St. Bonaventure, Police To Sign Memo To Combat Sex Assault
OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — St. Bonaventure University and surrounding police and health agencies are pledging to work together against sexual assault and domestic violence.
On Monday, leaders from the western New York university and the other agencies will gather at St. Bonaventure to sign a memorandum of understanding formalizing their commitment to assist each other in their response to reports of dating violence, stalking and assault.
Several U.S. senators, including New York's Kirsten Gillibrand, support legislation that would make such university-law enforcement agreements mandatory. The provision is included in the proposed Campus Accountability and Safety Act.
Signing the memo along with St. Bonaventure at 2 p.m. Monday will be representatives from the village of Allegany (al-leh-GAY'-nee) police, Cattaraugus (kat-uh-RAW'-gus) County Sheriff's Office, Olean (OH'-lee-an) police, Cattaraugus Community Action and the Southern Tier Health Care System.
[STORY BY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]