Policy Name: Campus Safety Authority and Procedures for Reporting All Crimes
Responsibility for Policy: Campus Safety and Security
Date of most recent
changes: May 3, 2011
employed by Campus Safety and Security have complete authority to apprehend and
arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on campus and areas immediately adjacent
to the campus, as well as any College operated facility. If offenses involving violations
of the Student Code of Conduct occur, campus peace officers will also refer the
individual to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
By mutual agreement
with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Department, Campus Safety and Security will
jointly cooperate in the investigation of any Violent Felony Offence that has
occurred on campus. A Violent Felony offence is defined in Section 70.02(1) of
the Penal Law of the State of New York.
Campus Safety and
Security works closely with local, state and federal police agencies and have
direct radio communication with all law enforcement agencies in Onondaga
County. Additionally, Campus Safety and Security is part of the Onondaga County
911 Emergency System.
with local law enforcement agencies, any criminal activity engaged in by
students at off campus locations is monitored and recorded. This information is
provided to Campus Safety and Security and to the Office of Student Conduct and
Reason for Policy
This policy will
facilitate the College’s compliance with Education Law § 6430 and is intended
to protect the safety of all members of the college community.
Applicability of the Policy
All members of the
College community should be familiar with this policy.
York Education Law Section 6430
and community members are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety
related incidents to Campus Safety and Security in a timely manner. College
officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities
including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus
judicial proceedings are required to report all crimes to Campus Safety and
To report a crime or
emergency that is occurring or has occurred on campus call Campus Safety and
Security at (315) 498-2311. To report incidents of a non- emergency nature call
Campus Safety and Security at (315) 498-2478.
Campus Safety and
Security Information Aides are available at these respective telephone numbers
24 hours a day to answer your call. In response to a call, Campus Safety and
Security Officers will take the required action in order to facilitate an
investigation into the matter.
In cases where there
is an allegation of criminal conduct or violations of the Student Conduct and
Disciplinary Policy, Campus Safety and Security will forward copies of the
report to the Student Engagement and
Learning Support for review and potential action by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Additional information discovered during further investigation will also be
forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards.
Crimes must be
reported to Campus Safety and Security to ensure inclusion in the annual crime
statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community,
Confidential Reporting Procedures
Victims of a crime
who do not wish to pursue action within the College disciplinary system, or the
criminal justice system, may still choose to file a confidential report.
With the individual’s
permission, the Vice President of Campus Safety and Security or a designee can
file a report that documents the details of the incident without revealing the
The purpose of the
confidential report is to comply with the individual’s wish to keep the matter
confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of all members of
the campus community.
information, the College can keep accurate records of the number of incidents
involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to
a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to
Reports filed in this
manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the
Approved by the OCC
Board of Trustees April 3, 2006
Updated and approved
by the OCC Board of Trustees June 1, 2010
Updated and approved
by the OCC Board of Trustees May 3, 2011