The Los Rios Department released its mandatory annual crime report to the public last month presenting the past three years’ crime statistics that show drug and liquor violations as the most frequent offenses on campus.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act report has been federally mandated since 1990 and is required for all college and university campuses that participate in federal financial aid and employ a security or police force on campus, according to the statute 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f).
Crimes required for publication in the report fall into 12 main categories that are further categorized by geographic location, action taken by law enforcement and hate crime status of the offense, according to Los Rios Police Department Captain Valerie Cox. Crimes that do not fit into these categories are not required for the report.
All crimes—both those included in the Clery report and not—are required by the law to be published in daily crime logs that must be maintained by the department and kept readily available for review by the public according to Cox and the statute.
“Throughout the year our crime log is maintained on our website, so you can go there 24/7. Our crime log is linked to our database so as soon as a crime occurs and is recorded as a crime in our system, that crime is captured on our crime log,”…» Read More