CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY/ CLERY ACT COMPLIANCE
The campus of Western Area Career & Technology Center (WACTC) includes the main building, the Practical Nursing Building, the former day care center, and surrounding parking lots. The Practical Nursing Program has an additional instructional site located on a campus owned and controlled by the Mon Valley Career & Technical Center located at 5 Guttman Avenue, Charleroi, Pennsylvania, 15022. The campus of the Mon Valley Career & Technical Center includes the main building and the parking lot.
WACTC strives to provide a safe environment for all students, employees, and visitors. The buildings remain locked at all times and the hallways and outside parimeters of the building are under constant camera surveillance. The parking lots are also well lit.
All suspicious or criminal activities and emergencies are to be reported immediately to any member of the school faculty, staff or administration. Emergencies can also be reported by dialing 911.
WACTC complies with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). Campus crime information in the form of an Annual Security Report is provided to all current students and employees of WACTC each year. Applicants and prospective students may obtain a copy of the Annual Security Report upon request to the Director of Vocational Education or the Supervisor of Adult Education. The Director of Vocational Education is responsible for compiling the Annual Security Report and Campus Crime statistics.
The Clery Act requires eligible institutions to report on certain basic categories of crime:
· Sex Offenses, Forcible or Nonforcible;
· Aggravated Assault;
· Motor Vehicle Theft;
· Arson; and
· arrests of persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug-related violations, and weapons possession.
Statistics include crimes reported during the most recent calendar year and the two prior years. Statistics will include crimes reported on “public property” as that term is defined by the Clery Act.