Required Federal Notices

To: UCSC Community

From: Nader Oweis, Chief of Police, UC Santa Cruz Police Department

University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to assisting all members of the community in providing for their own safety and security.  The annual security and fire safety compliance document is available on the UC Santa Cruz Police Department website at

If you would like to receive a hard copy of the Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report 2012 which contains this information, you can stop by the UC Santa Cruz Police Department, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, or you can request that a copy be mailed to you by calling 831-459-2231.

The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, university police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus.  They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by UC Santa Cruz; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

This information is required by law and is provided by UC Santa Cruz.

In addition, pursuant to the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, institutions of higher education annually must provide the campus community with how law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. 

The State of California requires sex offenders to register with the police department in the jurisdiction in which they reside. The state makes this information available to law enforcement agencies. This information is available to the public at the local police/sheriff’s department. For the UC Santa Cruz campus, information on registered sex offenders is available at the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Department, 701 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, 831-454-2242. Additionally, the Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed at institutions of higher education.

In addition, the California Penal Code §290.01 requires a sex offender who is enrolled as a student, or is, with or without compensation, a full-time or part-time employee, or is carrying on a vocation for more than 14 days, or for an aggregate period exceeding 30 days in a calendar year to register with the UC Santa Cruz Police Department within five working days of commencing enrollment or employment. The terms "employed or carries on a vocation" include employment whether or not financially compensated, volunteered, or performed for government or educational benefit. The registrant shall also notify the Department within five working days of ceasing to be enrolled or employed, or ceasing to carry on a vocation.

Information on these registered sex offenders is available to the public at the UC Santa Cruz Police Department. Access to the data is by appointment only. Information on registered sex offenders is also available on the Megan’s Law website at

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