Annual Security Report

Campus Security/ Cleary Act:

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (originally the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. It was first enacted by Congress in 1990 and amended in 1992, 1998, 2000 and 2008.

To comply with these regulations, we are providing basic information as follows:

  • Annual Security Report
  • Disclosure of Institution’s Security Policies
  • Reporting of Crime Statistics
  • Encouragement of prompt reporting of crimes
  • All information pertaining to these statistics my be accessed in the financial Aid Office at Austin Kade Academy.

Each year, the financial aid representative for Austin Kade Academy will compile a crime statistics report from the incident and crime reports given to the campus security authorities (Julie Whitehead, Business Director/Security Authority). The crime statistics will be sent to the Department of Education each year upon the receipt of a letter requesting the crime reports. This information will be uploaded to http://surveys.ope.ed.gov/security.

Austin Kade will be required to submit their first annual report by Oct. 1, 2013.

Crime statistics from the area surrounding Austin Kade Academy-Idaho Falls will also be requested from the Idaho Falls Police Department and will be disclosed in the annual crime report.

Each year, a class will be presented to all enrolled students giving the web site address to access this updated report. A typed up notice will also be handed out to all enrolled students, which will include the URL to access the Annual Security Report. Copies of this report may also be obtained at the financial aid office or by calling 208-346-7300.

To report a crime:

Contact the campus security authorities immediately in the event of a crime. The campus security authority for Austin Kade Academy-Idaho Falls is Julie Whitehead, Business Director by calling 208-346-7300. If not available by phone, then e-mail jwhitehead@austinkade.com (only in non-emergent cases). The campus security authorities do not have arresting authority.

For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.

Every crime that is reported to the security authorities will be investigated. Please note that due to the public nature of police reports, Austin Kade Academy cannot ensure the complete confidentiality of any crime report. All incident reports are reviewed by the Director.

Austin Kade Academy does not have a campus police department. Idaho Falls Police Department has sole arresting authority on the AKA campus and the surrounding areas.

Students, instructors, administrative staff, clients and community members are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the above designated campus security authorities. For matters of emergent nature, dial 9-1-1 immediately.

If an emergency occurs the following procedures should be followed:

  • Time and safety permitting, Administration will lock all doors.
  • Instructors in the classrooms are to lock the classroom doors.
  • Administrative staff should lock their offices if unable to evacuate, and remain as far back from windows as possible.
  • The classrooms and offices will remain locked until emergency personnel arrive and announce that the area is safe to evacuate.
  • After evacuation employees, students, and guests are to gather in the parking lot at the Catholic Church. Staff and students are required to remain on the property until everyone has been accounted for, unless otherwise told by a member of senior management.
  • After evacuation, a member of management from each department will ensure all staff is present and accounted for. All safety procedures will be tested on an annual basis.

Drugs

At Austin Kade Academy, the illicit use of drugs and/or alcohol by staff or students is strictly prohibited.

The use of illicit drugs and alcohol can cause numerous health problems and can lead to death. The effects to a person’s health include respiratory failure, heart attack, overdose, acute intoxication and transmittable diseases such as Hepatitis C and AIDS. Thousands of deaths are caused each year by drug overdoses, allergic reactions to drugs, toxic combinations of drugs, and alcohol poisoning. For more information about the effect of alcohol and drug abuse, please visit www.drugfree.org.

The manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, sale, purchase, offer to buy or sell, or use of alcohol, illegal drugs or related paraphernalia and the illegal use of any drugs (including the misuse of prescription drugs) at Austin Kade Academy campus or while engaged in the course curriculum is strictly prohibited. Any student who violates this policy is subject to suspension or expulsion from the program. Any staff member who violates this policy is subject to sanctions up to or including termination.

Sex Offenses

Reporting a Sex Offense

It is the policy of Austin Kade Academy to immediately report any sexual offense to the Idaho Falls Police Department, whether committed on or off campus. It is imperative that victims of any kind of sexual offense report the crime to one of the AKA security authorities and/or to the Idaho Falls Police Department. It is also important to preserve any and all evidence (i.e. clothing, objects and any other biological evidence) for the proof of a criminal offense.

When sexual assaults are committed off-campus, persons are encouraged to report to the appropriate law enforcement agency, but a student may elect, instead, to report the sexual assault to one of the campus security authorities. Any assault will be immediately reported to the Idaho Falls Police Department.

THINGS TO DO IF YOU ARE A VICTIM OF SEXUAL ASSAULT

  1. Tell the first person you see and point out the attacker.
  2. Don’t shower or bathe.
  3. Report ASSAULT to the Police.
  4. Remember all you can about the attacker such as age, height, weight, race, color of eyes-hair-clothes, type of complexion-pants-shirt-shoes.

In accordance to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 (CSCPA), which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the state of Kansas is required to provide information as to the location, enrollment and/or employment of a sex offender at a post-secondary institution to local law enforcement authorities. The law also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice to each higher education institution in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student.

In order to determine where sex offenders are located, use this link.

Security Tips

PERSONAL SAFETY: PROTECT YOURSELF

SECURITY TIPS: Prevention is the best protection against crime.

  • Don’t dismiss suspicious people or situations.
  • Don’t put yourself in harm’s way; avoid dangerous situations.
  • Lock your car doors.
  • Use common sense.
  • Don’t walk alone at night; stay in lighted areas.
  • Park your vehicle in lighted areas; lock the doors.
  • Keep valuables out of sight; don’t tempt a thief.
  • Don’t give out your keys; they can be copied.
  • Report all crimes and suspicious acts.

THINGS TO DO TO REDUCE THE RISK

  • Lock doors..
  • Avoid out-of-the-way places.
  • Vary your routine.
  • Learn about friends attitudes before becoming friendly.
  • Watch alcohol intake.
  • Leave lights on in rooms.
  • Have transportation or use public transportation.

Auto Theft

AUTO THEFT PREVENTION: SECURING YOUR VEHICLE

  • Always lock your car, even if you’re leaving it for a short time.
  • Remove the key, and do not keep a spare key hidden somewhere on the frame or body of the vehicle in a magnetic box.
  • All windows should be rolled up completely. One slightly open window can render all other precautions useless.
  • Park as close to the building as possible when parking at shopping malls or stores.
  • Park in well lit areas. When possible park in an attended parking lot or garage. At home, park your vehicle in the garage.
  • When parking in a public lot, never tell anyone how long you’ll be (including the attendant). If a key must be left with an attendant, leave only the ignition key.
  • Don’t leave valuables visible in your car. Radios, cameras, packages, etc. attract attention and can tempt thieves to break in. Lock all valuables in the trunk.
  • Never leave credit cards, checkbooks, or papers pertaining to the vehicle in the glove box. It could aid the thief in selling your car.
  • Do not attach a name tag or plate to your key ring. It could lead a thief directly to your house or car if you lose your keys.

Crime Statistics

Crime statistics include all reports received by the Idaho Falls Police Department and from the persons designated as Campus Security Authorities for Austin Kade Academy.

Criminal Offenses  On Campus 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter: 0
Negligent manslaughter: 0
Sex offenses  forcible: 0
Sex offenses  non-forcible: 0
Robbery: 0
Aggravated assault: 0
Burglary: 0
Motor vehicle theft: 0
Arson: 0

Criminal Offenses  Public Property 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter: 1
Negligent manslaughter: 0
Sex offenses  forcible: 6
Sex offenses  non-forcible: 3
Robbery: 12
Aggravated assault: 82
Burglary: 65
Motor vehicle theft: 29
Arson: 1