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Daemen CSA Training 2013-14

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Daemen CSA Training 2013-14

  1. 1. Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Disclosure Act (Clery Act) The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery (pictured right) who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.
  2. 2. The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. All public and private institutions of postsecondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. Violators can be "fined" by the U.S. Department of Education, the agency charged with enforcement of the Act and where complaints of alleged violations should be made, or face other enforcement action. What is the Clery Act?
  3. 3. How Does it Impact the College? The Clery Act requires that the College: • Publish and distribute an Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report • Inform prospective students & employees about the Annual Campus Security & Fire Safety Report • Notify the campus in a timely way of crimes that threaten safety • Support and keep up-to-date a daily log of all reported crimes
  4. 4. Statistics for the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report are collected from a wide variety of sources, Campus Security Authorities (CSA) are just one source. This is where you come in….. What does this mean to you?
  5. 5. There are 4 categories of Campus Security Authorities as defined by the Clery Act: 1. A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution. 2. Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as one to which students and employees should report criminal offences. 3. An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. 4. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and the duty to take action or respond to particular issues on behalf of the institution. Who is a Campus Security Authority?
  6. 6. Examples of CSAs at Daemen: • A VP/Dean of Students • Student Activity Directors • Advisors/Moderators to student clubs and organizations • Athletics Senior Staff and team coaches • Residence Life Staff • Student Affairs Professionals • Senior Staff of the office of human resources • Academic Advisors and HEOP senior staff Daemen College CSAs
  7. 7. Due to the Clery Act, every college/university must have an Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (ASR). This report is a federal law requirement. The ASR must include statistics for the crimes that are outlined within the Clery Act. The statistics for these crimes are generated from the reports that are received by a CSA, even if there is no police investigation. Remember, a CSA includes traditional campus security, as well as other faculty and staff. Why do we need CSAs?
  8. 8. A CSA’s key responsibility is to encourage crime victims and witnesses to report crimes to any campus security authority or campus security officer. What are the Responsibilities of a CSA?
  9. 9. If someone tells you about a crime or an incident that may be a crime, record the information and report it. What are the Responsibilities of a CSA?
  10. 10. Please remember, just because you are identified as a CSA, this does not mean that you are responsible for conducting a deeper investigation into the incident. Simply report what you have been told and the investigation will be conducted by other entities. What are the Responsibilities of a CSA?
  11. 11. If you question whether or not to report an incident, be safe and report it. What are the Responsibilities of a CSA?
  12. 12. Timely Warning: In order to keep the campus community informed about safety and security issues on an ongoing basis, an institution must alert the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. Timely Warning & Immediate Notification
  13. 13. Immediate Notification: Some crimes may pose risk to the campus community and the campus require immediate notification and instructions. If you feel the incident you are reporting may meet the above criteria notify Campus Security IMMEDIATELY at 716-839-8246. Call 911 from any campus phone. Campus security will notify the VP for Student Affairs as per the College’s timely warning policy. Timely Warning & Immediate Notification
  14. 14. What: • Location • Day • Date • Time • Nature of the criminal activity • Any other information that may allow the College to improve campus safety and/or offer community members concrete steps to improve their own safety measures What & Where to Report
  15. 15. Encourage the person to report the crime to police. (But don’t insist) The decision isn’t yours. A person who talks to you may not want to talk to Police—and doesn’t have to. If they don’t you must make a report. What & Where to Report
  16. 16. Where: • All incidents, including sexual assault, should be reported to Daemen Security at 839-8246 or at security@daemen.edu* • *CSA reports made through this email address are made to Campus Security Office through an email account checked during normal business hours – emergencies should be called in to 716- 839-8246. What & Where to Report
  17. 17. The Clery Act Specifies eight crime categories. 1. Criminal Homicide 2. Sex Offenses (Forcible and Nonforcible) 3. Robbery 4. Aggravated Assault 5. Burglary 6. Motor Vehicle Theft 7. Arson 8. Hate Crimes Reportable Crimes
  18. 18. Your institution must include, by geographic location and by category of prejudice, any of the aforementioned offenses, and any other crime involving bodily injury, larceny, simple assault, Intimidation reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority, that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias. The categories of bias are: • Race • Gender • Religion • Sexual orientation • Ethnicity/national origin • Disability Hate Crimes
  19. 19. Violations (legal and/or college policy) that must be reported: • Any liquor, drug or weapons violations – both arrests and disciplinary referrals. This includes students and employees. • Remember…even though a person may legally possess liquor, drugs or weapons, they may still be in violation of a Daemen College policy and is, therefore, reportable.  When in doubt report – Campus Security will make a determination on whether there was a violation of law. Arrests & Disciplinary Referrals
  20. 20. Campuses must include three years of statistics for arrests in these areas. Campuses must also include statistics for persons not arrested but referred for campus disciplinary action in regard to liquor law, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possessions Alcohol, Drug, and Weapons Offenses
  21. 21. It’s a disciplinary referral: • If a campus official initiates disciplinary action against a student who was referred. • When officials keep a record of the referral. • When the violation results in a sanction. Alcohol, Drug, and Weapons Offenses
  22. 22. The Clery Act identifies four crime location categories. Campuses need to collect and report statistics from each one. These Categories include: • On-Campus buildings or property • Dormitories or other student residences • Non-campus buildings or property • Public property Which Locations Should Statistics be Collected From?
  23. 23. Buildings or properties the College owns and controls, and uses to support its educational goals (classrooms, laboratories, libraries, etc.). Property the College owns but someone else controls on campus or within the same geographical area, such as fast food restaurants, drug stores, clothing stores, etc. On-Campus Buildings or Property
  24. 24. The Clery Act requires crime statistics for dormitories and other student residences, even when they are not on campus. Dormitories or Other Student Residences
  25. 25. Any building not within the same reasonable contiguous geographical area of the main institution that the institution owns and operates in support of it’s educational goals and that students frequently use. Example: Tri-Main, Collegiate Village Non-campus Buildings or Property
  26. 26. Public Property includes streets, sidewalks, parking lots, parks, etc., that lie within the campus or right next to it. Public Property
  27. 27. Thank you for taking the CSA training. Please sign the CSA training verification form at https://docs.google.com/a/daemen.edu/forms/d/1ayF28ZAMxVaWtx-BMIuolBk

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