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Pittsburg State University 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) 2014, 2015, 2016 Crime Statistics Published October 1, 2017 Table of Contents 2 OVERVIEW...
Pittsburg State University 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 2017 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (ASFSR) 2014, 2015, 2016 Crime Statistics Published October 1, 2017 Table of Contents 2 OVERVIEW... 3 DEFINITIONS... 4 LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF UNIVERSITY POLICE... 6 DAILY CRIME/FIRE LOGS... 7 REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIONS... 7 EMERGENCY RESPONSE TIMELY WARNING NOTIFICATION MISSING PERSON POLICY AND PROCEDURE CAMPUS SAFETY AND FACILITY SECURITY ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY ALCOHOL AND DRUG EDUCATION PROGRAMS SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND RELATIONSHIP VIOLENCE REPORTING SEXUAL ASSAULT/SEXUAL MISCONDUCT DATING/DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND STALKING AWARENESS PREVENTION AND AWARENESS PROGRAMS SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT FIRE DRILLS AND PROHIBITED ITEMS FIRE SAFETY EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS REPORTING A FIRE FUTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN FIRE SAFETY FIRE STATISTICS CRIME STATISTICS... 31 2017 Annual Security Report 3 OVERVIEW The University Police prepares the Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The full text of this report can be located at the University Police web site at This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction encompassing the main campus, those with jurisdiction over alternate sites, the University Police, the Department of University Housing, and the division of Student Life. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the Act. Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Pittsburg State University Police, designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, designated university housing staff, the university office of student life, advisors to students/student organizations, athletic coaches), and local law enforcement agencies. The Act requires colleges and universities to report the three previous years statistics for: 1. Certain criminal offenses (murder, non-negligent manslaughter, manslaughter by negligence; rape; forcible fondling; incest; statutory rape; robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; arson; dating violence; domestic violence; and, stalking); 2. Hate crimes (any of the above mentioned offenses, and any incidents of Larceny-Theft, Simple Assault, Intimidation, and Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property, and of other crimes involving bodily injury to any person, in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or disability of the victim); and, 3. Arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for drug, alcohol, and weapons violations. Compliance with the Clery Act also requires colleges and universities to: 1. Publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) 2. Maintain a daily crime log available to the public 3. Issue timely warnings about crimes which may pose a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community 4. Devise an emergency response, notification and testing policy 5. Compile, report and publish annual fire safety report 6. Establish policies and procedures to handle reports of missing students Kansas law requires prompt, mandatory reporting to the local law enforcement agency by health care practitioners (such as those at Student Health Services) when they provide medical services to a person they know or reasonably suspects is suffering from wounds inflicted by a firearm or is a result of assaultive or abusive conduct. University Counseling staff inform their clients of the procedures to report crime to the University Police on a voluntary or confidential basis, should they feel it is in the best interest of the client. Each year, an notification is made to all enrolled students that provides the web site to access this report. Faculty and staff receive similar notification. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the University Police Department located at Shirk Annex (lower level) or by calling (620) All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources in Russ 4 Hall 204 or by calling (620) , and the web site address will be included in confirmation correspondence sent to employment applications. DEFINITIONS The definitions listed below are a requirement for compliance with federal mandates. Violations of Kansas State Statutes relating to sexual assault or sexual misconduct may also be adjudicated as part of this policy. A. Sexual Assault: An offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI s Uniform Crime Reporting system. B. Sex Offenses: Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Rape- The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. Fondling The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity. Incest Sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law. Statutory Rape Sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. C. Domestic Violence: A felony or misdemeanor crime of violence committed: By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim; By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common; By a person who is cohabitating with, or has cohabitated with, the victim as a spouse or intimate partner; By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred; By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred. D. Dating Violence: Violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim. The existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on the reporting party s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship. For the purposes of this definition, dating violence includes, but is not limited to, sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse. Dating violence does not include acts covered under the definition of domestic violence. Any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting. E. Stalking: Engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to: Fear for the person s safety or the safety of others; or 5 Suffer substantial emotional distress. For the purposes of this definition: Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts in which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about a person, or interferes with a person s property. Reasonable person means a person under similar circumstances and with similar identity to the victim. Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling. Any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting. F. Programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking: Comprehensive, intentional, and integrated programming, initiatives, strategies, and campaigns intended to end dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking that: Are culturally relevant, inclusive of diverse communities and identities, sustainable, responsive to community needs, and informed by research or assessed for value, effectiveness, or outcome; and Consider environmental risk and protective factors as they occur on the individual, relationship, institutional, community, and societal levels. Programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking include both primary prevention and awareness programs directed at incoming students and new employees and ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns directed at students and employees. G. Awareness programs: Community-wide or audience specific programming, initiatives, and strategies that increase audience knowledge and share information and resources to prevent violence, promote safety, and reduce perpetration. H. Bystander intervention: Safe and positive options that may be carried out by an individual or individuals to prevent harm or intervene when there is a risk of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking. Bystander intervention includes: Recognizing situations of potential harm. Understanding institutional structures and cultural conditions that facilitate violence, overcoming barriers to intervening, identifying safe and effective intervention options, and taking actions to intervene. I. Ongoing prevention and awareness campaigns: Programming, initiatives, and strategies that are sustained over time and focus on increasing understanding of topics relevant to and skills for addressing dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, using a range of strategies with audiences throughout the institution. J. Primary prevention programs: Programming, initiatives, and strategies informed by research or assessed for value, effectiveness, or outcome that are intended to stop dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking before they occur through the promotion of positive and healthy behaviors that foster healthy, mutually respectful relationships and sexuality, encourage safe bystander intervention, and seek to change behavior and social norms in a healthy and safe direction. K. Risk reduction: Options designed to decrease perpetration and bystander inaction, and to increase empowerment for victims in order to promote safety and to help individuals and communities address conditions that facilitate violence. 6 L. Prompt, fair, and impartial proceeding: A proceeding that is completed within reasonably prompt timeframes designated by an institution s policy, including a process that allows for the extension of timeframes for good cause and with written notice to the accuser and the accused of the delay and the reason for the delay. Conducted in a manner that: Is consistent with the institution s policies and transparent to the accuser and accused; Includes timely notice of meetings at which the accuser or accused, or both, may be present; and Provides timely and equal access to the accuser, the accused, and appropriate officials to any information that will be used during informal and formal disciplinary meetings and hearings; and Conducted by officials who do not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against the accuser or the accused. M. Advisor: Any individual who provides the accuser or accused support, guidance, or advice. N. Proceeding: All activities related to a non-criminal resolution of an institutional disciplinary complaint, including, but not limited to, fact-finding investigations, formal or informal meetings, and hearings. Proceeding does not include communications and meetings between officials and victims concerning accommodations or protective measures to be provided to a victim. O. Result: Any initial, interim, and final decision by any official or entity authorized to resolve disciplinary matters within the institution. The result must include any sanctions imposed by the institution. LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY OF UNIVERSITY POLICE PSU police officers are commissioned by authority of the State of Kansas under K.S.A and have the same law enforcement powers and responsibilities as the local police or sheriff in your home community. The officers are trained at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and additionally are required to complete 40 hours of annual retraining to maintain state certification. The Pittsburg State University Police Department provides several service-oriented functions to the University community consisting of nearly 8,000 students, faculty and staff. The University Police provides 24-hour-a-day patrol protection to the campus, PSU Foundation property, parking lots, residence halls, as well as the fraternities and sororities. Officers are responsible for a full range of public safety services, including all crime reports, investigations, medical emergencies, fire emergencies, traffic accidents, enforcement of laws regulating underage drinking, the use of controlled substances, weapons, and all other incidents requiring police assistance. University Police prepare and submit Standard Offense reports to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation in which all law enforcement departments in the state have access. As a courtesy, University Police shares information on arrests and serious crimes with the City of Pittsburg Police. The serial numbers of all vehicles and office equipment stolen from campus are reported nationwide through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Pittsburg State University Police have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus and areas immediately adjacent to the campus. If a University student commits minor offenses involving University rules and regulations, the campus police may also refer the individual for disciplinary action by the university. The prosecution of all 7 criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, are conducted at either municipal court for the City of Pittsburg or District Court for Crawford County, KS. University Police and other law enforcement agencies: University Police have concurrent jurisdiction on campus with city, county, and state law enforcement agencies. Outside agencies perform duties on university property only at the request of the University Police. University Police personnel work closely with local, state, and federal police agencies and have direct radio communication with the City of Pittsburg Police and the Crawford County Sheriff s department. University Police is also a part of the Crawford County 911 Emergency System. By mutual agreement with state and federal agencies, University Police maintain a NLETS terminal (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications System). Through this system police personnel can access the National Crime Information Computer system as well as the Kansas Information Enforcement System. These computer databases are used for accessing criminal history data, driver/vehicle identification information, as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement information. University Police and off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the institution: The City of Pittsburg officially recognizes the University Police jurisdictional boundaries as those established as part of the university overlay district. For more specific information on the established boundaries, please contact University Police and Parking Services, (620) The University Police and the City of Pittsburg Police have also agreed to a policy whereby both departments will respond to calls for police service at specific off-campus properties. The properties in question are those owned or controlled by student organizations with off-campus housing facilities. DAILY CRIME/FIRE LOGS University Police maintains a Daily Crime and Fire Log. The log provides information on any crime and/or fire that occurred on campus, in a non-campus building or property, on public property, or within the established jurisdiction of the campus, was reported to the department, and where an official police report was taken. This log includes: the nature, date and time (for both when the incident occurred and when it was reported), general location of each incident, the disposition of the complaint, if known, and the estimated loss amounts. The log does not include names or specific locations, such as residence hall room numbers. The log is maintained in hardcopy and located in Dispatch at the University Police and Parking Services 1501 S. Joplin Street, where it can be viewed during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.). Staff and students are sent direct notifications informing them of the existence of the crime/fire log and its location. REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIONS In the event of an emergency, dial 911 Community members, students, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the University Police in a timely manner. If the reporting party requests confidentiality or asks that the complaint not be pursued, the University will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the request for 8 confidentiality or request not to pursue an investigation. If a reporting party insists that his or her name or other identifiable information not be disclosed to the alleged perpetrator, the University's ability to respond may be limited. Reporting a criminal offense on campus: Any criminal offenses which violate federal, state, or local laws are encouraged to be reported to any of the following entities: University Police S. Joplin Street (620) Pittsburg Police Department 201 N. Pine St. (620) Crawford County Sheriff 225 N. Enterprise, Girard, KS (620) In the event of a non-emergency criminal incidents, you may also contact the following between 8am and 4:30pm: Office of Student Life Russ Hall (620) Reporting a criminal offense occurring off-campus: Any criminal offenses which violate federal, state, or local laws are encouraged to be reported to any of the following entities: Pittsburg Police Department 201 N. Pine St. (620) Crawford County Sheriff N. Enterprise, Girard, KS (620) University Police S. Joplin Street (620) Dispatchers are available at these respective telephone numbers 24 hours a day to answer a call. In response to a call, the appropriate law enforcement agency will take the required action, dispatching an officer or asking the victim to report to the appropriate jurisdiction dispatch office to file an incident report. Members of the campus community may choose to contact the City of Pittsburg Police at (620) or dial 911 (emergencies only). University Police and the City of Pittsburg Police departments have a mutual aid and working agreement. Each department augments the other within their jurisdictions during mutual investigations, arrest, and prosecutions. University Police personnel attend periodic meetings with local law enforcement and emergency management agencies to exchange ideas and problems that may be of concern for the University community. If assistance is required from the City of Pittsburg Police or Fire departments, or Crawford County Emergency Management Services, University Police will contact the appropriate unit. If an act of rape, acquaintance rape, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking should occur, staff on the scene, including University Police, will offer the victim a wide variety of services. University Police incident reports may be forwarded to the Assistant Vice President for Student Life for review and potential action. University Police will investigate a report when it is deemed appropriate. Additional information obtained via the investigation may be forwar
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