Training Programs


Campus Security Authority Online Training Program

Now includes a Title IX Online Class


Advanced Clery Act Training Class:

This 4 day workshop is designed to be a comprehensive and intensive training class, including all elements of the Clery Act, the 2008 HEOA security and safety requirements, such as Fire Safety, Missing Persons and the new requirements in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed in March 2013. This class will benefit individuals who have not had previous Clery Act training (we start with the basics and work into the advanced concepts) and those who want to enhance their knowledge of the law. The class also includes a significant amount of training in classifying crimes according to UCR Guidelines. The 2014 classes will include a comprehensive review of the Department of Education Handbook that was revised in February 2011. The class will also include an overview of the Title IX requirements that were published in April, 2011 by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights.

The Advanced Clery Act class is a 4 day class that is held from 8:00 am-5:00 pm on the first three days and 8:00 am-4:00 pm on the last day.

Current Classes


  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    January 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2014
    UC San Diego, San Diego, CA


  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    March 10, 11, 12 and 13, 2014
    Union College, Schenectady, NY


  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    March 31, April 1, 2 and 3, 2014
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN


  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    June 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2014
    University of Washington, Seattle, WA


  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    July 8, 9, 10 and 11, 2014
    Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    August 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2014
    University of Colorado Anshutz Medical Campus

  • Advanced Clery Act Training Class
    October 13, 14, 15 and 16, 2014
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA


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1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)

This one (1) day class is designed to provide guidance on the new Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act requirements that take effect in 2014. As with all D. Stafford & Associates training classes, we will provide significant practical guidance for complying with these new requirements. The class will also provide an overview of recent guidance found in the Department of Education (ED) 2011 Handbook and ED Correspondence sent to institutions over the past several years about issues such as classifying Burglaries, Study Abroad, and Foreign/Separate Campuses. Finally, the class will address key questions to ask about your Clery compliance efforts and review lessons learned from recent audits. This class is appropriate for staff from the following areas of an institution: Campus Police/Public Safety Agencies, General Counsel/Legal Office; Student Conduct; Student Affairs; and University Audit/Compliance Offices.

1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) takes place from 8am-3:30pm.


Current Classes


  • 1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
    December 13, 2013
    Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA


  • 1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
    December 16, 2013
    Maryville University, St. Louis, MO


  • 1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
    December 17, 2013
    Emory University, Atlanta, GA


  • 1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
    December 18, 2013
    Suffolk University, Boston, MA


  • 1 Day Clery Act Update/Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA)
    December 19, 2013
    Villanova University, Villanova, PA



  • 1 Day Clery Act Training Class
    Tuesday, February 1, 2011
    Immediately prior to the ASCA Conference
    TradeWinds Island Grand Resort on St Pete Beach in Florida

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Campus Law Enforcement/Public Safety Legal Issues Certification

Click here for description and class schedule.


  • Legal Issues Forum
    November 3rd-5th, 2014
    University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC)

  • Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police and Public Safety Agencies

    This 3 day intensive training class is designed for campus police/public safety administrators and investigators (both sworn and non sworn) who have responsibility for conducting and overseeing sex crime investigations on their college campuses. Attendees will learn how to fully investigate sex crimes in higher education from start to finish with special emphasis on complying with the Clery Act and Title IX regulations. This class is appropriate for sworn and non-sworn agencies from private and state institutions of higher education, as most campus public safety agencies are involved in some level of investigation of these types incidents on their respective campuses.

    The faculty includes high level campus law enforcement administrators who have significant experience in conducting and overseeing sex crime investigations on college campuses.

    Some of the key topics that will be covered are:

    • Understanding the prevalence of rape and sexual assault, especially non-stranger campus rapes.
    • Rape and its impact on the survivor.
    • Working cooperatively with survivors of sexual assault to effectively and efficiently investigate adult sexual assault crimes.
    • Working collaboratively with other responders and support resources to include hospital-based victim care.
    • The rape or sexual assault of Men
    • Considerations for investigating sex offenses against persons who identify as LGBTQ
    • Stranger vs Non-Stranger considerations
    • Substance Facilitated assaults
    • Reluctant Reporting/Late Reporting
    • Investigating:
      • Behavioral-Oriented Interviewing of Victims
      • Collection of Evidence
      • Report Writing
      • Suspect patterns, to include Grooming and Stalking
      • Suspect Interviews
    • Managing Retaliation and the Hostile Academic Environment
    • Working with your local prosecutor-Trial Preparation
    • Clery Act Considerations-Timely Warning, Immediate Notification
    • On-campus Judicial Process Considerations for Law Enforcement
    • Title IX Implications in your rape investigations—Managing Concurrent Investigations

    The curriculum for this class takes into consideration the guidance and recommendations contained in the “Promoting Effective Criminal Investigations of Campus Sex Crimes” Report that was published following the Campus Sex Crimes Forum that was conducted by U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victim of Crime (OVC), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). In addition, one of the instructors of this course participated in that national forum.

    Instructors:
    Adrienne Meador Murray, Chief of Police at Trinity Washington University
    John Vinson, Chief of Police at University of Washington
    Kerry Fankhauser, Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at the University of Richmond
    Dolores Stafford, Retired Chief of Police at the George Washington University

    The Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police and Public Safety Agencies class is a 3 day class that is held from 8:00 am-5:00 pm on the first two days and 8:00 am-3 pm on the last day.


    Current Classes

    • There are currently no classes scheduled.

    • Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police and Public Safety Agencies
      April 15, 16 and 17, 2014
      College of Charleston, Charleston, SC


    • Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police and Public Safety Agencies
      June 25, 26 and 27, 2014
      Boston College, Boston, MA


    • Investigation of Sex Crimes for Campus Police and Public Safety Agencies
      October 20, 21 and 22, 2014
      Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

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    Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Class

    D. Stafford & Associates (DSA) has developed a 3.5 day Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training class.
    This 3.5 day intensive training class is designed for campus administrators and investigators who have responsibility for conducting and overseeing Title IX compliance and sexual misconduct investigations on their college campuses. Attendees will learn how to manage and fully investigate a complaint of sexual misconduct, from sexual harassment to sexual assault, in higher education from start to finish with special emphasis on complying with the Clery Act and 1997, 2001, 2008 and 2011 guidance from the Office of Civil Rights. The class will include opportunities for discussion and participating in case studies and practical exercises.

    This training program will feature expert faculty, who serve as practitioners and lawyers serving on college campuses across the country in the areas of Title IX Compliance, Campus Law Enforcement, Student Conduct and Human Resources. Participants will be able to draw knowledge from networking with fellow Title IX coordinators and investigators.

    Every college and university in the country is required by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights to have a campus Title IX Coordinator, and to identify that individual to the campus community as a contact point for a Title IX communications and grievances.

    This class is designed for College and University Title IX Coordinators and Deputy Coordinators; Investigators; and Administrators in Human Resources, Student Conduct and Student Affairs, General Counsel, Athletics, and Campus Law Enforcement/Public Safety.

    Some of the key topics that will be covered are:

    • Title IX Coordinator—who should serve? Who should investigate? Understanding institutional roles;
    • History, law, administrative regulation, case law and guidance around Title IX;
    • Understanding the prevalence of sexual harassment and violence, especially in higher education;
    • Rape and its impact on the survivor, especially those perpetrated by non-strangers;
    • Working cooperatively with complainants of sexual misconduct to effectively and efficiently investigate and conduct administrative hearings;
    • Role of Coordinator, to include intake of complaints, what constitutes “notice”, confidentiality vs privacy, assessing trends and patterns of offenders on campus;
    • Role of Investigators, to include training, requests for confidentiality, dealing with reluctant victims, gathering evidence, assessing credibility, and managing outside law enforcement;
    • Understanding perpetrators;
    • Considerations for investigating sexual misconduct against persons who identify as LGBTQ;
    • Clery Act Considerations-Timely Warning, Immediate Notification

    Instructors:
    Beth Devonshire, Eqs. and Director of Community Standards and Title IX Coordinator at Stonehill College
    Adrienne Meador Murray, Chief of Police at Trinity Washington University
    Kerry Fankhauser, Associate Dean of Students and Deputy Title IX Coordinator at Westhampton College (University of Richmond)
    Cathy Cocks, Director of Community Standards, University of Connecticut
    Dolores Stafford, Retired Chief of Police at the George Washington University

    Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training is a 3 day class that is held from 8:00 am-5:00 pm each day and 8:00 am-2 pm on Day 4.


    Current Classes


    • Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Class
      May 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2014
      University of Washington, Seattle, WA


    • Title IX Coordinator/Investigator Training Class-FL
      November 18, 19, 20 and 21, 2014
      Rollins College, Winter Park, FL (outside Orlando)

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Planning a Response to an Active Shooter Situation by Unarmed Campus Agencies

Designed for Command Level Staff Members of Unarmed Campus Security, Public Safety or Police Departments

D. Stafford & Associates has developed a training course designed for supervisory and administrative level employees who have responsibility for developing and implementing plans and response protocols; and/or who may be leading or overseeing such a response at the tactical or administrative level. Our associates who developed this course have various instructor level certifications, which include being instructors for Active Shooter Response through the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA); Instructors in Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) through DHS; and are trained in Behavioral Threat Assessment.

The planning recommendations for response to an active shooter incident that are presented in this course are based on an all hazards approach. This 20 hour course will assist an unarmed department in understanding the basics of active shooter response by armed LE agencies who may have a longer response time than the unarmed campus police/public safety department and how the unarmed agency can facilitate an appropriate response, prevent loss of life, and provide intelligence and information to the appropriate stakeholders. This course covers all of the aspects of a response to this type of incident and assists the Campus Department in developing a response plan that facilitates the stabilization of the incident and can integrate into the response plans of the other responding agencies.

Training for response to an active shooter incident has become a necessity for armed campus agencies, and is predominantly a requirement for municipal agencies where the campuses are located. Unarmed departments must also prepare for this type of potential incident and there has not been focus on training unarmed departments, be it police, public safety or security, about what their agencies can do to prepare to respond to an active shooter on their campuses. This course is designed to fill that void.

Typical training programs facilitated by experts in the field primarily focus on the tactics of an armed response. The unarmed campus department personnel may already be on the scene at the time of an incident, and will be expected to assist with the overall public safety response. The training provided by this course will be modular, to allow departments to adapt some or all of the concepts into their existing policies, protocols and training programs.

If you are interested in having us provide this training program for and at your individual campus, please contact us at dolores@DStaffordandAssociates.com for more information.


Current Classes

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Future Classes

  • October 3, 2010
    Washington State (Exact Location TBD)

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NIMS Training

D Stafford & Associates has certified instructors available to assist an agency in developing a plan to become NIMS compliant and can provide agency specific training in IS300 and IS400, including developing and implementing specific tabletop exercises to enhance the knowledge and understanding of how the concepts in the 300 and 400 level courses apply to the specific response plans developed for a particular campus. NIMS IS100, IS200 IS700, and IS800 are on line courses through FEMA. Our consultants can facilitate the completion of those on line courses, if necessary.


Current Classes