Campus Security Authority - The University of Texas at Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler
Police Department
Presents
Campus Security Authority Training
Complying with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of
Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime
Statistics Act – better known as the
“Clery Act”
A brief history of the Clery Act
In 1990, Congress enacted the Crime
Awareness and Campus Security Act, which
amended the Higher Education Act of 1965.
This act required all postsecondary
institutions participating in Title IV student
financial aid programs to disclose campus
crime statistics and security information.
The Act was re-named in memory of a
student, Jeanne Clery, who was slain in her
dorm room in 1986 at Lehigh University in
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Prior to Jeanne’s
murder there had been a series of violent
crimes that had occurred on or near the
campus.
At the time, there was no
reporting requirement.
Why is the Clery Act Relevant to Me?

Compliance is an institutional responsibility

The Department of Education can impose fines of
$35,000 for each violation

The Department of Education can limit funding or
completely disqualify the institution for federal funding
What is required by the Clery
Act?

Development, disclosure and implementation of all campus security
policies.

Timely warnings to alert the campus community about crimes that
pose a serious or continuing threat to safety.

A daily crime log that lists, by date reported, all crimes reported to
the campus police or security department.

Annual security report containing campus security policy
disclosures and crime statistics for the previous three years.
What is required by the Clery
Act?...cont’d

Procedures concerning immediate notifications, campus
evacuations, lockdowns, and sheltering in place.

Institutional Procedure regarding missing students…requires
that the university police department be notified once a
student has been deemed missing for 24 hours.

Report to the Department of Education annual crime
statistics via the designated website.

For the complete handbook, visit the following link:
http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/handbook-2.pdf
Who is a Campus Security
Authority?

The Clery Act regulations define a Campus Security
Authority to include:

Campus Police

Non-police security staff responsible for monitoring campus property

Individuals and offices designated by the campus security policies as
those to whom crime should be reported, and

Officials of the institution with significant responsibility for student
and campus activities
What is required of a Campus
Security Authority?
If a Campus Security Authority observes any crime, or if any
person reveals to you that he/she learned of or were the victim
of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed, a report must
be made. For incidents requiring immediate police attention,
contact UT Tyler Police Dispatch at 903-566-7300 to report the
incident.
What if I have doubt as to
whether a crime is reportable?
Report It
Crimes that must be reported

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter

Negligent manslaughter
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Forcible sex offenses

Non-forcible sex offenses

Robbery

Aggravated assault

Burglary

Motor vehicle theft

Arson

Domestic Violence

Dating Violence

Stalking

All hate crimes involving bodily injury or damage/destruction of property

All liquor, drug, or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest, citation, or referral for disciplinary action
All of which have occurred on the property of the University of Texas at Tyler, including Longview, Palestine, and Houston Community
College campuses.
Clery Crime Definitions

Murder and non-negligent manslaughter

Willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.

Negligent manslaughter

Killing of another person through gross negligence.

Forcible Sex Offenses

Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that
person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is
incapable of giving consent.

Non-forcible sex offenses

Incidents of unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
Clery Crime Definitions Cont’d

Robbery

Taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of
a person/s by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in
fear.

Aggravated Assault

Unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or
aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a
weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.

Burglary

Unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft.

Motor Vehicle Theft

Theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.
Clery Crime Definitions Cont’d

Arson

Willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or
without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public
building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of
another, etc.

All Hate Crimes

Criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated
assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larcenytheft, simple assault, intimidation,
destruction/damage/vandalism of property, and any other
crime involving bodily injury reported to local law
enforcement agencies or a campus security authority that
manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally
selected because of the perpetrator’s bias.
Clery Crime Definitions Cont’d

Domestic violence: includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses
committed by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant,
person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else
protected under domestic or family violence law.

Dating violence: means violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate
relationship with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its
length, type, and frequency of interaction.

Stalking: means a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a
reasonable person to fear for her, his, or others' safety, or to suffer substantial
emotional distress.

All liquor, drug or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest, citation, or referral for
judicial action
What if I have doubt as to
whether a crime is reportable?
Report It
Who are Campus Security
Authorities?

Student Affairs Staff

Student Development Staff

Student Group Advisors (faculty and non-faculty)

Academic Advising Staff

Director of Residential Life and Student Affairs

Greek Life Coordinator

Administrator of Satellite Campuses

Housing Managers

Resident Assistants

Athletic Directors/Coaches/Trainers

Police/Security Staff

Contract Security

Generally, faculty are excluded unless they are advisors to student groups
How do I report crimes?

Contact Police Dispatch at 903-566-7300 with
information on crimes requiring immediate police
intervention; and

Complete the Incident Report Form located at
http://www.uttyler.edu/police/crime-report-form.php
Questions?
If you have any questions regarding reporting procedures or your
obligation to fulfill this Federal requirement, please contact the
University Police Department at extension 7393.
Thank you!
The University of Texas at Tyler
Police Department
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