Campus Safety’s Role in Title IX Investigations Webcast Recording



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The Department of Justice recently issued the OPS (Office of Public Safety) Agreement as a model for campus safety departments to use when responding to complaints of sexual misconduct. However, there is still confusion over campus safety’s role regarding first response and Title IX investigations. Clearly understanding the expectations in the OPS Agreement can help your institution avoid costly audits and better serve the needs of your students.

Join us online for a comprehensive look at how to update your Title IX response and investigation procedures. Through an easy-to-understand breakdown of the OPS Agreement and practical application scalable to your institution, our instructors will provide a foundation to ensure that your institution’s response and investigation procedures comply with Title IX regulations.

Who Should Attend

This online training is appropriate for anyone responsible for supporting Title IX responses and investigations, including:

  • Sworn and unsworn campus safety officers
  • Title IX coordinators and investigators
  • Legal counsel
  • Student affairs practitioners

The program will help both campus safety departments and Title IX coordinators learn how to communicate in a way that streamlines processes to ensure efficiency of operations while maintaining compliance.

Learning Outcome

After participating in this online training, you will be able to update your response and investigative procedures to comply with Title IX regulations.


  • What’s Changed?
    • Title IX and the OPS Agreement
    • Sworn vs. unsworn officer implications
  • Streamlining Communication Plans
    • Local law enforcement MOUs
    • Title IX coordinator division of labor
  • Responsibilities of Campus Safety
    • Victim-centered first-response protocol
    • Investigative considerations
    • Documentation for Clery Act reporting
  • What Now?
    • Ongoing compliance efforts: policy, training, and prevention
    • Action steps to get you started today
  • Final Q&A


Garret Moore, Director of Security and Safety, Denison University

Garret Moore has worked in campus law enforcement for twenty-six years, both at a large state research institution and at a small private college. Garret has conducted several serious crimes investigations including numerous sexual misconduct investigations. He has also conducted training for other campus law enforcement agencies in the area of sexual harassment.

Committed to providing a victim-centered approach to serious crimes on his campus, Garret was instrumental in creating a civil rights model for investigating sexual misconduct and other violations on his campus. He is a trained Title IX investigator and has developed numerous campus advocates to assist in creating a campus environment that supports sexual assault survivors. He is a founding member of the Community Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Response Team (CSMART) and provides annual training to the campus Sexual Harassment and Rape Education group (SHARE) advocates, who are confidential resources trained to provide support and resources to victims of sexual assault on campus.

Garret is a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA) and past president of the Ohio Campus Law Enforcement Association (OCLEA).  

Melissa Williamson Nelson, Counsel, McGuireWoods

Melissa represents management, college, and university clients in matters related to sexual harassment, sexual assault, and sexual discrimination. Her practice includes litigation in the areas of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, 42 U.S.C.A. § 1983, and Title IX of the Education Amendments, 20 U.S.C. § § 1681-1688, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and defamation. She represents employers and educational institutions before state and federal courts, federal and state administrative agencies, arbitrators, and mediators. Outside the courtroom, Melissa assists businesses with internal reviews and audits, and represents individuals and corporations in threatened or pending white collar criminal investigations and cases.

Before joining McGuireWoods, Melissa spent twelve years as an assistant state attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida. She worked closely with federal and state law enforcement and regulatory agencies. Melissa has taught classes in trial advocacy and trial practice at Florida Coastal School of Law and continues to lecture to pre-law students at the University of North Florida. She continues to be recognized by Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite and Florida Super Lawyers.


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