PublicEngines™ unveils Clery Act Safety Bundle for universities and colleges

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

PublicEngines today announced the launch of University Safety Bundle, which offers colleges and universities a comprehensive package to support compliance with The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act.) The Bundle is a natural next step from PublicEngines in its efforts to help institutions of higher learning keep students, faculty, and staff safe.  PublicEngines is a provider of cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence and increase community engagement for law enforcement, schools, and governments.
 
The Clery Act calls for universities and colleges to record, compile and disclose crime on campus. The Act requires schools to:
 
·         Publish an annual crime security report
·         Keep a public crime log
·         Disclose statistics for crime on and around campus
·         Issue warnings about potential crimes or ongoing threats listed in the act
·         Have an emergency response policy
·         Compile and report the data to the Federal Government
 
The tools in PublicEngines' University Safety Bundle support compliance of the Clery Act while significantly increasing safety on campuses. The tools allow:
 
·         Comprehensive publishing of crime statistics by mapping crime on and around campuses
·         Outbound text messages to warn students and staff of potential dangers
·         Ability to receive inbound tips on crimes and suspected security issues
 
CLIENT QUOTE
 
“We are delighted that we are able to help universities stay in compliance with the Clery Act," said William Kilmer, CEO of PublicEngines. “More importantly, it is incredibly gratifying to know that we are helping these institutions keep their campuses safe for their students and staff."
About the Clery Act
 
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) <http://www.securityoncampus.org/node/38>  is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The law is tied to an institution's participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.
 
About PublicEngines
PublicEngines helps law enforcement, governments, and the public prevent, reduce, and solve crime with easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions that facilitate crime analysis, supply actionable intelligence and increase community engagement. PublicEngines’ products include CrimeReports – the #1 most popular online crime mapping solution available; CommandCentral – a rich, intuitive, and affordable crime analytics and data visualization engine; and TipSoft – the industry’s most widely adopted anonymous crime tip submission and management platform.  PublicEngine’s products are used by more than 2,000 agencies and governments.  Its website CrimeReports.com and CrimeReports mobile application are used by millions of individuals worldwide to find local crime information.