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Title: Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting
Author(s): Diane Ward; Janice Lee Mann
Corporate Author: Westat
United States of America
Date Published: February 2011
Page Count: 304
Sponsoring Agency: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee

Rockville, MD 20850
Contract Number: ED-04-CO0059/0004;ED-99-CO-0109;ED-IES-10-C-0016
Sale Source: Gang Intelligence Strategy Committee
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Technical Assistance
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This handbook, which contains current U.S. Department of Education guidance on campus safety, is intended for use by postsecondary institutions as well as program reviewers who are responsible for evaluating an institution’s compliance with security requirements specified in the Federal Campus Security Act of 1990, which amended the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA).
Abstract: This handbook does not replace HEA and its associated regulations. Following the introductory chapter, a chapter provides guidance on laying the proper foundation for HEA safety-related and security-related reporting. It discusses how to identify which buildings and property owned or controlled by an institution must comply with the HEA. This information is important in knowing what crimes and fires to report and in which reporting categories to report them. Compliance with other property and geographic reporting requirements are also discussed. Subsequent chapters present and explain the various HEA requirements by topic. These include how to count and classify the crimes that occur on HEA specified institutional property, as well as how to determine from whom within the institution and local law enforcement agencies pertinent crime information can be obtained. The handbook also contains citations for the applicable legislation, highlights important information in side notes, provides examples of crime and fire scenarios, suggests practices, and provides sample documents that assist in determining whether institutional policies and procedures comply with HEA. Appendixes provide supplementary information. Extensive tables and figures, a resource list, and a subject index
Main Term(s): Juveniles
Index Term(s): Campus crime; Campus Security; Offense statistics; Police reports; Report writing
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