Safety & Security Annual Report 2014-2015

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The following campus security procedures, services and crime statistics are for your information and awareness. Campus safety and crime prevention are important for the students, staff and visitors at Cumberland County College. The security procedures outlined in this brochure are for your safety. You will also help maintain your own safety on campus by using common sense safety practices, such as walking in groups, reporting suspicious activities and incidents, not leaving books, coats, backpacks or other valuables unattended. Remember, campus safety is everyone's responsibility. Cumberland County College has a record of being a relatively crime free campus. As you review this information and the statistics on campus crime, you will see virtually no major crimes or arrests occurring on campus.

Campus Security

Procedures and Services

Cumberland County College maintains a strong commitment to campus security and safety. Security is present on campus at all times. The Security and Safety Office is responsible for emergency responses and maintains a working relationship with the Vineland Police Department to ensure a safe environment for the entire campus community. To accomplish our goal it is imperative that students, employees, or visitors report any emergencies, suspicious or criminal activity they observe. Security can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by dialing "1777" from any campus phone. If you are calling from off campus or cell phone, dial the main campus number, (856) 691-8600, when the recorded message comes on dial "1777".

Cumberland County College is an "open" college serving students and the general public. Campus facilities are generally open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., when classes are in session. Security officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, monitoring the entire campus.

Student orientation programs are provided at the beginning of the student's enrollment at college. Employee orientation/development programs are held twice each year.

Off Campus Incidents/Crimes

In instances where there has been a Student Conduct Code Violation or a commission of a crime relating to an off campus location or activity, the college will consider its responsibility in these incidents on an individual basis. Crime statistics are not maintained or included for off campus incidents.

Campus Alcohol and Drug Policy

Cumberland County College is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment which allows students to enjoy the full benefits of their learning experience and to understand the consequences of the illicit use of alcohol and drugs on their lives. In accordance with the policy approved by the Board of Trustees of Cumberland County College on June 12, 1990 and in accordance with Public Law 101-226, the college declares that it will make every effort to provide its students with an environment that is free of the problems associated with the unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and illegal drugs.

The possession, use and/or distribution of alcohol and/or illegal drugs on campus is in violation of the Student Conduct Code and is prohibited. Disciplinary sanctions ranging from warnings to dismissal will be imposed on students who violate the alcohol and drug policy as well as local, state and federal laws when applicable.

Sexual Assault

Sex offenses, whether forcible or non- forcible, are serious violations of the Cumberland County College Student Conduct Code and criminal law. Any reported sexual offenses will be treated through the established college disciplinary procedure and/or legal avenues. The college disciplinary procedure ensures that both the accuser and the accused have an opportunity to present their case and that both will be notified of the outcome. Following a college disciplinary hearing, sanctions may include dismissal of charges, verbal or written reprimands, establishment of specific stipulations to be met for continued attendance at the college, probation, suspension or dismissal.

In reporting a sex offense which occurs on campus, initial contact should be made to campus security (ext. 1777) located in the Student Center Building, as quickly as possible. Students also have the option of notifying local police. Students who are reluctant to notify either campus security or local police may request assistance from appropriate campus officials such as the Executive Director of Student Life & Campus Services, Affirmative Action Officers or counselor.

General procedures for reporting emergency situations, listed in this publication, should be followed. Additionally, any evidence which may be necessary to prove criminal sexual assault, should be preserved. On request, students who are victims of sexual offenses will be provided the opportunity to adjust their academic schedule. Educational programs to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses are scheduled during the year. Announcements of programs are posted and available through the Student Activities Office.

There are many services available to assist victims of sexual assault. Information and counseling options, mental health centers, legal or medical support, and other services may be obtained from counselors or through the Student Life & Campus Services office.