Campus Safety and Security Task Force
The Campus Safety and Security Task Force was established by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in January 2013 to review and promote security on college and university campuses in Oklahoma. The students, faculty, administrators and visitors at Oklahoma’s colleges and universities will benefit from a heightened emphasis on campus safety and security as the task force brings the proper focus to this important issue.
The role of the task force will include but not be limited to:
- Monitoring and responding to safety and security policies.
- Advocating prudent safety policies.
- Promoting implementation of campus safety best practices.
Members of the task force will be appointed by Chancellor Johnson.
Priorities of the task force will include but not be limited to:
- Maintaining current laws prohibiting guns on college campuses.
- Confirming continued National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance.
- Encouraging a training and drill calendar to include:
- Behavioral threat assessment training and response.
- Notification planning.
- Emergency response plans.
- Intruder response.
- Continuity of operations.
- Mental Health First Aid Training.
- SBIRT (Screening, Brief, Intervention, Referral, Treatment) Training.
- Encouraging the creation of an active threat-assessment task force on every campus. The members of the threat-assessment task force should also receive a higher level of training in federal and state law, institutional policy, and counseling options available on and off campus.
- Advocating for increased drug and alcohol and mental health counseling.
- Reviewing existing federal and state laws and policies pertinent to the purpose of the task force.
- Providing regular workshops to help institutional personnel identify and submit grants that would help fund a campus safety program.