Campus Security Police Department
Annual Security Report
The following information is provided in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, as amended.
College Safety and Security
The Board of Trustees recognizes its responsibility to provide for the safety and welfare of the students and staff, to preserve the physical assets of the College, and to permit no disruptive action which would hinder students in the pursuit of their educational goals or would interfere in any way with the Board and its representatives in the orderly performance of their duties.
Campus Security Police patrol the Livonia campus by vehicle, bicycle and on foot 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Radcliff Center is patrolled during operating hours. Members of the Campus Security Police Department are responsible for protecting persons and property on campus and seeing that state laws, city ordinances and college policies are obeyed.
Signs listing the emergency phone numbers of the Campus Security Police Department and the local police department are posted throughout all buildings. The signs have instructions on what to do in case of a tornado or fire. Emergency phones are in the lobbies of all buildings, in the main parking lots and outside some buildings. These phones are for on-campus calls to Campus Security Police and off-campus calls to the local 911 operator. Stickers affixed to all phones on campus list the emergency phone numbers of the local police and Campus Security Police. Key employees in all buildings have a copy of the College Critical Incident Manual. There are fire alarm systems in all buildings, and a tornado warning siren on the Livonia campus.
Emergency calls to the Campus Security Police Department are forwarded directly to an officer when the office is closed.
Campus Security Police
All full-time Campus Security Police are P.A.330 State sworn officers and are authorized to make warrantless arrests on our property. All officers receive annual training in first aid, CPR/AED, Use of Force, Legal Updates, Firearms Training and Precision Driving.
Parking lots are recorded by video camera 24 hours a day. However, these measures alone will not ensure a crime-free campus. Students, employees and visitors also share responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others. They are encouraged to take common sense safety precautions and to report all incidents, unsafe conditions and suspicious activities to the Campus Security Police Department.
This procedure is to advise how Schoolcraft College will confirm that a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees is occurring on the campus. It is provided to you to advise you of the procedure for an emergency response and or evacuation.
Should you become aware of an emergency or other dangerous situation call 911 or 9-911 from any college phone. You may also notify Campus Security Police by calling ext. 4424 from any campus phone or 734-462-4424 from a cell or public phone. Campus Security Police will respond to the scene and determine if an emergency situation does exist and then the appropriate response to the emergency. If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of the campus population, the Campus Security Police will initiate communication to the effected college community without delay.
The Chief of Campus Security Police is responsible for initiating the emergency notification, but will work with the Director of Marketing and/or other college staff to accomplish this task. The notification will be instituted without delay but will take into account their professional judgment if the notification would compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain or otherwise mitigate the emergency. Because each event is different, there may be differing methods of communication. These may include any or all of the following:
- Public address system
- RAVE Emergency Alert System (email, text, phone)
- College television network
Annually, the college will test the emergency response and evacuation procedures. They may or may not be pre-announced and will be documented on the Campus Security Police Web site.
The College is required to provide a “timely warning” when a crime committed on campus may pose an ongoing threat to students and employees. After the Campus Security Police conducts an investigation, the Chief will confer with the Vice President and CFO who will make a recommendation to the President. If notification of the public is deemed necessary, a timely warning will be placed on the campus television network, be reported to the local media, the RAVE Alert System will be activated, and the Director of Marketing will arrange for the information to be placed on the campus website.
Victims of any crime committed on campus should report the incident to the Campus Security Police Department. Dial ext. 4424 using any campus phone or call 734-462-4424. Victims are encouraged to report all crimes to the local law enforcement agencies and campus officers will assist the victim in notifying the local law enforcement agencies if the victim requests such assistance. You may also report a crime at www.schoolcraft.edu/incidentreport
Safety training for campus groups is provided as needed by the following departments: Campus Security Police, Human Resources and Facilities Management.
Safety-related material is occasionally printed in the College newspaper, Connection, and the employee newsletter, Staff News, and via closed circuit TV monitors located in the buildings
Campus Crime Statistics
The Campus Security Police Department collects and compiles crime and disciplinary statistics in compliance with the Clery Act as reported to them and to local law enforcement agencies, and prepares this Annual Security Report based on that information. The College has a procedure that allows for voluntary, confidential reporting of crimes for inclusion in the Annual Security Report through www.schoolcraft.edu/incidentreport
|Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Forcible Sex Offenses||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Non-Forcible Sex Offenses||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0||0||0||0||3**|
* Includes Livonia and Garden City.
** For the Public Safety Training Complex (Non-Campus Only), we are not able to determine if the three Motor Vehicle Thefts occurred in our Clery reportable area.
|Student Referral||Student Discipline||Arrests|
|Liquor Law Violations||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|Drug Abuse Violations||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0|
No Hate Crimes were reported in 2009.
In 2010, two incidents of ethnic graffiti were reported on campus.
In 2011, we had one incident of ethnic graffiti, and one incident of ethnic intimidation.
Alcohol & Narcotics Policy
Students, employees, and visitors are expected to observe all federal, state, and local laws and college regulations governing the use and possession of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or dangerous drugs. All students, employees, and visitors are specifically forbidden to use or possess alcoholic beverages, narcotics, or dangerous drugs or to be under the influence while on College property.
Alcoholic beverages may be served in the VisTaTech Center as an integral part of culinary arts and community service programs. They also may be served to organizations affiliated with the College upon proper authorization (See College Policy 2007).
It is College policy that the unauthorized manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use, or being under the influence of a controlled substance, by any employee while on duty, reporting to duty, or while participating in any College activity, is strictly prohibited. The term controlled substance refers to drugs and chemical substances such as, but not limited to, marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, heroin, peyote, mescaline, or LSD.
Excessive use of alcohol by students under any circumstances is not condoned by the College and undesirable conduct resulting from alcohol use will be subject to disciplinary action.
Materials and brochures on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education are available in the Counseling Office, Transition Center and the Student Activities Office.
Any employee convicted of violating any criminal drug statute related to conduct occurring in the workplace must report the situation to the Human Resource Office within five days after conviction. Any employee or student who violates this policy may be subject to sanctions, including without limitation, termination (See College Policy 4200).
An Employee Assistance Plan is available for confidential referrals to aid those employees seeking rehabilitation.
Sexual harassment or sex offenses of any type will not be tolerated on campus. A victim’s first priority should be to get to a place of safety. Contact with the Campus Security Police at 734-462-4424 or the local law enforcement authorities should be made in a timely manner. Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. Filing a report with the Campus Security Police will not obligate the victim to prosecute, nor will it subject the victim to scrutiny or judgmental opinions from officers. Filing a report will ensure that the victim receives the necessary medical treatment and tests. It will also provide the opportunity for collection of evidence helpful in prosecution, which cannot be obtained later.
Offenders will be subjected to College disciplinary action and/or criminal prosecution. Disciplinary proceedings for employees or students may result in sanctions including termination. In any oncampus disciplinary proceeding, both the accused and the accuser may have others present during the hearing. Both parties will be informed of the outcome of the proceedings.
The Transition Center provides literature that promotes awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses. This department can refer victims to proper counseling. The College does not have its own pastoral or professional counselors that are qualified to handle these matters.
When requested, Student Services will assist victims of an alleged sexual assault in changing their academic situation. College personnel will assist victims in notifying local law enforcement authorities if the victim requests such assistance.
Sexual Offender Information
Sexual offender information may be obtained by contacting the Livonia Police Department at 734-466-2470, or the Garden City Police Department at 734-525-8088. This information may also be accessed via the State Police Web site at www.mipsor.state.mi.us.
Schoolcraft College is located in Livonia and the Schoolcraft College Radcliff Center is in Garden City. Our new Public Safety Training Center is located in Livonia. There are no residence halls or off-campus student organizations. Students, employees and visitors have access to most areas on campus during normal college hours. Labs, shops, and computer areas are locked when an instructor or attendant is not present. Buildings are locked when not in use.
A restricted key assignment system is in place. Many areas on campus are alarmed and centrally monitored. Lockers are available in most buildings for students who wish to secure their books or personal belongings.
Buildings, grounds and parking lots are lighted. Trees and shrubs on the developed portions of the campuses do not cause a security problem. Buildings and grounds are inspected monthly for safety and security defects. A system for reporting defects allows patrol officers to bring security or safety problems to the immediate attention of their department head.
Campus Security Police Mission Statement
Providing a safe physical environment for the campus populations to engage in learning and community activities.