At a minimum, investigations are conducted for the following: any injury, significant property damage or equipment damage, any incident that violates school policy or is criminal in nature.
Investigations should serve as the following: determine the root causes, determine contributing factors, prevent similar incidents from occurring, document facts, provide information statistics and promote safety and security.
Documenting the Investigations
It is critical that each investigation be fully documented, and each is documented using a standard incident form. These forms can be found in the Public Safety Office or in the Office of Student Affairs.
Completing the Incident Report
Fill in the following blocks: nature of incident, date and time of report, complainant (name of person), location of incident, narrative (detailed description of incident), name of reporting officer or person performing the investigation.
As part of orientation training, each employee is informed of the necessity to report any accident/incident immediately.
The Director of Public Safety performs a self-audit of the site to verify implementation of the incident reporting and investigation program.