Arkansas Tech University
The Clery Act requires that in addition to campus law enforcement, staff designated as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) report crime statistics. CSAs are a vital part of data collection for the annual safety and security report.
CSAs should use this form to report Clery Act crimes. This data will be included in Arkansas Tech University Annual Safety and Security Report, as required by the Clery Act. If you've witnessed or learned of a Clery Act crime, immediately call 911 or the Department of Public Safety at 479-968-0222. After making notification to law enforcement officials, please complete this form.
If a serious crime, that may cause an imminent or ongoing threat to the campus community, is reported to you, immediately contact 911 or call 479-968-0222. If there is any question about whether an ongoing threat exists, immediately contact the Department of Public Safety. Federal law requires universities to notify their affiliates about any crimes that pose an ongoing threat to the community. Campus Security Authorities are obligated by law to report these crimes immediately.
CSAs are required to report to the Department of Public Safety for Clery Act compliance the following crimes: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and unlawful use or possession of weapons.
CSAs are also required to report bias-related (hate) crimes for the following offenses: murder/non-negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, larceny-theft, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, and damage/destruction/vandalism of property.
CSAs are required to disclose only those offenses that occur on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Arkansas Tech University, and public property within or immediately adjacent to our campus.
All CSAs are required to submit a report to the Department of Public Safety every month, whether they have a Clery Act reportable crime to report or not.
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. NOTE: Deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides, accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Robbery: the taking or attempting to take anything from value of the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
Aggravated Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony; breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though the vehicles are later abandoned - including joy riding)
Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another kind.
Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
Sex Offenses: Forcible
Sex Offenses: Non-Forcible:
Crime definitions from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook