60.C - Campus Security

Board Policy Code: 60.C
Adopted: 1993-02-03T00:00:00
Revised/Readopted: 07/09/97, 02/08/05, 06/11/14

The college is committed to working with community agencies to reduce the opportunity for criminal/antisocial activities and providing a safe and secure environment for staff and students.

The Facilities Services Department shall be primarily responsible for carrying out the mandates of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

Security and Access
The Board of Education seeks to provide an atmosphere of openness for the encouragement of collegiate activity at college-controlled facilities. This must be balanced by controls on access which are designed to promote security in college facilities.

Reporting of a Crime or Other Emergency

College personnel shall cooperate fully with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as they seek to protect life and property, to prevent antisocial behavior and preserve a secure environment in the locations where classes are held and offices are located. It is the responsibility of students and staff to report all crimes, even those considered minor, to the city police and Facilities Services. All suspicious
activity and other emergencies should be reported to the director of facilities services or another administrator, as promptly as possible.

College Security Procedures and Practices

To encourage students and employees to be responsible for their own security and the security of others, as well as to promote crime prevention, the Facilities Services Department shall inform students and staff annually about college security programs, procedures and practices through such means as handbooks and postings.

The Facilities Services Department will monitor and record criminal activity at off-campus student organizations recognized by the college, including those student organizations with off-campus housing facilities.

Facilities Services shall also prepare, publish and distribute statistical reports to students and staff and to any applicant for enrollment or employment, upon request. Reports will identify the occurrence of crimes on campus, in or on noncampus buildings or property and on public property reported to Facilities Services or local police agencies. The number of campus arrests during the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years for criminal offenses will also be included, as specified in the Act of 1990. Information will include procedures for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and the college’s response to such reports.

The President shall develop administrative regulations as necessary to implement this policy and to meet the requirements of law.