Campus Security Statistics and Fire Safety Report

To: UCSC Commutiny

From: Nader Oweis, UCSC Police Chief

I am pleased to announce that the UCSC 2010 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is now available for review.  A copy of this report may be found at Also, a copy of may be requested from the UC Santa Cruz Police Department, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by calling 831-459-2231.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to protecting the safety and security of all students, staff, and faculty, as well as visitors to our campus, and to providing accurate and complete information regarding crimes committed in the campus community. We believe that our policies and programs for preventing and reducing crime, and our emergency notices, timely warnings and disclosure of crimes reported, promote a safer, more informed community.

The annual Campus Security Report includes important information about safety and security policies implemented to protect the welfare of our campus community, as well as crime statistics for the campus. This report has been prepared in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 ("Clery Act"), 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f), Title 34 U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Section 668.46, the Higher Education Opportunity Act or HEOA (Public Law 110-315) and the California Education Code, Sections 67380‐67385.

The Annual Campus Security Report contains information regarding:

· Reporting crimes and emergencies (reporting crimes/emergencies; non‐urgent crime reports; confidential crime reports, reporting hate crimes)

· The UC Santa Cruz Police Department

· Emergency Notification, CruzAlert system, Crime Alert bulletins and Timely Warnings

· Missing Persons Notification Policy

· Procedures for handling sexual assault cases (reporting the assault; seeking medical attention/preserving evidence; support, assistance, resources and referrals)

· Reporting suspected misconduct by students, student organizations, staff or faculty

· How to obtain public information regarding sex offenders

· Keeping the campus safe: safety precautions (developing campus safeguards, access to and maintenance of campus buildings and grounds; walking and biking on campus; no weapons on campus)

· Education & prevention services and programs (Crime Prevention Unit; Campus Violence Prevention Program and Bike Patrol Unit)

· Collection of statistics for campus security report

· Substance abuse: policy, sanctions, & laws (University policy and sanctions; federal, state, and local laws and penalties)

· Prevention, education, resources, and assistance for substance abuse

· Health effects of substance abuse

The campus also publishes the Fire Safety Report, containing information about fire safety policies, procedures, and statistics, available online at A copy of this report may also be requested from UC Santa Cruz Police Department, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by calling 831-459-2231.

The Fire Safety Report contains information regarding:

· Fire related statistics

· Description of on-campus fire safety systems

· Regular and mandatory supervised fire safety drills

· Policies on portable electrical appliances, smoking and open flames

· Fire safety education and training programs for students and staff

· Plans for future improvements in fire safety

In addition to the efforts that the Campus takes to prevent and report crime, the University Judicial Affairs Office in collaboration with the College Student Life and Housing Staff, have an extensive intervention approach for incidents of student alcohol or drug use.  Through a combination of Residential Staff, Community Safety Officers and University Police, all incidents of alcohol and other drug use are documented and referred to Student Affairs Staff for adjudication.   This comprehensive and early intervention approach is reflected in high reporting data.  This approach allows the campus to insure that for all incidents of alcohol and other drug use policy violations, that students receive individualized assistance and where appropriate, referral to additional support services, classes and counseling.

I invite you to review both reports and welcome any questions that you may have about the 2010 Campus Security Report, as well as the Fire Safety Report.


Nader Oweis
Chief, University Police