Learning College Manual
Emergency and Safety
Crime Awareness - Polk Center
PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING CRIMINAL ACTIONS OR OTHER EMERGENCIES ON POLK CENTER
Anyone who is a victim of or a witness to a criminal action on the campus of Isothermal Community College should notify the appropriate law enforcement authorities by dialing 9-911. In addition, a college staff member should be notified.
All incidents should be reported, however, as soon as possible to the college administration or to the campus security officers.
Procedures for other emergencies are outlined in the College Safety Plan. Copies of the Plan are located in all departments at the secretarial stations.
SECURITY/ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES
Isothermal Community College is open to students and visitors on a regularly scheduled basis Monday-Friday. Some classes and special events are scheduled on weekends.
Campus security are not necessarily trained law enforcement officers and are instructed not to confront individuals suspected of committing a criminal action unless the action is directed at an individual. In this event, the security staff will render whatever assistance possible and contact law enforcement for assistance.
Campus security staff are not empowered with enforcement authority. They serve as observers and provide a direct link to the various law enforcement agencies.
STATISTICAL REPORTING OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES
The College shall publish each year in the student handbook statistics concerning the occurrence on campus, during the three preceding school years for which data are available, of the following criminal offenses reported to campus security or administration or the local police agencies: (a) murder (b) sex offenses (forcible or non-forcible), (c) robbery, (d) aggravated assault, (e) burglary, and (f) motor vehicle theft (g) manslaughter, (h) arson, (i) hate crimes, (j) liquor law violations, (k) drug-related transgressions, and (l) weapons possession.
In addition, the College will record statistics concerning the number of arrests for the following crimes occurring on campus: (a) liquor law violations, (b) drug abuse violations, and (c) weapons possessions.
Students who are involved in criminal activity (on campus or through college sponsored activities) or other activities that violate the student code of conduct will be subject to College judicial procedures and possibly referred to local authorities for prosecution. For further information on student rights, responsibilities, and judicial procedures (includes information on disciplinary proceedings and related sanctions), see Appendix A of the Student Handbook.
If crimes are reported to campus security or local authorities that are considered to represent a continuing threat to the campus community, timely warning will be provided to the campus community.
REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS
The College will publish each year in the Student Handbook the announcement that information regarding registered sex offenders in the local region may be obtained by contacting the Polk County Sheriff’s department or at the website: http://sbi.jus.state.nc.us .
Policy No: 902-01-01
Adopted: May 22, 1991
Amended: September 14, 1999; July 20, 2006