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The Center is…
Transforming Ideas into Action

The Center bridges the gap between ideas and action with data-driven analysis and research that focuses on improving our community. We help government, non-profit, and private organizations work together, apply evidence-based research, and create solutions that achieve results. As we build to our big premiere, check out this last excerpt from our new promotional video, […]

The Center is…
School Safety and Threat Assessment

The Center’s impact reaches every Nebraska county with our research and training. Our threat assessment expertise has an impact at a national level and our school threat assessment training has reached over 100 Nebraska school districts and over 65,000 teachers. As we build to our big premiere, check out this fourth excerpt from our new […]

The Center is…
Disaster Preparedness and Response

Our team of researchers work around the state and the country, sharing their research and offering training on disaster preparedness and response. We work to help Nebraskans effectively respond to the psychological effects of terrorism and disaster. As we build to our big premiere, check out this first excerpt from our new promotional video, which […]

University of Nebraska Public Policy Center – Sound Research. Smart policy. Positive Impact.

After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.

North Central Planning Exercise and Training Law Enforcement Project

The North Central School Safety & Security Project seeks to promote school safety and security by engaging stakeholders in safety and security planning, providing training, and creating access to resources. This project is provided by the North Central Planning, Exercise, and Training (PET) Region. For more about the 22-County North Central Region, visit Nebraska’s Homeland Security […]

Educational Service Units
Threat Assessment Training

Dr. Mario Scalora and Dr. Denise Bulling of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center are partnering with Director of Safety and Security for the Nebraska Department of Education, Dr. Jolene Palmer, to conduct basic and advanced threat assessment training for Nebraska schools. The training is sponsored by local Educational Service Units in all areas of the state and features guidelines created by the Public Policy Center that translate the […]

Increasing the Capacity for Municipal Climate Adaptation Planning in the Lower Missouri River Basin States

This project brings together University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers from the Nebraska State Climate Office, High Plains Regional Climate Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Community and Regional Planning Program, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bureau of Sociological Research, and University of Nebraska Public Policy Center to help municipalities across the Midwest plan for changes in climate. Projected changes have […]

Stratcom Perception Resistance & Deterrence

The objective of this project is to evaluate behavioral and motivational factors in the context of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) deterrence planning for a non-state, rogue, and near-peer adversary. The ultimate deliverable is a set of considerations that a deterrence analyst or planner can use to better estimate leaders’ reactions to U.S. actions […]

The Influence of Subjective and Objective Rural School Security on Law Enforcement Engagement: A Mixed Methods Study

The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center is partnering with the Nebraska Department of Education on a study that examines how perceptions and organization of school safety and security relate to law enforcement engagement in rural schools across the state of Nebraska. While rural schools engage with law enforcement, they often do not label the […]