UCSB Police Department

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

Friday, September 1, is the first day of National Campus Safety Awareness Month (NCSAM), a national observance that first launched in 2008 with unanimous support from Congress. Led by the Clery Center, this year's campaign theme, Take the First Step, focuses on providing guidance or "first steps" to addressing many common campus safety issues and how to approach these challenges.

Resources on the Clery Center's NCSAM website include an overview of the major components of the Clery Act requirements, reporting flowcharts, sample prevention programming plans, the most recent edition of The Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting, final regulations for the most recent VAWA amendments to the Clery Act, information on National Hazing Prevention Week, and more.

UCSB Police are only one of the stakeholders in campus safety. You play a critical role in this by being a vigilant member of our community. If you see something we need to you to say something.

We are proud to offer you many training opportunities. Examples include our citizen’s academy, hostile intruder training, aggressive customer training, Rape Aggression Defense training for men and women, safety talks and more. If you are interested in hosting or attending one of these trainings please contact Sergeant Matt Bowman at (805) 893-2303 or email him at mdbow@ucsb.edu.

You are encouraged to follow the conversation and learn more at the hashtags, #NCSAM2017 and #FirstStep.