Policies - Section Fourteen: - Crime Awareness

Policies - Section Fourteen: - Crime Awareness

  • Policies - Section Fourteen: - Crime Awareness

    This information is provided in response to the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act, Public Law 101-542, as amended by the Higher Education Technical Amendment of 1991, Public Law 102-26. The College is required to report on the number of incidents of murder, rape, aggravated assaults, burglary, vehicle thefts, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, crimes reportable under the Hate Crime Statistics Act, and arrests for campus violations of the Liquor Laws, drug possession/use and weapons possession.

    In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics (Clery Act), Carroll Community College is required to provide all students and employees, as well as prospective students and employees access to the College’s Annual Security Report by October 1 of each year. This Report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Carroll Community College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. The Report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a hard copy of the Report by contacting the Office of Public Safety and Security, room A137, 410-386-8600; picking one up at the College’s Information Center; or electronically by accessing the following website: carrollcc.edu/securityreport.pdf

    Safety Tips for Work Areas

    • Lock your office door whenever you leave, even if you are just going “out for a minute.”
    • Take care of your keys. Do not leave them in your “cubby” or other hiding places.
    • Do not prop doors open. If you find a door propped open on campus, close it or report it to the Office of Public Safety and Security.
    • Know where fire alarms and emergency exits are located.
    • Observe the College’s fire prevention regulations.
    • If you smell smoke or see fire, pull the fire alarm and leave the building immediately.
    • When a fire alarm sounds, leave the building immediately. Do not wait to see if it is a false/malfunctioning alarm.
    • Notify the Office of Public Safety and Security immediately of any emergency, criminal activity, suspicious conditions, or suspicious subjects by calling 410-386-8123 or x8123 from a college phone.

    Safety Tips for Campus Grounds

    • Avoid taking shortcuts through isolated areas.
    • Do not go for a “nature walk” through the woods alone.
    • When walking, jogging, or running around the campus road after dark, wear reflective clothing and go in the opposite direction of traffic.
    • Do not walk, jog, or run on campus alone after dark.
    • Contact the Information Desk for an on-campus security escort to your car.

    Property Security Tips

    • Never leave your bag, wallet, purse, or other valuables unattended.
    • Even if you are going to be gone for “just a minute,” take your belongings with you.
    • Do not leave easily stolen items, such as your wallet, checkbook, or jewelry in open view.
    • Do not keep large sums of money in your office, classroom, or book bag/back pack.
    • Engrave your driver’s license number on valuables.

    Parking and Vehicle Safety

    • Have your keys ready when approaching your vehicle. Check for intruders before, and lock the door immediately after, getting into your vehicle.
    • Close all windows (in addition to locking all doors) when leaving your vehicle, whether it is for a few minutes or several hours.
    • Lock all valuables in the trunk. Do not leave them visible in your car.
    • At night, park in well-lighted areas.
    • Do not attach your name or license tag number to your key ring.
    • Never pick up hitch hikers or hitchhike yourself.
    • Always keep your gas tank at least half full.
    • If your vehicle breaks down in an isolated area, raise the hood, lock the doors and stay inside. If someone stops to help, ask him/her to call the police. Sound the horn if your feel threatened. If you see a suspicious person or someone driving recklessly on campus, notify the Office of Public Safety and Security immediately.

    Dating

    • When you feel uncomfortable in a situation, trust your instincts.
    • When you mean “no,” say “NO.” Do not allow room for misinterpretation by being ambiguous in your actions. Be FIRM. You should communicate your intentions and limits early.
    • Do not immediately transfer your trust from an old friend to a new one. Remember, trust must be earned.
    • Control the environment. You should be the one to choose or agree to the dating activity and location.
    • Be alert to diminished awareness caused by alcohol and drugs. When you lose control because of impaired judgment, you give the advantage to the would-be assailant.
    • Do not allow others to violate your personal space.
    • When going out, let someone know with whom you are going, where you are going, and if possible, the approximate time of your return.

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