October 1, 2015 – As part of a federal law mandating disclosure of campus safety crime statistics and fire safety, Fort Valley State University’s Department of Campus Police and Safety has released its annual Fire Security and Safety Report.
The report is to ensure FVSU is in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 and the Fire Safety Right-to-Know provisions of the 2008 Higher Education Opportunity Act.
FVSU Department of Police and Safety Chief Kenneth Morgan said the report also includes information related to safety policies, procedures and criminal statistics. Additionally, it describes fire-safety systems, policies and procedures and fire statistics for on-campus student housing facilities. The report is available for review on the FVSU website under the Campus Police tab. It also can be viewed here at http://www2.fvsu.edu/campus-safety.
Morgan said the Annual Fire Security and Safety Report is not all inclusive and/or exhaustive of every single safety measure the university has in place. The U.S. Department of Education, in conjunction with the Clery Act, requires all institutions of higher education to post and/or disseminate statistics and data regarding crimes related to college and/or university properties. Recent amendments to the Clery Act and other federal mandates such as the Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) requires institutions to also publish crime prevention measures and programs.
“The committee that helped complete the 2015 FVSU – AFSSR was comprised of professionals from the FVSU Offices of Student Success, Legal Affairs, Compliance/Title IX/EEO, Student Life, Judicial Affairs, Student Health and Counseling Services, and Campus Police and Safety,” Morgan said.
For details, contact Morgan at (478) 825-6280.