ERIC Number: ED444434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan-15
Reference Count: N/A
Post-Secondary Safe Schools, 1999. Final Report.
Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
This report on safety in Minnesota's secondary and postsecondary schools assesses and evaluates the impact of existing laws and programs on school safety and anti-violence and recommends changes in law or policy to increase safety and curb violence. The report is based on a 1995-97 survey of postsecondary students, interviews with campus security directors, and information from campus law enforcement administrators. The report makes the following recommendations: all postsecondary institutions should implement basic safety measures, including regularly patrolled campus routes, escort services, and crime prevention classes; campus safety officials should involve students in development of crime prevention initiatives; institutions should provide sexual assault awareness and prevention programs and make victim assistance services available; postsecondary institutions should recognize and address alcohol and drug abuse and its relationship to crime; crime reporting procedures should be improved throughout the state; campus and community relations should be improved; minimum professional standards should be established for hiring and training of safety and security personnel; campus security departments and local law enforcement agencies should develop and maintain communication protocols to ensure that relevant safety and security information is exchanged; and access to criminal, motor vehicle, and applicable state and federal databases should be made available to campus security directors. (MKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Office of the Attorney General, St. Paul.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota