On July 26, Campus Safety participated in a full-scale inter-agency emergency management exercise involving over 100 participants from 10 different local, county, and state agencies. Exercises of this nature are vitally important to ensuring the university’s readiness to respond to emergencies on campus.
On June 29th, Campus Safety officers received DLAN Mobile Responder training. DLAN Mobile Responder is a new software application purchased by the department that allows Campus Safety officers to send field reports and requests directly to the university’s emergency operations center (EOC) during an incident on campus.
On June 27, Campus Safety officers attended a training at Onondaga Community College on domestic and sexual assault issues in college / university LGBTQ+ communities. Sponsored by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, the training was attended by staff from regional campus safety departments, surrounding local law enforcement agencies, and partner support programs.
Campus Safety Receives Training on Identifying and Responding to Domestic and Sexual Assault on College CampusesBy campussafety on June 26, 2018
On June 26, Campus Safety officers received training on identifying and responding to domestic and sexual assaults cases on college campuses. This training was provided by the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and was attended by law enforcement agents, campus safety officers, Title IX coordinators, and investigators from all over the state.
On April 30, Campus Safety and Hamilton Area Community Coalition (HACC) for Substance Abuse Prevention joined together at the Heiber Cafe to give out Deterra drug deactivation system kits to assist students with unwanted and/or outdated drug and medication disposal. Additional free kits are available at Campus Safety, Student Health Services, and the Sustainability Office.
On April 26, Campus Safety participated in the student-sponsored SRS Dash at Dusk Charity Relay Run to raise money for Bosnian war refugees. For added flair, the team dressed up as superheroes for the race.
On April 2, Campus Safety responded to a Colgate student in need of immediate emergency medical care and, a few hours later, was diagnosed with meningococcal meningitis. Campus Safety worked in close partnership with outside emergency agencies and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) staff to manage the public health emergency and ensure the health and safety of university community members. A Medical Emergency Distribution System (MEDS) Plan close-Point of Dispensing (POD) was set-up to issue prophylaxis to those that had close contact with the patient while prevention control measures were simultaneously implemented campus-wide (public health education campaign, campus-wide cleaning, meningococcal meningitis type B vaccinations).
On April 2nd, Campus Safety served coffee, hot chocolate, and donuts to passing students and staff on the academic quad. Campus Safety regularly hosts outreach opportunities similar to Coffee on the Quad.
On March 26, the Campus Safety Department launched a new report writing and computer-aided dispatch (CAD) software that will vastly improve department operational and administrative efficiency. This advanced comprehensive software solution integrates with department operating systems across the university, facilitating greater information sharing and coordination between campus partners.
On March 19th, Campus Safety patrol officers and dispatchers received QPR Suicide Prevention Training to gain further education on recognizing the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help.