Under the ruling of U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri, security records are available for public disclosure and release. The judicial order requires this disclosure under the Missouri Sunshine Law (construed to protect the name and address of a victim whose identifiable assailant is still at large). Missouri State University-West Plains has adopted security records access release guidelines, which are available from the Director of Business and Support Services, Cass Hall Room 104, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Missouri State University-West Plains, in compliance with Part II of the Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (20 USC 1092), has published this Annual Public Safety Report to provide applicants, students, parents and employees with a preview of the University public safety procedures and resources. NOTE: 20USC1092(f) may be cited as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security, Policy and Crime Statistics”. If there are any questions, the referenced policies and administrators should be consulted as to the exact terms and procedures. Any person who believes that the requirements of Part II of the Act have not been fulfilled should contact the following office:
Director of Business and Support Services
Missouri State University-West Plains
West Plains MO 65775
While federal law allows universities discretion in crime reporting (Section 668.46), it is the policy of Missouri State University-West Plains to include all reported incidents in its statistics, regardless of whether the report is found to have merit. Missouri State University-West Plains includes alleged crimes reported to all university employees and acts upon all reported incidents. Therefore, the statistics given do not necessarily represent the number of crimes at Missouri State University-West Plains in a given year, but rather the number of crimes reported in a year.
It is the policy of Missouri State University-West Plains to comply with all Clery Act requirements governing obtaining, documenting, reporting and disclosing crime statistics. This report is prepared annually by the Coordinator of Student Life & Development, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies.
Campus Crime Statistics
Daily Crime Log
The Office of the Director of Business and Support Services maintains a daily crime log of all reported criminal activity on campus. This log can be viewed at any time during business hours (8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday) when the campus is open.