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University to host national Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar on campus


block_n-9752075-4987007The University of Nevada, Reno hosts a Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar next week presented by the Clery Center for Security on Campus, a national, non-profit campus safety advocacy organization.
Public safety personnel from other universities throughout the country gather during the day-and-a-half seminar to discuss the latest developments addressing emergency response and sexual violence in both legislation and best practices from the fields of student affairs and campus public safety. Nevada institutions participating are Western Nevada College, College of Southern Nevada and University of Nevada, Reno.
The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities across the U.S. to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses and security policies and procedures.
“Our favorite aspect of our training is the opportunity for colleges and universities to interact with and learn from one another,” Abigail Boyer, assistant executive director of programs, outreach and communications for the Cleary Center, said. “Participants can ask questions in a safe environment and learn from instructors and fellow participants who face similar challenges to compliance at their own institutions.”
WHO: A representative from the Clery Center for Security on Campus and University Police Services Commander Todd Renwick will be available to speak with media about the importance of ongoing training and the processes followed at the University.
WHAT: A media briefing coinciding with the two-day Jeanne Clery Act Training Seminar. (Note: the actual training is closed to the public and media.)
WHY: “As part of our ongoing commitment to keep campus safe, we are pleased to offer this training at the University of Nevada, Reno,” University Police Chief Adam Garcia said. “With an increased national focus on sexual assault on campuses, along with issues surrounding campus security, this training is designed to open dialogue with several of our NSHE campuses and other colleges to ensure we are all addressing key issues.”
WHEN: Media are encouraged to arrive for interviews at 11:45 a.m., Monday, July 21.
WHERE: University of Nevada, Reno Police Station, ground floor of the Fitzgerald Student Services Building.
MEDIA PARKING: Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex is suggested. Media vehicles clearly marked with a news organization logo may park in any valid parking space, including metered parking spaces south of Lawlor Events Center.If not in a marked vehicle, place your business card on the dashboard.
For more information about University of Nevada, Reno safety programs, emergency procedures, tips and classes and training opportunities, visit www.unr.edu/police or call 775-784-4013.
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