The Clery Act Regional Training Project
In April 2005, OVC granted an 18-month cooperative agreement to Security on Campus, Inc. (SOC) to develop and implement a training curriculum based on the Jeanne Clery Act. Formally named the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” by Congress in 1998, the Clery Act requires more than 6,000 institutions of postsecondary education to
- Collect crime statistics for their campuses and related non-campus areas.
- Disclose specific campus security policies.
- Issue timely warnings.
- Maintain a public crime log if the institution maintains a campus security or police department.
- Afford sexual assault victims certain basic rights.
- Impose civil penalties for violations of reporting or victims' rights requirements.
The purpose of this project is to create a national “Clery Act Regional Training Project” to better educate officials at institutions of higher education about their responsibilities for campus crime reporting and victims' rights under the Act. SOC has secured a curriculum design team of nationally recognized experts, who will design a comprehensive modular training curriculum to train college and university policymakers, administrators, and security personnel about the requirements of the Clery Act at nine regional pilot training sessions. The training materials will be based on the The Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting, produced by the U.S. Department of Education, which SOC helped develop. Materials for the modular curriculum include a train-the-trainer manual, trainer's manual, participant materials, and evaluation materials. SOC will also develop a dissemination and replication strategy to facilitate continued training beyond this cooperative agreement.
SOC is working with the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education to develop the Clery Act Regional Training curriculum.