In accordance with federal regulations, and through its campus Director of Business Operations, the institution will report all felonies and serious misdemeanors, which are reported to them or they observe or view, to the local police department via 9-1-1 as soon as possible. Reporting will occur regardless of whether the victim/complainant refuses to cooperate in the investigation or has a change of mind about reporting the crime. Furthermore, the institution will provide statistics on these crimes in its annual security report.
For lesser misdemeanors against the institution, e.g. minor damage to property, the campus Director of Business Operations will check with the Vice President of Finance and Administration about reporting to the local police department.
For lesser misdemeanors perpetrated against a person (student, faculty, staff or visitor), victims will be encouraged and assisted by the campus Director of Business Operations to report the crime to local authorities. If the victim refuses to notify police, the Director of Business Operations will note “victim refuses” when reporting the incident, but will proceed to report the alleged crime to the police if warranted or deemed advisable by the administration.
Once informed of a crime, TCSPP is committed to assisting the victim feel safe, secure and free from further harm. TCSPP will make all attempts to provide a calm and supportive environment for the victim. When a victim approaches an administration official who has primary responsibility for students and/or campus activities, with intent to report alleged crime, the victim will be informed of the TCSPP reporting responsibilities before any information is revealed.
The following is a list of some of the crime prevention programs and projects implemented at TCSPP campuses:
- Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance: CCTV is used throughout TCSPP campuses
- Institution Photo Identification Card (ID): Each TCSPP faculty, staff, and student is issued a TCSPP photo identification card. This card is needed to gain access to various areas of campus and building stairwells where applicable. This card must be carried at all times.
- Electronic Door Access: Major points of entry into areas of campus are controlled with electronic access doors. Some of these doors require a campus-issued ID card to gain entry, while others may be opened on a consistent basis during regular business hours of the campus.