In 1998, the federal government passed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, formerly known as The Student Right to Know Act of 1990. This law requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to disclose the reported instances of criminal activity on their campus.
The law specifically requires the reporting of violent crime, burglary, and motor vehicle theft, as well as a summary of arrests and disciplinary referrals for liquor law, drug abuse and weapons violations.
In compliance with the above law the Compton Community College District Police Department has produced this booklet containing the required information as well as valuable safety and crime prevention information.
This information is posted on the El Camino College Compton Center Police Department web page and is available in printed form in the lobby of the El Camino College Compton Center Police Department. Copies of the brochure will also be mailed out upon request made by phone or e-mail.
If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please contact the El Camino College Compton Center Police Department at 310-900-1600, ext. 2790 or via electronic mail.
The preparation of the Annual Campus Security Report, "Safety and Security in the Campus Community" is an on-going process. Every effort is made to ensure that the report is complete, accurate and in compliance with the law. This process includes the gathering of crime statistics from those individuals who have been identified on our campus as having a significant responsibility for student and campus activities and local law enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction on or about the campus.
We also work with the Office of Student Services to insure that no changes have taken place to existing policies and procedures. After we have collected crime statistics from the other sources, they are reconciled and compared to the records maintained by the police department to ensure that all offenses have been counted and there are no incidents being counted twice.
When all statistical information and policy changes have been received, the police department prepares the Annual Security Report and distributes the information in both a printed and on-line form. The required statistical data is also submitted to the Department of Education.
Under the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, formerly the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, the Compton Community College District must annually distribute statistics on the reported occurrences of the following offenses:
- Sex Offenses
- Forcible (rape, sodomy, rape with a foreign object, forcible fondling, and sexual battery)
- Non-Forcible (incest and statutory rape)
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Hate Crimes (where there is evidence of victim selection based on actual or perceived race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability)
- Arrests or persons referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons possession.
These offenses must be reported according to their occurrence in the following location categories:
- El Camino College Compton Center Campus
- Public Property Reasonably Contiguous to the Campus
- Non-Campus Buildings
How We Report Crime to the Campus Community
In addition to the yearly statistics provided in this brochure and on our web site, our department will make periodic reports, or Crime Alerts, to the campus community of recent crimes that may affect the quality of life in the greater campus community. These reports are intended to raise awareness regarding criminal activity so that the community can increase or implement personal safety strategies.
Crime Alerts will be distributed through the following means:
- The El Camino College Compton Center Police Department Web Site
- Flyers posted on the kiosks located around campus
- Flyers distributed to the various offices and divisions on campus
The El Camino College Compton Center Police Department is committed to assisting victims of crimes. The Community Oriented Policing Unit offers many services and referrals to professional psychological/social service agencies, accompaniment to court (if needed) and by providing support and information.
Substance Abuse Policy
In accordance with Public Law 101-226, "Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989," the Board of Trustees of the Compton Community College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on El Camino College Compton Center property or at any El Camino College Compton Center sponsored or sanctioned activity. In accordance with Board Policy 3604 "Drug Free Workplace, Schools and Campuses," El Camino College Compton Center has a substance abuse education program, which includes special presentations, health classes, workshops and programs. Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion from El Camino College Compton Center or termination from employment for violations of District Policy. The possession, use or sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on El Camino College Compton Center property is a misdemeanor as per California Business and Professions Code 23608 and a violation of the Compton College Community District Standards of Conduct. Use, sale or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of state law and the policy of the Compton Community College District. Any person found in violation of laws pertaining to alcohol or drugs may be subject to arrest by the Campus Police Department. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the district.
It is a serious violation of the law to possess a firearm or certain knives on District property. Section 626.9 of the California Penal Code makes it a felony to bring or to possess a firearm or certain knives on the grounds or within buildings of the Compton Community College District without the written permission of the president of the District or the president's designee.