California Campus Safety Plan 2019

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Availability, location, & methods for summoning assistance of security personnel

The CSU Channel Islands Police Department (UPD) has primary law enforcement jurisdiction for all criminal incidents occurring on-campus. This includes incident investigation, follow-up, and resolution. UPD works in conjunction with outside agencies, such as the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and local fire and emergency medical services.

UPD is located in Placer Hall, adjacent to the A1 parking lot, and reports can be made in the lobby 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

The on-campus emergency telephone number is 9-1-1. Use this number for reporting on-campus fires, criminal or suspicious activity, and medical or other emergencies. This number goes directly to the UPD if dialed from a campus phone. Dispatchers are trained to respond appropriately to emergencies of any nature. There are blue light emergency telephones located throughout the campus and student housing which connect directly to UPD. These auto-dialing phones may be used in an emergency to summon police, fire, or medical assistance or report criminal or suspicious activity.

The non-emergency telephone number to contact UPD is 805-437-8444. This number should be utilized to obtain non-emergency, on-campus police and security services.

Special safeguards established for particular facilities or activities

CSU Channel Islands employs a number of safeguards for facilities and activities. Sworn police officers, along with other public safety staff, remain on-duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide both preventative patrol and emergency response services. All campus buildings are secured with an electronic access control system. Video surveillance is conducted in parking lots and public spaces in and around residential facilities. UPD regularly updates its all-hazards emergency management plan and maintains a comprehensive notification platform that provides email, text, and voice messaging during a campus emergency. UPD staff and special events specialists conduct public safety reviews for significant special events held on campus and implement risk management strategies as required.

Actions taken in the preceding 18 months to increase safety

The University created a new Chemical Hygiene and Lab Safety Specialist position within the Environmental Health & Safety department. The incumbent in this position works closely with faculty and students in the laboratory setting and is responsible for implementing the campus’ laser safety program.

In accordance with National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) specifications, the University increased its athletic field safety standards during renovations to the north play fields.

UPD implemented a new Law Enforcement Use of Naloxone program, which allows police officers to administer life-saving medication in the event of an opiate overdose.

The University made significant electronic access control and security system upgrades in University Hall and in Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

UPD personnel collaborated with campus partners and then conducted several presentations on campus safety for student, staff, and faculty orientation/information sessions. Topics included: (1) general safety tips; (2) sexual assault awareness and prevention; (3) high-risk drinking; (4) bystander intervention; (5)

disaster and emergency preparedness; (6) recognizing and preventing campus violence. UPD also delivered individual group presentations for students, faculty, and staff each semester on surviving acts of campus violence.

Changes in safety precautions expected to be made during the next 24 months

The University will expand its networked electronic access control and video surveillance system within an existing science lab facility. All future construction projects and major building renovations will be designed in accordance with the campus’ standards for networked electronic access control and video surveillance.

The University will conduct a campus-wide review focused on methods for enhancing the safety and security of the community in the event of a violent intruder.

The University will fully implement a new cloud-based lab safety software system which will include modules for hazard assessments, scheduling and tracking safety inspections, and managing chemical inventories.

In accordance with the campus’ standard for video surveillance systems, Housing & Residential Education will increase the number of security cameras in and around the facilities at Anacapa and Santa Cruz Villages.

CSU Channel Islands Statistical Report 2017

This report is separate and distinct from the Annual Security Report required under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act).  This report can be also found online at https://www.csuci.edu/publicsafety/annual-security-report.htm.

These statistics were compiled using the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting program definitions, occurring on campus, and in compliance with California State Education Code, Chapter 16, of the Donahoe Higher Education Act, Section 67380.

 2017 Statistics (California Education Code §67380 (a)(1)(A)):

Occurrences and/or arrests for   On campus
Part 1 violent crimes*             3
Hate crime             0
Noncriminal acts of hate violence             0
Theft           44
Destruction of property           38
Illegal drugs           45
Alcohol intoxication           4
          
Occurrences and/or arrests for                         
       Systemwide        
Hate crimes                2
Noncriminal acts of hate violence                2

* Part 1 violent crimes include: willful homicide, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault.

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