The "Clery Act" is a Federal law which requires colleges and universities to publish an Annual Security Report by October 1st of each year. The ASR contains three years of crime statistics and policy statements including: sexual assault policies, victim’s rights, the law enforcement authority of campus police, and procedures for reporting crimes. The ASR also contains many useful crime prevention tips, and emergency procedures for the college district.
The Allan Hancock College Police Department is responsible for providing the gathered statistics and safety information to all students, staff, faculty, visitors and prospective students and employees of the District. The crime statistics contained within the ASR concern reported crimes occurring on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Allan hancock College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
A hardcopy of this report will be available for review at both our Santa Maria Campus and Lompoc Valley Campus public safety offices. If you have any questions or concerns about the ASR, or you would like further information about public safety services and crime prevention, please contact us by email at: AHC.PD@hancockcollege.edu or by calling 805-922-9699 ext. 3652.
Daily Crime Log
The Daily Crime Log (DCL) is updated every other business day. It provides details about crimes that have been reported to the Allan Hancock College Police Department. The crimes on the DCL are listed in chronological order with the most recent occurrences located at the bottom of the list. A hard copy of the Daily Crime Log is available on on request during normal business hours at the Allan Hancock College Police Department's Santa Maria and Lompoc Valley campuses.
The disposition of the case provides information about the current status of a case or investigation. According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:
The disclosure is prohibited by law
If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim
If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence
Campus Security Authority
The Clery Act requires collecting and publishing statistics for crimes that occur on campus property and in certain other campus-associated locations. Because not all crimes are reported to Police, the Clery Act requires other campus staff, defined as Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), to tell campus Police about crimes reported to them. A CSA is a campus employee with significant responsibility for student and campus activities or staff designated as individuals or departments to whom crimes should be reported. Crime reports from CSAs are included in annual statistics, the daily crime log, and assessed for the possibility of a campus alert to warn the community about ongoing risks.
Campus Security Authority (CSA) Training
The Department of Education is committed to assisting schools in providing students with a safe environment to learn and to keeping parents and students well informed about campus security. In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act, the Department of Education and the Allan Hancock College police department continue to compile an annual campus security report.
This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes reported to Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property, and on public property adjacent to and accessible from campus. The report also includes campus policies concerning crime prevention, crime reporting, alcohol and drug use, sexual and interpersonal violence, student discipline, and other matters