Daily Crime Log
Consistent with the Clery Act requirements, the Dallas College Police Department maintains a Daily Crime Log that records, listed by the date the incident was reported, all crimes and other serious incidents that occur:
- On any campus
- In a non-campus building or property owned or operated by the College or its students in a reasonably contiguous geographic area
- On public property within, adjacent to, or immediately accessible from the campus
- Or within the departments patrol jurisdiction.
The Daily Crime Log is available for public inspection at every Dallas College Police department, or on the Dallas College website. The Daily Crime Log includes the nature, date, time and general location of each crime reported to the department, as well as its disposition (if this information is known at the time.) The department posts incidents in the Daily Crime Log within two business days of receiving a report of an incident, in accordance with the Act.
Clery Geographic Areas
Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Crime Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC 1092) (“Clery Act”), each Campus must identify the geographic territories in or on which the occurrence of Clery Act crimes will trigger responsibilities under the Clery Act. These include:
- buildings and property that are part of the campus,
- public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus and
- Non-campus buildings or property (collectively referred to as “Clery Act Geography”). The definitions for these geographic categories are Clery Act specific and are the same for every institution regardless of its physical size or configuration.
Clery Reportable Locations
On Campus Property (OC) — Any building or property owned or controlled by a school within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the school in direct support of or in a manner related to its educational purposes and, property within the same reasonably contiguous area that is owned by the school but controlled by another person, frequently used by students and supports the school’s purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).
Public Property (PP) — All public property including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks and parking facilities within the same campus or immediately adjacent to and easily accessible from the campus. This would not include, for example, highways that are adjacent to the campus, but that are separated from the campus by a fence or other man-made barrier. A school may use a map to visually illustrate the areas included in the definition of its campus.
Non-Campus Building or Property (NCP) — Any building or property owned or controlled by the school, that is not within the same reasonable contiguous area, is used in direct support of or in relation to the school’s educational purpose and is frequently used by the students.
Campus Security Authorities
Campus Security Authorities (CSA’s) are individuals identified by their role with each campus who have federally mandated responsibilities to report crimes that they witness or that are reported to them. The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the role of a CSA is to acknowledge that some campus community members may be hesitant about reporting crime to police but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus affiliated individuals.
CSA’s are officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities:
- Professional staff in a Dean of Students/ office (including leaders in student affairs)
- Student Activities Staff
- Faculty or staff advisors to student organizations
- Title IX coordinator
- A Campus Police Department
- Individuals who have responsibility for campus security
CSA authorities are NOT a faculty member who does not have responsibility for a student or campus activity beyond the classroom:
- Clerical staff ——Cafeteria staff
- Facilities or maintenance staff
- Health care staff
If campus security authorities observe any crime listed below, or if any person reveals to a CSA, in good faith, that he/she learned of or was the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed below, the campus security authority must immediately notify the Dallas College Police Department. Clery Act crimes reported to any local municipal police will be included if the municipal police agency notifies the Dallas College Police Department and the reported crime occurred in an area for which the institution is responsible.
Clery Crimes That Should be Reported
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
- Negligent manslaughter
- Forcible sex offenses
- Non-forcible sex offenses
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Dating violence
- Domestic violence
- All hate crimes involving any of the above offenses
- All hate crimes involving bodily injury, simple assault, larceny/theft, intimidation and damage/vandalism of property
- All liquor, drug or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest or referral.
Definitions of Reportable Crimes
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter — The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another.
- Negligent manslaughter — The killing of another person through gross negligence
- Sexual assault — an offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Per the National Incident-Based Reporting System User Manual from the FBI UCR Program a sex offense is “any sexual act directed against another person, without consent of the victim, including instances where the victim if incapable of giving consent.
- Rape — is the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus, with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim. The offense includes the rape of both males and females.
- Incest — Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
- Statutory Rape — is sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied using a weapon or by a means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used that could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, safecracking and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned acts.
Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Motor vehicle theft is classified as any case where an automobile is taken by a person not having lawful access, even if the vehicle is later abandoned, including joy riding.
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
Liquor law violations. The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal Transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned activities. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)
Drug abuse violations. Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
Weapons law violations. The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; the carrying of deadly weapons, or open carry.