Safety & Security

Angeles College is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their safety and security. The Angeles College community consists of approximately 100 students plus 20 faculty and staff. Being situated within the city of Los Angeles, the Angeles College shares many of the same interests and concerns as the city, one of which is providing a safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. As safety and security is everyone’s responsibility, your actions and behaviors can significantly reduce your risk of personal harm.

At Angeles College, we understand the concern everyone has about campus safety. Our desire is for students, faculty and staff to enjoy their academic years free from threats to their safety or well-being. The purpose of this publication is to share with you information relating to the safety and security of campus facilities, the office involved in the coordination of campus safety and security, campus crime statistics, campus substance abuse policies, campus sexual assault policies, and timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.

TITLE IX DISCLOSURE

If you have a complaint involving sexual assault, sex discrimination, sexual harassment, stalking, or dating and domestic violence, or if you have questions about Angeles College’s policies or procedures in these areas, please contact the designated Title IX Coordinator: ktorrance@angelescollege.edu or call (213) 487-2211

1. THE JEANNE CLERY DISCLOSURE OF CAMPUS SECURITY POLICY AND CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS ACT

(OR CLERY ACT)

The Jeanne Clery Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act) requires colleges and schools to provide students and applicants a detailed report of crime statistics for the prior three years. The Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 C.F.R. 668.46.

2. GEOGRAPHY: LOCATION

The campus of Angeles College occupies 8,879 square feet on the 3rd floor of Central Plaza, LLC located at 3440 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 310, Los Angeles, California. The building is one of three identical structures that occupy the south side of Wilshire Boulevard, between Mariposa Avenue and Normandie Avenue. For purposes of Clery Act data collection and reporting, the following definitions apply:

  • Campus: Areas of buildings which are leased, owned or controlled by Angeles College, including any classrooms, administrative offices, faculty offices, along with any hallways, lavatories, storage areas, stairwells, elevators or other areas used exclusively by Angeles College staff, faculty or students.
  • Non-Campus Property: All other areas of campus buildings that are not otherwise included in the definition of “campus” (above), including any hallways, elevators or outdoor areas owned or controlled by the building/development owners and routinely used by Angeles College’s students. These areas are considered part of the “‘campus” for the purposes of the statistics above.
  • Public Property: Any public thoroughfares, streets, alleys, sidewalks and/or public parking facilities that is immediately adjacent to, and accessible from, the campus.

3. ANNUAL CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT

Angeles College is committed to assisting all members of the Angeles College community in providing for their safety and security.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or properties owned or controlled by Angeles College; and on public properties within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by the Angeles College administration office which is located in front of the 3rd floor elevators. If you would like to receive the Annual Campus Security Report that contains this information, you can stop by the Angeles College Administration Office at 3440 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90010 or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling (213) 487-2211.

4. CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS

The detailed statistics in this policy reflect the number of crimes reported and referrals made at Angeles College for the past three calendar years (2004-2016). Those cases are as follows:

2016 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS (Total Crimes)

OffenseYearOn CampusNot on CampusPublic Area
LACILACILACI
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Negligent Manslaughter2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Rape2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Fondling2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Incest2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Statuatory Rape2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Robbery2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Aggravated Assault2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Burglary2014000000
2015100000
2016000000
Motor Vehicle Theft
(Includes theft attempts)
2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Arson2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Liquor Law Arrests2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Drug Arrests2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Weapon Law Arrests2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Hate Crimes2014000000
2015000000
2016000000

2016 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS (Disciplinary Actions)

OffenseYearOn CampusNot on CampusPublic Area
LACILACILACI
Liquor Law Violations2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Drug Law Violations2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Illegal Weapons Possession2014000000
2015000000
2016000000

2016 CLERY CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS (Violence Against Women)

OffenseYearOn CampusNot on CampusPublic Area
LACILACILACI
Domestic Violence2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Dating Violence2014000000
2015000000
2016000000
Stalking2014000000
2015000000
2016000000

For more information, please visit the Los Angeles Police Department Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT webpage.

5. TIMELY WARNING

In addition to the required Annual Campus Security Report, Angeles College will provide a timely warning to the campus community of any occurrences of crimes considered to represent serious or continuing threat to students and employees whether they are reported to campus officials or the local police agencies. Crimes that Angles College view as serious includes but not limited to:

  • Homicide
  • Sex offense
  • Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Aggravated assault
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson
  • Hate crimes
  • Arrests for liquor/ drug or weapons violations
  • Campus discipline for liquor/ drugs/ weapons

If the school is aware of such a crime, and the management of the school feels that a serious and continuing threat to students and employees exists, the Campus Security Director will post appropriate warning notifications in various locations throughout the campus, including all entrance/exit doors of the campus buildings. These warning notifications will remain in place for ten days or longer if school management feels that a continuing threat remains.

6. SECURITY OF CAMPUS FACILITIES

Angeles College campus facilities are private property. All visitors must report to the reception desk and be admitted to the campus grounds/buildings. Any unauthorized visitation or other trespassing on Angeles College’s facilities, including trespassing by students during non-business hours, is strictly prohibited.

7. CAMPUS LAW ENFORCEMENT

Angeles College does not maintain a law enforcement department or employ a security force. However, the building in which Angeles College facilities are housed does maintain security personnel. All crimes and other emergencies will be handled by the building security or local law enforcement agencies appropriately.The building security officers patrol the campus around the clock. Foot and vehicle patrols enable officers to monitor and maintain security on campus, and promote contact between the campus community and building security officers.

8. DRUG, ALCOHOL AND TOBACCO POLICIES

It is the policy of Angeles College to provide a safe and productive environment for all its students. The goal of this policy would be severely compromised by drug or alcohol abuse. Angeles College requires that every student be free of alcohol, illegal drugs and controlled substances.

Angeles College prohibits following: possession of controlled substances which would constitute a violation of the California Health and Safety Code Section 11350 or the Business and Professions Code Section 4230; use of alcoholic beverages while on any property owned or used by Angeles College. The controlled substances, as used in this section, include, but are not limited to the following drugs and narcotics: opiates, opium and opium derivatives, mescaline, hallucinogenic substances, peyote, marijuana, stimulants, depressants and cocaine.

Smoking is not permitted in any classroom or other enclosed facility that any student is required to occupy or which is customarily occupied by students, faculty, staff and/or administrator. Smoking is only allowed at locations outside the main building in designated smoking areas.

9. SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION/REPORTING

Angeles College does not maintain dormitories or other facilities that are used outside of regular school hours. Sufficient faculty and staff are available throughout the building and grounds during business hours to accommodate each student’s need. Any crime, including sexual assault, on or off campus, should be reported immediately to the local police department or other appropriate law enforcement agency.

However, Angeles College realizes that the decision to report a rape or sexual assault can be a difficult one. We do, however, strongly encourage immediate reporting of these crimes to appropriate agencies. A rape or sexual assault is a serious crime and the reporting of the incident may prevent another unsuspecting individual from becoming a victim. Victims are encouraged to call any law enforcement agency by dialing “9-1-1″ immediately for criminal investigation, medical treatment, and referral to crisis counseling and legal advocacy services. Victims may request the entire reporting process remain confidential.

If both the victim and the suspect are enrolled students, a college disciplinary action may be sought. In this event, the accuser and the accused are entitled to same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding held by school committee. Both parties shall be informed of the proceeding outcomes after a decision has been made by the committee. If found to be in violation of Angeles College’s Code of Student Conduct, the offender may be placed on probation, suspended, expelled, and/or excluded from the campus. If certain circumstances the victim may request changes in academic arrangements.

If you become a victim of a sexual assault on or off campus:

  • Go to a safe place
  • Immediately contact the local police department
  • Contact someone you trust to be with you or ask the police department dispatcher to do so for you
  • Do not shower, bath, douche, change or destroy your clothing
  • Do not clean or straighten up the area

A police officer will arrange for forensic and medical services as appropriate and a report will be accepted in confidence through a 3rd-party or anonymously.

10. HATE CRIMES AND THE LAW

Angeles College is mandated to protect all members of the campus community by preventing and prosecuting bias or hate crimes that occur within the campus jurisdiction.

Hate crimes, also called bias crimes or bias-related crimes, are criminal activity motivated by the perpetrator’s bias or attitude against an individual victim or group based on perceived or actual personal characteristics, such as their race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. Anyone committing such acts can be referred to the Angeles College Administration for disciplinary action, as well as facing prosecution under the California law.

11. DISTRIBUTION OF REPORT/POLICY

A notice of this report and policy statement will be given to all students and employees annually. Those wishing a printed copy of this report may print directly from our webpage, or may contact any member of the Angeles College administration for a printed copy sent by mail or picked up.

12. CRIME PREVENTION

Angeles College does not maintain dormitories or other facilities that are used outside of regular school hours. Sufficient faculty and staff are available throughout the building and grounds during business hours to reduce the likelihood of crime during school hours. Students and employees are encouraged to be vigilant and observant when in the non-campus or public areas, and to protect themselves and each other by reporting suspicious or illegal activity to proper authorities immediately. To help students and employees protect themselves and their properties, Angeles College develops and makes available to students and an updated crime log and safety tips.

13. DAILY CRIME LOG

The Clery Act requires that institutions of higher education maintain a daily crime log. This log may be publicized as a hard copy log and it will be accessible on campus. The crime log for the “most recent 60-day period” must be available for public review during normal business hours. Any requests to view logs older than the 60 day recent period must be made available within two business days of the request for public inspection.

A hard copy of the daily crime log for Angeles College is maintained in the Campus Security and Safety Department located in the administration office. Angeles College does not make available an electronic version of the daily crime log. The business hours of the Campus Safety and Security Office are M-F, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

14. EMERCENCY NOTIFICATION

Angeles College Alerts will deliver messages using some or all of the following channels:

  • The Angeles College homepage
  • Broadcast e-mail to all Angeles College students
  • Blackboards in classrooms
  • Phone Alerts
  • Classroom/hallway alarms

We look forward to seeing you!