This is the same required training that municipal police officers throughout Pennsylvania receive.
Officers on campus participate in annual police update training under PA Act 180.
Such behaviors are anathema to Haverford’s foundational principles that underscore human dignity, promote equality, and repudiate violence in any form.
The goals of this policy are to create a community free from sexual misconduct of all kinds, to provide avenues for those affected by sexual misconduct to obtain assistance and provide a prompt and equitable complaint and investigation procedure.
The College will take all steps necessary to stop the misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and offer appropriate remedies to address its effects on those involved.
Haverford respects the privacy of students who seek help and/or report incidents of sexual misconduct, but cannot guarantee confidentiality in all cases. (Only certain professionals with statutory confidentiality [e.g., licensed mental health professionals and ordained clergy] can guarantee confidentiality.) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) obligate the College to stop sexual misconduct, remedy its effects and take steps to prevent its recurrence.
Cheyney Police Department consists of sworn police officers who have received their primary training under the Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers Education and Training Act (PA Act 120).
However, other employment opportunities either do not exist, or pay too little to allow the teenagers to secure basic needs.