The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Police Department collects and reports crime statistics on a daily, monthly and annual basis. These statistics are compiled into a daily police blotter, monthly into the Police Department's Uniform Crime Report and annually for the Department of Education and the Departments Campus Safety Report. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Police Department prepares these reports to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act, as well as state and federal (UCR; Uniform Crime Reports) laws.
The UMHB Police Department makes reasonable efforts to obtain crime statistics from "campus security authorities" which include any official of the University who has significant responsibilities for student and campus activities. Each member of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Community should feel free to report criminal offenses which comes to their attention. These offenses can be reported for the purpose of making timely warning reports and the annual statistical disclosure to the University Police Department.
The University Police prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. You will also be able to connect to our site via the Resources section of the UMHB Home page at: http://umhb.edu
This report is prepared in cooperation with the Belton Police Department, Residence Life, and the Dean of Students. Each entity is asked to provide updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the UMHB Police, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, judicial affairs, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies.
The University encourages victims or witnesses to report all crimes. Such reports may be made confidentially by calling UMHBPD.
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the University System or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Chief or a designee can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the University can keep an accurate records of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
Campus pastoral counselors and mental health professionals, when acting as such, are not considered to be campus security authorities and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual disclosure of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged, if and when they deem appropriate, to inform persons being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.
Each year, an e-mail notification that provides the web site containing this report is set to the UMHB email address of all current students, faculty and staff. Printed copies of the report may also be obtained at the University Police Department located at 816 College, by calling (254) 295-5555 or by writing to:
UMHM Police Department
UMHB Box 8350
Belton, Texas 76513
The website address is also printed on all UMHB employment applications.