Subject: Community Feedback Requested on Proposed Expansion of University Campus Police Jurisdiction
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:22:19 +0000
Please circulate this announcement among your networks.
Dear Community Partner:
You are invited to attend the first Howard University Community Advisory Committee meeting of the year, which will be held on Thursday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the Howard University Community Association office located at 2731 Georgia Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001.
The sole agenda item will be the proposed University Safety Act which is designed to align District law with federal regulations under the Clery Act which requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime that occurs on and around their campuses. We welcome community feedback on provisions in the proposal.
The law being proposed would:
• expand the area around the campus deemed subject to the reporting of crime statistics;
• give universities broader authority to address student misconduct that takes place off-campus; and
• give the Mayor or a university President the ability to request the assistance of other campus police personnel in cases of emergency, thus allowing the Metropolitan Police Department to focus their resources elsewhere.
Thank you for helping us inform our neighbors of this meeting.
Maybelle Taylor Bennett
Howard University Community Association
2731 Georgia Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Ph: (202) 806-4771
Fx: (202) 667-5964