Rights & Responsibilities

Danville Area Community College
Campus Security Report

   Danville Area Community College faculty, staff, and administration place a high priority on providing and maintaining a safe campus. Numerous services and practices are in place to insure that DACC students and staff feel comfortable with respect to their personal safety and the security of their possessions when on campus.

   Security Personnel are available twenty-four (24) hours a day to respond to emergency situations or to address and investigate any criminal activity or inappropriate conduct reported by a student, staff member, or visitor to campus. Security personnel patrol campus facilities, grounds, and parking lots to monitor activity on campus, assist anyone in need, and to insure that unauthorized persons are not on campus. Additionally, security personnel routinely perform safety/security audits to insure lights, locks, fire extinguishers, and fire and security alarms are operating properly.

    Four (4) Emergency Telephones are strategically located on campus for use by students, staff, or visitors which connect directly to the security personnel cell phone.

    Surveillance Cameras are strategically located in campus buildings and throughout the grounds which are monitored by security personnel and the telecommunications specialist housed in the Information Office.

    A 911 Emergency Calling System is in place which enables officials in the Danville Public Safety Building to identify the building and room or area on campus from which an emergency call originates. When placing an emergency call on campus, an individual should dial 9-911.

Reporting

Criminal Activity or Emergencies to the DACC Security Office, Lincoln Hall, Room 006

Security Office Telephone Number.......................................... 443-8888

Security Office - calling on campus............................................. Ext. 888

Emergency Number - calling on campus ................................... Ext. 890

Timely Warnings - Should a criminal offense occur on campus which warrants concern with respect to the safety or security of students and staff, the College will make timely reports to the campus community through announcements and publications. Information given will include precautionary measures which should be taken by students and staff to enhance their safety and the security of their property while on campus.

Law Enforcement Services - The Danville Police Department and other law enforcement agencies provide law enforcement services on the DACC campus. The DACC Security Office does not have law enforcement authority and DACC Security Officers are not authorized to carry weapons. However, the DACC Security Office works closely with the city police and the county sheriff’s office with respectto sharing information and/or evidence pertinent to any criminal activity associated with the DACC community.

Campus Security Awareness Programs and Publications - In support of the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 and the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991, the College provides to students and staff information regarding campus security procedures and practices through various programs and publications. Information shared encourages students and staff to be responsible for their personal safety as well as the safety of others and serves to increase awareness with respect to the prevention of crimes. Publications utilized to disperse security information include, but are not limited to, fliers, the PBR, the Student News, the College Catalog, the Student Handbook, the DACC Telephone Directory, and the DACC Internet Home Page. A minimum of one campus safety and/or crime awareness program is provided per semester, free of charge, for students and staff of the College through the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action, Student Services and the CQI Student Development Team.

Sexual Assault Education Program - In support of The Higher Education Amendments of 1992, the Student Services Office and CQI Student Development Team offers a minimum of one sexual-assault education program per semester to promote awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other sex offenses. If a student should be the victim of a sex offense on campus, the student should report the offense to campus security, the Vice President of Instruction and Student Services, or other campus authority. Once a sex offense is reported, the student will be informed of his/her options to notify local law enforcement authorities and will be assisted by campus authorities if the student chooses to do so. The policy and procedures as defined in the College’s Conduct code will be followed with respect to the rights of the accuser and the accused and any disciplinary action which is taken on campus.

Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus - In order to provide a workplace and learning environment free of drugs and concurrently enhance the safety and security of campus, the College prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance and the abuse of legal drugs or alcohol while on DACC owned or supervised property or while on college business. Furthermore, in support of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the College periodically provides substance abuse education programs for students and staff. Information with respect to alcohol and substance use/abuse on campus is covered by the College’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy/ Procedures and the Drug-Free Learning Environment Policy/Procedures which are provided to students and staff on an annual basis. The National Advisory Council on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism created a Task Force on College Drinking in 1998. Visit their web page and access further information regarding college drinking and to read about some common alcohol myths and discover the facts at www.collegedrinkingprvention.gov.

Disclosure of Registered Sex Offenders - As of October 28, 2002, per an amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act enacted by subsection (d) of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, educational institutions may disclose information concerning sex offenders enrolled or employed with the institution that has been received under State sex offender registration and community notification programs. Members of the campus community may request information on registered sex offenders from the Office of Student Services or the Human Resources Office.

Security Report and Crime Statistics - This report including crime statistics for the three preceding years is provided through publications, postings to the Campus Internet pages and mailings to all current students and staff on an annual basis no later than Oct 1st of each year. Potential students and applicants for employment may find the Report on the DACC Internet Home Page by clicking on the For Employees or the For Students link and looking under Documents. This information may also be obtained by the Security office, the Human Resources Office or the Office of Student Services. The public may visit the DACC Security Office and request to view the Campus Security Log information.

The 2012 DACC Crime Statistic Report for Main Campus and Off Campus locations is available via the Internet at this link: http://www.dacc.edu/depts/security/stats.pdf It is also available at the Department of Education’s Web site by visiting this link: http://ope.ed.gov/security/. The data is updated each Oct 1st.

 












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