Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $376,621)
This award is funded by the Byrne Competitive Program, which helps local communities improve the capacity of state and local justice systems and provides for national support efforts including training and technical assistance programs strategically targeted to address local needs. P.L. 111-117, Division B, Title II, Section 215(1) authorizes use of up to 3 percent of funds made available to the Office of Justice Programs for grants or reimbursement to be used to provide training and technical assistance.
The Johns Hopkins University will utilize funding under this program to develop a nationwide college and university campus public safety certification program to enhance the knowledge and competency of campus public safety professionals. Because of the unique nature of campus public safety and the diverse types of campus law enforcement, including sworn, non-sworn, armed, and unarmed personnel, the need exists for a certification process to encompass all forms of campus public safety.
The Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Division of Public Safety Leadership will establish a certification model for campus public safety that meets the diversity of the profession and is practical, accessible, and sustainable; expand recognition for campus public safety within the broader field of public safety; establish a common base of mastery for all personnel serving campus public safety; advance excellence in public safety services to the nation's college and universities; and foster collaboration among professionals serving the field of campus public safety.