CLERY ACT & CRIME PREVENTION INFORMATION
This information is provided in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).
In compliance with this law, the El Camino Community College District Police Department has produced the above publications containing the required information as well as valuable safety and crime prevention information. These publications are also available in printed form in the lobby of the Campus Police Department and in select locations on campus. Upon request, the Campus Police Department can provide or mail out copies of these publications. Contact us at 310-660-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crime Statistics and Geography
Under the Clery Act, El Camino Community College District must annually distribute statistics on the reported occurrences of the following offenses:
- Murder/non-negligent manslaughter
- Manslaughter by negligence
- Statutory rape
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Hate crimes that include race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity and disability bias for any of the crimes listed above in addition to theft-larceny, simple assault, intimidation and damage/destruction/vandalism of property
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
- Arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons possession violations
These offenses must be reported according to their occurrence in the following location categories:
- El Camino College campus
- Public property within, or immediately adjacent to, and accessible from the campus
- Non-campus building or property owned or controlled by El Camino College
Campus Security Authority (CSA)
The Clery Act requires all institutions to collect crime reports from a variety of individuals and organizations that are considered to be “campus security authorities” under the law.
Campus Security Authority is a Clery Act specific term that encompasses four groups of individuals and organizations associated with an institution:
- A campus police department or a campus security department of an institution;
- Any individual or individuals who have responsibility for campus security but who do not constitute a campus police department or a campus security department;
- Any individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security police as an individual or organization to which students and employees should report criminal offense; and
- An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings.
Click here to access the El Camino College Campus Security Authority Reporting Form.
Timely Warning Notices (Safety Advisory)
In the event that a situation arises in El Camino College’s Clery Act geography, the event is made known to the Campus Police Department, and the event, in the judgment of the College chief of police, poses a serious or continuing threat to student and employees, a timely warning will be issued through all appropriate means. The chief of police, in consultation with the Office of Marketing and Communications, will disseminate the appropriate warnings to the campus community whenever there is a credible threat to their safety. These notices are labeled as “Safety Advisory.”
The purpose of these advisories is to aid in the prevention of similar crimes and to enable people to protect themselves.
Click here to view Timely Warning Notices.
The El Camino Police Department is committed to assisting victims of crimes. The
Community Oriented Policing Unit offers many services, including referrals to professional
psychological/social service agencies, accompaniment to court (if needed), and support
Substance Abuse Policy
In accordance with Public Law 101-226, Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, and El Camino College Board Policy 3550, the District prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance in all facilities under the control and use of the District. The District does not permit the possession, use, or sale of marijuana for any purpose on District property even if the use meets the qualifications of the California Compassionate Use Act (Proposition 215), and/or the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (Proposition 64). Employees and/or students who qualify under Propositions 215 and 64 to use marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes are not permitted to possess, store, provide, use, or be under the influence of marijuana while on District-owned or -controlled property or during a District-sanctioned activity or event regardless of the location (El Camino Community College District Board Policy 3550).
The possession, use or sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on El Camino College property is a misdemeanor as per California Business and Professions Code 25608 and a violation of El Camino College Board Policy and Administrative Procedure 3560. It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of this policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior District approval. Alcoholic beverages shall not be served on campus except in accordance with procedures authorized by the Superintendent/President.
Any student or employee who violates these laws/policies will be subject to disciplinary action (consistent with District policies; local, state, or federal law; and/or collective bargaining agreements), which may include but are not limited to referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, expulsion or termination of employment, and referral for prosecution.
It is a serious violation of El Camino College Board Policy 3530 and the California Penal Code Section 626.9, 626.10 and 830 et seq. to possess firearms, knives, explosives, or other dangerous objects, including but not limited to any facsimile firearms, knives, or explosives, on any college or District center or in any facility of the District except for activities conducted under the discretion of District officials, or as authorized by an official law enforcement agency. This includes both loaded and unloaded firearms, and applies to persons holding a valid license to carry a concealed firearm, except as authorized by law. Bringing or possessing any dirk, dagger, ice pick, or knife having a fixed blade longer than 2.5 inches upon the grounds of the District is strictly prohibited, unless the person is authorized to possess such a weapon in the course of his or her District employment. Persons bringing weapons to campus may be subject to arrest and/or disciplinary sanctions (El Camino Community College District Board Policy 3530).
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