Clery Act and Crime Reporting


It is the mission of the Coppin State University Police Department (CSUPD) to improve the human condition by providing a safe environment in which to learn, work, and visit. The CSUPD is committed to cultivating a relationship of collaboration and trust with our students, faculty, staff, and visitors by maintaining open, respectful communication and partnerships while providing the highest level of customer service and protection to our Campus Community. We will maintain the highest level of professionalism and readiness while remaining open to critique. As the vision of public safety continues to evolve, we pledge to always keep the safety of our Coppin Campus Community as our top priority.  

Speak to
Chief Dameon Carter
Mon-Thu: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
Physical Education Complex, Suite 272

Are you concerned about your or another person's immediate safety? Dial 911 or call Campus Police at 410.951.3911.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act. It requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

The "Clery Act" is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Jeanne's parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn't been told about 38 violent crimes on the Lehigh campus in the 3 years before her murder. They joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, which was originally known as the "Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990."

The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery.

The law was most recently amended in 2000 to require schools beginning in 2003 to notify the campus community about where public "Megan's Law" information about registered sex offenders on campus could be obtained.

Campus Crime Map

We work tirelessly to establish and maintain safety of the entire Coppin State University campus.

Crime mapping has become a critical tool for analyzing and presenting visual examples of a crime. It provides spatial illustrations of incidents of crime, supplemented with law enforcement data. 

Crime mapping is a valuable problem-solving tool and has become an important part of our daily operations. Using crime mapping has helped us significantly improve patrol functions as well as evidence-based deployment strategies.

We encourage you to use the crime map as a self-awareness tool. It can help you visualize and better understand criminal activity in your area so you can make informed decisions about staying safe. 

This data provided is for information purposes only and is subject to errors. For better viewing results, use Google Chrome or Firefox as your internet browser.

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Questions? Reach out to Campus Police at (410) 951-3900.