Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

Oct 2016

DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT

Danville Area Community College faculty, staff, and administration place a high priority on providing and maintaining a safe campus. Numerous services and practices are in place to insure that DACC students and staff feel comfortable with respect to their personal safety and the security of their possessions when on campus.

Security Personnel are available twenty-four (24) hours a day to respond to emergency situations or to address and investigate any criminal activity or inappropriate conduct reported by a student, staff member, or visitor to campus. Security personnel patrol campus facilities, grounds, and parking lots to monitor activity on campus, assist anyone in need, and to insure that unauthorized persons are not on campus. Additionally, security personnel routinely perform safety/security audits to insure lights, locks, fire extinguishers, and fire and security alarms are operating properly.

Four (4) Emergency Telephones are strategically located on campus for use by students, staff, or visitors which connect directly to the security personnel cell phone.

Surveillance Cameras are strategically located in campus buildings and throughout the grounds which are monitored by security personnel and the telecommunications specialist housed in the Information Office.

Emergency Text Messaging alert system is available to students, faculty, and staff. This optional service may be used in the event of a potential, developing, or existing on-campus emergency, or advisories about closings and/or class cancellations, possibly due to inclement weather. There is no charge for signing up; however, standard text messaging rates form service provider may apply. Annual sign up each fall is required to continue this service. Sign up is completed online at this link: https://www.campusalerts.com/danvilleareacollege

Emergency Text Messaging is just one of the methods Danville Area Community College will use to communicate emergency information to students, faculty, and staff. We will continue to use a variety of other methods as appropriate, including DACC student email, posting on the DACC website, and local radio and television stations.

A 911 Emergency Calling System is in place which enables officials in the Danville Public Safety Building to identify the building and room or area on campus from which an emergency call originates. When placing an emergency call on campus, an individual should dial 9-911.

REPORTING

Criminal Activity or Emergencies to the DACC Security Office, Lincoln Hall, Room 007

Security Office Telephone Number...................................................... 443-8888

Security Office - calling on campus...................................................... Ext. 8888

Emergency Number - calling on campus ............................................. Ext. 8890

 

Timely Warnings - Should a criminal offense occur on campus which warrants concern with respect to the safety or security of students and staff, the College will make timely reports to the campus community through announcements and publications. Information given will include precautionary measures which should be taken by students and staff to enhance their safety and the security of their property while on campus.

Emergency Text/Email Alerts - Danville Area Community College offers an Emergency Text Messaging alert system to students, faculty, staff, and critical stakeholders.  This optional service may be used in the event of a potential, developing, or existing on-campus emergency, or advisories about closings and/or class cancellations, possibly due to inclement weather.  There is no charge for signing up; however, standard text messaging rates from your cell phone service provider will apply.

To sign up to receive emergency text messages on your cell phone, go to the DACC website at https://www.campusalerts.com/danvilleareacollege.  You will be asked for your DACC student ID and password, your cell phone number, your cell phone carrier, and your permission to add that number to the system.  STUDENTS MUST SIGN-UP EVERY AUGUST FOR THE SERVICE TO CONTINUE!

Law Enforcement Services - The Danville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies provide law enforcement services on the DACC campus. The DACC Security Office does not have law enforcement authority and DACC Security Officers are not authorized to carry weapons. However, the DACC Security Office works closely with the city police and the county sheriff's office with respect to sharing information and/or evidence pertinent to any criminal activity associated with the DACC community.

Campus Security Awareness Programs and Publications - In support of the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act) and the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991, the College provides to students and staff information regarding campus security procedures and practices through various programs and publications. Information shared encourages students and staff to be responsible for their personal safety as well as the safety of others and serves to increase awareness with respect to the prevention of crimes. Publications utilized to disperse security information include, but are not limited to, New Student Orientation packets, the PBR (Plain Brown Rapper, a campus newsletter), a Web-Consent form accessed through the Jaguar Spot (the College’s online student service portal), the Student Handbook, the College Catalog, the DACC Telephone Directory, and the DACC website.  A minimum of one campus safety and/or crime awareness program is provided per semester, free of charge, for students and staff of the College through the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action, Student Services and the CQI Student Development Team.

Sexual Assault Education Program - In support of The Higher Education Amendments of 1992, the Student Services Office and CQI Student Development Team offers a minimum of one sexual-assault education program per semester to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses. All students are invited to participate in the online training “Preventing Discrimination and Sexual Violence” training accessible through the Current Students webpage at http://dacc.edu/currentstudents. If a student should be the victim of a sex offense on campus, the student should report the offense to campus security, the Title IX Coordinator, the Dean of Student Services, or other campus authority. Once a sex offense is reported, the student will be informed of his/her options to notify local law enforcement authorities and will be assisted by campus authorities if the student chooses to do so. The policy and procedures as defined in the College’s Conduct code will be followed with respect to the rights of the complainant and the accused and any disciplinary action which is taken on campus.

Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus - In order to provide a workplace and learning environment free of drugs and concurrently enhance the safety and security of campus, the College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance and the abuse of legal drugs or alcohol while on DACC owned or supervised property or while on college business. Furthermore, in support of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the College periodically provides substance abuse education programs for students and staff. Information with respect to alcohol and substance use/abuse on campus is covered by the College’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy/ Procedures and the Drug-Free Learning Environment Policy/Procedures which are provided to students and staff on an annual basis. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides sobering facts and research on the effects of alcohol on their website at http://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets.  The College’s Student Handbook (http://dacc.edu/assets/pdfs/student-handbook/StuHandbook.pdf)    provides in depth information regarding the effects of drugs and alcohol; sanctions and penalties; and how the College, and other public entities, deal with violations.

Registered Sex Offenders Must Register with DACC Campus Security

Effective January 1, 2012, registered sex offenders must complete an Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act – Institutions of Higher Education Employment / Student Information Form (ISP 5-695) with the agency of jurisdiction in which they reside (= Police or Sheriff's Department that serves their home residence), the agency of jurisdiction in which they are attending an Institution of Higher Education (= Danville Police Department), AND the public safety or security director of the Institution of Higher Education (= DACC Campus Security). Sex offenders who fail to properly register their status as a student or employee at an institution of higher education are in violation of the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act and face arrest for a Class 3 Felony. They also face disciplinary actions up to and including suspension or termination of student / employee status. Sex offenders with questions about this registration requirement should call DACC Campus Security at 217-443-8888.

Please note, the act amends the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) to clarify that nothing in the act may be construed to prohibit an educational institution from disclosing information provided to the institution concerning registered sex offenders; and requires the Secretary of Education to take appropriate steps to notify educational institutions that disclosure of this information is permitted.

 Disclosure of Registered Sex Offenders - As of October 28, 2002, per an amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act enacted by subsection (d) of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, educational institutions may disclose information concerning sex offenders enrolled or employed with the institution that has been received under State sex offender registration and community notification programs. Members of the campus community may request information on registered sex offenders from the Office of Student Services or the Human Resources Office.

Security Report and Crime Statistics - This report including crime statistics for the three preceding years is provided through publications, email notices, and mailings (in some situations) to all current students and staff on an annual basis no later than October1st of each year. Potential students and applicants for employment may find the Report on the DACC website by visiting the Student Services section and clicking on the Security section.  The direct link is http://dacc.edu/hr/campus-security-report.   This information may also be obtained from the Security Office, the Human Resources Office, or the Dean of Student Services. The public may visit the DACC Security Office and request to view the Campus Security Log information.  The Danville Public Safety Department provides information regarding calls and /or arrest for the surrounding area of the DACC Main Campus (2000 E. Main St, Danville, IL).

 

Oct 2016

DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
CRIME STATISTICS FOR DACC MAIN CAMPUS:  2013, 2014 & 2015

 CRIMINAL OFFENSES

 

2013

2014

2015

Murder/Non Negligent Manslaughter 

0

0

0

Forcible Sex Offenses (including Rape) 

0

0

0

Nonforcible Sex Offenses 

0

0

0

Robbery 

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault 

0

0

0

Burglary 

0

0

1

Motor Vehicle Theft 

0

0

0

Arson 

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter 

0

0

0

Dating Violations

X

X

0

Domestic Violence

X

X

0

Stalking

X

X

2

Hate Crimes per Offenses Listed Above* 

0

0

0

 

* Evidence of prejudice based on race (R), gender (G), religion (Rel), sexual orientation (SO), ethnicity (E), or disability (D). “X “indicates data not available to gather for those years. Note: first mandatory reporting is calendar year 2014. 
 

ARRESTS

 

2013 

2014

2015

Liquor Law Violations 

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations 

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Possession 

0

0

0

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS / JUDICIAL REVIEWS

 

2013

2014

2015

Liquor Law Violations 

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations 

0

0

1

Illegal Weapons Possession 

0

0

0

 

 

Oct 2016

DACC CRIME STATISTICS for DACC’S EXTENSION SITES &
the SURRONDING AREAS AROUND DACC’s MAIN CAMPUS:  2013, 2014 & 2015

Extension Sites include the DACC Center at the Village Mall, DACC Hoopeston Higher Learning Center, and the DACC Main Campus Surrounding Areas.  (Information provided by Danville Public Safety Dept.)

 

CRIMINAL OFFENSES

 

2013

2014

2015

Murder/Non Negligent Manslaughter 

0

0

0

Forcible Sex Offenses (including Rape) 

0

0

0

Nonforcible Sex Offenses 

0

0

0

Robbery 

0

0

7

Aggravated Assault 

0

0

5

Burglary 

0

0

13

Motor Vehicle Theft 

0

0

0

Arson 

0

0

1

Negligent Manslaughter 

0

0

0

Dating Violence

X

X

0

Domestic Violence

X

X

16

Stalking

X

X

0

Hate Crimes per Offenses Listed Above* 

0

0

0

 

* Evidence of prejudice based on race (R), gender (G), religion (B), sexual orientation (S), ethnicity (E), or disability (D). “X “indicates data not available to gather for those years. Note: first mandatory reporting is calendar year 2014. 
 

ARRESTS

 

2013

2014

2015

Liquor Law Violations 

0

0

1

Drug Law Violations 

0

0

28

Illegal Weapons Possession 

0

0

5

 

 

DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS / JUDICIAL REVIEWS

 

2013

2014

2015

Liquor Law Violations 

0

0

0

Drug Law Violations

0

0

0

Illegal Weapons Possession 

0

0

0

 

# DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS/JUDICIAL REVIEWS are not available for information regarding police calls and/or arrests reported by Danville Public Safety Department for the DACC Main Campus’ Surrounding Areas.

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