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UNC System Safety and Security Conference

Protus3 Clery Act, Crisis Management Planning, News, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Security Threat Assessment, Title IX, VAWA

Protus3 supported and sponsored the University of North Carolina System at the inaugural UNC System Safety and Security Conference at UNC Asheville. Chris Peterson represented Protus3. The plan for the program is to connect over 200 safety and security professionals throughout the system on an annual basis. The program included tracks for Clery, Student Affairs, Law Enforcement, Legal, Title IX …

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When Not to Call the Police

Chuck Hurst Background Investigation, Civil Rights, Embezzlement, Ethics, Fraud, Theft, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

I used to be a cop. Served proudly, retired and kicked back, all set to enjoy my pension. Any cop who tells you they have seen it all and done it all would be prone to exaggeration, to put it politely. During my career, I shared a multitude of experiences —- from outright hilarious to downright heartbreaking. While I was …

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Dept. of Ed Levies $2.4M Clery Act Fine Against Penn State Over Sandusky Case

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Clery Act, Compliance, News, SaVE Act, Title IX, VAWA

It appears that the Department of Education (ED) is prepared to assess Penn State the largest Clery Act fine to date. Read the entire article here. Not only is the fine larger than other fines we have seen assessed, it is exponentially larger. What does this mean for the many other institutions that are currently under investigation or will be …

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What Can We Learn From Baylor University?

Protus3 Civil Rights, Clery Act, Compliance, SaVE Act, Security Planning, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development, Title IX, Training, VAWA

The Dallas Morning News recently published an article entitled “Sex assault reports at Baylor nearly quadrupled in 2015, report says”. Read the full article here. What can we learn from Baylor University? If campus leaders do not set the example and provide the necessary resources, it is nearly impossible to engage the population in a comprehensive and effective manner. A …

Campus Safety article on safety during investigations

Keeping the Campus Safe during a Title IX Investigation

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Civil Rights, Clery Act, SaVE Act, Title IX, Training, VAWA, Workplace Violence, WPV Support, WPV Threat Assessment, WPV Training

Should campus security conduct a behavioral threat assessment concurrent to a Title IX sexual violence investigation? Campus Safety’s feature on Threat Assessment Teams provides three steps to help maintain security during an investigation. Read more: 3 Steps to Keeping Victims and Campuses Safe During Title IX and VAWA Investigations     Plan. Protect. Prosper. Protus3 specializes in security system design, …

Michael Epperly

Michael Epperly Published in Campus Safety Magazine

Protus3 Clery Act, News, SaVE Act, Title IX, VAWA

Campus Safety magazine published “4 Questions Every Campus Should Ask When Hiring a Title IX Private Investigator” by Michael Epperly. Since 2011, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (respectively, “ED” and “OCR”), has required that all persons involved in an institution’s Title IX grievance procedure – including its investigators – have demonstrable training or experience in conducting …

Clery: Rethinking Your Role

Protus3 Clery Act, Compliance, News, Title IX

Reputation equals funding: For many years researchers have investigated the influence of reputation on a university’s ability to raise capital. The general consensus is that even while reputation remains mercurial, its effect is hard to overstate. The better the reputation, the better the funding. As a result, many universities have begun to divert more resources towards what some scholars are …

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The SaVE Component of the Clery Act

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Civil Rights, Clery Act, Compliance, SaVE Act, Security Master Planning, Training, VAWA

Are You Ready for October 1, 2014? According to the CDC, on average, 1 in 5 women (18.3%) and 1 in 71 men (1.4%) reported experiencing rape at some time in their lives. In a study of undergraduate women, 19% said that they experienced an attempted or completed sexual assault since entering college (Source: www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/sv-datasheet-a.pdf). The victimization of college students …

Jeanne Clery

The Clery Act – Costs of Noncompliance

Christine L. Peterson, CPP, ISP Civil Rights, Clery Act, Compliance, Corporate Compliance, Ethics, Security Survey

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(2011), is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. The U.S. Department of Education conducts reviews to evaluate an institution’s compliance with Clery Act requirements. A review may …