TXST working to address misreported info in annual security report
Texas State University provided insufficient information in its prior year’s annual security reports, including a lack of Campus Security Authority identification, lack of information for its Round Rock campus and reporting deficiencies.
The university said in a press release on Saturday that its working with the Department of Education to correct its reporting deficiencies. Texas State said it became aware of its deficiencies after the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators conducted a peer review. A draft report was issued by IACLEA on Nov. 16, 2018 and the University began addressing issues found in the report.
Texas State hired Laurie Clouse as its new chief of police on Feb. 4 as a result of IACLEA recommendations.
“The new police leadership immediately began addressing the deficiencies identified in the IACLEA report,” the university said in a statement. “UPD Chief Clouse formed an internal Clery Compliance Committee, a collaborative inter-disciplinary university team to ensure compliance, which first met on March 6, 2019. On May 15, 2019, Texas State participated in a Technical Assistance Conference with the DOE’s Clery Act Compliance Division (CACD) to improve university protocols and directives.”
Additionally, the university began working with Margolis Healy, a nationally known Cleary consultant. The university’s police department joined the Clery Center for Security on Campus.
A link to the 2018 University Annual Security report will be sent to faculty, staff and students on Oct. 1.