Campus Security Authorities
Amendments to the Campus Security Act, a federal law that requires colleges and universities to annually compile and publish crime statistics for their campuses and certain other areas, require that “campus security authorities” report campus crime statistics for inclusion in the college’s Annual Security Report. If you are listed below in the distribution list, then you are a “campus security authority” as that term has been defined by the United States Department of Education. “Campus security authorities” include the Director of Administrative Services as it relates to security and crime, Buildings and Safety Manager, members of the Maintenance Staff, the Associate Dean of Student Affairs, the Vice-President of Academic Affairs, Dean of Instruction, Department Chairs of all STC programs, Activity Center Director, Coordinator of Student Activities, Faculty Advisors to students/student organizations, Resident Manager, and Resident Assistants.
Because of the law’s complex reporting requirements, the most reasonable and effective way to manage the reporting is as follows. If you observe any crime listed below, or if any person reveals to you that he/she learned of; or were the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed below; immediately complete the following form:
As indicated on the bottom of the form, send copies to the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Administrative Services. This applies to crimes on any of STC’s campus sites (Linn, Jefferson City, Mexico, Trenton, and Poplar Bluff), and public property adjacent to each of those campuses and locations at which other College activities are taking place. Please do not investigate the crime or attempt to determine whether a crime, in fact, took place. Simply make the report. Appropriate College personnel may later contact you or others to gather additional information.
Crimes that should be reported are:
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
- Negligent manslaughter
- Forcible sex offenses
- Non-forcible sex offenses
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- All hate crimes involving bodily injury
- All liquor, drug, or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest
If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting this matter. With the exception of liquor, drug, and weapons law violations, it is immaterial whether an arrest is made. For purposes of your reporting, please assume that a hate crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.
If you have questions regarding reporting obligations, please contact the Associate Dean of Student Affairs.