UNIFORM CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT FOR CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Report Issued August 2004

 

The following Uniform Campus Safety Report is prepared in compliance with the State of Connecticut 's Campus Safety Act, Public Act 90-259, which mandates the annual publication of a Uniform Campus Safety Report, and establishes a process for raising awareness of safety on college campuses.   Broader awareness of campus safety issues and procedures at Capital Community College (CCC) is the first step toward improving the security of students and staff.

 

CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

The College is part of the state-supported system of community colleges and enrolls 4,000 students each semester in credit and continuing education programs.   Dr. Booker DeVaughn is the Interim College President.

 

Capital Community College is located at 950 Main Street , Hartford , Connecticut 06103 .

 

ADMINISTRATION OF PUBLIC SAFETY

John Arlauskas, Interim Dean of Administration, is the Administrator in charge of Public Safety.   Public Safety staff are:   Steve Spears, Master Sergeant; Darryl Camp and Leon Goolsby, III, Lead Building and Grounds Patrol Officers; Robert Hagedorn , Paul Vivolo, Carmen Escobar, Scott Dorio, Jose Agosto and Marcus Thomas, Building and Grounds Patrol Officers.   Master Sergeant Spears is a certified police officer and was trained at the Municipal Police Training Academy .

 

CONTACTING PUBLIC SAFETY BY COLLEGE TELEPHONE

The Public Safety Office is located in Room 102 in the Lobby of the Main Street entrance into the building.   In the event of an emergency, Public Safety Officers may be summoned by pressing the button on the emergency call box located under the blue lights on each of the eleven floors.   For routine business, the Public Safety Office is operational from 7:00 a.m. to 11 p.m. , Monday through Friday.   In addition, during the fall and spring semesters the Public Safety Office is operational on Saturday's between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.   Their main phone number is 906-5075.  

 

EMERGENCIES ARISING IN THE MORGAN STREET PARKING GARAGE

The Hartford Parking Authority can be contacted for emergencies arising in the garage by pressing a button on any emergency call box located throughout the Morgan Street Parking Garage.

 

ESCORT

Upon request, Public Safety personnel are available to escort students and staff to and from their automobiles parked in the Morgan Street Garage.


 

CONTACTING CITY SERVICE FOR SECURITY OR HEALTH EMERGENCIES

For the services of an ambulance or the Hartford Police, from a College telephone dial 9-911.   This call can be placed from any College telephone.   The campus of Capital Community College is located in close proximity to local area hospitals, which maintains facilities for emergency care.   Public Safety personnel will assist in evaluating services needed, and making arrangements for transport to nearby health facilities.

 

SUGGESTED SAFETY AND SECURITY PROCEDURES

At periodic intervals, Master Sergeant Spears distributes information, using memos and bookmarks regarding campus safety and security.   The following security precautions are recommended to students and staff:   engrave personal items whenever possible; keep automobiles locked, with valuables placed out of sight; secure keys; secure the office; secure purses; do not leave books or book bags unattended; report losses to security; report the presence of strangers in office and work areas.   Informational pamphlets are also available in various locations throughout the campus on topics such as drug/alcohol abuse, sexual assault/rape.   Counseling is available onsite pertaining to such issues.   Referrals to crisis centers will be made on a case-by-case basis.

 

SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

Staff and student awareness, cooperation and involvement are critical to the success of campus safety.   Students and staff must assume responsibility for their own personal safety, and the security of their belongings by taking common sense precautions.   See “informational programs” above for specific suggestions to enhance personal and campus-wide security.

 

PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING ON-CAMPUS INJURIES

In the event of injury to a student or staff member occurring at a College-sponsored event off-campus, the staff member in charge shall decide the best course of action to be taken, and shall report this injury to a member of Public Safety upon return to the College.

 

 

CRIME STATISTICS

The following is the statistical report on crime at Capital Community College for the reporting period of January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003 .

 

                                                                   950 Main Street               

Murder                                                                     0                                   

Forcible Sex Offense                                                0                                   

Non-forcible Sex Offense                                         0                                   

Robbery                                                                   1                                   

Aggravated Assault                                                   1                                   

Burglary                                                                   0                                   

Motor Vehicle Theft                                                 0                                   

Manslaughter                                                            0                                   

Arson                                                                       0                                   

Larceny                                                                  18                                  

Hate Crimes                                                              0                                  

 

(CRIME STATISTICS CONTINUED)

 

The Uniform Campus Safety Report also requires that schools provide statistics for the following categories of arrests or referrals for campus disciplinary action (if an arrest was not made ).   The statistics below are from the Public Safety Department incidents on file.

 

                                                                                  950 Main Street          

                                                                   Incidents                Arrests/Referrals             

Liquor Law Violations                                            0                            0/0

Drug Abuse Violations                                            1                            1/0

Weapons Possession                                              1                            1/0

 

RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT

“No administrator of an institution of higher education shall interfere with the right of a student or employee of such institution to file a complaint with the state police, local police department or special police force established pursuant to section 10a-142 of the General Statutes concerning crimes committed within the geographical limits of the property owned or under the control of such institution.”