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 University 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 University 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 ... and is reported to the campus police."
The department is responsible for preparing and distributing the annual report. The department works with other administrative departments and law enforcement agencies such as the offices of Admissions and Academic Affairs, the Mountain Home Police Department, and the Baxter County Sheriff's Department to compile the information incorporated into the report.
We encourage members of the University community to use this report as a guide for safe practices on and off campus. The report is available here:
2012 Campus Security Report