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Annual Security Report for the AJH Dixon School of Nursing

This report includes statistics for the past three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings, or property owned or controlled by Abington Hospital; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters.

Safety and Security Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Abington Health's Security Department to provide and maintain a safe and secure environment at all times for its students, patients, staff, and others. This mission includes locations at all AH schools, campuses, and other facilities, as well as their vicinities and municipal jurisdictions which surround them. Safety and Security at Abington Hospital's Dixon School of Nursing are managed, facilitated and maintained through a joint, cooperative effort between Dixon School management staff, Security Department management staff, Safety Office management staff and the Abington Health Center – Willow Grove Plant Operations Department management staff.

Abington Memorial Hospital will meet the requirement to comply with all elements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, 20 USC 1092(f), 34CFR668.46 ("The Clery Act") by addressing each element as listed in sections below and links on the right.

Abington Hospital Security Report by Location:

Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
1200 Old York Rd., Abington, PA 19001

Abington Health Center – Willow Grove
(Includes the Dixon School of Nursing)
2500 Maryland Rd., Willow Grove, PA 19090

Abington Health Center – Warminster
225 Newtown Rd., Warminster, PA 18974

Required Disclosures and Notifications

Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies - All campus locations

Police should also be called by dialing "911" from any telephone for any and all emergencies.

All students, staff, and others are encouraged to report criminal and suspicious activity on a 24/7 basis to Abington Health Security by calling 215-481-2828, by using the in-house emergency phone extension of "777", or by using one of various panic and emergency alarms located throughout Abington Health facilities.

Each Abington Health location has a list of crime statistics compiled for each campus location for the previous three years. Crime statistics are gathered daily by Abington Health's Security Department investigations officer from local police departments. Crime statistics are also evaluated based on daily newspaper police logs and use of a proprietary crime statistics data base, the Cap Index. Crime statistics can be found both from this website and from the official AJH Police log located in the Abington Hospital Main Campus Security Dispatch Station (215-481-2828).

The official log is available for inspection during normal business hours. The official log is updated as information becomes available. The official, daily log records are available for the last six months. Official, daily log data is kept for a period of three years following the most recent publication of the annual security report. The electronic version of the log attempts to be as accurate as possible, listing crimes per category, per year. However, it is not the official log. Abington Hospital's Security Department investigations officer is also responsible for reporting yearly crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education.

Through the use of the Cap Index, AH provides inspection of vicinities within a two-mile radius of each campus in which crime risk ratings are provided in comparison with average county, state, and national average crime statistics related to the same major crimes which are listed in other categories in this report. The Cap Index report is located within the daily Police log for inspection by the public.

Lastly, sex offender data can be found at the following website:

Security of, and Access to, campus facilities

Access control to campus locations is controlled by a variety of photo ID-card access and pin code key pad door locking control systems.

Students must register for access and classification assignment. Email notifications for classification assignments or ID badge registry must be submitted to the Security Department by School management staff.

During normal business hours, Willow Grove campus schools are normally open for public access, with periodic patrol by an AJH Security Officer who is stationed at the Abington Campus. During evening hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Security is stationed from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. Security posts, patrols, and assignments may vary to suit the schedules and needs of the schools.

Escorts to vehicles may be facilitated by dialing 215-481-2828 (Security Dispatcher) or by contacting Plant Operations Department staff at 215-481-5810 if AJH Security is not available.

Visitors and guests to the schools are processed and cleared by school reception staff.

Evacuations from schools are facilitated, documented, and coordinated at least twice yearly be Safety and Properties Department staff in conjunction with fire drills.

Campus Law Enforcement Policy

Abington - Jefferson Health's Security staff does not possess police powers of arrest. Police are notified to facilitate response for any crime committed on campus. Police departments work closely with Abington - Jefferson Health's Security Department by having direct response capability through mutual walkie-talkie emergency radio frequency use, automatic panic and "hold-up" alarm systems reporting, and by the participation in hospital and campus police and emergency management drills. Police department jurisdictions are listed on the appropriate page for each campus.