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Campus Carry
Open Dialogue with Dr. Kimberly Beatty
April 2017
Campus-Carry Committee Members
– Kimberly Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Instructional Services and CAO, Committee Chair
– Ri...
Goals for the Committee
Develop a draft policy that adheres to the law
Engage as many stakeholders as possible
Be transpar...
Accomplishments To Date
Task Force
Appointed,
December 2015
Closed and Open
Meetings
Established,
December 2015
Open Carry...
Policy Highlights
•Illegal use, possession, or display of any handgun, firearm, illegal knife,
club, or other prohibited w...
Other Considerations
Dual Credit
1. Dual credit students will continue to adhere to the policies
of the College. This poli...
Enforcement
 The primary responsibility for enforcement rests with the HCC
Police Department
 When requested by police, ...
Next Steps
Finalize the Draft
Policy,
December 2016
Present Draft Policy to
Executive Cabinet for
Approval,
December 2016
...
Policy and Website Links
Campus Carry Policy: GFA (LOCAL)
http://www.hccs.edu/district/about-us/policies/
Campus Carry Web...
THANK YOU
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HCC Campus Carry Presentation April 2017

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HCC Campus Carry Presentation April 2017

  1. 1. Campus Carry Open Dialogue with Dr. Kimberly Beatty April 2017
  2. 2. Campus-Carry Committee Members – Kimberly Beatty, Vice Chancellor for Instructional Services and CAO, Committee Chair – Riku Ahluwalia, Compliance Officer – Tod Bisch, Faculty – Athos Brewer, Vice Chancellor of Student Services – Sarah Castillo, Office Manager, COE for Visual and Performing Arts – Greg Cunningham, Chief of Police – Melissa Gonzalez, Chief of Staff – Shantay Grays, AVC for Enrollment and Student Engagement – Claudia DesChamps, Communication Services – Zach Hodges, President, Northwest College – Melissa Miller-Waters, Faculty Senate President – Josue Rodriguez, Student – Hernan Segovia, Campus Manager, Katy Campus – Ashley Smith, General Counsel – Charles Smith, Chief Facilities Officer 2
  3. 3. Goals for the Committee Develop a draft policy that adheres to the law Engage as many stakeholders as possible Be transparent Utilize TASB format to align with existing policies Identify and develop training opportunities for faculty, staff, and students 3
  4. 4. Accomplishments To Date Task Force Appointed, December 2015 Closed and Open Meetings Established, December 2015 Open Carry Procedures Established, January 2016 Open Forums at All Campuses Conducted, March-April, 2016 Survey Launched, November, 2016 4 Draft Policy Developed, November, 2016 4
  5. 5. Policy Highlights •Illegal use, possession, or display of any handgun, firearm, illegal knife, club, or other prohibited weapon, as defined in the Student Conduct – Weapons policy, FLBF (Legal) Weapons Prohibited •High school, collegiate sporting event •A location used as a church or synagogue •Polling place •A location used by a court •Where a K12 school sponsored activity occurs •Areas posted for an open meeting Weapons Free Zones by Law •Requested through the College Security Committee through an application process •Must adhere to established criteria for the request Establishing Additional Weapons Free Zones 5
  6. 6. Other Considerations Dual Credit 1. Dual credit students will continue to adhere to the policies of the College. This policy is not an exception. All dual credit and Early College High School (ECHS) students will receive a copy of the policy 2. ISD partners will be notified of the policy implementation 3. As provided by statute, ECHS areas currently segregated from the general campus area will be designated weapons- free zones (i.e., Challenger ECHS at West Loop) 6
  7. 7. Enforcement  The primary responsibility for enforcement rests with the HCC Police Department  When requested by police, a person must show their license to carry a firearm  Violations should be reported to the HCC Police Department (713.718.8888 or ext 88888 from campus phone)  The HCC Police Department will maintain a list of handgun- related incidents and will provide quarterly reports  Individuals who violate the policy are subject to disciplinary action 7
  8. 8. Next Steps Finalize the Draft Policy, December 2016 Present Draft Policy to Executive Cabinet for Approval, December 2016 Present Draft Policy to the Board of Trustees forApproval, January 2017 Finalize Procedures for Implementation, February 2017 Finalize Training Modules, April 2017 8 Provide Training to All Employees, April-August 2017 Meetings by College Security Committee, April-August 2017 Implementation, August 2017 Host Open Forums to Communicate Policy & Procedures, March-April 2017
  9. 9. Policy and Website Links Campus Carry Policy: GFA (LOCAL) http://www.hccs.edu/district/about-us/policies/ Campus Carry Website: http://www.hccs.edu/district/departments/police/campus-carry/ Or visit hccs.edu and search “Campus Carry” 9
  10. 10. THANK YOU

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