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Timely Warning Policy

RSUPD for Claremore, Bartlesville, and Pryor campuses in consultation with the President or his/her designee is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) et seq. 

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to RSUPD. In the event that a situation arises that requires issuance of a warning, these warnings are provided in order to keep the campus community informed about safety and security matters on an ongoing basis and in an effort to prevent similar crimes from occurring.

The decision to issue a timely warning shall be decided on a case by case basis in compliance with the Act and considering all available facts surrounding the campus community, whether the crime is considered a serious or continuing threat to students or employees and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Timely warnings are usually issued for the following classifications:
  • arson
  • burglary
  • robbery
  • aggravated assault
  • criminal homicide
  • motor vehicle theft
  • sex offenses
  • any other crimes as deemed necessary

Upon receipt of all relevant information, such warnings will typically be issued within twenty-four hours.

Procedure

When a determination has been made that a timely warning should be issued, RSUPD will inform the campus community by immediately contacting the Director of Public Relations or his/her designee to allow for appropriate media distribution of the warning, which may include, but is not limited to, printing  the warning in the local newspaper.

In addition, a major catastrophe or disaster at RSU, the University may provide timely information regard the incident(s) using postings, flyers, student newsletters, and public service announcements with RSU Public Television station (KRSC-TV) or RSU Radio station (KRSC-FM 93.1). 

The warning may include, but not limited to, the following information:

  • type of crime
  • location of occurrence
  • available suspect information