Report 2017-032 Recommendation 16 Responses

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

Recommendation #16 To: Bakersfield College

To ensure that it does not overreport or misreport its crime statistics, Bakersfield should develop and begin following 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.

6-Month Agency Response

The College has developed and follows a procedure to review and adhere to the requirements of the Clery Act and the OPE Handbook when categorizing the Clery Reports. This procedure was developed and now implemented within the BCDPS Manual, and reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.

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

60-Day Agency Response

The College developing written procedures to accurately report crime statistics and clearly describe the Clery Act crime identification process in an internal manual entitled BC Department of Public Safety: Internal Operating Manual. These procedures ensures maintenance of contemporaneous lists of Clery Act crimes that occur. This will be accomplished by August.

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

All Recommendations in 2017-032

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.