuses of the nation's colleges and universities.
Based in Burlington, Vermont, The National Center promotes innovative practices specific to campus public safety efforts and develops comprehensive responses, resources and strategies, drawing from contemporary practices and the latest thinking on school safety and security. In addition, the National Center delivers essential training and technical assistance to campus security teams, student affairs professionals and key stakeholders and coordinates resources germane to the safety of students and teachers.
Margolis Healy and the National Center for Campus Public Safety
The National Center for Campus Public Safety was established in 2013 with a $2.3 million bipartisan grant from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). In consultation with key stakeholders and federal partners, BJA developed a competitive solicitation (PDF) and received proposals to create and host the National Center. Through this process, a cooperative agreement and subsequent funding were awarded to Margolis Healy in the fall of 2013. Margolis Healy was charged with establishing and leading the National Center.
As part of the cooperative agreement, Margolis Healy is also contracting with the University of Vermont (UVM) to develop the National Center's education delivery infrastructure. This includes delivering large-scale forums, conferences, and seminars as well as webinars, virtual presentations, and certificates of advanced education.