Nothing is more important to the Neptune Public Library than the safety and security of its employees and patrons. Threats, threatening behavior, or acts of violence against employees, visitors, patrons or other individuals by anyone on Neptune Public Library property will not be tolerated. Violations of this policy may lead to disciplinary action including arrest and prosecution.
Any person who makes substantial threats, exhibits threatening behavior, or engages in violent acts on Neptune Public Library property shall be removed from the premises as quickly as safety permits. Persons doing such shall remain off Neptune Public Library premises pending the outcome of an investigation. Neptune Public Library will initiate an appropriate response. This response may include, but is not limited to suspension and/or termination of any business relationship, reassignment of job duties, suspension or termination of employment, and/or criminal prosecution of the person or persons involved.
No existing Neptune Public Library policy, practice, or procedure should be interpreted to prohibit decisions designed to prevent a threat from being carried out, a violent act from occurring or a life threatening situation from developing.
All Neptune Public Library personnel are responsible for notifying the management representative designated below of any threats which they have witnessed, received, or have been told that another person has witnessed or received. Even without an actual threat, personnel should also report any behavior they have witnessed which they regard as threatening or violent, when that behavior is job related or might be carried out on a Library controlled site, or is connected to Neptune Public Library employment.
Employees are responsible for making this report regardless of the relationship between the individual who initiated the threat or threatening behavior and the person or persons who were threatened or were the focus of the threatening behavior. If the designated management representative is not available, personnel should report the threat to their supervisor or another member of the management team.
All individuals who apply for or obtain a protective or restraining order which lists Neptune Public Library locations as being protected areas, must provide to the designated management representative a copy of the petition and declarations used to seek the order, a copy of any temporary protective or restraining order which is granted and a copy of any protective or restraining order which is made permanent.
Neptune Public Library understands the sensitivity of the information requested and has developed confidentiality procedures which recognize and respect the privacy of the reporting employee(s).
The designated management representative is:
John Bonney, Director
Neptune Public Library
25 Neptune Blvd.
Neptune, NJ 07753
732-775-8241 ext. 301
Adopted by the Board of Trustees
15 February 2006