6.6.3 Campus Security Act

In compliance with the Campus Security Act Amendments of 2008, which is also known as the Cleary Act, Alexandria Technical and Community College monitors criminal activity and maintains a three-year statistical history of crime reports. The College will distribute a copy of this report to each current student and employee. Alexandria Technical and Community College will notify prospective students and employees of its availability, and will provide a copy of the report upon request.

Crime Reporting Policy

All illegal and inappropriate activities occurring on campus must immediately be reported to the Director of Safety and Security. All alleged criminal activities will be investigated. The Director of Safety and Security serves as the primary liaison that accurately and promptly reports all crimes occurring on campus property to the Alexandria Police Department. It is the policy of Alexandria Technical and Community College to use local law enforcement for law enforcement authority on campus. The College has established an agreement with local law enforcement giving them the authority to conduct investigations of alleged criminal offenses occurring on Alexandria Technical and Community College's property.

Upon receiving reports of alleged criminal activity, the Director of Safety and Security in conjunction with the President, or their designee, will decide if the alleged criminal activity is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of student or staff occurring on the campus. If this type of threat exists, an immediate warning will be sent out informing the campus community of this threat. Warnings will be published using the Star Alert mass notification system, class announcements, e-mail and the campus paging system, unless issuing a notification would compromise efforts to contain the emergency.

Alexandria Technical and Community College issues an annual report of reported crimes alleged to have occurred on college property to the United States Department of Education. It includes the following reports of crime: murder, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), forcible rape, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, illegal weapons violations, drug law violations, drug-related fatalities, liquor law violations, and hate crimes involving larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation and destruction, damage or vandalism of property.

Alexandria Technical and Community College employs student security workers that provide security services to assist in protecting students, staff and visitors that include regular foot patrols, escort services, emergency first aid and safety and security monitoring. The student security workers are student employees and are not certified or sworn peace officers. They are on duty in the Main Building, 700 Building and Interior Design Building from 5:00 PM until the building closes; Monday through Thursday during regularly scheduled school days. They are located at the main entrance to each of these buildings. The student security workers may be contacted by phone at the following numbers:

Main Building Security 320-304-1451
700 Building Security 320-304-1458
Interior Design Security 320-420-4764

Approved by: ATCC Leadership Council
Effective Date: 03/31/14
Last Date Revised: 3/17/14