The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1990 requires universities and colleges to notify the campus community (Timely Warnings) about any crimes or situations that present an ongoing threat to persons or property.
This “Timely Warning” provision may take two forms:
- A “Security Alert” will be issued when JCUPD is made aware of a crime that has occurred on or near campus that may pose a threat to the safety of the campus community. Examples include, but are not limited to, homicide, sexual assault, assault, or robbery.
- A “Security Advisory” will be issued when a pattern of property theft has been identified on campus. Examples include, but are not limited to, thefts from buildings or vehicles.
The John Carroll University Police Department works closely with the University Heights Police Department and other neighboring agencies, sharing information regarding crimes and crime trends.
The John Carroll University Police Department will make a determination on sending the alert or advisory once information from police reports and/or other sources is verified. Other factors considered include: the immediate and long-term safety of the campus community, privacy interests of persons involved, and impact on police and University investigations. Names and other personal identifiers will not be used in alerts or advisories.
Information provided in an alert or advisory will be: a description of the crime, the date(s), time(s), and location(s), as well as suspect(s) description, if known. Other relevant information may be included that will help protect and inform, but will not hinder the investigation of the crime. Prevention strategies and JCUPD contact information will also be provided. Alerts and advisories will be sent via e-mail and posted on the JCUPD website. Other distribution methods may be used as needed.