ERIC Number: ED364152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-5
Reference Count: N/A
Security on Virginia's Campuses. Report of the State Council of Higher Education.
Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
This report is in response to a Virginia state legislature mandate of a study of security on the campuses of Virginia public institutions of higher education. The study scope included institutional characteristics, security department characteristics, personnel and training, information about relations on and off campus, needs and concerns of the departments and the institutions, and recommendations. The study methodology included site-visits to 14 institutions, a survey of senior campus security personnel, and telephone and personal interviews with police and security officers. Findings included the following: (1) most security operations cited a need for additional personnel; (2) many institutions do not have formal working agreements with local police; (3) some campuses use only minimum public crime notification measures; (4) security personnel are not always consulted in plans for new buildings or renovations for designs that prevent crime; (5) institutions employ a variety of security methods which differ widely in cost and effectiveness; (6) campus police policy manuals vary widely in their level of development and clarity. Appendixes include the following: a list of study participants, a report on the Campus Security Act and Sexual-Assault Policy, the text of the state resolution authorizing the study, and the survey instrument. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.