San Jacinto College
Campus Security and Fire Safety
Printable 2012 Annual Security Report
The San Jacinto College Police Department is responsible for preparing and distributing the Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The Annual Security Report is published every year by October 1st and contains three years of selected campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements in accordance with the Clery Act.
The San Jacinto College Police Department composes the Annual Security Report and statistical information with input from various sources such as local law enforcement agencies, Physical Plant, Division of Student Affairs, and Campus Officials.
Designated campus officials or “campus security authorities” include, but are not limited to, directors, deans, department heads, designated Human Resource Department liaison, judicial affairs, and advisors to students/student organizations.
PURPOSE OF ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT
Enacted in 1990, The Student Right to Know and the Campus Security Act was designed to assist students in making decisions which affect their personal safety and to ensure institutions of higher education provide students, prospective students, staff, and faculty the information they need to avoid becoming victims of campus crime.
The Higher Education Act of 1998 and the subsequent amendment of the implementing regulations (34 C.F.R.668.46) significantly expanded institutions’ obligations under the Act. The Act was also renamed the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act” (hereafter the Clery Act). The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish an annual report every year by Oct.1 that contains three years of selected campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements.
- Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities. The statistics must be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other College officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities.”
- Provide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students and employees.”
- Disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus . . . or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or the campus security department and is reported to the campus police or security department.”
DISCLOSURE OF ANNUAL REPORT NOTIFICATION
Each year, an email notification is sent to all current students, faculty, and staff providing the website to access this report. Upon request, prospective students and employees may obtain a written paper copy of the report, which will be available at the San Jacinto College Police Department located at 8060 Spencer Highway in Pasadena Texas 77505 or on the web: http://www.sanjac.edu/police.