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CAMPUS CRIME AND SECURITY

Congress has enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Miller College Board of Trustees has established an agreement with Kellogg Community College to fulfill the requirements of the Act. The Board of Trustees directs the administration to prepare, publish, and distribute policy statements that comply with the letter and spirit of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Evidence:

Availability and Authority of Campus Law Enforcement

Members of the College security force are conservators of the peace. They work with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and they seek to preserve a secure campus environment. Contract security guards who are supervised by certified security officers staff security. The KCC Director of Institutional Facilities supervises the security function at the Battle Creek campus and the campus is staffed by security personnel on a 24-hour-a-day basis, 365 days a year.

Security officers are equipped with two-way radios and flashlights and wear official uniforms of the contract security company. KCC provides the security staff with a marked College vehicle equipped for emergencies.

Security officers respond to a variety of requests and regularly patrol the Battle Creek campus. Along with other College offices (e.g., Student Services), Campus Security officers are responsible for the enforcement of College policies and regulations. Campus Security works closely with the Battle Creek police and fire departments when incidents of a criminal or safety nature occur.

A variety of useful services are provided 24 hours a day by Campus Security as follows:

• Manage campus parking and regulation

• Escort students to their cars or from building to building when requested

• Make emergency notifications

• Investigate all criminal incidents on campus

• Respond to all smoke, fire, and security alarms on campus

• Record crime through local police agencies

For the purposes of College crime reporting, KCC and Miller College share the same facilities and security staff. Campus crime information is collected, retained, and presented as one report. The KCC Director of Institutional Facilities maintains a complete record of all incidents on the campus. No distinction is made between those involving students from KCC or Miller College. Each incident is recorded by the security officer and reviewed by the KCC Director of Institutional Facilities. Students can view crime statistics at the U.S. Department of Education site, http://ope.ed.gov/security.

CRIME STATISTICS

Reports

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses/Forcible

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sex Offenses/Non-Forcible

(Includes only incest and statutory rape)

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aggravated Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

1

0

0

Arson

0

0

0

0

0

0

Weapons Possession

0

0

0

0

0

1

Emergency Telephones

In the Mawby Center, contact the switchboard for assistance or call Campus Security at ext. 4444. From a cell phone, dial (269) 660-8021, ext. 4444.

Procedures for Students to Report Criminal Activities

Miller College security is provided through the KCC Security Department. Miller College students and staff may contact Security by dialing ext. 4444 from any telephone at the College or by dialing (269) 660-8021, ext. 4444 from a cellular phone. All other communications involving safety hazards or building maintenance concerns may be directed to the KCC Facilities Office or the KCC Director of Institutional Facilities.

Because Miller College is a commuter college, students must carry many of their possessions with them at all times. This presents a potential problem of petty theft of books, purses, wallets, and personal belongings, warranting security awareness of the student body at all times.

Personal safety measures are important for all students and staff. Stay on lighted walks, if possible, and walk with a friend or request an escort from Security. Report any incident to Security as soon as possible. Yell or scream, create a commotion, and get to a safe place to CALL SECURITY. Campus Security and the KCC Director of Institutional Facilities strive to make the College a safe learning environment by adding lighting, trimming bushes, and providing a hazard-free campus.

The following telephone numbers are important and may be used in the case of emergencies:

Miller College Switchboard (269) 660-8021

Campus Security (269) 660-8021, ext. 4444

KCC Facilities Office (269) 660-8021, ext. 2571

KCC Director of Institutional Facilities (269) 660-8021, ext. 2571

Security at College Facilities

The Board of Trustees of Miller College seeks to provide an atmosphere of openness for the encouragement of collegiate activity in campus facilities. However, the policy of promoting openness must be balanced by controls on access designed to promote security in campus facilities.

The KCC Director of Institutional Facilities will develop rules and regulations on access and security of College facilities, including parking, campus access, and reporting requirements. The Director shall inspect the lighting, landscaping, and the College’s physical plant (doors, locks, etc.) to determine what improvements, if any, need to be made for security at the College.

Security surveillance cameras monitor the parking lots, enclosed walkway, LRC, Mawby Center, Ohm Information Technology Center, Schwarz Science Building, and the regional centers. The cameras serve to reduce the threat of theft and to enhance security.

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