Office of Public Safety

Clery Report
Campus Security Act

MISSION STATEMENT

To provide efficient, effective, and responsive customer oriented service so as to promote a quality of life based on harmony and cooperation resulting in an environment conducive to the learning process.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Office of Public Safety is responsible for coordinating and providing emergency and public safety services to the Cameron University campus.  The department is staffed by state certified and commissioned law enforcement officers on duty 24 hours a day, year round.  These officers respond to requests for assistance, investigate all criminal violations and motor vehicle accidents, and enforce University and State motor vehicle regulations.  Offenses involving violations of State statutes are prosecuted by the department through the 5th Judicial District Court. When necessary, assistance in the investigation of criminal offenses is provided through a close working relationship between this office and local, county and state agencies. The Office of Public Safety is located in South Shepler. Room 100.  During normal business hours, the office may be reached at (580) 581-2237.

REPORTING CRIMES

DRUG & ALCOHOL ABUSE

The abuse of drugs and alcohol interferes with the processes of learning, teaching, research and public service, which are functions of Cameron University. Pursuant to local, state and federal laws and its own rules and regulations, Cameron University prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, or distribution of drugs and alcohol by students and employees on university-owned or controlled premises, in the workplace, or as part of any university sponsored activities. Any student or employee who violates Cameron's policy will be subject to severe disciplinary action along with punishments as mandated by state and federal laws. Numerous prevention programs along with counseling and referral services are offered at no cost to the individual.

WEAPONS AND FIREARMS POLICY

The use or possession of firearms, explosives, dangerous chemicals, or other weapons on University property is prohibited by University policy and State statute.  Law enforcement personnel on official business are exempt.
 

RESIDENCE HALLS, OFFICES AND CLASSROOM BUILDINGS

Access to Residence Halls is controlled on a 24 hour basis by Residence Hall Monitors. Residents may enter the halls at any time, but access by non-residents is limited to specified hours. Guests must furnish identification and receive the resident's approval prior to being admitted to the residence floors.  A Residence Hall Director is on duty 24 hours a day. University offices are open during normal business hours.  At other times, access is obtained by contacting the Office of Public Safety.  Classrooms and laboratories are open during posted hours. All buildings and facilities are patrolled and monitored by Public Safety Officers on a 24 hour basis.  Maintenance and lighting problems are reported to Physical Facilities by the officers.  

CRIME PREVENTION

Each of us within the Cameron community can have an effect on the criminal's opportunity to commit a crime. The Office of Public Safety offers programs, designed to eliminate the "opportunity" for criminal activity.  These are:

CAMPUS CRIME WATCH

This program is similar to "Neighborhood Watch" programs found in most cities and towns.  Crime prevention tips and warnings are made available to the community in the form of publications, posters and articles in The Collegian.
NIGHTTIME ESCORT SERVICE

Upon request, the Office of Public Safety provides a free escort to all persons traveling across campus and to neighborhoods in the immediate vicinity after dark.
PRESENTATIONS

Crime Prevention and Personal Safety classes are available upon request to any interested student, staff, or faculty groups.  Topics included are: "Self-Defense for Women", "Rape/Date Rape",  "Protecting Your Property", "D.U.I. and Traffic Laws", "Drug Familiarization" and "An Overview of Oklahoma Criminal Laws."
TIMELY NOTICE

Information is freely exchanged between the Office of Public Safety and local and state law enforcement agencies so that timely notice in the form of flyers or campus newspaper articles will be made to students and employees as a means of alerting them of dangerous situations or hazardous locations.
SEXUAL ASSAULT

Sexual assault is a violation of an individual's human rights and dignity and is not condoned by the University. This act is unlawful and may subject those who engage in it to civil and criminal penalties.  Sexual assault is generally defined as attempted or unwanted sexual activity and falls into one of two categories:  forcible or non-forcible sex offenses. Acquaintance or date rape fall in either category.  As used in this report, the term sexual assault will be used as a generally descriptive term.

The University will not tolerate sexual assault in any form. A student or employee charged with sexual assault can be prosecuted under Oklahoma criminal statutes.  Even if criminal prosecution is not pursued, the University can initiate disciplinary action which can include termination, expulsion, suspension, disciplinary probation, counseling, or educational sanctions.

Victims of sexual assault have a right to file criminal charges through the Office of Public Safety. Victims also have the right to file a sexual assault complaint with the University and to have the complaint investigated by the University and to participate in any disciplinary proceedings regarding the complaint.  Both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding.  To obtain more information about filing a complaint or charges, contact the Office of Public Safety or the Office of Student Development.

The University will provide notification to both the accused and the accuser as to the outcome of any disciplinary proceedings regarding the complaint, subject to the limitations of state and federal laws.  The University will, in cooperation with law enforcement authorities, make efforts to shield the victim from unwanted contact with the alleged assailant, including transfer of the victim to alternate classes or University owned housing, if these options are available and feasible.

Sexual assault victims are strongly encouraged to seek professional help. The University can provide the names of agencies in the local area that will provide these services either free or at a minimal cost.

Every crime, no matter how insignificant, should be reported promptly. In that way, this office can be aware of crime on campus and take proactive measures to prevent recurrences. This includes the reporting and recording of criminal activity at functions held off campus by recognized student groups.

To report a crime in progress or other emergency, dial 581-2911, or Ext. 2911 from any campus extension.
 
 

Cameron University Office of Public Safety
2800 West Gore Blvd.
South Shepler, Room 108
Phone: (580) 581-2237
Fax: (580) 581-5556
Emergency: (580) 581-2911
e-mail: public_safety@cameron.edu

 

 Crimes reported by CU Public Safety Reported in accordance with with Uniform Crime Reporting procedures and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act


Total Crimes reported for CU Campus                   

Non-Campus
Building or
Property

    Public Property    
Offense Type

2007

 

2008

      

2009

      

2007

2008 2009

2007

 

2008

2009
  Residence Other Residence Other Residence Other            
Murder/Manslaughter 0 0 0     0 0    0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Homicide
0 0 0     0 0    0   0 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0     0 0

0

0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0

    0 

0

0

0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0      0 0

 0

0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0      0 0

2

0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 4     2
14

13

0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 2 0      0
0

1

0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0      0 0

0

0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bodily Injury
Hate Crimes
 
   0
 
0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0     0  0    0 0 0 0 0 0 0
         
   
           
 

CU
Campus

 
 
 
 
 

Non-Campus
Building or
Property

 

  

Public Property  
 
Offense Type

2007

 

2008

 

2009

 

 2007

2008 2009

2007

 2008 2009
  Residence Other Residence Other Residence Other  
   
 
   
Illegal Weapon Possessions         

   

 

       

 

    

 

       
Arrests
0
0
0

0

0
0

 0

 1
CU Discipline
0
 0 
0

0

0
0

0

 0

 0
Drug Law Violations  

 

       

 

   

 

   
Arrests
0
0
0

0

0
0

0 0

 0

 0
CU Discipline
0
0
0

0

3
2

 0

 0

 0
Liquor Law Violations      

 

       

 

   

 

   

Arrests

0
0
0

0

0
0

 0  0   0
CU Discipline
0
0
0
0

 10

0

1

0

0

0

 

1

 

Non-Clery  Reportable Arrest 0 9 0 7 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0

Annual Fire Safety Report

2007

Residence Hall/
Apartment
Number of Fires Cause of Fire Number of Injuries Number of Deaths Property Damage
North Shepler 0 -- 0 0 0
South Shepler 0 -- 0 0 0
Cameron Village 0 -- 0 0 0

2008

Residence Hall/
Apartment
Number of Fires Cause of Fire Number of Injuries Number of Deaths Property Damage
North Shepler 0 -- 0 0 0
South Shepler 0 -- 0 0 0
Cameron Village 0 -- 0 0 0

2009

Residence Hall/
Apartment
Number of Fires Cause of Fire Number of Injuries Number of Deaths Property Damage
North Shepler 0 -- 0 0 0
South Shepler 0 -- 0 0 0
Cameron Village 0 -- 0 0 0

Specifications for On-Campus Housing Facility Fire Systems

Residence Hall/
Apartment

Fire System
Control System
Location of
Sprinklers
Alarm Types
North Shepler Simplex-Grinnell
Reports to
Lawton Fire Dept.
Student Housing/CUPD
Common areas, lounges, hallways, stairwells and bedrooms Heat and smoke activated.
Pull station.
Audio/Visual.
South Shepler Simplex-Grinnell
Reports to
Lawton Fire Dept.
Student Housing/CUPD
Common areas, lounges, hallways, stairwells and bedrooms Heat and smoke activated.
Pull station.
Audio/Visual.
Cameron Village Simplex-Grinnell
Reports to
Lawton Fire Dept.
Student Housing/CUPD
Common areas, lounges, hallways, stairwells and bedrooms Heat and smoke activated.
Pull station.
Audio/Visual.