Capt. Tammy Dougan, assistant chief and field operations division commander in the Arkansas Tech University Department of Public Safety, has earned national recognition as a Certified Clery Compliance Officer through the National Association of Clery Compliance Officers and Professionals (NACCOP).
Dougan earned the certification by passing the Clery Compliance Officer examination. The honor recognizes individuals who are eligible employees of colleges and universities and want to benefit from NACCOP’s practical expertise in leading and managing Clery Act compliance activities.
According to NACCOP, the certification program provides participants with the opportunity to “immerse themselves in a comprehensive professional development program that leads to a professional credential from the only association serving the needs of Clery compliance officers and professionals.”
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, commonly known as the Clery Act, was signed into law in 1990 as a federal statute. It requires U.S. colleges and universities to report campus crime data, support victims of violence and publicly outline the policies and procedures they have put into place to improve campus safety.
Dougan has served in the ATU Department of Public Safety since February 2016. Her previous experience included work as a patrol officer for the Russellville Police Department, as a patrol officer and emergency dispatcher for the Paragould Police Department and as an emergency dispatcher for Pope County 911.
She is also a first sergeant in the Arkansas Army National Guard.
Dougan holds a Master of Science degree in emergency management and homeland security from ATU, a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and legal studies from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and an Associate of Applied Sciences degree in criminal justice from Black River Technical College.