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SC4 campus “one of the safest in the state”

Clery Act Security Report reviewed by SC4 trustees


By Erick J. Fredendall

SC4’s board of trustees heard and voted 5-0 to accept the Clery Act Annual Security Report on Oct. 10, which was presented by Kenneth Lord, senior labor relations executive.

“Overall, we are one of the safest schools in the state,” Lord said.

Eight crimes were reported in 2012 on SC4’s campus, which were composed of five offenses of burglary, one offense of motor theft, one offense for drug law violations, and one offense for liquor law violations.

In 2011, only five crimes were reported, all crimes being burglaries.

Asked by the board whether any trends followed with the report, Lord said, “Trends? No. Our crimes are mostly thefts, which occurs everywhere. Not in an inordinate amount.”

The security report is an annual requirement for all colleges and universities under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act Title II of Public Law 101-542.

The report requires all colleges and universities to maintain records on incidents of crime on campus, as well as submitting an annual report composed of the previous three year’s statistics every year by Oct. 1.

Those interested in viewing the Clery Act security report can download a digital copy from www.sc4.edu/securityreport. You can also obtain a printed copy from the Campus Patrol Office, located in Room 101A in the College Center.

More information on campus crime statistics can be found at the U.S. Department of Education’s security website at ope.ed.gov/security.

Erick J. Fredendall