In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 and to ensure a safe, secure environment, the college has adopted the following procedures.
- Students and staff should report all criminal acts or other emergencies occurring on campus to the Campus Safety, which is located at the entrance of the campus. Incidents may be reported by phone at (626) 914-8611 or in person. Campus Safety will write an incident report and if necessary, distribute it to the proper agencies, including, but not limited to, local fire and police departments. The administrator-on-duty will be informed of the incident as well as other appropriate administrators.
- Only employees are authorized to have keys to buildings; no students are to have access to campus facilities without employee supervision. Alarm systems and outdoor lighting are integral parts of the campus security system. Facility security problems should be reported to the Facilities Department.
- The Department of Campus Safety has the authority to enforce the campus
Board Policy BP 5500 Standards of Conduct, and, according to the Education Code, is the liaison with local police departments in all cases of criminal actions. Any action which is a violation of the penal code of the State of California will be reported to the local police. The campus emergency procedures publication states students and staff should make a prompt and accurate report to the Campus Safety in the event of an emergency. It is the responsibility of the Campus Safety to make contact with police agencies.
- Campus programs which inform students and employees about being responsible for their own security and the security of others include:
- emergency procedures publication distributed widely on campus.
- regular notices in the campus bulletin, which is distributed weekly to all staff members.
- articles in the student newspaper on security-related issues.
- programs presented by the associated students.
- self-defense courses.
- staff development programs.
The Standards of Conduct and the penal code prohibit the possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs on campus, except as specified in the Education Code.