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11.8             Personal Safety and Physical Security

Institutions must have a comprehensive set of programs, procedures, systems, and operations that balance the requirements of an open campus with the safety and security needs of its students, faculty, staff, and visitors.  Additionally, such institutions must develop a strategy for the protection of critical infrastructures and key assets on their respective campuses. The following provides a summary of protocols and actions that each institution shall implement, as appropriate, to enhance personal safety and security of property of all community members: 

  1. Maintain a list of current critical infrastructures and key assets for the prioritization of future safety and security enhancements.
  2. Continually review safety and security measures to determine needs and to create an enhanced level of security.
  3. Prioritize and evaluate the implementation of electronic and mechanical access control measures for new construction and existing structures.
  4. Incorporate Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles for existing and new construction.  The application of CPTED shall include:  reviewing architectural drawings; consulting with design and construction staff; examining lighting needs; and identifying safety concerns.
  5. Evaluate and assess critical assets and areas where video technology may enhance physical security and personal safety.
  6. Evaluate the needs and protocols associated with campus safety, such as safety escort services, sexual assault response, and emergency telephones.
  7. Ensure a system is in place for the timely reporting and repair of malfunctioning locking mechanisms and lighting devices.
  8. Provide educational programming materials to faculty, staff, and students addressing personal safety and physical security.