Ohlone College Police Patch.

Campus Police Regulations - Campus Police Services / Safety and Security

  • (510) 659-6111 (Fremont)
  • (510) 742-2311 (Newark)

Reporting and Response Systems

The Procedures Manual contains the rules and regulations that govern the conduct of Campus Police Services (CPS) personnel and enforcement procedure of the Ohlone Community College District. It is the responsibility of the Chief of the Campus Police Services to maintain the Procedures Manual and communicate additions and deletions to employees.

An operational Memorandum of Understanding with the Fremont Police Department and Newark Police Department - which includes records, patrol, investigative, communications, and incarceration support - is maintained at the CPS Office. The Fremont Police or Newark Police will be called for assistance in any instance where a major crime has been committed or for an auto accident in which there are visible injuries or complaint of pain and the complaining party is transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Security of Facilities

Unauthorized persons are not allowed into buildings which are secured for evenings, weekends, and holidays. If an individual wants entry into a building, CPS personnel must first check that person's identification (unless the person is known). An entry is then made in the activity log, stating the building, time, date, and person allowed into that building.

CPS Office personnel have the authority to request Facilities staff to respond to situations that present a threat to the public safety and/or liability of the District.

Authority for Law Enforcement

Campus Police Officers are granted authority to act as Police Officers by 830.32(a) of the Penal Code and 72330 of the Education Code. Campus Security Officers act as non-sworn officers only and do not have police powers. They take crime reports and reports of minor auto accidents, write parking citations, patrol the campus (on foot and in vehicles), and observe and report any unusual conditions or circumstances.

All officers working on campus (sworn and non-sworn) are required by law to attend the 832.2 P.C. School Peace Officers course or School Security Guard Course as required by the Peace Officer Standards and Training and the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Equipment and trained personnel shall be maintained to accomplish the CPS' assigned responsibility of protecting facilities owned, operated, or under the control of the Ohlone Community College District.

Crime Prevention and Safety Education, Crime and Arrest Records

CPS distributes crime prevention material to the college community. They make inspections of facilities to ensure physical security; design and present programs to reduce risk from criminal acts; make preventative patrols of grounds; make necessary arrests and detentions; and interact with all other law enforcement and investigative agencies.

Crime prevention and safety information (such as Preventing Sexual Assault, Rape Awareness, Escort Service, Earthquake Procedures, Parking Rules and Regulations) include safety tips, how to call Campus Police for emergencies, and how to report crimes. This information is available to students upon request during registration for Fall and Spring Semesters and Summer Term, as well as available online and at various locations at the college.

Campus Police also use video surveillance cameras to aid and assist them with their daily duties.

Crime and Arrest Information

Records of crime on each campus and crime data are available upon request at the CPS Office in Building 20 on the Fremont campus. The crime data is available annually in the Annual Campus Security Report and online. See Student Right to Know: Campus Safety Information.

Megan's Law: Information on Registered Sex Offenders

Notification

California Penal Code Section 290.01 requires every person who was convicted of a sex offense to reister with the Campus POlice Department of a College or University within five (5) days where he/she is:

  1. Enrolled as a full-time student.
  2. Enrolled as a part-time student.
  3. Employed as a full-time staff, faculty, or instructor.
  4. Employed as a part-time staff, faculty, or instructor.
  5. Employed as a full-time or part-time classified employee.
  6. Employed as a volunteer.
  7. A contractor who is contracted by the College or University to work on campus.
  8. A carrier cdriver who delivers to that College or University more than 14 consecutive days or 30 days in a calendar year (i.e., water delivery; mail; VTA drivers; Outreach drivers; armored car drivers; telephone, gas, and electricity technicians; computer technicians, office supply drivers, and others).

This section does not relieve the person to register as a Sex Offender with the jurisdiction where he/she is residing. The registrations as a Sex Offender with a Collge or University Police Departments are in addition to the registration with the local police and sherriff's departments.

The database of registered sex offenders may be searched on the Megan's Law website. Once the disclaimer on the Megan's Law website has been read and acknowledged, the database may be searched by a sex offender's specific name, obtain ZIP Code and city or county listings, obtain detailed personal profile informaiotn on each registrant, and use the map application to search a neighborhood or anywhere throughout the state to determine the specific location of any of those registrants on whom the law allows us to display a home address.

Drug and Alcohol Free Environment and Drug Prevention Program

These procedures are provided to students and employees of the Ohlone Community College District in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989; 20 U.S. Code Sections 1101i; 1091(r); 1092(f)(1)(H); 1092(k); 1145g; 34 Code of Federal Regulations 86.1 et seq.; Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988; California Drug-Free Workplace Act, Cal. Gov. Code 8355; 41 U.S. Code Section 702; and the California Business & Professions COde Section 25608(a).

The Board of Trustees of the Ohlone Community College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by any person on District property. Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from the District or termination from employment. The decision to take disciplinary action in any instance rests with the Board of Trustees after consideration of the recommendation of the President/Superintendent of the Ohlone Community College District. Students and employees may be required to participate satisfactorily in a drug or alcohol abuse assistance or rehabilition program approved for such purposes by a state, federal, or local health, law enforcement, or other appropriate agency..

The possession, use, and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on Ohlone Community College District controlled property is a misdemeanor as per California Business Code 25608 (community college) and a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. The use, sale, or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of state law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local, or campus security authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the Ohlone Community College District.

Information about counseling, treatment, rehabilitation, and assistance programs may be obtained from Ohlone College counselors, Human Resources staff, the Student Health Center, and community health care providers.

Additional information contained in this procedures is on the Ohlone College website, Administrative Procedures 3550, Drug Free Environment and Drug Prevention Procedures.

Questions and suggestions regarding Campus Safety and Security may be directed to the Campus Police Services at (510) 659-6111.