The College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report 2022

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4 THE COLLEGE'S ANNUAL SECURITY AND FIRE SAFETY REPORT 2022 Safe Campus Policy e Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act) requires all institutions of higher education to annually publish crime and fire safety statistics in its Annual Security Report (ASR) and distribute them to all students and employees. e ASR serves as a way to provide the Campus Community with information about the college's security policies and procedures and statistics on reported incidents of certain crimes ("Clery Crimes"). e College of New Jersey's annual statistics include Clery Act Crimes that occurred within TCNJ's Clery Geography, meaning: on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, or on public property, as those terms are defined in the Clery Act. e ASR includes information requested and obtained from the following sources in addition to the Office of Campus Police Services ("Campus Police" or CPS): Ewing Township Police Department, Mercer County Prosecutor's Office and other police departments in other jurisdictions where applicable, and non-police "Campus Security Authorities" (CSAs). CSAs are defined by federal law as university officials who have "significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student residential housing, and Title IX & Sexual Misconduct." CSA's are required to report to the Office of CPS any Clery Act Crime reported to the CSA so that the college can do the following: (1) provide appropriate notification to the Campus Community if there is a crime posing an ongoing threat to the safety of college members; (2) investigate the reported crime, if warranted; and (3) disclose accurate crime statistics as required by the Clery Act. For statistical purposes, crime statistics reported to any of these sources are recorded in the calendar year the crime was reported. Reporting for the purposes of the Clery Act does not require initiating an investigation or disclosing identifying information about the alleged victim. e college has a Clery committee which meets several times throughout the academic year to discuss the compiling of the ASR. e committee is run by the TCNJ Campus Police Services Administrative Sergeant and has representatives from across campus responsible for data reporting in their area. During these meetings, the ASR is reviewed and edited for new information regarding policy or procedural changes and non-identifiable information is shared by office representatives to compile the yearly report. All of the statistics are gathered, compiled, and reported to the college community via this report, which is compiled and published by the Office of CPS. e office submits the annual crime statistics published in this report to the U.S. Department of Education. e statistical information gathered by the Department of Education is available to the public on its website, Campus Community. Campus Community refers to students, faculty, and staff of e College of New Jersey. Clery Geography. Clery Geography refers to on campus, in or on non-campus buildings or property, or on public property, as those terms are defined in the Clery Act. Campus Security Authority. Employees who are a Campus Security Authority (CSA) are those who have significant responsibility for student or campus activities or who have security responsibilities as part of their jobs. At TCNJ, CSAs are represented by, but not limited to, the following departments: Campus Police Services, Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs, Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, Title IX & Sexual Misconduct, Student Conduct, Residential Education and Housing, Accessibility Resource Center (ARC), and Athletics. Clery Act Crimes. Clery Act Crimes cover four distinct categories: (1) Criminal Offenses, including criminal homicide, sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson; (2) a Criminal Offense plus any incidents of larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage or vandalism of property in which the victim is intentionally selected because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or disability of the victim; (3) Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA") Offenses, including domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking; and (4) Arrests and Referrals for Disciplinary Action, including weapons law violations, drug abuse violations, and liquor law violations. TCNJ is committed to informing students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community of all incidents that may impact safety and security. e Campus Community is encouraged to report all crimes, whether actual, attempted, or suspected, and all emergency situations to the Office of CPS directly, or anonymously through their Tips line or any other CSA. Additionally, crimes or incidents may be reported to college officials as enumerated under the Sexual Harassment, Misconduct, & Discrimination Policy and, even though the crime or incident may not be investigated due to the victim's wishes, timely notification to the Campus Community may still be required. e Office of CPS also maintains a daily crime log that is available upon request for viewing by the Campus Community and the general public at any time. is log maintains a listing of all crimes reported to the Office of CPS. e Office of CPS reserves the right to exclude information that may involve a criminal investigation or confidential matter from public dissemination. e Office of CPS also maintains a daily fire log available to the public of incidents occurring in on- campus student housing. Reporting Crimes and Emergencies e College of New Jersey's Office of CPS provides law enforcement, security, and dispatch services 24 hours a day, seven days a week. e community is encouraged to accurately and promptly report all crimes, whether actual, attempted, or suspected, and all emergency situations to the Office of CPS directly by calling 911 or 609.771.2345 or through CPS's anonymous Tips line at 609.538.8180, particularly when the victim of a crime elects to or is unable to make such a report. It is important to know that a formal police report or investigation is not needed in order for a crime to be included in the crime statistics provided in this report. CSAs are surveyed monthly for their input during the course of the year. e data collected may be anonymously submitted; the Office of CPS does not collect victim information unless specifically authorized by the reporting person. ose interested in reporting instances of sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, stalking, or other forms of sexual violence, are also encouraged to do so and should see the Reporting Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking section for specific details. Outdoor emergency telephones are installed on campus. ese telephones are clearly marked with Emergency Blue Lights and provide direct contact with the Office of CPS. Fire, police, or medical emergencies may be reported from any campus telephone. Students are encouraged to program 609.771.2345 into the contacts in their cell phone so that they can easily contact the Office of CPS. Safe Walks are provided by security and police officers throughout the evening and early morning hours.

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