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Crime Statistics

Preparation of Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics:

The Director of Safety and Security takes several steps to ensure the required statistics are compiled correctly. The Director meets with the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Director of Resident Life and Community Standards each week to discuss campus life.

During these meetings any crimes within the scope of Clery are discussed and documented for the annual report. In addition the Director of Security meets with Resident Directors, who directly supervise Resident Assistants, on a monthly basis, again campus activities are discussed including crimes that fall within the Clery Act these crimes are recorded as required in the annual report. The Director at the end of each year will send a letter to the Director of Athletics, Coaches, Deans and Faculty Advisors to solicit any information regarding crimes they may be aware of. The Director communicates regularly with the Quincy Police Department in an effort to maintain a solid working relationship. The Quincy Police Department provides a quarterly update of all crimes reported to them within the predetermined area of Quincy University. This area was determined using the guidelines set forth by the Clery Act. In order to ensure that none of the reports are counted more than once a thorough review is conducted by the Director prior to the final reports distribution. The statistics are compiled and the Annual Security Report is provided on line by October 14th each year. A hard copy of the report is available upon request at the Security Office located in room 115 of Friars Hall.

 

Quincy University Crime Statistics

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Sex Crime Prevention

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000

In accordance to the “Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act” of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, Quincy University Safety & Security is providing a link to the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student. In Illinois convicted sex offenders must register with the state and that registration is maintained in the Illinois Sex Offender Registry.

Registry information provided under this section shall be used for the purposes of the administration of criminal justice, screening of current and prospective employees, volunteers or otherwise for the protection of the public in general and children in particular. Unlawful use of the information for purposes of intimidating or harassing another is prohibited and willful violation may be punishable by statute.

The Illinois State Police is responsible for maintaining this registry. The Illinois Sex Offender Registry is available at the link below:

• Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registration web site at http://www.isp.state.il.us/sor/

Campus Safety Alerts

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In order to keep the QU community informed about safety and security issues, timely warnings are issued on a case-by-case basis. Campus safety alerts provide notification to the campus community about certain reportable criminal incidents the institution believes may pose a continuing threat to the community. Hopefully, posting campus safety alerts will aid in the prevention of similar crimes in the future.

Campus Safety and Security

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Quincy University holds the safety and overall well-being of its students and staff as one of its highest concerns. Campus safety and security needs are provided by the Campus Security Office which provides 24-hour-a-day service to the campus community. The Security Office is located in Friars Hall in room 115. This office is responsible for issuing parking stickers, enforcing traffic and other University regulations, assisting with crime investigations, providing an on-campus escort service and compiling annual campus crime statistics. The security staff also assists with providing educational programs concerning safety procedures and security concerns. Most programs focus on the idea that the prevention of crime is the responsibility of each community member.

The Campus Security Office annually informs all students and staff about campus security practices through:

  • New Student Orientation
  • Safety Tips in the Campus Newspaper
  • Fire Drills and Instructions
  • RA Training
  • Residence Hall Meetings
  • Student Security Task Force
  • Speaking to Clubs and Organizations
  • Periodic Safety Bulletins

Quincy University uses both motor and foot patrols to monitor the campus. All exterior locations are well lighted and considered at or above accepted standards for outdoor lighting. Pedestrian and vehicular safety is paramount in all landscaping considerations. Security officers will also provide escorts to any student, faculty, or staff member who would rather not walk on campus alone.

Campus Security Officers have completed Security Officer Training. Quincy University maintains a close working relationship with all area police, fire, and ambulance services. The campus is within blocks of the local hospital and about a mile from the police and fire stations.

Quincy University has very specific drug and alcohol policies and programs and is in compliance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226).

Contact the Director of Security, Sam Lathrop, here.

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