TIMELY NOTIFICATION OF CRIME
Clery Act requires the timely notification of the campus community in the event of a incident involving criminal homicide, murder, non-negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson.
It is the policy of Henry Ford College to notify the college community by any means that is electronic (email, voice mail, text messaging, etc) and through the use of postings, memos and/or other means of communication as available in a timely and prudent manner. Notifications will be done through the Office of Campus Safety. Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) available soon.
To report crimes or other emergencies on campus call the Office of Campus Safety 24 hours/day, 7 days/week at Ext. 9630 or 313-845-9630
Annual Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics
I. Reporting of Criminal Activity and/or Emergencies
Crimes must be reported to the Office of Campus Safety by students and employees to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to provide timely warning notices to the college community. The Office of Campus Safety is responsible for security and emergency response at Henry Ford College. Emergency phones are located in buildings, in various grounds locations and in parking lots. The Office of Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours per day at: 313-845-9630. (Ext. 9630 if on campus).
II. Security and Access to Campus Facilities
Access to facilities and buildings is controlled by electronic and mechanical access control, electronic alarm systems, active security patrols and electronic and physical surveillance.
III. Police Liaison and Security Authority
The Office of Campus Safety maintains a regular and ongoing working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies through regular meetings and participation in professional associations.
IV. Crime Prevention & Security Awareness Programs
Students and employees are made aware of campus crime through the publishing of annual Clery Crime statistics, daily log, and through the distribution and posting of timely bulletins and alerts. Students and employees are provided crime prevention and awareness programs such as the Daily Crime Log, annual crime reports, distribution of materials such as brochures, memos, newspaper articles, the Safe Walk program, and lectures and presentations.
V. Alcoholic Beverages and Illegal Drugs
The distribution, possession, and/or use of controlled substances, illicit drugs, and alcohol which are deemed illegal under local, state and federal law is prohibited on the campus of Henry Ford College. Any persons violating these statues will be subject to disciplinary and/or criminal proceedings. Alcohol and drug awareness information and counseling is available through the Counseling Office.
VI. Sexual Assault
It is the policy of Henry Ford College to make all responsible efforts to maintain a campus environment free from sexual assault.
HFC has established programs through the Counseling Department to prevent sexual assault and procedures to follow should an assault occur.
- Programs include publications, videos, and seminars to promote awareness of sexual assault and other sex offenses.
- Information is available to students and employees, submitted to college newspapers and published in appropriate publications.
- All sexual assaults occurring on campus should be reported to both the Office of Campus Safety and local law enforcement authorities as soon as possible because of the importance of preserving evidence.
- Office of Campus Safety will notify appropriate law enforcement authorities when advised of a sexual assault.
- In addition to appropriate criminal charges, sexual assaults committed by students will be referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary action in accordance with the college’s Student Due Process procedure; Assaults by employees will be referred to the Office of Human Resources. Sanctions for both may include permanent removal from the college.
Campus Disciplinary Actions in Cases of Alleged Sexual Assault.
- The accuser and accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding.* Both the accuser and accused shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding alleging sexual assault.
Counseling and Other Services Available to Victims
- Students and employees may obtain counseling assistance or referrals from the Counseling Office or Student Outreach Services.* Employee Assistance Programs are available through the Human Resources Office.
VII. Sexual Offender Reporting Act
Convicted sexual offenders are required to report to local law enforcement when working at and/or attending college or university. Information about registered sex offenders is available from the Dearborn or Dearborn Heights Police. The Michigan State Police maintains a sex offender search website at: www.mipsor.state.mi.us/
VIII. Crime Statistics
Statistics are required by October 1st annually and include the previous three calendar years. They include incidents reported to local law enforcement and internal disciplinary proceedings. All incidents are reported through the Office of Campus Safety. This information (Annual Security Report) is distributed to all students and employees, and is posted on the OCS web page. Printed copies are available upon request.