Report 2017-032 Recommendation 7 Responses

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

Recommendation #7 To: Berkeley City College

To ensure the completeness of its daily crime log, Berkeley City College should develop and implement a policy by August 2018 that describes its process for maintaining the log and ensuring that it is adequately maintained by its security guards.

6-Month Agency Response

Berkeley City College maintains a daily crime log. Its purpose is to record all criminal incidents and alleged criminal incidents that are reported to the campus security department. This standard operating procedure for the log is located on the college's web page under Health & Safety Committee documents and the attached link.

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

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Fully Implemented

60-Day Agency Response

The following policy/procedure has been implemented at BCC.

2018 ASR which will be published in October 1st will contain DRAFT: The Head of Security for Berkeley City College maintains a daily log recording of all reported criminal activity. Each log entry includes the nature of the crime, date/time reported, date/time incident occurred with the location of each reported crime in addition to the disposition of the complaint, if known. Log entries are recorded within two business days of the incident. The crime log is held at the Security desk (2050 Center Street) and is available for public inspection upon request.

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

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

Although Berkeley City College states that it will include this policy in its annual security report, it did not provide us with a copy of the policy or evidence that the policy was provided to the security company.

  • Auditee did not substantiate its claim of full implementation
  • Auditee did not address all aspects of the recommendation

All Recommendations in 2017-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.