Jeanne Clery Act
Summary of the Jeanne Cleary Act
In November 1990, the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II, Public Law 101-542) was signed into law. This law requires institutions of higher education to produce and make available certain policy statements and statistics about campus crime. In November of 1999, this Act was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or simply, The Clery Act. It is the policy of Beaufort County Community College to publish by October 1st of each school year, an annual security report that informs current students and employees of its safety and security policies, procedures and practices. Our annual report (linked to annual report) (Adobe Reader required) will also disclose statistics from the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property either owned or controlled by the College and owned or controlled by student organizations recognized by the College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
Anonymous Crime Reporting Form
For compliance with the Campus Security Act, the Anonymous Crime Reporting Form is to be completed whenever any faculty or staff person with significant responsibility for student activities becomes aware of a crime that has taken place. The awareness can come from a direct report from a student, staff member, or a third party. It is important that this form (link to anonymous report form) be completed and filed with the BCCC Police Department.
The College, as with any other public or private entity, cannot assure or guarantee a crime-free environment. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of members of the College Community to act in a security-conscious manner and to avoid actions which jeopardized their security as well as the security of others. Members of the faculty, staff, and student body should report all crimes, hazards, emergencies, or dangerous situations to the BCCC Police Department immediately.
Campus Security Authorities
The Jeanne Clery Act defines Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) as: individuals with campus security responsibility, individuals designated by the campus, officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, and the campus police department. Click for a list of Beaufort County Community College designated CSAs (link to CSA’s).
NC Sex Offender Registry
The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education to advise the campus community where information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders, already required by state law to register in a state, to provide notice to each institution of higher education in that state, at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
North Carolina law requires sex offenders who have been convicted of certain offenses to register with their county sheriff. The sheriff collects information from the offender and court documents. The sheriff then enters the information into the Registry database. This information is available on a county wide basis at the sheriff’s office. The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation takes certain information submitted by the sheriffs in all 100 counties in the state and makes it available to the public via the Sex Offender Registry website. You can view this information which appears on NC Department of Justice’s website.
Report a Crime
“People Aren’t Suspicious, Behavior is!”
In an effort to create a safe environment for EVERYONE that visits our campus, the BCCC Police Department would like to encourage our “community” to report any crimes or suspicious activity that you may observe or encounter.
PLEASE NOTE: NCGS 14-225 False reports to law enforcement agencies or officers: Any person who shall willfully make or cause to be made to law enforcement agency or officer any false, misleading or unfounded report, for the purpose of interfering with the operation of a law enforcement agency, or to hinder or obstruct any law enforcement officer in the performance of his duty, shall be guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.