Albright College Public Safety Officers are pictured with Stafford & Associate Instructors and UMASS Boston Police Officers.
Becki Achey, Associate Director of Public Safety, and Tomas Chwatek, Public Safety Operations Supervisor, attended a three day intensive domestic violence, dating violence and stalking training at the University of Massachusetts, Boston on August 1-3, 2016. This 3-day intensive training class is designed for campus police/public safety administrators and investigators (sworn, non-sworn, and Title IX/Civil Rights investigators) who have responsibility for conducting and overseeing dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking investigations on their college campuses. Officers learned how to fully investigate these additional “Clery Crimes” as defined by the Department of Education in the 2013 Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act in higher education from start to finish with special emphasis on complying with the new VAWA regulations which amended the Clery Act and Title IX regulatory guidance.
Bicycle Patrol: From left to right: Officer Joachim, Officer Dixon, Operations Supervisor Chwatek, and Officer Sebio.
Officers Joachim, Dixon, and Chwatek completed the IPMBA (International Police Mountain Bike Assoc.) Bike Officer 1 (Basic) class held by The Reading Police Academy. The five-day course covered effective cycling, group riding, bike maintenance, traffic laws and legal issues, uniform/equipment, patrol tactics and several other topics. Officer Sebio completed the same training prior, but with University of Penn. and PA State Police. All Officers were certified by IPMBA.
Department of Public Safety attends Sex Crimes Investigation Training at Rider University
Michael Gross, Director of Public Safety, Becki Achey, Associate Director of Public Safety and Tomas Chwatek, Operations Supervisor, attended a 3 day Sex Crimes Investigations class at Rider University on Monday, June 6, 2016 through Wednesday, June 8, 2016.
The class focused criminal investigation with special emphasis on the intersections between the criminal and administrative/Title IX processes. 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. The class is also informed by the guidance and resources provided by the White House Task Force To Protect Students From Sexual Assault.
The Department of Public Safety hosted our 5th Annual R.A.D. Instructor Certification class on March 14-16, 2016. We had 13 police officers from all over the country attend the 2-day course from Kutztown University, MAEDER, 11 SSPTS/S3T, University of North Carolina Greensville, Kenova Police Department (West Virginia), Franklin & Marshal Police, Wetzel County Sheriff’s Office, West Virginia United States Air Force-Andrews Air Force Base- 11 Security Support Squadron and Penn State Berks Police Department. Officers participated in 30 hours of training to become R.A.D. Instructors.
Public Safety will be holding R.A.D. class sign-ups for the month of April 2016. Visit http://www.albright.edu/resources/security/sec-rad.html to view more information about the class and register!