Report 2017-032 Recommendation 18 Responses

Report 2017-032: Clery Act Requirements and Crime Reporting: Compliance Continues to Challenge California's Colleges and Universities (Release Date: May 2018)

Recommendation #18 To: Azusa Pacific University

To ensure that it does not overreport its crime statistics, Azusa should strengthen its procedures by August 2018 to review and adhere to applicable guidance related to the Clery Act, including the OPE handbook, when categorizing the Clery Act crimes it reports.

60-Day Agency Response

As to the first recommendation, we will address over reporting statistics on or before the upcoming 2018 Department of Education statistical reporting period (i.e., by October 1, 2018) and we will adjust our past Annual Security and Fire Safety Report by then. Moreover, we have strengthened procedures to continue our demonstrated commitment and good faith reporting, and to review and adhere to applicable guidance related to the Clery Act when categorizing the Clery Act crimes. Specifically, we have updated our procedures to describe our review processes. The person responsible for implementation is Gary Kossky, Lieutenant, Special Operations, Department of Campus Safety, Clery Compliance Coordinator and Emergency Management.

  • Completion Date: July 2018
  • Response Date: July 2018

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

All Recommendations in 2017-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.