Notice:
Nov. 25, 2014:  

In recognition of the Thanksgiving holiday, all Jefferson Community College offices will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.

Crime Statistics/Crime Rates (Jeanne Clery Act)

Introduction

The information in this report is meant to aid members of the college community, as well as its prospective members, in understanding safety facts and safety programs, as well as crime-related information. In accordance with state and federal laws, including the Jeanne Clery Act, this Campus Security Report is intended to help members of the community to understand and take appropriate measures to promote a safe learning community at JCC; it also details the history of criminal activity on campus or in adjacent public areas.

Contained within the report are policies and practices pertaining to campus security; crime statistics; information on alcohol, drugs and sexual assault; disciplinary procedures under the College’s Student Code of Conduct; campus resources; community safety alerts; crime prevention strategies; and personal safety tips.

Jefferson Community College strongly urges students and employees to report all crime incidents as soon as possible either to the Office of Campus Safety & Security, the Vice President for Students, the Vice President of Administration and Finance, or to the College’s Affirmative Action Officer. Campus safety involves a cooperative effort among students, employees, and law enforcement personnel, working together to maintain the safety of our learning community.

Keeping Campus and Community Informed

In order to keep campus and community members informed about campus safety, the College:

  • publishes and distributes an annual Campus Security Report, available on the JCC website and in paper format at the Vice President of Administration and Finance and College President’s offices;
  • informs prospective students and employees about the Campus Safety Report via publications and the admissions application, as well as through an annual September mailing to the campus community;
  • notifies the campus community in a timely way of any crime that threatens safety;
  • and keeps an up-to-date daily log of all reported crimes, available at the Office of Campus Safety & Security.

Crime Reporting Policy Statement

The Office of Campus Safety & Security prepares an Annual Campus Safety and Security Report to comply with the Clery Act. The full text of this report can be obtained from the College’s Vice President of Administration and Finance, Lansing Administration Building as well as from our web site.

The Campus Safety and Security Report is prepared in cooperation with college personnel and the Watertown Police Department, the department with primary jurisdiction for the campus. Crime statistics are collected from the Watertown Police Department, inclusive of public property immediately adjacent to Jefferson Community College. The Watertown Police Department compiles the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) for the entire city of Watertown, which makes this report possible.

Crime Statistics Report

Criminal Offenses - On-campus

Criminal Offense 2008 2009 2010
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Forcible sex offenses (incl. forcible rape) 0 0 0
Nonforcible sex offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0

Criminal Offenses - Public Property

Criminal Offense 2008 2009 2010
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Forcible sex offenses (incl. forcible rape) 0 0 0
Nonforcible sex offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 1 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0

Hate Crimes - On-campus

Criminal Offense 2008 2009 2010
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Forcible sex offenses (incl. forcible rape) 0 0 0
Nonforcible sex offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Any other crime involving bodily injury 0 0 0
Assault-simple n/a 0 0
Intimidation n/a 0 0
Larceny n/a 0 0
Vandalism n/a 0 0

Hate Crimes - Public Property

Criminal Offense 2008 2009 2010
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Forcible sex offenses (incl. forcible rape) 0 0 0
Nonforcible sex offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0
Any other crime involving bodily injury 0 0 0
Assault-simple n/a 0 0
Intimidation n/a 0 0
Larceny n/a 0 0
Vandalism n/a 0 0

Arrests - On-campus

Crime 2008 2009 2010
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Illegal weapons possessions 0 0 0

Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals - On-campus

Crime 2008 2009 2010
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Illegal weapons possessions 0 1 0

Arrests - Public Property

Crime 2008 2009 2010
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Illegal weapons possessions 0 0 0

Disciplinary Actions/Judicial Referrals - Public Property

Crime 2008 2009 2010
Liquor law violations 0 0 0
Drug law violations 0 0 0
Illegal weapons possessions 0 0 0

Campus Facilities Access Policy

Buildings are secured by Campus Security by 11:00 PM when classes and/or scheduled events are not in session. Individuals needing access to campus buildings after hours should call the Office of Campus Safety & Security at 786-2222 to request access or to report their presence on campus.

Security Considerations Used in Maintenance

The Office of Campus Safety & Security regularly tests the emergency phones and submits work orders for repairs. Campus Security personnel conduct periodic lighting surveys and report the need for replacement and any other physical hazards they notice.

Enforcement and Arrest Authority of Campus Security Personnel

The Office of Campus Safety & Security for Jefferson Community College is located in the Jules Building, room 6-026 and is comprised of four full time persons and two part time persons.

Campus Security personnel are registered and certified by the State of New York and undergo continued training. The staff is contracted through a private security company. Their arrest powers are the same as an ordinary citizen. The Office of Campus Safety & Security is empowered by the College to enforce traffic regulations and the Student Code of Conduct. The office maintains a close working relationship with all emergency services in order to provide a safe environment for the campus community. All Campus Security personnel are trained in first aid, CPR, AED, pepper spray and restraints.

Working Relationships with State and Local Police

A strong working relationship is maintained with all neighboring police agencies. The Office of Campus Safety & Security works very closely with the Watertown Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and New York State Police.

Encouragement of Prompt Reporting of Crimes

Members of the campus community are urged to promptly report all criminal incidents and medical emergencies to the Office of Campus Safety & Security. Potential criminal actions and any emergency on campus can be reported by dialing 9-1-1 or by calling the Office of Campus Safety & Security at 2222 from a campus phone or 786-2222 from a mobile or off-campus phone. In non-emergency situations, Campus Security may also be accessed 24 hours per day by dialing 2222 from a campus phone or 786-2222 from a mobile or off-campus phone. Upon receipt of the call, the Campus Security personnel will respond to the location immediately.