ABOUT THE REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the land-mark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The “Clery Act” is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986. The law is tied to an institution’s participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.
How to Report Criminal Offenses:
To report that a crime has taken place on or off campus, the Glendive City Police Department should be contacted. The phone number for the Police Dispatch Center is 406- 377-2596. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1. In addition to calling the police department, the following staff at Dawson Community College can also be contacted to report a crime:
Voluntary, confidential crime reporting can be made to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs or to the Director of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator either in person or via email or phone.
Importance of Reporting Criminal Activity:
Dawson Community College does not have its own campus security officers. Therefore students, faculty, staff, and guests are strongly encouraged to report all criminal and suspicious activity to either the County or City Police Department and College officials in a timely manner.
Prompt reporting of criminal activity enables College officials and local law enforcement officials to more effectively protect the safety of the entire community. Reporting criminal activity also ensures inclusion in the annual crime statistics and aids in providing timely warning notices to campus. All reports of criminal activity will be investigated. No matter how insignificant the incident may seem, the information students, faculty, staff, and guests provide can be helpful in an investigation. Voluntary, confidential crime reporting can be made to the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources and/or Compliance/Title IX Coordinator. The confidential report is to comply with a student’s wish to keep the matter confidential while still taking the steps to ensure the safety of the student and others. When a potentially dangerous threat to the College community arises, timely reports or warnings will be issued through e-mail.