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1 Jeanne Clery Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Disclosure Act What you need to know if you are a Campus Security Authority at Manchester Community College

2 2 What is the Clery Act?  Jeanne Clery was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in The law enacted in her memory is intended to ensure that students and others are informed about violent campus crimes so they can make informed decisions.  The Clery Act requires that colleges and universities report crime statistics to current and prospective students and employees.

3 3 What are the sources for these crime statistics ?  The Clery Act requires that we gather and publish crime data to ensure that students and others know about dangers on campus.  Some of the statistics come from the MCC/Police Department reports.  But, because many crimes, especially sexual assaults, are not reported to the police, the Clery Act requires that data be collected from others on campus to whom students may disclose information.  Therefore, data is collected from a wide variety of faculty and staff who are identified as “Campus Security Authorities”

4 4 Who is a “Campus Security Authority” ? The law defines four categories of Campus Security Authority:  Campus Police  Non-police security staff responsible for monitoring College property  People/offices designated under our policy as those to whom/which crimes should be reported  “Officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities”

5 5 Campus Security Authorities Defined by function, not title : Defined by function, not title : Significant responsibility for student AND campus activities Significant responsibility for student AND campus activities Contact with students Contact with students Examples; Deans, athletic coaches, student activities coordinators, and faculty advisors to student organizations

6 6 How did you get to be a Campus Security Authority? The last category of “Campus Security Authority” (or “CSA”) is defined broadly to ensure complete coverage and thorough reporting of crimes. The last category of “Campus Security Authority” (or “CSA”) is defined broadly to ensure complete coverage and thorough reporting of crimes. Over 40 MCC staff and faculty have been identified as CSAs because they have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities” Over 40 MCC staff and faculty have been identified as CSAs because they have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities”

7 7 Who ISN’T a Campus Security Authority?  Administrative staff not responsible for students (e.g., payroll, facilities)  Clerical staff  Individual faculty who do NOT serve as advisors to registered student organizations

8 8 So you’re a CSA – what do you have to do? If someone tells you about a crime or an incident that may be a crime, record the information and submit a report. If someone tells you about a crime or an incident that may be a crime, record the information and submit a report. Just get the facts, a specialist will do the analysis Just get the facts, a specialist will do the analysis Use the form available at Use the form available at When in doubt, report it! Questions? Contact the Director of Public Safety, Susan Gibbens, at or Questions? Contact the Director of Public Safety, Susan Gibbens, at or

9 9 WHAT do you have to report? “Clery Crimes” must be reported (definitions follow): Criminal homicide Criminal homicide Sex offenses, forcible & non-forcible Sex offenses, forcible & non-forcible Aggravated assault Aggravated assault Robbery Robbery Burglary Burglary Motor vehicle theft Motor vehicle theft Arson Arson

10 10 WHAT do you have to report? (continued) You must also report: Hate crimes, including any of the seven crimes listed above, or any other crime causing bodily injury, if motivated by hate Hate crimes, including any of the seven crimes listed above, or any other crime causing bodily injury, if motivated by hate Liquor, drug, and weapons – both arrests AND disciplinary referrals Liquor, drug, and weapons – both arrests AND disciplinary referrals for students and employees (staff/faculty)

11 11 Timing is critical Be sure to document  When the crime or incident occurred and  When it was reported to you The law requires that the crime be reported for the calendar year in which it was first reported to a Campus Security Authority – not when it occurred, not when it was reported to police The law requires that the crime be reported for the calendar year in which it was first reported to a Campus Security Authority – not when it occurred, not when it was reported to police

12 12 Report crimes by location A crime must be reported if it occurred A crime must be reported if it occurred  On the MCC campus (includes streets, grounds, and parking lots located within campus boundaries)  On public property adjacent to campus (bordering streets, and Bike Path)  Off-campus affiliated property (East Hartford Cultural Center during MCC attendance)

13 13 Don’t include crimes unrelated to MCC For example,  A student tells you about a crime that occurred at a different college before he enrolled at MCC; or  A student reports an assault that happened while she was away from campus and not involved in a campus activity – e.g., home for spring break, on vacation, in an off-campus apartment, or at a summer job with a private company.

14 14 Just get the facts  Police will categorize the report: your job is to get the information the person is willing to tell you. Remember: You are not a detective You are not a detective You don’t have to prove what happened or who was at fault, or classify the crime You don’t have to prove what happened or who was at fault, or classify the crime You aren’t supposed to find the perpetrator You aren’t supposed to find the perpetrator  Use the report form, but DON’T identify the victim UNLESS she/he gives permission

15 15 Describe options  Let the person know about options for reporting to police. Please encourage the person to report the crime to police.  BUT: The decision isn’t yours. A person who talks to you may not want to talk to police – and doesn’t have to. A person who talks to you may not want to talk to police – and doesn’t have to.

16 16 Offer referrals to campus and other resources, including  Office of Victim Services (Connecticut Judicial Branch)  CONNSACS (Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc) (English) and (Espanol) Information packets are available from MCC Police Department (L-170) Information packets are available from MCC Police Department (L-170)

17 17 Document & report the facts  Complete a Crime Report Form  If the person does NOT want to report to police, inform her/him that you may be required to report the incident as an anonymous statistic, but will not identify anyone involved.

18 18 Filling out the Crime Report form:  The Crime Report form is available at at or or from from  Describe the incident or crime Answering questions on form will help police determine the correct crime category Answering questions on form will help police determine the correct crime category Get as accurate and complete a description of what happened as you can Get as accurate and complete a description of what happened as you can Even incomplete information can help Even incomplete information can help

19 19 The questions:  Has the victim sought or is the victim in need of assistance/services?  What happened? How, when, and where did it happen? Is there an identified suspect?  Has the incident been reported to police or to another CSA?  Does the victim wish to remain anonymous?

20 20 Filling out the form: you’re not an expert and you don’t have to be  You don’t have to be a criminal lawyer or know the crime classification  Just indicate the crime that seems most likely or possible  A specialist will make the final determination and classify the crimes

21 21 Filling out the form: the crimes  Criminal Homicide: murder, non-negligent manslaughter, and negligent manslaughter (including vehicular manslaughter)  Aggravated Assault: unlawful attack upon another with intent to inflict severe injury, using a weapon or means likely to produce death or great bodily harm

22 22 Filling out the forms: the crimes  Sex offenses, forcible and non-forcible Forcible sex offenses: rape, sodomy, sexual fondling, sexual assault with object Forcible sex offenses: rape, sodomy, sexual fondling, sexual assault with object Non-forcible: statutory rape and incest Non-forcible: statutory rape and incest  Questions re: sex offenses: Was crime committed forcibly/against victim’s will? Was crime committed forcibly/against victim’s will? Was victim incapable of giving consent because of temporary/permanent mental/physical incapacity, or because underage? Was victim incapable of giving consent because of temporary/permanent mental/physical incapacity, or because underage? Was assault facilitated by giving drugs/alcohol? Was assault facilitated by giving drugs/alcohol?

23 23 Filling out the form: the crimes  Robbery: taking/attempting to take something by force, violence, threat, or by putting victim in fear  Questions re: robbery Was force or a weapon used or threatened? Was force or a weapon used or threatened? Was victim injured? Was victim injured? Did victim feel fearful, threatened or endangered? Did victim feel fearful, threatened or endangered?

24 24 Filling out the forms: the crimes  Burglary: unlawful entry into a structure to commit a felony or theft  Questions re: Burglary Was item taken from inside classroom, office, lab, or other structure? Was item taken from inside classroom, office, lab, or other structure? Was structure, room, store, or office open, closed, or locked? Was structure, room, store, or office open, closed, or locked? How did thief get into the structure/ room etc.? How did thief get into the structure/ room etc.?

25 25 Filling out the form: the crimes  Motor vehicle theft: theft of automobiles, trucks, etc., including “joyriding” (taken by person without lawful access)  Arson: willful or malicious burning/attempt to burn structure, vehicle, or personal property of another

26 26 Filling out the form: the crimes  Hate crimes: any of the above crimes, or any other crime causing bodily injury (e.g. simple assault) where there is evidence both of hate motivation and of hate motivation and that the victim was selected because of actual/perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation that the victim was selected because of actual/perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation

27 27 Filling out the form: the crimes  Hate crimes to property, questions: Was the target personal property, a personal residence, house of worship, or ethnic organization? Was the target personal property, a personal residence, house of worship, or ethnic organization? Did the incident involve any expression of hatred (e.g. graffiti, comments) re: race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability? Did the incident involve any expression of hatred (e.g. graffiti, comments) re: race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or disability? Did any personal injury result from the incident? Did any personal injury result from the incident?  Report ANY vandalism to property of a religious, ethnic, gay or lesbian organization as a hate crime.

28 28 Filling out the form: the crimes  Liquor, drug, and weapon law violations: Police report statistics on arrests for liquor, drug, and weapons-related crimes Police report statistics on arrests for liquor, drug, and weapons-related crimes Student housing, student judicial affairs, and human resources report statistics on disciplinary referrals for drug, liquor, and weapon law violations (except when the student/employee was also arrested for the same act) Student housing, student judicial affairs, and human resources report statistics on disciplinary referrals for drug, liquor, and weapon law violations (except when the student/employee was also arrested for the same act) Statistics must reflect number of persons involved (head count), not just number of incidents Statistics must reflect number of persons involved (head count), not just number of incidents

29 29 ? Questions ?  Questions? Contact the Director of Public Safety, Susan Gibbens (phone) (fax) (phone) (fax) ( )  Information is also available on the MCC/PD website at


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