Report 2015-032 Recommendation 16 Responses
Report 2015-032: California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: More Guidance Is Needed to Increase Compliance With Federal Crime Reporting Requirements (Release Date: July 2015)
Recommendation #16 To: University of Redlands
Redlands should ensure that it includes all crimes on its daily crime log, as required under the Clery Act.
60-Day Agency Response
During the audit, three crimes that had occurred on or adjacent to the campus were not contained in the University of Redlands' Daily Crime Log. Specifically, two instances of stalking and one instance of a weapon possession on University of Redlands property had been reported to the Department of Public Safety, but those crimes were not incorporated in the Daily Crime Log available for public inspection. The University of Redlands discovered that the investigating personnel manually entered the crime descriptions in the reporting database, as opposed to utilizing the automated dropdown menu function of the reporting system. While the manual entries were sufficient for completing the investigation format, unbeknownst to the entering personnel, they subverted the automated population function of the Daily Crime Log. Amended internal procedures have subsequently been instituted to preclude a recurrence of this situation. It should be noted, however, that while the three identified crimes were not contained in the Daily Crime Log, they were all accurately reported to OPE and contained in the ASR as required by the Clery Act.
- Completion Date: July 2015
- Response Date: September 2015
California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Fully Implemented
Agency responses received are posted verbatim.