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2018 Safety Report

by Shelby Toth - Staff Writer
Tue, Oct 8th 2019 01:40 pm

The Annual Security Report was released to the college community via email on Monday, Sept. 30. The report is required to be released by federal law and details “policy statements, crime statistics and information on how to report a crime” on The College at Brockport’s campus.

Within the email sent out to students, faculty and staff, it was announced the college will be seeing the installation of security cameras. According to the email, they will be installed in various locations on campus, including the entryways of residence halls. The cameras will not be continuously monitored by University Police (UP). The Stylus will have more information regarding the security cameras in an upcoming issue. 

The report also mentions the college received the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services Environmental Prevention Grant. This grant bestows $125,000 annually for five years and is designed to help create lasting strategies to reduce underage drinking.

Campus Crimes and Statistics, a section of the document, gives details on the rate of multiple different crimes for the past three years. Generally, crimes decreased from 2017 to 2018 on campus, with increases only happening in a few areas.

Violence Against Women Act offenses, which includes domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, generally increased. While stalking offenses saw a slight decrease, there were three more reported cases of dating violence and two more cases of domestic violence.

Another increase seen in the report is arrests for weapons, which saw two additional on-campus seizures from the 2017 report.

There was a decrease in certain crimes from 2017, but 2016 to 2017 saw a significant rise in these crimes. Fondling, drug arrests and drug referrals all increased anywhere between 20% and over 100%.

However, every other area of crime saw a decrease in reports between 2017 to 2018. Alcohol referrals have seen a steady decrease since 2016, going from 441 that year to 281 in 2017 and coming in at 237 for 2018.

The college takes all findings from the Security Report into account when introducing new ideas in following years. One recent debut is the Eagle Guardian app, which allows students to provide information to UP during an emergency, such as their location.

The report is available on Brockport’s website. For a paper copy, one can be requested from the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

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