Crime Prevention Programs
A primary goal of the San Jacinto College Police Department is the prevention of crime before it occurs. Because San Jacinto College Police Officers cannot be everywhere all the time, they need the help of all members of the College community to take an active role in their personal safety and property protection. Crime prevention is important to the campus community and you can help by reporting any crime or suspected crime immediately to the College Police. By doing so, you may be preventing someone else from becoming a victim of a more serious crime.
The San Jacinto College Police Department maintains a Sergeant Crime Prevention Coordinator, who is responsible for the development and implementation of community policing/public safety initiatives, maintains liaison with area law enforcement agencies to foster cooperation for the resolution of special problems, and develops programs and initiatives that promote the safety and welfare of the College community, participating in new student orientation programs, and responding to requests for speaking with the College community regarding crime prevention strategies.
For additional information or to schedule a program you are encouraged to call the Crime Prevention Unit at (281) 476-1820, or stop by and visit at 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505.
San Jacinto College Police Department offers a variety of crime prevention programs to our community members.
- Personal Safety Awareness
- Office Security Survey
- Sexual Assault Awareness
- Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention
- Bicycle or Personal Property Engraving
Although the statistical reporting of theft offenses is not required by the Clery Act, the San Jacinto College Police Department believes that the College community should be aware of and guard against the theft of property.
It is important for all of us to understand our role in the reduction of crime. A lessen taught to all crime prevention practitioners is often referred to as the Crime Triangle. For any crime to occur three elements must be present: desire, ability and opportunity.
Members of the College community easily recognize there is little that can be done to control the ability and desire of criminals. The College community’s greatest strength in the prevention of crime is our initiative to reduce or eliminate the opportunity for a crime to occur.
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY
The following serve as reminders to help deter the opportunistic thief from taking advantage of you. For example, in any campus environment, laptops and bicycles are a prime target of the opportunistic thief. The San Jacinto College Police Department Crime Prevention Coordinator encourages all students to participate in “Operation Identification,” by engraving your driver’s license number with the appropriate state prefix on the laptop cover or bicycle frame. The CPC also recommends you document the color, make, model, and serial number of the laptop or bicycle and keep it in a safe place.
The San Jacinto College Police Department strongly believes the sharing of this information can help in the prevention and reduction of crime: • By being more aware and observant during your daily activities. If you feel the actions of a person appear suspicious, take the time to notify the police. We would much rather receive the call and determine later there was no problem, than to not be informed when a crime is being committed.
- By being an active participant in “Operation Identification,” you can record the make, model, and serial number of your property. Also, engrave your driver’s license number with the prefix from the state of issuance. Once you have gathered this information, secure it in a safe place so that if you are victimized, this information can be entered in the state and national database of stolen property.
- The San Jacinto College Police Department’s Crime Prevention Coordinator can assist you in the engraving of your property.
- By not leaving your property (backpacks, laptops, cell phones, textbooks, purses etc.) unattended and unsecured in the hallway while attending class or other activity.
- By not leaving property unsecured in your office or cubicle. Secure your valuables in a locked desk or cabinet while out of the office.
- By promptly reporting the presence of strangers in buildings.
- By not leaving your property unattended and unsecured in dining facilities or in one of the libraries.
- By not leaving your property unattended beside the court or along the sidelines during your participation in activities in a recreational facility or on a sports field.
- By promptly reporting and cancelling your lost or stolen credit cards and debit cards to prevent unauthorized use.
- By not leaving your laptop computers or other computer hand-held devices unattended or unsecured.
- By not leaving your property in plain view in your parked vehicle. Remove and store the items securely in the trunk or remove it for safekeeping.