CLERY ACT

STATEMENT OF POLICY

PURPOSE

It is the policy of SABER College to provide the employees, clients and students with a safe environment in which to work and learn, and to keep students, and employees well informed about campus security. It is the policy of SABER College to report criminal actions and other emergencies occurring on campus and to maintain records of crimes reported to campus authorities.

The institution’s community is responsible for reporting criminal actions and other emergencies occurring on campus to their immediate supervisors, who will in turn report them to the COO, and who keeps records of crimes reported. If assistance is required from the police or fire unit, Administration will contact the appropriate unit. If danger is imminent, any Department Head may do likewise. SABER College will make a reasonable good-faith effort to obtain crime statistics form appropriate law enforcement agencies, to include in an annual security report and the Web-based report to ED. Those wishing to see the area’s crime report can access: www.miamidade.gov/myneighborhood.

A. There shall be a Clery Act Compliance Committee (CACC) to be responsible for compliance with the Clery Act of 1990 and the United States Department of Education regulations 34 CFR Part 668. Representatives from Administration, faculty, and admissions will be part of this committee
B. The CACC shall meet once a year to coordinate the crime statistic record keeping or any other pertinent matters. SABER policies require that any criminal activity be reported to a SABER supervisor who in turn will report to the COO. Therefore, SABER’s COO shall be responsible for gathering and sorting all reportable statistics for the annual Compliance Statement from all on-campus and all available off-campus resources. COO shall be responsible for the daily crime log, annual crime statistics and timely warnings.
C. Each Department Head will be instrumental in identifying all actions that have been referred for campus disciplinary action in the areas of liquor law violations, drug law violations and illegal weapons possession.
D. Each Department Head will be responsible to notify it’s pertinent campus community when there is confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or staff occurring on campus. Notification may be verbal or by the use of electronic and cellular communication, whichever is more expedient. In this instance tested emergency response and evacuation procedures may be implemented if necessary.
E. Each Department Head will be responsible for publicizing emergency response and evacuation procedures to students and staff under their supervision. Students will have drills on emergency response and evacuation procedures at least twice per year.
F. Crimes of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism involving bodily injury to any person, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability of the victim, will be collected and reported under the category of prejudice.
G. Weapons of any kind, as defined under the City, State, or Federal Law are illegal and prohibited on campus. The administration reserves the right to determine the danger of a weapon, confiscate it and take action regarding the student, including termination from school.
H. Student Admissions shall be responsible for insuring that prospective students have access to the annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics of the school.
I. Each Department Head is responsible for testing emergency response and evacuation procedures twice a year.
J. The COO through the Administrative Offices shall be responsible for insuring that prospective employees have access to the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics.
K. The COO and Campus Security Survey Administrator (CSSA), shall be responsible for preparation of the Annual Report of Crime Statistics of the school and the Web-based report to ED. The COO and Department Heads will be responsible for arranging for its delivery to all current students, faculty and staff, at their request. The COO shall act as a resource to all campus personnel regarding on-going compliance with the Clery Act.
L. The Institution, any of it’s officers, employees, or students may not participate in any activities to retaliate, intimidate, threaten, coerce, or otherwise discriminate against any individual with respect to the implementation of these policies.