ERIC Number: ED351055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act. Important Information for Community College Trustees and Administrators.
Shepard, Ira Michael; Schwartz, Allen D.
The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (CACSA) of 1990 requires higher education institutions to prepare, publish, and distribute to all students and employees an annual security report disclosing campus security policies and measures, and statistical data on criminal offenses and arrests, by September 1, 1992. This report was developed to assist two-year colleges in complying with CACSA regulations. Following an overview of the law, a sample general policy statement on campus crime and security is provided. Next, the following individual policy statements are offered: (1) Procedures and Facilities for Students and Employees To Report Criminal Acts and Other Emergencies on Campus and the College's Response to Those Reports; (2) Security and Access to Campus Facilities and Security Considerations in Maintaining Campus Facilities; (3) Enforcement Authority of the Department of Public Safety and the Encouragement to Students and Employees To Report Crimes to the Department of Public Safety and Appropriate Police Agencies; (4) Informing Students and Employees about Campus Security Procedures and Practices To Encourage Students and Employees To Be Responsible for Their Own Security and the Security of Others; (5) Programs To Inform Students and Employees about the Prevention of Crimes; (6) Monitoring and Recording Criminal Activity Occurring at Off-Campus Recognized Student Organizations Attended by College Students; and (7) Possession, Use, and Sale of Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs and Drug Abuse Education Programs. The final two sections provide a model policy report on gathering campus crime statistics, and a sample letter requesting crime statistics from police agencies. (PAA)
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Community Colleges, Compliance (Legal), Crime Prevention, Disclosure, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Law Enforcement, Models, Police Action, Police School Relationship, Policy Formation, School Policy, School Security, School Statistics, Security Personnel, Two Year Colleges, Victims of Crime, Violence
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Community Coll. Trustees, Annandale, VA.; American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act 1990; Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act