Crime prevention is being aware that a crime can occur; anticipating its form, location, time, and victim; and taking some action to reduce its chances of happening. Crime prevention takes four forms:
- Interruption of a crime in progress.
- Reduction of opportunities to commit crimes
- Incapacitation of those who commit crimes.
- Elimination of the desire to commit crimes.
The capability of the staff, facility, and student body to become safe and secure requires a partnership with the local law enforcement agencies. When we understand and apply prevention techniques we become powerful forces for reducing crime on our campuses. To have a viable crime prevention program working at all ECPI locations, the crime prevention program must receive attention at the highest level, and direction and support at all levels. Crime affects all of us. The only way to defeat it is by working together; teamwork between the police department and all staff, faculty and students.
Staff, faculty and students are to observe proper safety rules at all times. All accidents on Campus involving staff, faculty and students, ECPI property or automobiles should be reported to the Campus President or University Administration.
The definition of a robbery is a theft in which the robber intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly injures another person, or intentionally or knowingly threatens another person with imminent bodily injury or death. The victim should attempt to remember the following:
- Remain calm and listen to the robber’s demands. If you panic, you increase the possibility of violence
- Do not resist a robber's efforts to take your property
- Observe the suspect's physical description (i.e., sex, race age clothing worn)
It is the responsibility of all staff, faculty and students to notify Campus President or University Administration if a suspected robbery is in progress
Registered Sex Offender Information
The Department of Education requires institutions to advise students and staff where law enforcement agency information provided by a State under section 170101(j) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (42 U.S.C. 14071(j)), concerning registered sex offenders may be found.
what Should You Do If You Are A Rape Victim?
Many victims of sexual assault don't know where to turn for help, or what to do. They may be afraid or ashamed to talk to anybody; or they may try to act as though nothing happened. If you've been assaulted, get help quickly. Call the police. They can take you to the hospital, put you in touch with community services, and get information about the crime from you that will help them arrest the rapist. If you prefer not to call the police right away, get help from a friend, your doctor, or a hospital emergency room, or contact rape or other crises programs usually have a hotline number you can call day or night. They can explain your choices, offer counseling, and even contact the police for you.
The most important thing to remember after an attack is that you should not touch anything, changes your clothes, wash, or douche until you have contacted the police and been to the hospital. If you do, you may accidentally destroy valuable evidence that the police and prosecutor might need to arrest and convict your attacker. If an incident occurs on school grounds, notify the Campus President or University Administration promptly.