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Right to Know Information: Clery Act

This document is published in accordance with Section 201 P.L.101-542 as amended by P.O.102-26 the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. These local responses are required by the Act. All sections refer to Vol. 20 United States Code, 1092. District policies in some instances have been paraphrased for brevity. Annual crime statistics are prepared by Mt. San Jacinto College Campus Police Department and are reviewed by other campus personnel prior to disclosure.

CAMPUS POLICE:

It is the policy of Mt. San Jacinto College District Board of Trustees to protect all members of the college and the property of the district. Under the direction of the Vice President of Human Resources, the College's Campus Police Department ensures that reasonable protection is provided by using methods that fit within and contribute to the educational philosophy and processes of the institution. Mt. San Jacinto College Police Department is P.O.S.T. certified department, and officers have peace officer authority pursuant to the California penal Code section 830.32(a) and Education Code 72330. All sworn officers have completed Peace Officers Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) requirements and comply with government code section 1031 requirements. College police officers receive reports on violations occurring on campus and are responsible for investigating crime.

CRIME INFORMATION:

No community can be totally risk-free in today's environment; however, students, staff, faculty, and visitors can work together to create an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning. An important part of this is reporting any crime that occurs on Mt. San Jacinto Community College District property. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to report crimes and other emergencies directly to Campus Police, but they may also report these incidents to designated campus officials (including but not limited to vice presidents, deans, directors, department heads, student advisors, and athletics coaches).

TIMELY WARNING POLICY:

On occasion you will see timely warning notices describing dangerous incidents or recent crime trends that may threaten persons' personal safety. In an effort to keep the college community aware of such incidents, it is our policy to disseminate these notices via campus email, posting notices at bulletin boards and other campus buildings, information on the Campus Police webpage. Once all pertinent information relative to the incident is obtained, notices will typically be posted within 48 hours.

MAINTENANCE OF DISTRICT PROPERTY:

The director of Facilities works closely with Campus Police to consider safety in the maintenance of district facilities. Officers perform building, lighting, and parking lot safety inspections as necessary and report any problems to the facilities department for correction.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE:

In accordance with Public Law 101-226 Drug-Free Schools and Community Act Amendment of 1989, the Board of Trustees of Mt. San Jacinto College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on district property or as part of any district-sanctioned activity. Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from the college or termination from employment from violations of the standards of conduct.

The possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on district property is a violation of the California Business and Professions Code 25608 and a violation of the student of conduct and employment standards and policies. The use, sale or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of state law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local or campus law enforcement authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by Mt. San Jacinto Community College District (Health & safety Code 11357, 11377).

SEXUAL ASSAULT ON CAMPUS:

Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that promotes safety and mutual respect of all members of the campus community. Mt. San Jacinto Community College District is further committed to doing everything in its power to prevent rapes or sexual assaults, to apprehend assailants, and to provide compassionate services to students or staff who are victims of rape or sexual assault. Report the rape or sexual assault to College's Police Department, ext. 7777 from any campus; you may also call 911. Campus officials will assist you in contacting law enforcement or seeking medial treatment. You will be advised of counseling, mental health options that exist and of the willingness of campus officials to assist you.

REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER INFORMATION:

Section 290.45(b) of the California Penal Code authorizes law enforcement agencies throughout the State to inform the public of a high risk sex offender's presence when the release of such information is deemed necessary to ensure the public safety of the community. For information on Riverside County's sex offenders & Megan's Law, please go to the following website:  http://www.meganslaw.ca.gov