Texas College strives to provide for the safety and security of students, faculty and staff, and the general public while on or in any property or facility owned or operated by the College.
Texas College Campus Security Report
THE CAMPUS SECURITY ACT
(the Clery Act)
The campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements.
- Publish crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. (The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other College officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities.:)
- Publish “timely warning” notices where a crime has occurred on or near campus that, in the judgment of Campus Security constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to members of the College community.
- Make available for public inspection a daily public crime log of “any crime that occurred on campus … or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or security … and is reported to the campus police or security.”
The Campus Security Coordinator is responsible for preparing and distributing the annual report. The Campus Security Coordinator works with other administrative departments and law enforcement agencies – such as the Office of Student Affairs, the Smith County Constable Office, Tyler Police Department, and the Tyler Sheriff’s Department – to compile the information incorporated into the report.
We encourage members of the College community to use this report as a guide for safe practices. The report is available on the Web at http://www.texascollegeonline.net/upload/newsletter/WC_100_2632009175726.pdf. Each member of the College community receives an e-mail that describes the report, includes the report, and provides its Web address.
CLERY ACT SUMMARY
- Institutions must publish an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years worth of selected crime statistics.
- Institutions must make timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose an ongoing threat to students and employees.
- Each institution with a police or security department must have a public crime log.
- The U.S. Department of Education centrally collects and disseminates the crime statistics.
- Campus community sexual assault victims are assured of certain basic rights.
- Institutions that fail to comply may be fined or lose eligibility to participate in federal student aid programs.
Located at the front entrance of Texas College, 2404 North Grand Ave, Campus security is outsourced to Fail Safe Security and reports to the Campus Security Coordinator. Fail Safe Security consists of sworn and non-sworn public safety officers dedicated to providing best-in-class service to the College community.
Officers patrol the campus on foot and in vehicles. Campus security officers are on-duty twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. In the event of criminal or suspicious activity or persons, the police or security should be contacted at the following numbers:
- If emergency police service is required, 911 should be called, prior to notifying campus security.
- Campus Security: 2249 or (903) 593-8311 Ext. 2249 (answered 24 hours per day), 903-504-3245, and after hours (903) 593-8311 ext 0.