Report 2015-032 Recommendation 2 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 #2 To: University of Redlands

Redlands should review and adhere to applicable guidance related to the Clery Act, including the OPE handbook and the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook, to ensure that it is accurately reporting its crime statistics.

60-Day Agency Response

During the reporting of calendar year 2013 crime statistics to the OPE, as well as in our ASR, we over-reported by one, the instance of an aggravated assault occurring during the commission of a robbery of a cellular telephone on public property adjacent to the campus. The University of Redlands erred in over-reporting this incident to the OPE and in the ASR as both a robbery and an aggravated assault. While both of those crimes occurred, only the criminal act of robbery should have been reported. The University of Redlands has amended the aggravated assault data in our 2015 ASR, as well as on the OPE Campus Safety and Security Survey website, of which the Completion Certificate is included as an attachment to this response letter. The University of Redlands 2015 ASR has been posted on our website and announced as available to the University community. The Notice of Availability of the 2015 ASR with this noted revision has been provided to the entire University community and is included as an attachment to this response letter.

  • Completion Date: August 2015
  • Response Date: September 2015

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

All Recommendations in 2015-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.