What is the Clery Act?

The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Every year, Clery Report statistics that report crimes that occurred in geographically sensitive areas are available to the campus community. The Clery Act requires institutions to give timely warnings of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

What is a Timely Warning?

The University Police Department will develop a timely warning notice for the University Community to notify members of the community about serious crimes that occur on campus or at certain off-campus locations, when it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to the members of the Cal Poly community.

A crime alert will be sent to the campus in a mass email and to students signed up with the Poly Alert text message system. Information about a suspect is only included if there is a sufficient amount of detail to describe the individual.

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