In compliance with the federal Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities to notify students and employees whenever there is a threat that a serious crime is ongoing or may be repeated, Hunter’s Clery Compliance Officer maintains a crime log and updates it on a daily basis for any faculty, staff, student, visitor or vendor to view. Here’s more on crime reporting requirements:
- Any institution that has a campus police or security department must create, maintain, and make available an easily understood daily crime log. The daily crime log must include the nature, date, time, general location of each crime that occurs within the institution’s Clery Geography, and the disposition of the complaint, if known.
- Entries must be made within (2) business days of the report of the information, unless the disclosure is prohibited by law or would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim. An institution may withhold this information if there is clear and convincing evidence that releasing it would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or safety of the individual, cause the suspect to flee or evade detection, or result in the destruction of evidence.
- The school must disclose any withheld information once the adverse effect is no longer likely to occur. An institution is required to make the crime log for the most recent 60-day period open to public inspection during normal business hours. The school must make any portion of the log older than (60) days available within (2) business days of a request [to the Office of Public Safety Administration Office] for public inspection.