2009 Clery Act Training Seminar at Fairfield University Aug. 3 & 4

One of three 2009 Clery Act Training seminars will be presented on the Fairfield University campus Monday, Aug. 3 (9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Tuesday, Aug. 4, (8:30 a.m.-12 noon) hosted by the Fairfield University Department of Public Safety, the sole recipient of the 2008 Jeanne Clery Award.

The seminar is organized through Security On Campus, Inc., the only national, non-profit organization devoted exclusively to assisting the victims of violence on college campuses and to improving campus security.  Founded in 1987 by Connie & Howard Clery, following the murder of their daughter at Lehigh University in 1986, Security On Campus was the driving force behind the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, now known as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, requiring all colleges receiving federal funds to report crime statistics. Until 1988, only four percent of America's colleges reported crime statistics to the FBI.

The 10-hour comprehensive instruction course is drawing security chiefs and other campus officials from throughout New England and as far away as Arizona. The third and final seminar of 2009 will be offered Oct. 26-27 at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. An earlier one took place in Florida.

The seminar covers areas related to security programs, victim support services and collecting and reporting crime data and this year is updating its program to include 2008 reporting requirements on:

•    Expanded Hate Crime Reporting
•    Partnering With Local Police
•    Emergency Response & Immediate Notification

Also on hand will be a panel comprised of national experts who have been helping to develop the latest campus safety reporting guidelines not only for the latest Clery Act amendments but also new requirements related to:

•    Campus Fire Safety Reporting
•    Missing Students

Instructors for the seminar include:

S. Daniel Carter, Director of Public Policy for Security On Campus, Inc. (SOC) who helped develop every amendment to the Clery Act since 1992 including the Campus Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights, and has twice, in 1999 and 2009, served on U.S. Department of Education "Negotiated Rulemaking" panels responsible for developing campus security reporting guidelines.

Steven J. Healy, a Managing Partner of Margolis, Healy & Associates, a safety and security consulting service, who was the Director of Public Safety at Princeton University and the Immediate Past President of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators. He was recently named one of the "Top 25 Most Influential People in the Security Industry" by Security Magazine.

Alison Kiss, Director of Programs for Security On Campus, Inc. since 2005, who served on the National Attorneys General Task Force following the shootings at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State College in May 2006. Kiss oversees Clery Act training seminars that provide information about compliance with federal law in emergency response, victim services and annual security reports on college campuses.

Sally Miller, the Deputy Chief of Police at Sonoma State University whose law enforcement career spans 20 years. She is a sought after presenter teaching over 2,500 workshops to law enforcement, the public and educational communities who was instrumental in the development and passage of the Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and two current California laws.

Bill Taylor, Bill Taylor is the Chief of Police and Director of Public Safety at Rice University in Houston, Texas and before that Chief of Police at Washington University in Saint Louis.  He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and is currently the Southwest Region Director of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on July 30, 2009

Vol. 42, No. 19

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