Effective Date: June 10, 2011
Amended: Aug. 1, 2014
1.750 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act (20 USC§1092 (f))
1.750.02 Jeanne Clery Act
A. The University of Baltimore maintains compliance with the Federal Student Right-to-Know, Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II of Public Law 101-542) as amended. This law was renamed in 1998 to " Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC§1092 (f))" and is referred to as the "CLERY ACT."
B. The CLERY ACT mandates all Title IV institutions publish and distribute an annual report ("Clery Report"). This report identifies campus crime statistics and security policies.
C. This act also mandates institutions receiving federal funds provide certain policy disclosures, collects and retain certain records, and provides for the dissemination of information, to include "timely warnings."
D. It also establishes the rights of victims of sexual assaults and meets other operational and reporting requirements as stipulated by the US Department of Education.
1.750.04 Preparation of Annual Campus Security Report
A. The University of Baltimore Police Department (UBPD), through the Office of the Chief, collects all required data and crime statistics for preparation of the institution's Annual Campus Security Report.
B. The report contains information about campus security, including campus security programs, recommended personal safety practices, the authority of the university police, campus disciplinary procedures, alcohol and drug policies, sexual assault/offense programs, crime reporting procedures, emergency operations plan, timely warning, the alert notification system, crime alerts and campus crime statistics for the most recent three year period. The report also contains other operational and reporting requirements.
C. The crime data found in this annual report is also entered into the U.S. Department of Education's data base.
D. The report is prepared by the Chief of Police, with input from shift supervisors, Captain, the investigator and the Business Specialist.
E. All enrolled students, faculty and staff receive post cards to identify the report is found on the UBPD's website, the contents of the report and how to obtain a paper copy.
F. Potential students and employees are also informed of the location of the report and how to obtain a copy.
1.750.06 Timely Warnings
- The Clery Act requires all Title IV institutions, without exception, to issue "Timely Warnings" for Clery crimes occurring on campus or at locations where it is considered by the institution to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community’s students and employees.
- Because the intent of the warning is to enable members to take measures to protect themselves, the warning is timely and include pertinent information which promotes safety and could assist in the prevention of similar crimes
C. In the event a situation arises, either on or off campus, and requires a timely warning to the campus community, the UB Police Department will activate the UB alerts in keeping with the existing protocol.
1.750.08 Emergency Notifications
A. "Emergency Notifications" are required in the case of an immediate threat to the health and safety of the campus community.
B. An Alert System has also been established by the university and is capable of furnishing timely information to the campus community.
C. These alerts will be activated when the university community needs to be directed to seek shelter and receive information in the event of an emergency.
D. UB Alerts will be activated for, but not limited to, the below situations:
- Dynamic life threatening emergencies that require the campus community to take action;
- These actions will be to seek shelter and seek information regarding the emergency;
- Impending tornado;
- Impending hurricane;
- Dispersal of chemical/biochemical agents (HAZMAT);
- Active Shooter;
- Homicide; and
F. In the event a situation arises, and requires an emergency notification, the UB Police Department, in concert with the Provost and the Senior VP of Administration and Finance, will activate the UB alert system in keeping with the existing protocol
1.750.10 Daily Crime Log
A. The UB Police Department maintains a daily crime log which is accessed through the Department's website or viewed at the Police Communications Center, Charles Royal, first floor.
B. The log lists crime reported to the agency by Incident type, case number, date, time, general location and disposition. Daily crime logs from previous years are also available on the website.
C. The daily crime log is maintained in accordance with Clery Act guidelines.
1.750.12 Policy Disclosure
A. In compliance with the "CLERY ACT," the UBPD will publish within its Annual Clery Report, policies and practices related to (1) Policies and procedures for students and others, (2) criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on the UB Campus, (3) policies for providing Timely Warnings to members of the campus community regarding the occurrence of "CLERY ACT" reportable crimes and threats to public safety of an ongoing nature, (4) security of and access to campus facilities, (5) sexual offense policies and programs, as well as Hate Crimes policies and procedures and other policies concerning campus law enforcement and security services at the university as stipulated by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
Applicable Federal Registers are found in the Department of Education's Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting which provides guidance on complying with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).