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Campus Security Act Compliance
This Safety and Security information is
intended to be a convenient source of information to help members of
the University keep themselves and each other safe. It is also distributed as part of the university's obligations under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy, which requires
universities to collect and disseminate campus crime statistics and other
1. Report of Statistics. The
University's 2011 Report of Statistics for the Danforth Campus is available above. The university's 2011 Report of Statistics for the Medical Campus is available https://medfacilities.wustl.edu/SECURITY/Pages/Home.aspx by clicking on the link to "Campus Crime Statistics. For a hard copy, contact the Washington University Police Department (WUPD) at (314)935-5555 or WUSM Protective Services at (314) 362-HELP (4357).
2. Campus Policies. As outlined in
greater detail in this site, effective
law enforcement involves a cooperative effort on the part of each member of the entire university community. In support of this effort, all victims of or
witnesses to a crime on campus are strongly encouraged to report the crime immediately to the WUPD, (314) 935-5555; Protective Services, (314) 362-HELP
(4357); by coming in person to the department offices; or by using a Blue Light Emergency Telephone. Victims of or witnesses to off-campus crimes are
strongly encouraged to call 911 immediately to report the crime.
In addition to the policies, procedures, and recommendations and
with the Campus Security Act, the university further
provides the following statements and information.
i. Timely Warnings:
The Washington University Police Department (“WUPD”) and, depending on the location of the crime, the Washington University School of Medicine
Protective Services Department (“Protective Services”) are responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. 1092(f) et seq.
The decision to issue a timely warning will be made on a case-by-case basis after consideration of the available facts. Factors that will be considered in determining whether an alert will be issued include: whether there
is a serious ongoing or continuing threat to students or employees; whether an alert would compromise law enforcement efforts; and whether the university has
reliable information that, if disseminated, could help
prevent similar crimes.
A timely warning will be considered whenever a campus security authority receives a report that a crime in one of the following classifications has occurred on or near campus or when a local law enforcement agency notifies
the university that a crime in one of these classifications has occurred near campus or off campus in an area proximate to university owned and managed student housing: criminal homicide, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and arson.
Depending upon other circumstances, other crimes may also trigger the consideration of a timely warning.
Anyone with information that may warrant a timely warning should contact WUPD at (314) 935-5555 or Protective Services at (314) 362-HELP (4357).
Timely warnings will be issued to the campus
community or, where appropriate, those members of the campus community residing in the area subject
to the ongoing threat, through the University’s email notification system, postings on the WUPD or Protective Services websites, physical postings on doors and bulletin boards, and/or other notification methods as
ii. Preparation of Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics
The university prepares the Annual Security Report contained herein to comply
with the Campus Security Act. This report is prepared by the WUPD and Protective Services, in cooperation with other campus departments,
including Housing and Residential Life, Campus Life, the Office of Judicial Programs, Campus Operations, Emergency Management, Facilities
Planning and Management, Parking and Transportation Services, Student Health Services, and Human Resources.
Federal law requires that the university disclose statistics for the offenses below that occur
(1) on campus;
(2) in or on non-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the university; and
(3) on public property within or immediately adjacent to campus, as those terms are defined in the Campus Security Act.
Under the Campus Security Act, the following criminal offenses must be reported and disclosed:
murder, manslaughter (both negligent and nonnegligent), sex offenses (both forcible and nonforcible), aggravated assault, arson, burglary, robbery,
and motor vehicle theft. In addition, the university is required to provide statistics related to liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, and
weapon law violations that resulted in either an arrest or documented referral for disciplinary action.
Finally, the university is required to disclose statistics for a separate category of bias-related“hate” crimes, including murder, non-negligent manslaughter, sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible), robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, larceny-theft, vandalism, intimidation, simple assault, and damage/destruction/vandalism of property.
Campus crime, arrest, and referral statistics include those reported to the WUPD, Protective Services, individuals designated “Campus Security
Authorities” as defined by the U.S. Department of Education, and local law enforcement agencies.
In collecting the statistics to be reported, the university requests data from local law enforcement authorities in the cities of St. Louis, Clayton,
Maryland Heights, and University City, and in
St. Louis County.
Each day, the WUPD and Protective Services make available on their respective websites and in the WU Police Department lobby a Media Log that
lists the date, time, location, description, and disposition of incidents that occur on campus. The Danforth Campus information is also routinely
published in the student campus newspaper, Student Life, and the faculty and staff newspaper, The Record. You can access the Media Log by visiting www.police.wustl.edu and/or wusmproserv.wustl.edu.
Each year, the university sends an email notifying all students, faculty, and staff of the Annual Security Report and providing a link to the Safety and Security Brochure on the university’s website.
Hard copies of the brochure may be printed from the website or obtained in person from the WUPD
or Protective Services.
3. Security Policies. See "Facilities Access" and "Police Services."
4. Law Enforcement Policies. See "Reporting a Crime" and "Police Services."
5. Educational Programs Regarding
Campus Security. See "Crime
Prevention" and "Police
6. Crime Prevention. See "Crime Prevention" and "Police Services."
7. Off-Campus Crime.When a WU student is involved in an off-campus
criminal or judicial offense, WUPD may assist with the investigation in cooperation with local, state, or federal law enforcement. Local law enforcement agencies
routinely work and communicate with campus officers on any serious incidents occurring on campus or in the immediate areas surrounding campus. Local
municipal law enforcement agencies have primary jurisdiction in all areas off campus, including those areas off campus where student organizations recognized by the university may be located; however, WUPD and/or Protective Services can and do often respond to student-related incidents that occur in
close proximity to campus. WUPD and Protective
Services officers have direct radio communications with local police, fire, and ambulance services to facilitate
rapid response in any emergency situation. The university monitors and documents these off-campus criminal activities by its students of which it becomes
aware through local police or otherwise, including at off-campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the university.
8. Alcohol Policy. See "Alcohol and Drug Awareness."
9. Drug Policy. See "Alcohol and Drug Awareness."
10. Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education.
See "Alcohol and Drug Awareness."
11. Sexual Assault Programs. See "Sexual Assault and Other Sex Crimes."
12. Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act.
Under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, persons required to
register under a state offender registration program must notify the
state concerning each post-secondary school at which the offender works
or is a student. In Missouri, sex offenders must register with the
police department in the city or county in which they live or work. To
view or purchase registry lists, contact either the St. Louis City
Police at 1200 Clark Ave., Room 114, St. Louis, MO 63103, or the St.
Louis County Police at 7900 Forsyth, Record Room, Clayton, MO
63105. The state of Missouri does provide a registered sex
offender internet site by counties located at: Missouri Sex Offender Registeries. The FBI maintains
a Sex Offender Registery for all states. For more information, click here.
13. Disclosures to Alleged Victims of Crimes of Violence or Non-forcible Sex Offenses
The university will, upon written request and in accordance with the law, disclose to the alleged victim of a crime of violence, or a non-forcible sex offense, the results of any disciplinary hearing conducted by the university against the student who is the alleged perpetrator of the crime or offense. If the alleged victim is deceased as a result of the crime or offense, the university will provide the results of the disciplinary hearing to the victim’s next of kin, if so requested.
14. Emergency Response and Evacuation
See Emergency Preparedness
15. Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedure
See Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedure
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