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necusa
northeast colleges and universities
security association
America's oldest campus law enforcement organization

Our Mission Statement:
The mission of the NorthEast Colleges and Universities Security Association (NECUSA) is to promote public safety in higher education through professional development, networking and information sharing through formal and informal opportunities.

We hold the principles of basic human respect and the value of family at the core of our association and strive to promote these principles through proactive education, outreach and support.

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PEER Reviews

NECUSA professionals assist colleges and universities in developing and managing security programs and organizational structures meeting industry standards and best practices among peer institutions from within the region. NECUSA has provided peer reviews to schools at the request of newly hired or appointed Chiefs/Directors of Public Safety who were looking for some guidance in determining a solid strategic plan for improvement during their ten-ure. Other schools have reached out to NECUSA for a peer review as a Chief/Director was leaving or retiring and looking to examine existing organization-al structures, policies and protocols as they relate to current standards, model programs and best practices. Other opportunities for a NECUSA review may include addressing changing social climates, significant changes in federal and industry standards and leadership changes at higher levels of the college or university.

A peer review typically consists of three Chief/Director level team members from peer institutions conducting on average a two and a half-day examination of a public safety department’s operations, budget, resources, training, compliance efforts, policing philosophies as they relate to the campus climate and culture, emergency operations and preparation, and other areas typically negotiated as part of the planning process. Pricing depends on the size and scope of the peer review. If a member institution is interested in such a service, they should feel free to contact Bill Lafferty, President of NECUSA at: [email protected]

 

“The NECUSA peer review was instrumental for us as we began to plan for the future of our Department of Campus Safety. The team did an extraordinary job of collecting information ahead of the campus visit and working with us to design a visit that enabled as many voices across campus to be heard. The team brought years of experience to our campus for three years and helped the community to reflect on the current operations and think creatively about the future. Our Campus Safety operation is in a better position today as a result of the NECUSA review and we now have a roadmap that will help guide our work ahead.”

 

“We worked closely with NECUSA to do a complete external review of our Campus Safety department. They were wonderful to work with and met our needs and exceeded our expectations every step of the way.  They were thorough, timely, cost-effective and professional.  NECUSA put together a visiting team that could truly meet our needs as a college and expose us to best practices from institutions of similar type.  I would recommend their services to any college looking to continually improve or strategically plan for the future.”

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SAVE THE DATE
We are looking at Gettysburg College for our

65th annual conference on June 24th, 25th, and 26th of 2018

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