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1 The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Act Presented by: Capt. Randy Hogan Collin College Police Department Clery – Campus Security Authorities

2 What You Need to Know if you are a Campus Security Authority Clery – Campus Security Authorities

3 Clery Act? Whats That? Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in Her killer was another student. Her parents believe she would have been more cautious if she had known about other violent crimes at Lehigh. Congress agreed. The Clery Act, first enacted in 1990 and amended in 1998, requires higher education institutions to report crime statistics to current & prospective students & employees. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

4 But what does it have to do with me? Many crimes and incidents, especially sexual assaults, are not reported to the police. To ensure that students know about dangers on their campuses, the Clery Act requires institutions to gather and publish data from additional Campus Security Authorities. Thats where you come in. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

5 CSAs Primary Responsibility is… To report allegations made in good faith to the reporting structure established by the institution. In good faith means there is reasonable basis for believing that the information is not simply rumor or hearsay. That is, there is little or no reason to doubt the validity of the information. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

6 What makes me a Campus Security Authority? Four categories Campus Police Departments Individuals with Campus Security Responsibilities Individuals Designated by the Campus Officials with Significant Responsibility for Student and Campus Activities who are likely to receive complaints from a victim of crime. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

7 Responsible for campus security Category 1 – Campus Police Departments All Officers of the Collin College Police Department. All non-commissioned Security Guards employed by Collin College. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

8 Responsible for campus security Category 2 – Individuals with Campus Security Responsibilities. Persons responsible for monitoring or controlling entrance to campus property Special events security staff Clery – Campus Security Authorities

9 Responsible for campus security Category 3 – Individuals Designated by the Campus. Presidents Office and Staff Ombudsman Administrators over Separate Campuses such as Rockwall. Coordinator of Greek Affairs Clery – Campus Security Authorities

10 Responsible for campus security Category 4 – Officials with Significant Responsibility for Student & Campus Activities. Focus on Function of official, not just title Significant Contact with Students Line Responsibility May include Officials not specifically employed as Faculty or Staff Clery – Campus Security Authorities

11 CSAs with Significant responsibility for Student and Campus Activities Examples Include: Dean of Student Development Provost and Staff, Night Administrators Representatives of Housing, (Century Courts). Directors or Managers of Student Development Center Officials who oversee extracurricular activities. Director of Athletics, Coaches, Staff Faculty Advisors and Advisors to Student Groups Clery – Campus Security Authorities

12 Some examples of those NOT included are: Individual faculty who are not advisors to student groups Clerical staff Non-professional and contract staff Athletic Trainers Plant/Maintenance Personnel Food Service Personnel Clery – Campus Security Authorities

13 YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPORT IF You are a licensed mental health counselor or a pastoral counselor (employed by a religious organization to provide confidential counseling) AND You are working within the scope of your license or religious assignment YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPORT IF You are a licensed mental health counselor or a pastoral counselor (employed by a religious organization to provide confidential counseling) AND You are working within the scope of your license or religious assignment Clery – Campus Security Authorities

14 Confidential reporting Even if you are exempt and dont have to report, you can tell the person how she/he can report the crime anonymously to Police. You have to make a judgment call: is it appropriate to mention Police in the particular situation? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

15 Im a Campus Security Authority and Im not a counselorwhat do I have to do? If someone tells you about a crime or an incident that may be a crime, you must record the information and submit it to the Collin College Police Department. Just get the facts, Police will investigate and tabulate appropriate statistics. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

16 What do I have to do? When in doubt… REPORT Clery – Campus Security Authorities

17 What crimes must I report? The 9 Clery crimes Criminal homicide Sex offenses forcible & non- forcible Robbery Aggravated assault Burglary Motor vehicle theft Arson Arrests & disciplinary referrals for violations of liquor, drug, & weapons laws Hate crimes Clery – Campus Security Authorities

18 Timing is (almost) everything Be sure you can document When did the crime or incident occur? When did the person report it to you? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

19 Location, location, location You must report if it occurred On campus On campus, to include Century Court Apts. On public property adjacent to campus On non-campus property owned or controlled by the College or a recognized student organization Clery – Campus Security Authorities

20 APPLICABILITY DO NOT REPORT CRIMES AS A CSA IF: A person tells you about a crime that occurred before he/she came to the College OR While he/she was away from campus and not involved in a College Sponsored activitye.g., at home, on spring break etc. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

21 Just get the facts Police will categorize the report: your job is to get the information the person wants to tell you. You are not a detective. You dont have to prove what happened or who was at fault. You arent supposed to find the perpetrator. DONT identify the victim in the CSA Report (but may identify to police if victim is agreeable). Clery – Campus Security Authorities

22 Just get the facts Let the person know about options for reporting to Police. Tell the person how he/she can report anonymously to Police. BUT: The decision isnt yours! A person who talks to you may not want to talk to Policeand doesnt have to. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

23 Offer help Provide the person with information on Reporting to campus police. Campus programs for assisting victims of sexual and other assault, is available through counseling services. Procedures for seeking medical help. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

24 Get the facts Complete the Clery Incident Report form Or the Sex Offense Report form You may need to wait until the person leaves. Tell the person you must report the incident as an anonymous statistic but will not identify anyone involved. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

25 Get the facts The Clery Incident Report Form. Description of the incident or crime. Specific questions will help police assign the crime to the correct category. Get as accurate and complete a description of what happened as you can. If not sure, report. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

26 Find out the following in all cases Is victim or assailant a student? Are they acquaintances? Does victim wish to remain anonymous? Has the incident been reported to police or to any other CSA? Was either party under the influence of alcohol or drugs? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

27 Homicide (someone has been killed) Who? Where? When? How? Is a violent situation in progress? Call Police immediately Clery – Campus Security Authorities

28 Sex offense Is victim in danger? Did assailant use or threaten force? A weapon? Did assailant penetrate the victims body? Did victim consent? Did victim know assailant? Was victim unable to consent because of drugs or alcohol? Was victim a minor (younger than 18)? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

29 Robbery, burglary, theft (something was stolen) What was taken or attempted to be taken? What is its value? Did perpetrator accost victim in person? If yes.. Did the perpetrator use or threaten force? A weapon? What kind? Was victim injured? Did victim feel threatened or in danger? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

30 Robbery, burglary, theft If perpetrator did not accost victim in person Was the item taken from inside a residence, dorm room, or office? Was door open, closed or locked? How did the thief get in? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

31 Motor vehicle theft What kind of vehicle? Where was it taken from? When was it taken? Has it been recovered? Does the person know who did it? Joyriding is a motor vehicle theft if vehicle is taken by person without lawful access. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

32 Arson (something was burned) What was burned or attempted to be burned? Was anyone hurt? Was property damaged? How much? When did it happen? When was it discovered? Was there graffiti or other evidence of hate motivation? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

33 Hate crimes-personal Did the attacker confront the victim in person? Did the attacker use or threaten to use force? What kind? Was there a weapon? Was the victim injured? Did the attack or threat (verbal, phone, ) include racial, ethnic, religious or homophobic comments? Clery – Campus Security Authorities

34 Hate crimes-property Was the target personal property, a personal residence, business, house of worship, or ethnic organization? Was property damaged? Value? Did the attack include any expression related to race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability? Report ANY vandalism to a house of worship, or ethnic, religious or Gay or Lesbian organization as a hate crime. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

35 Liquor, drug, weapons law violations Police must keep statistics on numbers of people arrested for liquor law violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons possession. Student housing and student judicial affairs officers must keep statistics on number of people referred for disciplinary action for drug, liquor law and weapons violations. Disciplinary referrals should not include incidents in which the person is also arrested for the same offense. Statistics must reflect total number of persons involved, not incidents. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

36 CSA EXAMPLE Ms. Jones, Director of Student Housing gets a call from the director of a counseling center in town. The caller wants to let the director know that four students from the school sought assistance at the center and told the centers counselors that they had been sexually assaulted on campus and were seeking emotional support. They did not want police investigations. These are third party reports and Ms. Jones, having no reason to believe that they were not made in GOOD FAITH, should document all of the information she was given and forward the reports to the person or office responsible for collecting Clery crime reports at her institution. Clery – Campus Security Authorities

37 REMEMBER, WHEN IN DOUBT REPORT. Clery – Campus Security Authorities


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