|Policy:||Policy 10-2-4-1: Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act Compliance Policy||Date Adopted:||Oct 18, 2018|
Section 1: Purpose and Scope
- The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines to ensure this agency fulfills its obligation in complying with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
Section 2: Policy
- The Western Nevada College Department of Public Safety encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes and takes all such reports seriously (20 USC § 1092(f)(1)(C)(iii)). Reports will be accepted in any manner, including in person or in writing, at any Department of Public Safety facility. Reports will be accepted anonymously, by phone or via email or on the institution’s website.
- It is the policy of the Western Nevada College Department of Public Safety to comply with the Clery Act. Compliance with the Clery Act requires a joint effort between the Department of Public Safety and the administration of the institution.
- Supervisors assigned areas of responsibility in the following policy sections are expected to be familiar with the subsections of 20 USC § 1092(f) and 34 CFR 668.46 that are relevant to their responsibilities.
- The Director of Public Safety will:
- Ensure that all information necessary for the institution to organize and distribute its annual security report is collected, prepared and disseminated to the campus community by October 1 each calendar year (20 USC§ 1092(f)(1); 34 CFR 668.46(b)).
- Ensure that the Department of Public Safety establishes procedures for immediate emergency response and evacuation, including the use of electronic and cellular communication and testing of these procedures (20 USC § 1092(f)(1)(J) (i); 20 USC § 1092(f)(1)(J)(iii)).
- Appoint a designee to develop programs that are designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices, and to encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others (20 USC § 1092(f)(1)(D)).
- Appoint a designee to develop programs to inform students and employees about the prevention of crime (20 USC § 1092(f)(1)(E)).
- Appoint a designee to develop educational programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking, and what to do if an offense occurs, including, but not limited to, who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence and to whom the alleged offense should be reported (20 USC § 1092(f)(8)(B)). The designee shall also develop written materials to be distributed to reporting persons that explains the rights and options provided for under 20 USC § 1092 (20 USC § 1092(f)(8)(C)).
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