- Location: South Dakota
- Website: https://www.avera.org
ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT 2/2/21 av Policy Overview: Avera Sacred Heart Hospital School of Radiologic Technology has a vital interest in maintaining a safe, healthful & efficient environment for all employees & students & in protecting hospital property & equipment. In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Act, Avera Sacred Heart Campus Security publishes an annual report, which can be found at https://www.avera.org/app/files/public/5908/pdf-sacred- heart-annual-security-and-fire-safety-report.pdf The report is prepared in cooperation with Yankton Police Department & Avera Sacred Heart Hospital’s Director of Planning and Facilities. Each year a hard copy of this report is provided to all students & staff & published in the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Student Handbook. Additional copies of this report may be obtained from the Director of Planning and Facilities. An annual review of security procedures will be conducted with all students during program orientation. An annual review of the policy statements and effectiveness will be conducted by the Director of Planning and Facilities to implement necessary changes and to ensure consistency in its enforcement. For complete information regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting or to review their newly developed audio/visual companion and online tutorial to the Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting, visit the following web sites: http: //ope.ed.gov/security http: //www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/handbook. pdf http://www. ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/campus.html The possession, use, sale or being under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance while in or about the hospital campus is prohibited. Hospital Access and Security: Campus personnel, buildings & grounds are protected by the Avera Sacred Heart Hospital security officers. Their services include all night survey of the campus, concern for safety & protection of all personnel, investigating & reporting fire, safety, & environmental hazards, open and/or broken windows & doors, property damage, building & campus lighting, law violations, violations of campus regulations on property and motor vehicle violations. Security personnel are available to assist employees and students and to handle disturbances or incidents on hospital property. Security guards cannot arrest individuals, but can contact local law enforcement officials for assistance. Employees & students may enter the hospital through the main door until 9 p.m. After 9 p.m. entrance should be made through the Emergency Department. During evening hours, entrances are monitored by a TV camera &/or hospital security. Procedure for Reporting Criminal Activity: During the day shift, all incidents should be reported to the department manager who will report to their divisional director. The divisional director will then report the criminal activity to the local police department. During weekends, P.M.’S & evening hours, all incidents should be reported to the communications operator who will report to the nursing house supervisor, security officers and police department. The communications operator can be reached by dialing “0” from on-campus lines or by dialing 668-8000 from off- campus lines. The department manager, nursing house supervisor and security
officers will immediately make an investigation & send a report to the Director of Planning and Facilities. If there is impending danger the communication operator should be reached by dialing 8711 and the police should be contacted by dialing 9911. The following information must be included in report to comply with Clery Act: . Nature/classification (larceny, robbery, burglary, vandalism) Om WN . Date/time reported . Date/time occurred . Specific location or area of incident . Disposition (closed, open, judicial referral) The following additional information must be included in ASHH incident report: 1. Complete description of incident 2. Name, address and phone number of persons involved in incident 3. List of all individuals in the area at the time of the incident 4, Name of the person filling the report Definitions of Offenses: The following definitions are taken from the Handbook for Campus Crime Reporting published by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education & the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Hate Crime Collection Guidelines. 1. Murder and Non-Negligent Manslaughter: The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another. 2, Negligent Manslaughter: The killing of another person through gross negligence. 3. Sexual Assault: Defined as rape, forcible, fondling, statutory rape and incest. Rape is now inclusive of sexual assault, sexual assault with an object and forcible sodomy and can be penetrated against both women and men. Includes victims who are incapable of giving consent. 4. Robbery: The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. 5. Aggravated Assault: An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 6. Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft . Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle =d 8. Arson: Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another. 9. Hate Crimes: Any other crime involving bodily injury reported to local police agencies or to a campus security authority that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias. 10. Larceny-Theft (except motor vehicle theft): The unlawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of property from the possession or constructive possession of another. 11. Other Assaults (simple): Assaults and attempted assaults which are not of an aggravated nature and do not result in serious injury to the victim. Stalking, intimidation, coercion, and hazing are included.
12. Vandalism: To willfully or maliciously destroy, injure, disfigure, or deface any public or private property, real or personal, without the consent of the owner or person having custody or control by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, painting, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such means as may be specified by local law. Attempts are included. 13. Arrest: Persons processed by arrest, citation or summons (as defined for Clery Act purposes). 14. Referred for Disciplinary Action: The referral of any person to any official who initiates a disciplinary action of which a record is kept and which may result in the imposition of a sanction. Reports and Statistics: The Director of Planning and Facilities is responsible for maintaining the data required of all Title IV institutions according to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) and Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The data collected for the Campus Crime Statistics is reported to the security personnel and/or local police. CRIMINAL OFFENSE ON CAMPUS PUBLIC PROPERTY 2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020 MURDER/NON-NEGLEGENT 0 0 0 0 0 0 MANSLAUGHTER NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER 0 0 0 0 0 0 SEXUAL ASSAULT 0 0 0 0 0 0 ROBBERY 0 0 0 0 0 0 AGGRAVATED ASSULT 0 0 0 0 0 0 BURGLARY 0 0 0 0 0 0 MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 ARSON 0 0 0 0 0 0 HATE CRIMES ON CAMPUS PUBLIC PROPERTY 2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020 MURDER/NON-NEGLEGENT 0 0 0 0 0 0 MANSLAUGHTER NEGLIGENT MANSLAUGHTER 0 0 0 0 0 0 SEXUAL ASSAULT 0 0 0 0 0 0 ROBBERY 0 0 0 0 0 0 AGGRAVATED ASSULT 0 0 0 0 0 0 BURGLARY 0 0 0 0 0 0 MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 ARSON 0 0 0 0 0 0
LARCENY-THEFT 0 0 0 0 0 0 SIMPLE 0 0 0 0 0 0 ASSULT/INTIMIDATION DESTRUCTION/DAMAGE/ 0 0 0 0 0 0 VANDALISM OF PROPERTY ARRESTS ON CAMPUS PUBLIC PROPERTY 2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020 ILLEGAL WEAPONS 0 0 0 0 0 0 POSSESSION DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS 0 0 0 0 0 0 LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS 0 0 0 0 0 0 DISCIPLINARY REFFERALS ON CAMPU8 PUBLIC PROPERTY 2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020 ILLEGAL WEAPONS 0 0 0 0 0 0 POSSESSION DRUG LAW VIOLATIONS 0 0 0 0 0 0 LIQUOR LAW VIOLATIONS 0 0 0 0 0 0 2013 Updates to Clery Act Requirements: Violence Against Women Reauthorization ACT (VAWA) of 2013 On March 7°, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA) (Pub. Law 113-4). Among other provisions, this law amended section (485 (f) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA), otherwise known as the Clery Act (20 U.S.C. 1092(£)). These statutory changes require institutions to compile statistics for certain crimes that are reported to campus security authorities or local police agencies including incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. Additionally, institutions will be required to.include certain policies, procedures and programs pertaining to these crimes in their Annual Security Reports. Under section 304(b) of VAWA, the changes made by the new law “take effect with respect to the annual security report prepared by an institution of higher education one calendar year after the date of enactment” of VAWA. Thus, the first Annual Security Report that must include the new required information in the report, must be issued by each institution by October 1, 2014. This report would include crime statistics from calendar years 2011, 2012 and 2013. These crime statistics would also be reported to the Department through the web-based data collection in October 2014. Final regulations to implement the statutory changes to the Clery Act will not be effective until after the Department completes the rulemaking process. Until those regulations are issued, Avera Sacred Heart Hospital School of Radiologic Technology will include statistics for the new crime-categories at
minimum for calendar year 2013 in the Annual Security Report due in October of 2014. Definitions of Offenses: The following definitions are taken from United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education, the Assistant Secretary, dated July 14, 2014, DCL: GEN-14-13, Subject: Implementation of Changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). 1. Domestic Violence: Felony or misdemeanor crime of violence by: a. A current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim. b. A person with whom the victim shares a child in common. c. A person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitation with the victim as a spouse of intimate partner. d. A person similarity situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies [under VAWA]. e. Any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction. „2. Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person: a. Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and b. Where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the following factors: . i. The length of the relationship; ii. The type of relationship; and iii. The frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. 3. Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: a. Fear for his or her safety or the safety of others. b. Suffer substantial emotional distress. ARRESTS ON CAMPUS PUBLIC PROPERTY 2018 2019 2020 2018 2019 2020 DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 0 0 0 0 0 0 DATING VIOLENCE 0 0 0 0 0 0 STALKING 0 0 0 0 0 0 Security Programs: Avera Sacred Heart Hospital encourages staff community members to be alert to crime prevention campus security and to be responsible for their own security and assist with the security of others. All staff is encouraged to promptly report campus crime. An escort is on campus during the hours campus security is on duty. Students who are interested in requesting this service may call from a campus phone. Programs are presented during hospital orientation, student orientation and reviewed annually. Contact Information: Director of Planning and Facilities: 605-668-8602 Communications Operator: 605-668-8000 Radiology Clinical Manager: 605-668-8157 Director School of Radiologic Technology: 605-668-8158