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Campus Safety and Security

The Jeanne Clery Act

These policies are published as required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and amendments as provided in the Higher Education Opportunity Act (Public Law 110-315). All statistics and policies/procedures are updated and distributed as required by the Act.

Approach to Safety

MiSPP is dedicated to providing a clean, safe and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. Members of the campus community share in the responsibility for the safety and security of themselves, their neighbors and their belongings. The importance of campus safety is reviewed annually at orientation with students and employees.

MiSPP does not have residence halls or student organizations with off campus locations.

Informing Students and Personnel of Safety and Security Measures

During orientation each fall, students and personnel are informed of the need for awareness of campus security measures and the need to notify school personnel of any suspicious or criminal activity. Students are informed of current crime statistics and informed that they will be notified should any event occur that constitutes an emergency or the need for a “timely warning.” MiSPP does not offer ongoing crime prevention programs or seminars.

Access to the Campus

During business hours, MiSPP is open to students and visitors. Staff members are present during operating hours to offer assistance and to meet any security needs. After operating hours, the building is monitored by a security system and access is restricted to authorized personnel only. Visitors, including children, are not permitted to attend classes or meetings at any time. Children may not be in the library, resource center or left unattended by their parent in the building at any time.

Campus Safety

MiSPP staff is entrusted with security functions at the school and will enforce school security policies. Staff have no arrest powers. In the event of an emergency, they are directed to coordinate with local law enforcement officials as necessary.

MiSPP does not have a campus police force. During evening hours of operation the school has contracted with a security company to provide an onsite security guard. Employees or security personnel may request identification to determine if individuals have business with the school. While MiSPP is a private property, law enforcement personnel may enter the campus to conduct business as needed. The Farmington Hills Police Department will be contacted in the event of any serious crime on campus and is immediately notified of any threat to the safety of individuals or the school. The Farmington Hills Police Department is available to consult on issues of campus safety and security.

Students, faculty or staff shall report any suspicious person entering the building, or on its grounds, immediately to the Director of Information Technology & Building Services or the Vice President. Exterior doors or fire exits may not be propped open.

In the event of a life threatening situation or an actual crime, call 911 for the local police and contact the staff as well. Any accident/incident on School property should be reported promptly to staff who will direct any further action. All members of the MiSPP community are encouraged to report all crimes in a timely manner to the Farmington Hills Police Department at 248-871-2700 and notify the Director of Information Technology & Building Services or the Vice President.

Reporting a Crime

If you believe that you have been the victim of a crime on campus, report the situation immediately to a staff or faculty member, who will contact the Director of Information Technology & Building Services or the Vice President. Other “campus security authorities” include the Registrar/Student Advisor and Program Director. Staff or faculty members will provide immediate assistance as required. Although the MiSPP staff/faculty member will assist in contacting the local police regarding the incident, you as an individual will be required to file the police report. The staff member will also take information for an internal Incident/Accident report for school records and follow-up.

In situations where warranted, MiSPP will investigate and pursue legal actions, possibly independent of the municipality of Farmington Hills. Students may choose to report crimes confidentially to the Director of Information Technology & Building Services or the Vice President for inclusion in the annual security report. Any student who has a Personal Protection Order against a third party must notify the school administration.

At the request of an individual or the police, MiSPP will follow-up if action is required. Any pertinent information or assistance requested will be given to the police. Changes in internal procedures may be made if any additional security efforts are warranted.

Issuing Timely Warnings

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the administration, constitutes an immediate or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The Director of Information Technology & Building Services or the Vice President will authorize and direct a warning to be issued through the school e-mail system and via the emergency alert system to students, faculty and staff.

Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the administration may also post a notice on the website at mispp.edu providing additional notification.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the administration, specifically the Director of Information Technology & Building Services by phone at 248.476.1122, ext. 110, or in his absence the Vice President or President.

Due to MiSPP’s direct boundary with the Orchard Ridge Campus of Oakland Community College, MiSPP is required to report OCC information which may be found at http://www.oaklandcc.edu/PublicSafety/CrimeStatistics.aspx.

Emergency Situations

In the event of an emergency, notify a staff member and call 911.

If the emergency warrants an evacuation of the facility, students and personnel will be directed by the administration to do so. Such notification may be through the school’s paging system, by verbal directive, or through the fire alarm system. Individuals evacuated are directed to move away from the building. Procedures are tested annually.

Preparation of Disclosure of Crime Statistics

At MiSPP, the Vice President prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.

Statistics on campus crimes, arrests, and referrals for disciplinary action include those reported to the Vice President, designated campus security authorities, (including but not limited to the Program Director and Registrar/Student Advisor) and local law enforcement agencies, if provided.

MiSPP will, upon request, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary hearing conducted by the school against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, MiSPP will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.

Campus Safety Statistics

These numbers reflect incidents reported to MiSPP for the following time periods:

 MiSPP

2012

2011

2010

 Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

 Negligent Manslaughter

0

0

0

 Sex Offenses, Forcible

0

0

0

 Sex Offenses, Non-forcible

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

 Arrests: Weapons, Carrying, Possessing, etc.

0

0

0

 Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons, Carrying, Possessing

0

0

0

 Arrests: Drug Abuse Violations

0

0

0

 Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Abuse Violations

0

0

0

 Arrests: Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

 Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations

0

0

0

 Hate Crimes*

0

0

0

 

* Crimes that involve prejudice based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin and/or disability.

Sex Offender Registration Information

The Michigan State Police has established a web site as the agency’s official Internet source for Sex Offender Registration information. To obtain this information please refer to The Michigan Public Offenders Registry.

Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs

Unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcoholic beverages, narcotics or dangerous drugs, on school property or as part of any school-related activity as outlined in the Drug and Alcohol Prevention policy is prohibited.

Sexual Assault Policy

MiSPP can offer referrals to educational and prevention program for students who may or may not have been victims of sexual assault and date rape.
If you are a victim of a sexual assault at this institution, your first priority is to get to a place of safety and to obtain necessary medical treatment. MiSPP strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner as time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation. An assault should be reported directly to the Farmington Hills Police Department by calling 911 or 248-871-2700. Upon request, MiSPP will assist the student in filing a report and contacting law enforcement.

All sexual assault cases reported will be fully investigated by the school administration with the assistance of the local police department.

  • All cases reported to MiSPP will be taken seriously without discrimination of age, sex, gender, race, ethnicity or national origin of either the victim or suspect(s).
  • MiSPP staff will meet with you privately to file your initial reports at a location mutually agreed upon.
  • MiSPP will assist you in privately contacting counseling and support services within the community.
  • MiSPP will not release your name to the public, press, or any other media organization.
  • MiSPP will assist you or answer any questions or explain the processes of reporting and investigation.
  • MiSPP will, upon request and if reasonably available, review a victim’s academic situation after an alleged sex offense for requested schedule adjustments, as well as apprise her/him or all student rights under the Code of Student Conduct.

MiSPP students who are accused of committing sexual assault are subject to the Code of Student Conduct policy and applicable sanctions.

Sexual Assault and Rape Prevention Resources

http://www.rapeis.org/support.html

http://www.mcadsv.org/

Note: The public website for higher education consumers is located at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security

Updated: September 2013