SJECCD Public Safety
The San José/Evergreen Community College District maintains a District Police Department staffed with highly trained officers to help protect the safety and ensure security of students, staff, their property, and the property of the District. District police officers, committed to standards of professional excellence, are required to meet the selection and training requirements of the California Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission. Officers receive the same training and carry the same authority in or near the college campuses as city police officers and county deputy sheriffs.
The District Police Department operates under the direction of a vice chancellor and a chief of police, and offers a wide range of services to the campus community. Services include providing and presenting current crime prevention information, patrolling the college campuses and parking lots, proactive crime suppression, investigating all offenses that occur on the campuses, and informing campus users of the occurrence of crimes specified by federal statute. Officers are authorized to arrest or cite law violators.
Administrative Procedure 3500
A campus safety plan shall be developed and provided to students in the form of a Annual Security Report which is published consistent with the Jeanne Clery Act.
The Chief of Police prepares and annually updates a report of all occurrences reported to campus police and the San Jose Police Department of, and arrests for, crimes that are committed on campus and that involve violence, hate violence, theft or destruction of property, illegal drugs, or alcohol intoxication, and of all occurrences of noncriminal acts of hate violence reported to campus authorities. A written report shall is available to be distributed to all students and District employees consistent with the Clery Act requirements and will also be posted on the Campus Police webpage.
Written records of noncriminal acts of hate violence shall include at least a description of the act of hate violence, the victim characteristics, and offender characteristics, if known.
Crime Reporting Procedures
Administrative Procedure 3515
Members of the District who are witnesses or victims of a crime should immediately report the crime to District Police.
In the event an employee is assaulted, attacked or menaced by a student, the employee shall notify his/her supervisor as soon as practical after the incident. The supervisor of any employee who is attacked, assaulted, or menaced shall assist the employee to promptly report the attack or assault to the District Police. The supervisor himself/herself shall make the report if the employee is unable or unwilling to do so. Reporting a complaint to local law enforcement will not relieve the District of its obligation to investigate all complaints of harassment.
The District will instruct members of the District Police Department to notify students and employees complaining of sexual violence of their right to file a sex discrimination complaint with the District in addition to filing a criminal complaint, and to report incidents of sexual violence to District Police if the complainant consents.
The District shall issue Timely Warnings to the campus community about the following crimes in an effort to alert the campus community about crimes that pose a serious or continuing threat to safety:
- Criminal homicide – murder and non-negligent manslaughter;
- Criminal homicide – negligent manslaughter;
- Sex offenses – forcible and non-forcible sex offenses;
- Domestic violence, dating violence and stalking;
- Aggravated assault;
- Motor vehicle theft;
- Arrests for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession;
- Persons who were not arrested for liquor law violations, drug law violations, and illegal weapons possession, but who were referred for campus disciplinary action for same;
- Crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability and involve larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction/damage/vandalism of property, or any other crime involving bodily injury;
- Those reported to District Police; and
- Those that are considered to represent a continuing threat to other students and employees.
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of Police or his/her designee, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the District emergency notification system to students, faculty, and staff. The information shall be disseminated by District Police in a manner that aids the prevention of similar crimes.
Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the the Chief of Police or his/her designee may also post a notice on the campus-wide electronic bulletin board on the District website at www.sjeccd.edu providing the community with more immediate notification. The electronic bulletin board is immediately accessible via computer by all faculty, staff and students. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the District Police, by phone 408-270-6468 or in person at Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135 or San José City College, 2100 Moorpark Avenue, Student Center 108, San Jose, CA 95128 during normal business hours.
The District shall not be required to provide a timely warning with respect to crimes reported to a pastoral or professional counselor.
If there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on campus, the District shall follow its emergency notification procedures.
The District shall annually collect and distribute statistics concerns crimes on campus. All college staff with significant responsibility for student and campus activities shall report crimes about which they receive information.
The District shall publish an Annual Security Report every year by October 1 that contains statistics regarding crimes committed on campus and at affiliated locations for the previous three years. The Annual Security Report shall also include policies pertaining to campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, victims’ assistance program, student discipline, campus resources and other matters. The District shall make the report available to all current students and employees. The District will also provide prospective students and employees with a copy of the Annual Security Report upon request. A copy of the Annual Security Report can be obtained by contacting District Police at Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA 95135 or San José City College, 2100 Moorpark Avenue, Student Center 108, San Jose, CA 95128 during normal business hours or at the Website address published in http://www.sjeccd.edu/district-services/district-police.
To Report a Crime:
Contact District Police at 408-270-6468 or dial 9-1-1 (emergencies only). Any suspicious activity or person seen in the parking lots or loitering around vehicles or inside buildings should be reported to the police department. In addition you may report a crime to the following areas:
- Vice President, Student Affairs SJCC
- Vice President, Student Affairs EVC
- Vice Chancellor, Administrative Services
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the District’s System or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Vice President of Student Affairs can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the District can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving students, determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method, or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crimes statistics for the institution.
The District Police encourage anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police. Because police reports are public records under state law, the District Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence. Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to other campus security authorities as identified below. Confidential reports of crime may also be made to Vice President of Student Affairs at SJCC at (408) 288-3146 or the Vice President of Student Affairs at EVC at (408) 223-6738.
Required Reports to Local Law Enforcement Agency
Any report of willful homicide, forcible rape, robbery, aggravated assault, sexual assault, or hate crime, committed on or off campus, that is received by a campus security authority and made by the victim for the purposes of notifying the institution or law enforcement must be immediately, or as soon as practicably possible, disclosed to the local law enforcement agency. The report shall not identify the victim, unless the victim consents to being identified after the victim has been informed of his/her right to have his/her personally identifying information withheld. If the victim does not consent to being identified, the alleged assailant shall not be identified in the information disclosed to the local law enforcement agency.
Offenses, accidents, and all emergencies that occur on campus should be reported immediately to the District Police at the number listed below:
District Police Station
Wall-mounted emergency call-boxes are available at various locations for anyone who needs to contact the District Police.
Evergreen Valley College
|Monday through Saturday||7 a.m. - 11 p.m.|
|Sunday||7 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
|Holidays||8 a.m. - 4 p.m.|
After hours, all campus emergencies should be reported by dialing 911 on a public telephone. Coins are not required when placing 911 calls. Office phones normally used as FAX lines may also be used for placing emergency 911 calls. Other telephones in District and College offices and facilities require that one dial “9” then 911 for emergency service.
If for some reason 9-911 should fail to work, dial the City of San José Emergency Services number (408) 277-5454.
When classes are in session, most campus facilities are unlocked from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on weekdays. However, during the hours of 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., buildings are locked for service by the custodial staff. Facilities are normally locked at 10:30 p.m. on Friday until 6:30 a.m. on Monday, unless special arrangements are made for weekend use. Arrangements must be communicated to the District Police.
Campus Crime and Security Report
The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 requires all colleges to publish an annual Campus Crime and Security Report and to make this report available by September 1 of each year to all current students, employees, and prospective employees. The reports will report/disclose information on campus-based crimes and campus safety policies and procedures.
A complete copy of the Campus Crime Report can be obtained from the EVC Campus Police website at http://www.sjeccd.edu/district-services/district-police. The report contains additional crime statistics on major offenses reported over the past two years. The college will provide a complete paper copy upon request.