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ANNUAL CAMPUS SECURITY AND
FIRE SAFETY REPORT

The University of Nebraska is a state institution composed of a chief governing administrative unit, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska at Kearney, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and such other institutions and units as may be designated by the Legislature. The University of Nebraska at Omaha is a community of approximately 15,400 students, employing approximately 1,700 faculty and staff members. UNO covers approximately 215 acres and is located in the city of Omaha, Nebraska, with a population of approximately 454,000. As part of that larger community, UNO shares many of the same interests and problems, including concerns about crime. Crime is a problem that cuts across campus, city and state boundaries and affects the entire nation.

Although UNO has been fortunate in not experiencing a significant number of crimes in the past, incidents do occur. To prevent such incidents, the UNO Campus SecurityDepartment, as well as all students, faculty and staff, are responsible to take measures to insure that members of the campus community and their possessions are protected as much as possible.

UNO opened University Village, its first student residential housing facility in the fall of 1999, a second residential housing facility, the Scott Residence Hall, in the fall of 2000, Scott Village in the fall of 2003 and Maverick Village in the fall of 2008.


Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics: In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990, 20 U.S.C. Sec 1092, the University of Nebraska provides information relating to crime statistics and policies concerning campus security to current students, faculty and staff. Crime statistics and polices concerning campus security will be provided to applicants for enrollment or employment upon request. UNO may also provide this information to the United States Department of Education. Crime statistics during the three preceding years which reflect offenses reported to campus authorities are listed in the attached table. Campus Security authorities are officials who have significant responsibility for student and campus activites. However, they do not have significant counseling responsibilities. UNO Campus Security authorities include: Campus Security, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, and Managers of Student Housing at University Village, Scott Village, Scott Residence Hall and Maverick Village.


Procedures and Facilities to Report Criminal Actions, Sex Offenses or Other Emergencies Occurring on Campus; Institutional Response to Such Reports: Potential criminal actions, sex offenses and other emergencies on campus should be reported directly by any student, faculty or staff member to the UNO Campus Security Department by dialing 554-2911. Upon receipt of the call, UNO Campus Security officers are dispatched to the site of the complaint and if appropriate, external law enforcement assistance is obtained. UNO Campus Security officers prepare and submit incident reports for use by UNO authorities, other law enforcement agencies, and city, county or federal prosecutors. In the case of sex offenses and other crimes of violence, the victim should report the incident as soon as possible. Student victims may wish to make reports to the office of the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 554-2779. Regardless of how a report is made, it is important to report incidents promptly so that an investigation can be conducted and evidence preserved. After a sexual assault occurs the victim should not bathe, douche, change clothes, or apply medication. Most experts agree that reports should be made within 48 hours of a sexual assault. The victim may seek medical attention with the help of the University or see the victim's own physician. Health care providers can assist in the preservation of evidence while providing treatment to the victim. Offenses which are committed by students, staff or faculty members may be referred for criminal prosecution and/or dealt with by the University in student or employee disciplinary proceedings. University disciplinary proceedings may impose sanctions up to and including expulsion of students and/or termination of employment. Both the accuser and accused are entitled to (1) the same opportunities to have others present during University disciplinary proceedings and (2) know the general outcome of any student disciplinary proceeding involving any crime of violence. A public log of crimes reported to UNO Campus Security is available for public inspection at the Campus Security office, EAB 100, during normal office hours.

Potential criminal actions or other emergencies at the Peter Kiewit Conference Center can be reported directly by any student, faculty or staff member to Peter Kiewit Conference Center Security by dialing 595-2116. Peter Kiewit Conference Center security officers will respond and take appropriate action in accordance with Nebraska State Office Building Security Policies and Procedures.


Access to Campus Facilities: Students, faculty and staff at the University of Nebraska at Omaha have access to most facilities on campus. Access to some facilities, however, is restricted to selected students, faculty or staff. For example, certain classroom facilities at UNO are only open to students, faculty and staff involved with classes taught in those facilities. Other facilities are open to all faculty, students, staff and members of the general public. An example of this type of facility would be the Milo Bail Student Center during normal business hours. Unsafe conditions noted by UNO Campus Security Officers during patrol are reported to Facilities Management and Planning for appropriate corrective action.

The UNO Campus Security Department allows after hours access to campus facilities to students, faculty and staff having proper authorization and identification.


Law Enforcement on Campus: Campus safety and security are coordinated by the UNO Campus Security Department, which has 21 officers. UNO Campus Securiy officers do not have arrest powers. These men and women undergo continuing training to upgrade their skills. They have been trained in first aid, CPR, and the use of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Members of the UNO Campus Security Department are not armed. They conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus 24 hours a day. On campus, the UNO Campus Security Department enforces University regulations. The UNO Campus Security Department also works very closely with the Omaha Police Department, and county, state and federal authorities. UNO has no agreements with those agencies, such as written memoranda of understanding (MOU), for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses. Students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to make accurate and prompt reports to the UNO Campus Security Department and external law enforcement agencies. The UNO Campus Security Department may assist students who choose to ask for help in notifying other appropriate authorities of offenses committed.

Safety and security at the Peter Kiewit Conference Center is coordinated by the State of Nebraska Department of Administrative Services.


Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures: In the event of an emergency, UNO Campus Security will respond and investigate the emergency to determine if there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus, and if so, will take action to notify the UNO Community. The decision to notify the UNO Community will typically be made by the Manager of Campus Security or their designee or one of the Crisis Management Team, Incident Commanders. In an effort to provide timely notice in the event of a significant emergency, the Campus Wide Alert System will be used to notify the UNO Community. The use of Text Messaging, PC Alert or a Campus Wide Email may also be used. UNO Campus Security will coordinate with the Crisis Management Team to determine the content of the notification. UNO will without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless the notification will, in the professional judgment of First Responders, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. UNO will conduct at least one announced campus wide alert system test each year. Evacuation Rally Points are listed in the Campus Emergency Procedures and posted throughout campus.


Crime Prevention and Information Programs for Students and Faculty/Staff: The UNO Campus Security Department provides speakers to student and faculty/staff groups to provide information about campus security procedures and practices and to encourage students and faculty/staff to be responsible for their own security and the security of others. The UNO Campus Security Department also offers crime prevention speakers and programs. The UNO Campus Security Department provides engraving instruments at no charge for use in marking valuable items such as stereos, cameras and televisions. A campus escort service is available for persons on campus by calling the UNO Campus Security Office at 554-2648. Individuals who may be working alone outside normal working hours are encouraged to contact Campus Security. Campus Security Officers will periodically check on your safety while on campus.


Sex Offense Prevention: Educational programs to promote awareness and prevention of rape, acquaintance rape, or other sex offenses are offered by the following UNO offices: (1) Counseling Center, (2) Health Services, (3) Alcohol and Drug Educationand (4) Campus Security.


Sex Offense Victim Counseling and Other Services: Counseling services for victims of sexual assault are available both on the UNO campus and in the Omaha community. Students enrolled at UNO may be eligible for assistance in changing their academic arrangement after an alleged sexual assault or any other crime of violence if changes are requested by the victim and such changes are reasonably available. The Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 554-2779, can provide further information about the options that are available.

The Nebraska State Patrol maintains the Nebraska Registry of Sex Offenders. Follow the Sex Offender Registry link on their home page, statepatrol.nebraska.gov, for more information.


Criminal Activity at Off-Campus Student Organizations: Criminal activity at off-campus locations owned or controlled by University recognized student organizations may be monitored and recorded by the Omaha Police Depertment and other local law enforcement agencies having jurisdiction.


Alcohol and Drugs: A statement of UNO policy regarding the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs and enforcement of alcohol laws and regulations and federal and state drug laws, and a description of drug and alcohol abuse education programs available at UNO are set forth in the UNO Drug Free Campus Policy, which can be found on the Office of Academic and Student Affairs home page under Students, Policies and Procedures.


Missing Student Notification: If a member of the University community has reason to believe that a student that resides in on-campus housing is missing, they should immediately notify UNO Campus Security at (402) 554-2648. UNO Campus Security will take a Missing Persons Report and with the help of University Housing and Student and Academic Affairs Officials, initiate an investigation. After investigating the Missing Persons Report, if the determination is made that the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, the Omaha Police Department and the student's emergency contact will be notified no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

Each student living in University Housing has the option to register a confidential contact person to be notified in case that student is determined to be missing. Only authorized UNO officials and law enforcement officers in furtherance of a missing person investigation may have access to that Information.

If a student does not register a missing person emergency contact, the Omaha Police Department will be notified that the student is missing.

If a student is less than 18 years of age and not emancipated, their parent or guardian will be notified.


Fire Safety: UNO Campus Security maintains a campus Fire Log that is available for public inspection at the Campus Security office, EAB 100, during normal office hours. All on-campus housing facilities have building fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers.  If a fire occurs in an on-campus housing facility, the fire should be reported immediately to UNO Campus Security at (402) 554-2911.  UNO Campus Security will dispatch Officers and Notify the Omaha Fire Department.

No smoking is allowed in on-campus housing.  Candles, other items with an open flame, as well as flammable materials are not permitted.

At the beginning of each semester, Resident Advisors explain emergency procedures and provide information to residents about fire safety as well as evacuation instructions. Residents are directed to evacuate the building immediately when the Fire Alarms sound.


Blue Light Emergency Phones: Use the phone to report emergencies or to contact Campus Security for other assistance. Blue Light EmergencyPhones are at the following locations:

Dodge Location

  • NE of Arts and Sciences Hall
  • NW corner of lot T
  • NW corner of lot U
  • NW corner of lot V
  • SE of Library
  • W of Sapp Fieldhouse
  • N entrance and SW corner of lot G
  • SE of Allwine Hall
  • SW of MBSC
  • SW corner of lot M
  • SW corner of lot A
  • NE corner of lot D
  • MBSC Computer Lab
  • MBSC 24 hour study room
  • Both University Village sites
  • Maverick Village (5 locations)
  • J lot (2 per level)
  • Child Care
  • S of Roskens Hall
  • SW of Weber Fine Arts Building
  • NW corner of lot N
  • NE corner of lot O

Pacific Location
  • SE corner of lot 2
  • SW corner of lot 4
  • NW of Scott Residence Hall
  • North and south of the Scott Business and Technology Develpment Center
  • NW corner of lot 9
  • Scott Village (6 locations)
  • N of Mammel Hall
  • SW of Mammel Hall
  • SW corner of lot 14

Center Location
  • W of the Center Dome

Crime Statistics and Arrests
(Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)

            
On-Campus
Property
Non-Campus
Property
Public
Property
On-Campus
Residential
Housing Only
Hate
Crimes

2007
2008
2009
2007
2008
2009
*2007
*2008
*2009
2007
2008
2009
2007
2008
2009
Murder
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
Manslaughter
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sex Offense:
Forcible
2
1
1
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
2
0
1
0
0
0
Sex Offense:
Non-Forcible
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
Robbery
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
Aggravated
Assault
0
1
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
1
0
0
0
0
Arson
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0
0
0
0
Burglary
1
1
6
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
1
1
5
0
0
0
Motor
Vehicle Theft
8
1
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
5
0
0
0
0
0
Simple assault
0
Larceny-theft
0
Intimidation
0
Distruction/damage/
vandalism of property
0
Liquor Law
Arrests
36
83
41
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
36
78
32
Liquor Law
Referral for
Disciplinary
Action
113
146
99
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
113
144
83
Drug Law
Arrests
7
29
22
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
7
24
19
Drug Law
Referral for
Disciplinary
Action
10
14
26
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
10
12
23
Weapons
Possession
Arrests
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0
Weapons
Possession
Violations
Referral for
Disciplinary
Action
0
0
0
0
0
0
N/A
N/A
N/A
0
0
0

N/A = Not Available
* Requested data from the Omaha Police Department was not available

FIRE STATISTICS REPORT

Residence Facility

Total number of

fires

Date Time

Cause of

fire

Number of

deaths

Number of

injuries

Value of

property

damaged

Number

of fire

drills held

Maverick Village
0
     
0
0
0
2
Scott Residence Hall
0
     
0
0
0
2
Scott Village
0
     
0
0
0
2
University Village
0
     
0
0
0
0



For more information contact Campus Security at 554-2648.