Annual Security Report
JCC Annual Security Report (PDF)
The Director of Campus Police and Security prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, otherwise known as the Clery Act. Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to Campus Police & Security, campus security authorities (CSAs), and local law enforcement agencies surrounding JCC's main campus and off-campus centers.
Notification of the availability of the Annual Security Report and a direct link to the report is sent each semester via email to all current Johnston Community College students, faculty, and staff. Printed copies are available to prospective employees in the Human Resources Office and prospective students in Admissions and Student Engagement, as well as posted here, on the Campus Safety website. This report is also made available as part of the orientations for all new students and new employees.
About the "Clery Act"
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is federal law that requires colleges and universities in the United States that are participating in federal student aid programs to disclose information about crime on and around their campus. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish an Annual Security Report (ASR) by October 1, documenting three (3) calendar
years of select campus crime statistics and including security policies and procedures,
information and policies on dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and sexual
assault, as well as information on the basic rights guaranteed to victims of sexual
assault. Policy statements include procedures for:
- students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies occurring on campus and the College’s response to these reports
- the security of, access to, and maintenance of campus facilities
- the law enforcement authority and jurisdiction of security personnel and the working relationship of campus security personnel with state and local law enforcement agencies
- educational programs designed to increase awareness of personal safety and security practices and crime prevention
- drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs
- emergency response procedures including notifying the campus community of an immediate threat
- alcohol and drug information
- awareness and prevention information regarding dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking
- how to access information concerning registered sex offenders
- Keep a public crime log which documents the nature, date, time, general location,
and disposition, if known, of each crime reported to the campus police or security
department. The crime log for the most recent 60‐day period is accessible to the public
from the Campus Police & Security Department during normal business hours. Any portion
of the crime log that is older than 60 days will be made available within two (2)
business days upon request.
- Disclose crime statistics for incidents that occur on campus, in public areas immediately
adjacent to or running through the campus, and at certain non‐campus locations. The
Clery Act crime categories include Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter, Manslaughter by Negligence,
Sexual Assault (Rape, Fondling, Incest, and Statutory Rape), Robbery, Aggravated Assault,
Burglary, Motor Vehicle Theft, Arson, and arrests and disciplinary referrals for Weapons,
Alcohol, and Drug Law Violations.
Hate crimes must be reported by category of prejudice, including race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, and disability. Statistics are required for four additional crime categories if the crime committed is classified as a hate crime: larceny/theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction/damage/ vandalism of property. The college must also disclose domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking incidents that were reported to campus security authorities as well as unfounded crimes.
- Issue timely warnings about Clery Act crimes which pose a serious or ongoing threat to students and employees.
- Inform prospective students and employees about the availability of the report.
- Submit crime statistics to the U.S. Department of Education. Each year, Clery Act crimes must be submitted to the Department of Education via the annual Campus Safety and Security Survey, a Web-based data collection survey maintained by the Department of Education to disclose crime statistics by type, location and year. The data is then posted on the Department of Education’s public website for use by higher education consumers and the public. The site is located at http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.