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Brookhaven College Police Department

Bldg. B, Room B200
bhcPolice@dcccd.edu
972-860-4290

2013 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Report


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Introduction

On November 8, 1990, President Bush signed the “Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990.” The Act applies to every institution of higher education that receives federal financial aid. Title II of the Act was called the “Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.” It requires institutions of higher education to distribute to all current students and employees, and applicants for enrollment or employment, two types of information: (1) descriptions of policies related to campus security, and (2) statistics concerning specific types of crimes. Amendments enacted in 1998 renamed Title II, and it is now known as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” The amendments require the disclosure of crimes that are reported to police and campus officials other than police, along with a breakdown of locations of criminal activity to be specified as on-campus, non-campus, residence hall or public property.

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Brookhaven College Police Department Law Enforcement Authority

Brookhaven College police officers have full arrest and enforcement authority and possess all the powers, privileges and immunities accorded police officers in and by the state of Texas. Police officers of the Brookhaven College Police Department are duly sworn peace officers under section 51.203 of the Texas Educational Code. The officers of the department are armed and possess the same authority under the law as municipal officers.

Brookhaven College police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They enforce the law, arrest violators, investigate and deter crime, investigate traffic accidents and provide a full range of services to the college community. The Brookhaven College Police Department continually work with municipal, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies within the state of Texas, and occasionally with others outside the state as well.

The Brookhaven College Police Department is a prevention/service-oriented agency. Service to the campus community is top priority. The college is located in the City of Farmers Branch, Texas, and the City of Farmers Branch Police Department and the Brookhaven College Police Department maintain a concurrent jurisdiction agreement to provide the employees, students and visitors with the best possible protection on campus. The safety of everyone on campus is the primary concern of both departments. Farmers Branch Police Department Police Officers may assist officers from the Brookhaven College Police Department when their assistance is requested. During their travels on campus and during those times when their assistance is requested, Farmers Branch Police Department Police Officers have full authority to make arrests for violations of law.

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Mutual Relations with Other Law Enforcement Agencies

The College Police Department enjoys an excellent working relationship with the City of Farmers Branch Police Department, the Dallas County Sheriff Department and the Texas State Police. Personnel and resources are provided by these law enforcement agencies whenever an incident occurs that exceeds the capabilities of the Brookhaven College Police Department.

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Reporting Crime and Other Emergencies on Campus

The Brookhaven College Police Department can be contacted by telephone, emergency and information phones, in person and by email. By telephone, College Police may be reached by dialing 911 from a campus phone or by dialing 972-860-4290 from a cell phone. Outside on college grounds, one may use the emergency phones located in various locations around campus. Elevators in campus buildings also contain emergency phones, which also provide a direct connection to the Police Department.

College Police officers in vehicles, on foot, on bicycles, or on T3 are eager to be of assistance and may be contacted directly. Emails may be sent directly to the Director of College Police at bhcPolice@dcccd.edu. College police officers are in radio contact with the Farmers Branch Police Department.

The Brookhaven College Police Department will respond as quickly as possible to any request for assistance. Response time is based on current activity and the severity of the call. Crimes in progress, traffic accidents and medical assists have a higher priority than other types of calls. The crime also could be reported to one of the following: Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, Counseling Center, or to any college employee with whom the student is comfortable talking about the crime. Members of the community are reminded it is important to report incidents promptly so an investigation can be conducted promptly and evidence preserved.

It cannot be stated strongly enough how important it is to promptly and accurately report crime, no matter where it occurs. If a crime is not promptly reported, evidence can be lost and/or a suspect could get away. If a crime is not accurately reported, leads could be missed and an investigation could head the wrong direction. If one witnesses a crime or emergency, it must be promptly reported to the Brookhaven College Police Department and questions should be answered as accurately as possible. The investigation can only be as good as the information received. If one sees or receives knowledge of criminal activity or other emergencies, or if one is the victim of such, please contact the Brookhaven College Police Department or any college official.

All victims are encouraged to report crimes and emergencies to the Brookhaven College Police Department. College police officers are primary responders to any emergency or criminal situation on campus. Direct telephone communications with local police, fire and emergency medical services ensures that police officers can initiate and direct necessary emergency responders to any campus area. In an emergency situation, dialing 911 from any Brookhaven College on-campus telephone will contact the Brookhaven College Police Department Communications Center. A trained dispatcher will direct the appropriate response to emergency situations.

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How to report a crime

  1. Call the Brookhaven College Police Department at 972-860-4290 (or simply 911 from a campus phone).
  2. Stay on the line so dispatch or officers can obtain all necessary information. An officer will be dispatched quickly. Or, visit the office located in Bldg. B, Room B200.
  3. Crimes, safety concerns or other police issues can be reported anonymously through an online form as well.

The College Police office is open 24 hours every day. To report an emergency to the Farmers Branch Police Department, call 911 from any pay phone or off-campus phone. One should report any criminal activity or incidents to the Brookhaven College or to Farmers Branch police departments.

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Emergency Call Boxes and Phones

The exterior callboxes currently on the college grounds are in the process of being eliminated.

With the proliferation of cell phones, the callboxes are no longer the most effective means of contacting the college dispatch offices in case of an emergency. The new smart phone app for the DCCCD offers a way for anyone with the app to be directly connected to dispatch.

We encourage everyone who uses our jogging trail, sports fields and parking lots to carry their cell phones with them at all times and to download the DCCCD App to have emergency assistance at the college, or to program the college police number, 972-860-4290 directly into their cell phones.

The college police also will eventually be placing signs and poles throughout the jogging trail advising the public of the college police phone number.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Chief John Klingensmith or call 972-860-4190.

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Stay Informed

The Brookhaven College Police Department uses a variety of methods to keep the campus informed about incidents occurring on and near campus. Members of the campus community can stay informed about criminal incidents at the college by reading Daily Crime Logs or Crime Alerts. Crime Alerts are distributed to members of the college community as part of an ongoing effort to keep the community informed and to raise awareness of significant unsolved crimes that occur at or near the campus. Alerts are distributed by campus mail and posted on the college website.

The College Police Department maintains a Daily Crime Log in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Persons may view the crime logs in the lobby of the Police Department in Bldg. B, Room B-200, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Note: Any incidents that may have been reported only to pastoral and professional counselors of the college are generally protected by privacy rights of the client or patient and are not included in any of the following statistics, nor for any timely warning notifications to the college.

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Campus and Community Notification of Criminal Activity

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Director of College Police, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college email system to students, employees and/or the campus’ student newspaper, The Brookhaven Courier. Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, the necessary information will be posted on the college website at www.BrookhavenCollege.edu providing the college community with more immediate notification.

Anyone with information about a crime or incident affecting college safety which would warrant a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Police office, by phone at 972-860-4290 or in person at the College Police Department, Bldg. B, Room B200. Students and employees can also subscribe to emergency notifications through their eConnect account, this text messaging and email subscription service is used to notify the Brookhaven College community of emergency situations and campus closing announcements free of charge.

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Daily Crime Log

The Brookhaven College Police Department maintains a log of all alleged crimes and incidents reported to the College Police that is available for viewing, 24 hours a day 7 days a week, upon request at the Brookhaven College Police Department located in Bldg. B, Room B200.

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Timely Warning Notices

The Director of the Brookhaven College Police or a designee will develop timely warning notices to notify members of the community about serious crimes against people that occur on campus, where it is determined that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the Brookhaven College community. These warnings will be distributed if the incident is reported either to Brookhaven College Police directly or to the college police indirectly through a campus security authority or the Farmers Branch Police Department.

The department issues/posts Timely Warnings for the following kinds of incidents.

The Brookhaven College Police will draft the timely warning notice containing the proposed crime alert and forward it to the Marketing and Public Information Office. This office will review and revise the text as needed, and then transmit the email containing the crime alert to the college as a blast email. Updates to the college community about any particular case resulting in a crime alert also may be distributed electronically via blast email or posted on the college’s website.

At the same time the College Police forwards the email containing the proposed crime alert to Marketing and Public Information, the police also will forward it to the College President, the Vice President for Business Services and necessary administrators, or his/her designees for their review and possible distribution to trustees, officers or staff as they deem necessary and appropriate.

Crime alerts also may be posted as notices in college buildings, when deemed necessary. When a crime alert is posted in college buildings, it shall be printed on colored paper and be posted in the lobby/entrance area of the affected building(s) for seven days. A list of the buildings where crime alerts may be posted is maintained by the Brookhaven College Police Department.

Crime alerts are filed in the case jacket with the corresponding incident report. A copy of the Timely Warning also is kept in the Marketing and Public Information Office.

The college police department does not issue crime alerts for the above listed crimes if any the following cases occur.

  1. The department apprehends the subject(s) and the threat of imminent danger for members of the Brookhaven College community have been mitigated by the apprehension.
  2. If a report was not filed with college police or if College Police were not notified of the crime in a manner that would allow the department to post a “timely” warning for the community. A general guideline will include a report that is filed more than five days after the date of the alleged incident, as this may not allow Brookhaven College Police to post a “timely” warning to the community. This type of situation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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Emergency Notification and Evacuation

Departments involved in fulfilling the obligations of this standard operating procedure include the Vice President for Business Services, the Brookhaven College Police Department and the Marketing and Public Information Office.

There is a separate procedure governing timely warning notices that are sent to Brookhaven College to notify members of the community about serious crimes against people that occur on campus, when it is determined by Brookhaven College Police Department administrators that the incident may pose an ongoing threat to members of the college community.

If a serious crime, a natural disaster or a man-made emergency occurs that poses an immediate threat to Brookhaven College or a segment of the college, federal law requires that the institution immediately notify the college community or the appropriate segments of the community that may be affected by the situation. If the institution implements the procedures regarding notification of Brookhaven College for an immediate threat, the institution is not obligated to implement the timely warning notice procedures.

The types of incidents that may cause an immediate threat to the college community could include, but are not limited to:

All members of Brookhaven College are notified on an annual basis that they are required to notify the Brookhaven College Police Department of any situation or incident on campus that involves a significant emergency or dangerous situation that may pose an immediate or ongoing threat to the health and safety of students and/or employees on campus. The Brookhaven College Police Department has a responsibility to respond to such incidents to determine if the situation does in fact, pose an immediate threat to the community.

The police supervisor-on-duty is responsible for immediately notifying the appropriate police administrator, as per the police notification policy, of any situation that poses an immediate threat to the community.

The Brookhaven College Police Department administrator who has been notified is responsible for immediately notifying the following individuals who are responsible for developing the content of the message to the community and sending the message - the Vice President for Business Services, the Marketing and Public Information Office and the President’s Office.

If the Marketing and Public Information Office and/or the active police supervisor receive information from other sources about a situation on campus that may cause an immediate threat to the college community, they are responsible for contacting a Brookhaven College Police Department administrator - Director of College Police, Captain, or a designee - to confirm whether or not the police have responded to the incident.

The Vice President for Business Services, the Marketing and Public Information Office and the President’s Office will determine the content of the message concerning the threat and will use some or all of the systems described below to communicate the threat to the college community or to the appropriate segment of the community, if the threat is limited to a particular building or segment of the population.

As per the requirements of the law, College Police and the Marketing and Public Information Office will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of the first responders (including, but not limited to: college police, local police departments, and/or the Farmers Branch Fire and Emergency Medical Services), compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.

The various systems the institution has in place for communicating information quickly to the college community include the following.

  1. Telephone Public Address system
  2. Text messages to subscribed cell phones
  3. Blast emails
  4. College website
  5. College social media sites
  6. Digital signage around the campus
  7. Officers public contact
  8. Place fliers on entry doors to buildings

The Marketing and Public Information Office will post updates during a critical incident on the Brookhaven College website at www.BrookhavenCollege.edu.

In addition, the college's police vehicles are equipped with public address systems, and these vehicles can be strategically placed throughout the campus to facilitate communication through the parking lots.

Some or all of these methods of communication may be activated in the event of an immediate threat to the Brookhaven College community.

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Emergency Drills

Drills are scheduled by the Emergency Operations Coordinator for the spring and fall semesters for the college. Evacuation routes are posted in various spots in each building.

Once the list of drill dates are approved, the dates are posted online and in the Student Life calendar to ensure students and employees are aware when scheduled drills are taking place.

Notifications that drill dates are approaching are sent by college email blast, Twitter, Facebook, digital marquee and are listed on the college’s events calendar online. Immediately prior to the drill beginning, emails are sent to all college employees along with PA phone announcements to alert people on the college. The marquee light board will post the message when the drill starts and is over. Once the drill is over the ICS staff will follow up in a meeting to discuss the results of the drill. A drill assessment form is filled out and saved as proof of documentation.

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Campus Facilities Security and Access

Security Gates
Gates installed at the two entrances to Brookhaven College stop all vehicular traffic between 11:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Both the entrance and exit lanes, located at 3939 Valley View Lane and at the intersection of Alpha and McEwen roads, are blocked to help increase security during late evening/early morning hours.

Building Access
All buildings, classrooms and labs are secured by an electronic access control system, which is used during campus emergencies. The electronic access control system is programmed to unlock and lock all the buildings, classrooms and labs. Employees are issued ID badges that allow them access to the facilities and rooms limited to the areas of their work. Electronic locks on all exterior doors enable the College Police to secure all exterior doors in the event of a lock-down situation.

Safety Commitment
The Brookhaven College Police Department is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment for more than 16,000 credit and noncredit students enrolled each semester as well as employees and college visitors.

The College Police Department has 17 officers. The department is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Patrol of the campus is performed by foot, automobile and bicycle units.

Various policies, described below, are established for the safety of everyone on the Brookhaven College campus.

Buildings
Brookhaven College has an “open” campus policy during the hours of operation. Generally, the campus is open from 6 a.m. until 10:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday the campus is open from 6 a.m., until such time that classes in individual buildings have concluded for the day. Sundays, Building A is only open if a class is in session. Electronic locks installed on all exterior doors enable the College Police to secure all exterior doors in the event of a lock-down situation.

Grounds
The campus facilities such as soccer fields and baseball and softball diamonds are for reserved-use-only. You may contact the Athletics Department at 972-860-4120 for information. We ask the use of the trail be limited to daylight hours since the jogging trail does not have lights. Tennis court and putting green access is limited due to classes having priority access.

Access to the campus is limited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. to authorized personnel only. If you have questions as to access to special areas of the campus contact the Police Communications Center at 972-860-4290 or dial 9-1-1 from campus phones.

* Soliciting on campus or posting of handbills on vehicles is prohibited. Please report any violation to the college police as soon as possible.

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Brookhaven College Alcohol Policy

Brookhaven College complies with all federal and state laws as well as the rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Trustees of the Dallas County Community College District. The college will neither condone nor shield from prosecution any individual found in violation of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and/or policies of the Dallas County Community College District.

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Brookhaven College Drug Policy

Sale or Use of Dangerous Drugs on Campus
Brookhaven College complies with all federal and state laws, which prohibit the use, possession and sale of illegal drugs. This includes the federal “Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.” The college will not shield any student, employee or visitor from action or prosecution by law enforcement authorities for drug violations.

Policy Regarding Drugs in the Workplace
All employees are expected to discharge their duties free from the influence of illegal drugs (controlled substance*) and thereby maintain a working environment free from the problems associated with the use and abuse of illegal drugs. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of illegal drugs by an employee is prohibited in the workplace by Board Policy.

Any employee who is convicted of a controlled substance-related violation in the workplace under state or federal laws or who pleads guilty or nolo contender to the violation must notify the District Director of Human Resources within five days of the conviction or plea. Illegal use, sale, possession, distribution, dispensation, manufacture or transfer of a controlled substance by an employee in the workplace is a basis for immediate suspension without notice. An employee who has a drug related problem is strongly encouraged to contact the location human resources coordinator for counseling through the Employee/Dependent Assistance Program or other sources.

*Controlled substance means those drugs listed in Schedule I through V of Section 202 of the Federal Controlled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. 812. Controlled substances include, but are not limited to, marijuana, cocaine (including “crack” and other cocaine derivatives), morphine, heroin, amphetamines and barbiturates. The term does not include drugs used pursuant to and in accordance with a valid prescription.

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Enforcement of Federal and State Alcohol and Drug Laws

The Brookhaven College Police Department enforces all state and local liquor laws, including those for underage drinkers. The Brookhaven College Police Department enforces all state and local laws regarding prescription drugs and controlled substances. Brookhaven Police will work with federal agencies when needed to enforce any applicable federal laws.

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Crime Prevention and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education Programs

Available Through the Brookhaven College Police Department
Programs are available to members of the college community on the topics of crime prevention and drug and alcohol abuse.

Information on Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education may also be obtained through the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at 1-800-729-6686.

Brookhaven College Police Department plays a vital role in the students’ learning at Brookhaven College utilizing the Community Policing philosophy. The focus of community-oriented policing is not simply on responding to crime, but on preventing crime and resolving community problems. The philosophy grows from the belief that the police and the community must work together as partners to solve the contemporary challenges faced in today’s society.

Officers work closely with other organizations and community groups to educate community members about potential hazards they may encounter and how to reduce the likelihood of becoming a victim of crime, to identify the problems, concerns and fear of community members, to identify and eliminate hazards that may promote crime or disorder, and to improve the overall quality of life in the community.

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Security Awareness and Crime Prevention Programs

Offered by Brookhaven College Police Department

New Student Orientation- Multiple Sessions during Fall and Spring Registration
Parking safety- where to park legally, cameras on campus, police escort if needed, how to maintain a safe vehicle from theft and break-ins, campus maps are handed out, call boxes explained, jump starts explained

Student safety on campus- where the police department is located, how to report a crime, how to maintain personal awareness, red phone awareness, special events throughout the year

Programs offered annually
VIN Etching- Students and employees are invited to get free VIN etching on their vehicles.

Season-to-be-Sober- The event gives students and staff a safe place in which to “Drive Drunk” or “Text while Driving” in a driving simulator. The “I Pledge” program is offered at this time, that encourages students to pledge not to text and drive.

Counsel on Drug and Alcohol- Volunteers from the Counsel on Drugs and Alcohol hand out information on drugs and alcohol and provide students with resources for help.

Dangers of Drug Abuse- Information on drug abuse, huffing, AA, C.A.R.E., and counseling are available to students.

Sexual Assault Awareness- Information on sexual assault, date rape, family violence and counseling are available to students.

Domestic Violence Awareness- Information on domestic violence, child abuse, family violence, dating violence and counselors are available for students.

Child Abuse Awareness- Information on child abuse, family violence, domestic violence and counselors are made available to students.

Hide-Lock-Take- Lock It or Lose It- Information on protecting your things in your vehicle, Buckle Up, and No Phone Zones are available.

Crime Watch and Identity Theft -Material is available.

Head Start-
Stranger Danger- Programs are designed for and presented to the pre-K students.

Parent parking identity- A program designed to help identify who belongs at Head Start.

Fire and Safety- Farmers Branch Fire and rescue program.

Programs offered in conjunction with other agencies or divisions-
Food Pantry- Food is raised through a 5K run on campus sponsored by the police department.

Angle Tree- Each holiday season a group is adopted for this and gifts are collected.

Farmers Branch Fire Academy- Children from the community attend.

Farmers Branch Police Academy- Children from the community attend.

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Brookhaven College Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment can devastate an individual’s psychological health, well-being and vocational development. People who have been harassed often change their jobs, career goals, job assignments, educational programs or academic majors. Additionally, some people have reported psychological and physical reactions to being harassed that are similar to other forms of stress.

Prohibited Acts
No student or employee of the district shall engage in sexual harassment, which is a form of discrimination on the basis of sex. For general policy and procedure purposes, sexual harassment may be described as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other physical and expressive behavior of a sexual nature.

Illustrations of Sexual Harassment
Generally, sexual harassment includes any sexual attention that is unwelcome. Harassment means conduct amounting to more than an occasional, isolated or trivial act or remark.

Consensual Relationships
Consensual romantic or sexual relationships between a supervisor and employee or a faculty member and a student in the faculty member’s class can create significant problems and, therefore, the district strongly discourages such relationships and any conduct (such as dating) that might reasonably be expected to lead to a romantic or sexual relationship.

Filing a Complaint
A complaint alleging a violation of one or more of the foregoing provisions in this procedure may be filed by any employee or student affected by the conduct or action, i.e., the complainant.

Reporting a Violation
Any person may report an alleged violation of this procedure whether or not the person is affected by the conduct or action.

Required Reporting
Any administrator who becomes aware that a student or employee is being sexually harassed by a district employee or student is required to report the alleged violation. Alleged violations concerning an employee should be reported to the College Human Resources Director at 972-860-4825. Alleged violations concerning a student should be reported to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success at 972-860-4802. Any supervisor who becomes aware that one of the supervised employees is being sexually harassed by a district employee is required to report the alleged violation to the appropriate party referenced in above paragraph.

Any faculty member who becomes aware that one of the faculty member’s students is being sexually harassed by a district employee is required to report the alleged violation to the appropriate party referenced in above paragraph.

Improper Report
A person who is malicious or intentionally dishonest in reporting a violation is subject to disciplinary action.

Informal Complaint
At the complainant’s option, an informal complaint may be made to the College Human Resources Director, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, or both.

Formal Complaint
A complainant wishing to make a formal complaint shall file it, in writing, with the District Director of Human Resources if the complainant is an employee, or with the Vice Chancellor of Educational Affairs, if a student. The district person receiving a complaint shall send a copy of the complaint to the highest level administrator at the college.

Process for Taking Formal Action
The decision to take formal action in cases in which an employee is charged will be made by the next-to-highest-level administrator at the campus.

The decision to take formal action in cases in which a student is charged will be made by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success or equivalent position.

Investigations of complaints will be initiated only with the complainant's consent unless the conduct reported is sufficiently severe or pervasive that the district believes it must investigate the complaint. The complainant will be informed fully of steps taken during the investigation.

At the time the investigation begins, the accused will be informed of the written allegations.

Protecting Both Parties
To the extent possible, the proceedings will be conducted in a confidential manner calculated to protect the interests of both parties.

Copies of the DCCCD Sexual Harassment Policy in its entirety may be obtained from Human Resources in Bldg. A, Room A235.

For more information, see your College Human Resources Director or Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success.

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Brookhaven College Sexual Assault Policy

It is the policy of Brookhaven College to prohibit any form of sexual assault and to prevent sex offenses committed against students, employees, visitors to the college, and other persons who use college facilities. Sexual assault is an extreme form of sexual harassment. Sexual assault is also a crime, defined by the Texas Penal Code.

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Programs to Prevent Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Programs and resources are available to members of the Brookhaven College community concerning sexual harassment and sexual assault. For information regarding these resources or programs, please contact the Crime Prevention Officers with the Brookhaven College Police Department.

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Procedure to Follow if Sexual Harassment or Sexual Assault Occurs

Who to Contact: If someone is the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault, the quickest possible way to report the incident is to contact the Brookhaven College Police Department or the Farmers Branch Police Department.

If the incident occurred off campus, the Brookhaven College Police Department will assist the victim in notifying the proper law enforcement agency. A victim may also report the incident to college officials such as their Academic Advisor, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, or the Human Resources Office. A victim of sexual assault may go directly to a hospital and decide at the hospital what other agencies or resources to contact.

Preservation of Evidence: It is important a victim of sexual assault does not shower, douche, brush their teeth, or use the restroom, and that they do not wash their clothes or any bedding on which the incident may have occurred. If they do so, important evidence can be lost. Time is an important factor for the preservation of evidence so Brookhaven College Police and/or the Farmers Branch Police Department should be contacted immediately.

Assistance in Contacting Law Enforcement: Even if the victim reports the incident to an agency that is not law enforcement, they can still report the incident, even at a later time, to the Brookhaven College Police Department or the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction if the incident took place off campus. Any official on campus is able to assist a victim in contacting the proper law enforcement agency.

Notification of Counseling and Assistance: Counseling for victims of sexual harassment or sexual assault can be found through the following agencies.

Brookhaven College Counseling Center 972-860-4339
Brookhaven College Health Center 972-860-4195
Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center 800-656-4673
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services 800-252-5400
Texas Crime Victims Compensation
P.O. Box 12198
Austin, Texas 78711-2198
800-983-9933
National Center for Victims of Crime 800-FYI-CALL
www.ncvc.org  
National Domestic Violence Program 800-799-SAFE
National Organization for Victim Assistance 800-TRY-NOVA
National Sexual Assault Hotline 800-656-4673

Any victim who reports an incident to a college official will be advised of counseling services.

Campus Disciplinary Procedure: If the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault so desires, and all parties involved are members of the Brookhaven College community, the incident can be referred to the college administration to be adjudicated. The victim must request a college administrative judicial hearing. These proceedings are totally separate from any criminal action that may be taken. Both the victim and the accused have the option of having others present during administrative judicial hearings. These individuals are for support only and may not represent the victim or accused. Both the victim and the accused will be notified of the outcome of any administrative hearing.

In some instances, it may be appropriate for college faculty and staff members to use the college’s formal grievance procedures to address grievances related to allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault. The faculty and staff grievance procedure is described in the College Employee Handbook. College Disciplinary Sanctions: Sanctions imposed through the College Administrative Judicial System can range from no action up to expulsion from school.

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Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect October 28, 2002. It is a law that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or those working or volunteering on campus.

The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the college community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already registered in a state to provide notice to the appropriate state agency, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. The Clery Act, as amended by the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, requires an educational institution to state the location where information concerning registered sex offenders is maintained.

A list of current sex offenders pertinent to Brookhaven College is developed and maintained in the Brookhaven College Police Department in Bldg. B, Room B200. A list of registered sex offenders in the State of Texas can be viewed at https://records.txdps.state.tx.us/DPS_WEB/SorNew/index.aspx.

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Health and Wellness

Brookhaven College Health Center
The Brookhaven College Health Center is student and staff centered; concerned with the physical, emotional and social homeostasis for all and with promoting an environment of health that will enhance academic productivity and reduce medically related attrition. The Health Center is conveniently located on campus in the Student Services Building, Room S072. Information contained in student health records is confidential and cannot be released to anyone (including parents and faculty) without the express written consent of the patient, except as provided for by law.

Health Center Services

Hours*

*Clinic hours are subject to change.

Brookhaven College Counseling Center
College life can be an exciting and a unique experience; however, there are times when the stress of juggling studying, working and a personal life may be overwhelming and frustrating. Many students find themselves dealing with anxiety, substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts. Brookhaven College Counseling Center is available to assist students.

The Counseling Center is committed to treating the psychiatric, behavioral and emotional needs of the college’s students. The clinic’s licensed, caring mental health professionals understand that mental illness and disorders are real and are here to help students navigate through these “rough waters”. The Counseling Clinic supports the mission of the college by enabling students to maximize their educational experience through counseling and psychotherapy.

The Counseling Center is conveniently located in the Student Services Building in Room S124. Call 972-860-4339 to schedule your confidential appointment.

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Three-Year Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics for Brookhaven College

Definitions Of Reportable Crimes

Criminal Homicide

Forcible sex offenses

Non-forcible sex offenses
Incest. Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.

Statutory Rape. It is a sexual assault for anyone to intentionally or knowingly penetrate anyone under the age of 17 other than his/her spouse.

Robbery
The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.

Aggravated Assault
An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by a means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used that could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)

Burglary
The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, safecracking, and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned acts.

Motor Vehicle Theft
The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Motor vehicle theft is classified as any case where an automobile is taken by a person not having lawful access, even if the vehicle is later abandoned, including joy riding.)

Arson
Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.

Other Offenses
      Liquor law violations. The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting: the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places; bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned activities. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this definition.)

      Drug abuse violations. Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).

      Weapons law violations. The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: the manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons; the carrying of deadly weapons, concealed or openly;

Crime Statistics

The Brookhaven College Police Department prepares this report annually to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. In keeping with federal legislation, “The Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990” “Clery legislation, (Title II, Public Law 101-542,” as amended), the following information related to these incidents is published annually.

This report includes statistics for the most recent three-year period concerning reported crimes that occurred on the college campus, at off-campus buildings or on property owned or controlled by the college, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and easily accessible from the campus. College crime statistics include those offenses reported from other law enforcement agencies for the areas immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus or non-campus locations.

Each year, notifications are emailed to all enrolled students and employees that provides the website URL to access this report on the internet. Copies of the report may be obtained by current or prospective students and employees, at the Brookhaven College Police Department Office, which is located at in Bldg. B, Room B200 on the campus at 3939 Valley View Lane Farmers Branch, TX 75244.

2012 Offenses OC NCP PP
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter   0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter   0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 1 0
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 2
Aggravated Assault 0 1 0
Burglary 10 0 1
Motor Vehicle Theft 4 0 1
Arson 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation/Arrests 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation/Arrests 4 8 0
Weapons Law Violation/Arrests 0 1 0
Liquor Law Violation/Judicial Referral 1 0 0
Drug Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Weapons Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0


2011 Offenses OC NCP PP
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter   0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter   0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 2 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0
Burglary 3 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 2
Arson 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation/Arrests 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation/Arrests 2 1 0
Weapons Law Violation/Arrests 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 2 0
Weapons Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0


2010 Offenses OC NCP PP
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter   0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter   0 0 0
Forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Non-forcible Sex Offenses 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 1
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0
Burglary 6 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 1 0 3
Arson 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation/Arrests 2 0 0
Drug Law Violation/Arrests 1 0 0
Weapons Law Violation/Arrests 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Drug Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Weapons Law Violation/Judicial Referral 0 0 0
Hate Crimes 0 0 0

Legend:

OC - On Campus: Any building or property owned or controlled by a school within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the school in direct support of or in a manner related to its educational purposes and, property within the same reasonably contiguous area that is owned by the school but controlled by another person, frequently used by students, and supports the school’s purposes (such as a food or other retail vendor).

NCP - Non-campus building or property: Any building or property owned or controlled by the school, that is not within the same reasonable contiguous area, is used in direct support of or in relation to the school’s educational purpose and is frequently used by the students.

PP - Public Property: -All public property including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities that is within the same campus or immediately adjacent to and easily accessible from the campus. This would not include, for example, highways that are adjacent to the campus, but that are separated from the campus by a fence or other man-made barrier. A school may use a map to visually illustrate the areas included in the definition of its campus. Note: As compared with years 2002, and 2003, offenses for the year 2004 include only those offenses that occurred on certain geographic locations, defined by the Jeanne Clery Act, as locations where offenses and criminal activity should be reported by the college. Offenses which occurred on property that is not owned or controlled by Brookhaven College, or does not meet the definition of public property, or non-campus property, will no longer be included.

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Important Contacts, Campus Security Authorities and Resources:

To report an emergency or a crime in progress anywhere 911 and 972-860-4290
For other Brookhaven College Police assistance on campus, 972-860-4290
For other police assistance off campus, Farmers Branch Police Department 972-484-3620

Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, 972-860-4837
Brookhaven College Counseling Center, 972-860-4339
Brookhaven College Health Center, 972-860-4195
Brookhaven College Human Resources, 972-860-4813

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information, 800-729-6686
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), 800-656-4673
National Domestic Violence Hotline, 800-799-7233
Child Abuse Hotline, 800-482-5964
Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, 800-252-5400
Texas Poison Control Network, 800-222-1222
Alcoholics Anonymous or Al-Anon, Dallas Area Office, 214-887-6699
www.alcoholics-anonymous.org
Al-Anon Information 214-363-0461
www.al-anon.org

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