College Safety and You
This statement is published in accordance with the 1998 Kristin Smart Campus Security Act Title II of Public Law 101-542, Section 20 U.S.C. 1092 and The Higher Education Act, the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.”
Crime Reporting Procedures – 20 U.S.C. 1092 A
Working together, safety and security within the properties of the District is everybody’s business. No community, of course, can be totally risk-free in today’s society. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are partners in creating an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to learning.
The Monterey campus is under the concurrent jurisdiction of the Monterey Police Department and Campus Security. On-campus Security personnel are available during most hours that classes are held.
Marina Education Center is under the concurrent jurisdiction of the Marina Police Department and Campus Security. Inquiries to the Marina Police Department can be made by calling the non-emergency number 831-384-7575.
The Public Safety Training Center in Seaside is under the concurrent jurisdiction of the Seaside Police Department and Campus Security. Inquiries to the Seaside Police Department can be made by calling the non-emergency number 831-394-6811.
A person may report any criminal action or any other emergency at any time - day or night - by calling 911. Routine inquiries should be addressed to the Security Office (831-646-4099) located in the Student Center on the Monterey Campus.
Campus Security Department – 20 U.S.C. 1092 C
It is the policy of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District Governing Board of Trustees to protect the members of the total college community and to protect the property of the District. The Campus Security Department shall insure that reasonable protection is provided by using methods that fit within, and contribute to, the educational philosophy and procedures of the institution.
The District works cooperatively with the Monterey Police Department at the Monterey campus, the Marina Police Department at the Marina Education Center, and the Seaside Police Department at the Public Safety Training Center in providing assistance for incidents that require resources not available to the College. The police department investigates all felonies, including those covered by the California Vehicle Code. All felony crimes that take place on campus are immediately reported to the police department.
Crime Prevention – 20 U.S.C. 1092 D/E
One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of the Monterey Peninsula Community College District to inform students and staff, in a timely manner, of any criminal activity or security problem which may pose a reasonable threat to their physical safety. Such information will normally be distributed to students through this document and through student publications. Staff are informed through Security Alert Notifications, All Users emails as well as bulletins and newsletters.
Another critical element of a campus safety program is training. Security, Health Services, and Associated Students sponsor programs on various topics ranging from sexual assault awareness to substance abuse prevention.
Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of people watching out for one another. All staff and students are asked to be alert, security-conscious, and involved. Call Security (ext. 4099) or 911, identify that you are on the Campus and wish to report suspicious behavior, or any crime that is occurring.
Off-Campus Crime – 20 U.S.C. 1092 G
Local police departments provide the District with crime data for the areas surrounding the facilities operated by the District. The District will notify persons using these facilities when a security problem arises.
Substance Abuse – 20 U.S.C. 1092 L
In accordance with Public Law 101-226 Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989, the Governing Board of Trustees of the District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs, alcohol, or cannabis products, as well as the misuse or illegal use of legally prescribed medications (or drugs) by students or employees on District property and as part of any District-sponsored or -sanctioned activity.
Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from the College or termination from employment for violations of the appropriate standards of conduct. The possession, use, or sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on district controlled property is a misdemeanor per California Business Code 25608 and a violation of the District Standards of Student Conduct.
The use, sale, or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of State law, and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local, or campus law enforcement authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the District.
Implementation of Title IX, VAWA/Campus SaVE Act, and Related Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Legislation
Title IX is a federal law that applies to educational institutions receiving federal financial assistance and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an educational institution’s programs or activities, including employment, academic, educational, extracurricular and athletic activities (both on and off campus). Title IX protects all people regardless of their gender or gender identity from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, which are forms of sex discrimination. Title IX violations amended the Clery Act to require institutions to compile statistics for incidents of: Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking.
Campus Crime Statistics
This report meets all reporting requirements as set forth in the Jeanne Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Monterey Peninsula College also reports this information at the Office of Postsecondary Education Campus Security Statistics Website in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education. This can be accessed through the Internet at the following website: http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/
Viewing Megan’s Law
Public access to Megan’s Law is available through the Office of the Attorney General Megan’s Law internet website at www.meganslaw.ca.gov
A request for written material may be obtained by writing to:
Monterey Peninsula College
Campus Safety/Security Department
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, California 93940-4799
Jeanne Clery and Campus Crime Statistics
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Statistics Act, Monterey Peninsula College posts the Annual Security Report-Campus Crime Statistics and reports this information to the Office of Post-Secondary Education Campus Security Statistics Website in cooperation with the U.S. Dept of Education at the following link: http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/ A copy of the Annual Security Report-Campus Crime Statistics can also be obtained by contacting MPC Campus Security at 831-646-4005 or at:
Monterey Peninsula College-Campus Security
980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA 93940
Annual Security Reports can be found here: https://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-information/campus-safety