In response to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 requiring all postsecondary institutions to prepare an annual report detailing crime prevention policy and campus crime statistics, Carl Sandburg College has issued its 2011 Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report showing data for calendar years 2009, 2010 and 2011.
This annual report features Carl Sandburg College policies regarding crime prevention issues, services performed by the college, anti-crime information available through the college, crime statistics and prescribed standards of conduct as set forth by the policies of the Board of Trustees.
Department of Public Safety
Carl Sandburg College provides for safety and security needs of students, faculty, staff and visitors through its campus security guards and physical plant personnel which are on site 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. Any person who witnesses a crime or becomes a victim of a crime should report it as soon as possible to the department of public safety located in D201. The department can also be reached from any on-campus/college phone simply by calling the campus operator (Dial - 0). Security may also be reached 24 hours a day by dialing (309) 341-5304. Questions about safety, security or law enforcement issues should be referred to the director of public safety, located in D201A or by calling (309) 341-5325. The director of public safety receives all incident/accident reports filed by any individual of the college community. When multiple incidents occur during the same time frame, reports and subsequent action by security guards are handled in order of priority: 1) personal safety, 2) property crime, 3) services.
Emergency Phone System
Carl Sandburg College’s Emergency Telephone System is now in place. The system consists of twelve (12) outside emergency telephones located with a • on the map and fourteen (14) inside emergency telephones located with an H on the map. All emergency telephones on campus are connected to the college switchboard. The switchboard is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If the caller is unable to respond verbally, the boxes are a one-button system enhanced by location ID. All emergency telephones will ring directly to the public safety dispatch center. A public safety officer will then respond to your location within minutes. This system is for emergencies only or when you need public safety assistance. This would include medical emergencies, accidents, reporting a fire, or request for escorting of students. This system is not for general information on campus activities or directions. Every classroom has an in-house telephone that can be used to reach the Galesburg Public Safety Building by dialing 911. Any situation that requires a call to the Galesburg Public Safety Building should be reported to Campus Security by dialing 5499. Any abuse or violation of the Emergency Telephone System will lead to disciplinary action, arrest, or prosecution.
The facilities of this college are provided by the State of Illinois and the Carl Sandburg College District to provide a service to this college community. The service includes not only the instructional program, but a public service beyond that normally called instruction. The facilities of the college may be used by other groups and organizations for such purposes that will extend and enhance the general welfare of the total community. Carl Sandburg’s Galesburg campus is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Fridays; and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, excluding declared holidays. During closed periods, all exterior doors are locked to prohibit unauthorized entry. Faculty and staff may enter after hours by making prior arrangements with their supervisor and/or the department of public safety. Student access to facilities after hours is prohibited unless they have the expressed permission of a college employee and campus security has been notified. Security officers utilize motor and foot patrol as well as two-way radio/telephone communications to monitor the premises both inside and out. Security personnel monitor CCTV with numerous cameras located throughout campus.
The Board of Trustees of Community College District #518 has employed security personnel which report to the director of public safety. Their primary purpose is to monitor and maintain the security of college assets and personnel by observing, reporting and then acting within the framework of established procedures. In this capacity, security personnel facilitate conservation of the peace by working harmoniously with all local law enforcement agencies. In the event of classroom/student and/or other college-business related emergency, college personnel are instructed to remove themselves from dangerous situations. If the immediacy of the situation requires intervention, college employees will call the proper emergency agency by dialing 911 from the nearest public phone or 911 from the nearest college phone.
With the exception of the director of public safety, security personnel are not sworn Illinois police officers and, as a result do not have arrest powers. The Carl Sandburg College Department of Public Safety staff frequently work with the Galesburg Police Department. The two agencies cooperate whenever possible on investigations and crime prevention programs to provide the best possible services to our campus and local communities.
Carl Sandburg College endeavors to reduce the likelihood and opportunity for unsafe activity on campus through a proactive risk management program involving all campus constituencies. The College maintains a substance abuse awareness program to inform students and employees about the dangers of substance/alcohol abuse, college policy of maintaining a substance/alcohol-free environment, available abuse counseling and rehabilitation assistance programs, and the penalties that may be imposed upon students and employees for violations occurring in the college. Students and employees are encouraged to be responsible for their own security.
Written literature on all aspects of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 is available in the Office of the Director of Public Safety.
Carl Sandburg College provides crime statistics involving murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arrests for liquor, drug and weapons violations in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. All incidents of a criminal nature occurring at off-campus facilities are reported to that facility’s local law enforcement agency.
CRIMES ON CAMPUS
Last updated 10/12
Standards of Conduct
College policy and regulations prohibit:
1. The illegal use of controlled substances, as well as their manufacture, distribution, dispensation, or possession on Carl Sandburg College property or as any part of college activities, events, classes, programs or services.
2. The sale of tobacco on college property.
3. The illegal use or abuse of alcohol by students, visitors, or employees on Carl Sandburg College property or activities.
4. Use of tobacco products in the building is prohibited.
College policy further stresses that:
Every effort has been made to provide you with information of value in assisting you in sharing responsibility for your personal safety while on campus. We urge you to contact the Office of the Coordinator of Environmental Services should you have any questions regarding this material or any safety issue. Policies adopted by the Board of Trustees in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act are available from: Secretary, Board of Trustees, Community College District #518, Henson Administrative Center, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL 61401.