The University of Houston has been awarded the Most Improved Clery Compliance Program by the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals.
The award recognizes a Clery Act compliance program that has significantly improved within the last three to five years. Ceaser Moore Jr., associate vice chancellor for Police Operations and chief of police, is proud of his team.
“The recognition generated by the award is very fulfilling. It documents the great work of many staff members which might otherwise go unnoticed,” Moore said.
The Clery Act, signed in 1990, 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. UHPD publishes the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, which is distributed to all current students and employees, as well as being made available to members of the public. UHPD also publishes a daily crime log that details all instances of reported crime on or near campus.
“Clery compliance is a time-consuming, meticulous and complicated process. Being recognized for the most improved program in the nation makes me very proud of the wonderful members of UHPD that contributed to our honor,” Moore said.
The award will be presented July 26 at the Sixth Annual NACCOP Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.
This is not the first award that UH’s Clery compliance team has received. In 2017, they were awarded the Division of Administration and Finance’s Path to Excellence award. It read, in part: “The work of this team has enhanced the communication and reporting of crime, making the University of Houston a safer environment in which to live, work and study. The risk to the community and university is reduced because of the relationships and communication established by this team.”