Florham Public Safety Personnel
Any Questions or Comments?
Campus Security Authorities
To: Members of the Campus Community Identified as Campus Security Authorities
From: Dr. Peter J. Woolley, Florham Campus Provost
Date: November 30, 2015
Re: Crime Reporting Requirements and Responsibilities
Recent amendments to the Campus Security Act require that “campus security authorities” report crime statistics for inclusion in the college’s Annual Security Report.
Campus security authorities include:
- Academic Support Center Professional Staff
- Admissions Office Professional Staff
- Athletics Professional Staff
- Becton College Advising Professional Staff
- Campus Life Staff including Advisors and Resident Assistants
- Dean of Students Professional Staff
- Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Office Professional Staff
- Enrollment Services Professional Staff
- Faculty Advisors to student organizations
- Financial Aid Office Professional Staff
- Human Resources Professional Staff
- International Student Services Professional Staff
- Department of Public Safety
- Regional Center Professional Staff
- School of Education Professional Staff
- Silberman College Advising Professional Staff
Crimes that must be reported are:
- Criminal Homicide
- Sex Offenses
- Aggravated Assault
- Motor Vehicle Theft
- Domestic Violence
- Dating Violence
- All hate crimes: listed crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias, based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin or disability.
- Arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for weapons law violations, drug abuse and liquor law violations.
If you observe any crime listed above, or if any person reveals to you that he/she learned of or were the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed below, immediately contact the Department of Public Safety (973-443-8888). This applies to crimes on campus, public property adjacent to the campus, and locations at which other college activities are taking place.
Do not investigate the crime or attempt to determine whether a crime, in fact, took place. Simply contact Public Safety as quickly as possible. Appropriate college personnel may later contact you or others to gather additional information.
If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter. With the exception of liquor, drug and weapons law violations, it is immaterial whether an arrest is made. For purposes of your reporting, please assume that a hate crime is any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.
If you have any questions regarding your reporting obligations, please contact Director Willie Thornton at 973-443-8929.
Thank you for your assistance in fulfilling these federal requirements.