Report 2012-032 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2012-032: California's Postsecondary Educational Institutions: Some Institutions Have Not Fully Complied With Federal Crime Reporting Requirements (Release Date: October 2012)

Recommendation #3 To: Laney College

To ensure that they comply with the Clery Act by correctly reporting all applicable crimes and disclosing all required campus security policies, institutions should review and adhere to applicable guidance related to the Clery Act, including Education's Office of Postsecondary Education's (OPE) Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting (OPE handbook) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2015

The Peralta District Vice Chancellor of General Services has responsibility for the Peralta Police and district wide oversight of compliance for the Clery Act. Under the Vice Chancellor's authority, the Alameda County Sheriffs provide Peralta Community College District Police Services and serve as the campus security authority on the Laney College campus. Designated police staff and other district staff completed the following activities on or before October, 2015:

1. The Annual Crime Statistics for Laney College were filed on October 12, 2015 with the Department of Education and the data can be found on their website and at the following Peralta District web address: http://web.peralta.edu/police-services/crime-statistics/.

2. The Office of the Chancellor is responsible for all district wide policies and procedures while the Vice Chancellor of General Services informs all security policies in consultation with college representatives. Security policies and procedures were updated and compliant with Clery Act requirements as of September 2015 and can be found at the following web address: http://web.peralta.edu/police-services/policies-procedure/.

3. Peralta Police completed periodic reviews of the Clery Act updates prior to maintaining daily log of crimes, creating the annual crime statistics and submitting the Annual Crime Statistics Report to the Department of Education website in October 2015.

4. Peralta Police assigned staff completed attendance at the annual training on the proper implementation of the Clery Act and related changes or updates.

  • Completion Date: October 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented


Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From October 2014

The Alameda County Sheriffs are assigned to provide Peralta Community College District Police Services and serve as the campus security authority on the Laney College campus. Peralta Police have responsibility for compliance with the Clery Act and designated police staff will:

1.Review on a periodic basis and adhere to the Clery Act updates on the Department of Education website.

2.Use the OPE Handbook and Federal Bureau of Investigation's Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook as its primary source for annually updating the Annual Security Report, maintaining the daily log of crimes and annually updating Safety policies and procedures in accordance with the Clery Act Requirements.

3.Attend annual trainings on the proper implementation of Clery Act additions and changes.

  • Estimated Completion Date: 3-1-2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Not Fully Implemented


60-Day Agency Response

Laney did not provide a response to the state auditor as requested in time to include it in this report. (See 2013-406, p. 103)

  • Response Date: January 2013

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2012-032

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.