Safety and Security Information
In accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended, Malone provides information relating to crime statistics and security measures to prospective students, matriculated students, job applicants, and employees through hand delivery, U.S. mail, or campus mail. Statistics for the past three (3) years, on certain reported incidents of crime and certain criminal arrests, are listed in this report.
Malone complies with all applicable laws and ordinances of the State of Ohio and the City of Canton. Students who are charged under or convicted of violations of civil or criminal law may be subject to Malone disciplinary procedures and sanctions for the offense, when the misconduct occurs on-campus or when it has an adverse effect upon Malone and its educational operations.
The Campus Safety Office coordinates all security operations on campus. The Campus Safety Office consists of the Director of Campus Safety and contracted professional safety officers. Campus safety officers are not armed. They conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence hall area 365 days a year. These safety officers aid in the enforcement of Malone rules and regulations. Local police are called in for any arrests relating to violations of city or state laws. The Campus Safety Office works closely with local, county, and state police agencies.
Potential criminal actions and other campus emergencies are to be reported directly by any student or employee to the Campus Safety Office by dialing the campus number, 471-8251 or the emergency number, 471-8111. Upon receipt of the call, a safety officer will be dispatched immediately to the site of the complaint and will make a formal report and/or contact the local police if necessary.
In addition to reporting campus violations to safety, students and staff may report an incident to a member of the residence hall professional staff or other administration officials. Depending upon the nature and extent of the violation, this person will call for assistance to either the Campus Safety Office or the local police department. Maintaining a close working relationship between the local police department and the Campus Safety Office, Malone endeavors to deal swiftly and consistently with any incident of misconduct involving a recognized organization or member of the Malone community.
When reports have been received by Malone through campus safety or local police regarding criminal conduct by or against any Malone student or employee, either on Malone property or in connection with any Malone business or activity, the matter will be promptly investigated and dealt with by the appropriate Malone administrative personnel, in addition to available criminal proceedings. Accusing and accused students and employees may utilize, and will be subject to, pertinent internal Malone complaint, disciplinary, and grievance procedures.
Students, faculty, and staff of Malone have access to academic, recreational, and administrative facilities on campus during hours of operation. Access to the residence halls, however, is limited to students and their guests. The general public can attend certain cultural and recreational events on campus with their access limited only to the facilities in which the events are held.
As part of the programs provided by the residence hall staff and other offices in the Student Development Office, sessions are offered to students and staff on such topics as personal safety awareness and security, rape prevention, and the prevention of burglary and vandalism. Information on safety and security is provided regularly to the Malone community through films, videos, seminars, discussions, bulletin boards, posters, brochures, and memos.
The Physical Plant Department maintains Malone buildings and grounds with a genuine concern for safety and security. This includes inspecting campus facilities and making prompt repairs affecting safety and security, and promptly responding to reports of safety and security hazards, such as broken windows or door locks.
Malone has six closed circuit television cameras that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The cameras observe the various parking areas and Brehme Centennial Center Great Court. The areas being monitored can be viewed by campus safety from multiple locations.
The cooperation and involvement of students and staff in a campus safety program is absolutely essential. All must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and for the security of their belongings by taking simple, common sense precautions.
Number of Reported Incidents
|Type of Incident||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0||0|
Arrests by Police and/or Campus Disciplinary Action
|Type of Incident||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|Liquor Law Violation||4||11||10||2|
|Drug Abuse Violation||1||9||0||3|
Please note: In addition, there were other reported offenses of criminal mischief, criminal damages, unauthorized entry of unlocked rooms, vandalism, and petty theft (e.g., cars broken into, book bags missing, etc.) from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009.
Malone strictly prohibits the unauthorized or unlawful possession and the use or distribution of drugs or alcohol or other controlled substances by faculty, staff, students, or any other persons on Malone property or in connection with any Malone business or activity. Sanctions for violations of this policy are enforced with reasonable fairness and consistency, up to and including discharge for employees and expulsion for students. Please refer to the Malone Substance Use and Abuse Policy for Employees and Students for complete details of Malone's policy regarding alcohol, drugs, and other controlled substances.
Special policies and programs of Malone regarding sexual misconduct by or against Malone students or employees, either on Malone property or in connection with Malone activities, are contained in separate materials distributed to prospective students, matriculated students, job applicants, and employees. The program of Malone regarding sexual misconduct includes special training in sexual and gender sensitivity, rape awareness, acquaintance and date rape; procedures to be followed by a victim/complainant; the importance of preservation of evidence; equitable opportunities of the accuser and accused concerning related disciplinary and grievance proceedings; entitlement of accuser and accused to know the outcome of such proceedings; student and employee options to report an alleged assault to law enforcement agencies; and information regarding existing Malone and community programs providing aid to sexual assault victims. Please refer to the Campus and Malone-Related Sexual Misconduct Policy for further details.
Safety & Security Tips
1. Never carry large amounts of cash.
2. Always keep your room door locked - all a thief needs is an opportunity.
3. Always lock valuables out of sight - Always carry wallets, checkbooks, and purses with you.
4. Always keep your car locked.
5. Park in a well lit area, the busier, the better.
6. While approaching your locked car at night, be alert, have your key in hand ready to open the door. Pay attention to movement around/under your car, check the back seat before getting in, and lock your door after entering.
7. Hang up immediately if you receive a prank, obscene, or harassing phone call and report it to a staff member or safety officer
8. Do not go out at night alone, especially for a walk or jog.
9. Be careful where you leave book bags and coats, especially if they contain keys, calculators, etc.
10. Report anything unusual to a staff member or safety officer.
In addition to offering an environment that is conducive to spiritual and intellectual growth, Malone is committed to providing an environment that is physically safe and secure.
The use of professionally trained officers and the enforcement of community standards that promote safety are evidence of that commitment.
Each member of the Malone community contributes to the overall climate of the campus.
We understand that some dangerous circumstances are beyond our control. However, we anticipate and appreciate your full compliance with all Malone policies and procedures, in an ongoing effort to assure a safe and alcohol/drug-free campus.