Statewide Technology at Kokomo

Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo- 2013 Annual Security Report

YOUR SAFETY

The Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo, hosted on the Indiana University Kokomo campus, offers numerous advantages to students and residents. The community is a great place to live, work and study; however, it is not immune to the kinds of problems that beset the rest of the nation. Unfortunately, one of these problems — crime — is a reality. 

The University attempts to provide a safe and secure environment for students, staff and visitors; but, it is only possible to maintain safety and security when every student and staff member takes an active part in the effort.

The purpose of this publication is to:

  • Provide the Purdue community with an overview of the police and security services provided.
  • Share crime statistics required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
  • Inform current and prospective students, staff and visi- tors about the University’s more than 200 policies and programs designed to help keep them safe.
  • Share information regarding emergency preparedness and planning.

No matter how effective the University’s programs may be, the primary responsibility for safety and security lies with each of us. No police department or set of procedures can be effective unless individuals exercise reasonable care and prudence. Safety and security is everyone’s responsibility.

UNIVERSITY POLICE 

The Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo location does not have Purdue University Police personnel on site. This location does have a formal agreement with the Indiana University Kokomo Police Department to provide police services.

The campus of Indiana University Kokomo maintains its own professional police agency. State law grants Indiana University Kokomo police officers the same powers of arrest and law enforcement as city and county officers. The Indiana University Kokomo Police Department is staffed by competent law enforcement professionals who use advanced equipment and techniques along with current technology to perform their duties. The department works closely with the Indiana State Police, the FBI, and the police departments of Kokomo and Howard County. The Indiana University Kokomo Police Department encourages the other agencies to inform it of all reported criminal activity at any site affiliated with the university or with university-recognized organizations on and off campus. The jurisdictional boundaries of the Indiana University Kokomo Police Department include all university-owned facilities and the adjacent public property. In an emergency, police can be summoned via any of the emergency telephones located throughout campus as well as by dialing 911 from any other phone, including cell phones. All reports of criminal activity will be handled and investigated in an appropriate and professional manner.

REPORTING OF CRIMINAL OFFENSES 

The Purdue University Police Department encourages anyone who is the victim or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the Indiana University Kokomo Police Department at 765-455-9363, or in case of an emergency, dial 911.

Confidential reports of crime may also be made to the following:

  • WeTip Hotline: 800-78-CRIME.
  • The Purdue University Hotline: 866-818-2620.

For off-campus options, you may contact:

  • Kokomo Police Department: 765-459-5101.
  • Howard County Sheriff’s Department: 765-457-1105.
  • Indiana State Police: 765-463-6666.

Campus security authorities 

The intent of including non-law enforcement personnel in the role of Campus Security Authority (CSA) is to acknowledge that some community members — and students in particular — may be hesitant about reporting crimes to the police, but may be more inclined to report incidents to other campus-affiliated individuals. To further encourage the timely reporting of incidents affecting the campus community, the Clery Act identifies four categories of CSAs: University Police; non-police security staff responsible for monitoring University property; people/offices designated under University policy as those to whom/which crimes should be reported; and “officials with significant responsibility for student and campus activities.” The following administrators have been designated as primary CSAs:

  • Associate Dean for Statewide Technology.
  • Director of Operations for Statewide Technology.
  • Director, Purdue College of Technology at Kokomo.
  • Student Services Coordinator, Purdue College of Technology at Kokomo.
  • Captain of Special Services, Purdue University Police Department, West Lafayette.

When a crime is reported to a CSA, the CSA should first ask the reporting party if they would like to report it to the police. If so, the police should be contacted at 765-455-9363.  

If they do not wish to report the incident to the police, for Clery Act reportable crimes, the CSA must complete and submit a Campus Security Authority Crime Report Form. The report form is located at www.purdue.edu/police and can be submitted online; faxed to 765-494-0470; or mailed to the Purdue University Police Department, 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907. If the reported crime or incident involves an emergency, the CSA should immediately call 911. For additional information on the Clery Act and CSA crime reporting responsibilities, visit www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/handbook.pdf.

Timely notification of crimes by community members to a CSA will allow the University the opportunity to review whether or not a community Crime Alert should be issued and will assist in maintaining accurate crime data.

University Police Crime Prevention and Safety Programs 

The Purdue University Police Department, in conjunction with College of Technology faculty and staff, offers specific crime prevention and safety/security education programs. Students and employees are encouraged to participate in safety, security and crime-prevention programs that are offered by the department during orientations, throughout the school year and when requested. Some programs can be accessed online via www.purdue.edu/police. Students and employees are made aware of safety, security and crime prevention publications and related Web-based resources. Crime prevention training and efforts provided by the department are:

  • Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange (SAFE). SAFE training is a 2 1/2-hour program that is an introduction to women’s self-defense. Presented by the designers of Rape Aggression Defense (RAD), the SAFE program exposes participants to information that may reduce their risk of exposure to violence and allows them to familiarize themselves with physical skills training. This program serves as a precursor to the full RAD program. The lead instructor for RAD is also a certified SAFE instructor.
  • Personal safety.
  • Theft prevention.
  • Alcohol awareness.
  • Bicyclist and pedestrian safety.

BUILDING SECURITY ACCESS AND MAINTENANCE 

The Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo location is open to the public; however, the building is locked every night. The Kokomo location is a nonresidential campus, and locking the building ensures the protection of campus employees and property. On-site administrative staff and designated campus security authorities are responsible for security considerations of campus facilities. On-site administrative staff will routinely conduct security assessments, review lighting conditions and monitor other safety issues. Security-related maintenance issues, such as broken windows, faulty doors and locks, missing screens, and discharged fire extinguishers, are given first priority by maintenance personnel. 

Personal Safety and Security

Rape, armed robbery, battery and active shooter situations are examples of crimes directed against people. Law enforcement officials have developed techniques to minimize the danger of falling victim to such crimes. The common thread running through all of their advice is simple: remain alert and attentive to potential danger; don’t put yourself at risk; and report suspicious incidents to the police.

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT

Rape is sexual intercourse without consent. More often than not, the victim and the attacker know each other. Sexual assault is the touching of another person in a sexual manner without consent. It may or may not involve actual injury. Acquaintance rape is a serious crime. The lack of verbal or physical resistance because of force or threat of force does not mean consent. The best defenses against rape and sexual assault are alertness and awareness. At all times, including dating situations, you should:

  • Let a friend or roommate know with whom you will be, where you will be and when you expect to return. Leave an address and a phone number.
  • Do not let peer pressure influence the amount of alcohol you consume. A study at another Big Ten university indicated that 80 percent of men and 70 percent of women involved in sexual assaults had been drinking.
  • Trust your feelings and instincts. If you feel threatened, there’s probably a good reason. Get away quickly.
  • Report any assault or threat of assault to the police department having jurisdiction and/or to the Office of the Dean of Students as soon as possible.
  • In selecting dating partners, beware of a person who:
    • Ignores your wishes.
    • Becomes angry or hostile when you say “no.”
    • Tries to make you feel guilty when you say “no.”
    • Ignores your personal space boundaries.
    • Is quick to show anger or aggression.
    • Is excessively jealous or possessive.
    • Doesn’t listen to what you say.
    • Forces you to constantly ward off advances.
    • Expresses hostile feelings.

Your first few dates with any individual should be in public places. Always have an alternate way home.

RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS

If you are the victim of a rape or sexual assault, get to a safe place as soon as you can. Then you should:

  • Try to preserve all physical evidence. Do not bathe, douche, use the toilet or change clothing.
  • Notify the Indiana University Kokomo Police Department at 765-455-9363 — even if you are unsure about filing charges.
  • If you request their assistance, University personnel will assist you in notifying the police.
  • Get medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Call a close friend, family member or another trusted person who can accompany you throughout the process.
  • Use the victim-assistance services offered by campus and/or community agencies, including the Office of the Dean of Students and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).
  • The University will change a victim’s academic situation after an alleged sex offense if those changes are requested and reasonably available.

DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURE DISCLOSURE

In cases of alleged sexual assault, the student and the student’s accuser are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during the hearings.

Both the student and the student’s accuser shall be informed of the outcome of any hearing brought alleging a sexual assault.

Individuals who are determined — through an institu- tional disciplinary proceeding — to have committed such crimes associated with rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible or non-forcible sex offense are subject to University sanctions up to expulsion. 

SEX OFFENDER REGISTRATION

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA), section 1601 of Public Law 106-386, is a federal law that provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed by institutions of higher education. The act’s intent is to extend the protection of the sex offender registries and Megan’s Law to college campuses. It also amends the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act to require institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where to obtain law enforcement agency information provided by a state concerning registered sex offenders. The Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry may be checked online at www.state.in.us/serv/cji_sor. Megan’s Law can be found online at www.klaaskids.org/st-ind.htm, or you can go to the Purdue University Police Department website at www.purdue.edu/police.

ASSAULTS 

Muggings, robberies and other violent crimes may occur at any time. As with sex crimes, your best defense is to remain alert at all times and aware of the possibility that a crime could occur. If you are attacked, notify the police at once. Here are some suggestions that can minimize your chances of being a victim:

  • Never walk or jog alone, especially during the evening or early morning hours. Even if you are just walking a short distance, call a friend to accompany you or contact the Indiana University Kokomo Police Department at 765-455-9363.
  • When you walk at night, select well-lit areas where other people are present. Avoid alleys and back streets. Don’t walk next to dense shrubbery or in other places where an attacker could hide.
  • Never hitchhike.
  • Always have your keys in hand as you approach your front door or car. You will be less vulnerable because you can get inside quicker.
  • Carry a cell phone and be ready to use it.
  • Before you go anywhere, let your friends and family know when you will return. Work out a system so that friends will notify the police if you do not return within a specified time.
  • Stay with your group at parties. Many attacks have occurred after friends were persuaded to leave because the victim said, “Go on without me. I’ll be fine.”
  • Keep windows, screens and doors locked at all times. Keep drapes closed so that people outside cannot see into rooms.
  • Report any suspicious people to the police.

OTHER SEX CRIMES

Sex crimes are not limited to rape and sexual assault. Other types of offensive and unacceptable behavior are crimes and should be dealt with accordingly. Exhibitionists, voyeurs and people who make obscene or harassing phone calls could be subject to criminal charges. While such people often do not carry out physical attacks, you have no assurance that they will not. Don’t take chances. Report all incidents to the police.

EXhibitionism and voyeurism

If you are the victim of an exhibitionist, try not to panic. Stay calm and show no reaction. Call the police, reporting the time and location of the incident. If any witnesses are present, get their names and phone numbers. Details of the exhibitionist’s appearance will help the police identify the individual, so try to get a good look at the offender. If a car is involved, try to remember the color, make, license plate number and the direction of travel. If you observe a voyeur, you should follow the same guidelines and be sure to lock all doors and windows immediately.

Obscene and Harassing Phone Calls

Always use the telephone on your terms, not on the terms of the caller. Don’t talk to anyone unless you want to and never volunteer your name to an unknown caller. Hang up at once if a caller makes obscene or harassing remarks or does not respond to your “hello.”

You should always be wary of callers who say they are conducting a survey. Criminals often use this as a means to get confidential information, such as credit card numbers or bank account locations. If you suspect that a call is not legitimate, get the caller’s name, company affiliation and phone number. You can call back after you have verified the authenticity of the call. 

Crank phone callers often obtain numbers from classified ads. If you place an ad, use a box number or list your phone number without your address. Other suggestions for dealing with obscene or crank callers are:

  • Don’t play detective, counselor or comedian. This is just what the caller wants.
  • Report all obscene or harassing calls to the police immediately.
  • Keep a log of repeated calls. Record the date, time and content of the call. Try to describe the caller’s voice and note any background noises.

Safety Guidelines for Armed Subjects, Active Shooter Situations

An active shooter is a person who appears to be actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. In most cases, active shooters use one or more firearms, and there is no pattern or method to their selection of victims. These situations are dynamic and evolve rapidly, demanding immediate deployment of law enforcement resources to stop the shooting and mitigate harm to innocent victims. This section provides guidance to people who may be caught in an active shooter situation. It also describes what to expect from responding police officers.

What You Should Do

In general, how you respond to an active shooter will be dictated by the specific circumstances of the encounter, bearing in mind that there could be more than one shooter involved in the same situation. If you find yourself involved in an active shooter situation, try to remain calm and use these guidelines to help you plan a strategy for survival.

If an active shooter is outside your building, proceed to a room that can be locked, close and lock all windows and doors, and turn off all lights; if possible, get everyone down on the floor and ensure that no one is visible from outside the room. One person in the room should call 911 to advise the dispatcher of what is taking place and inform him/her of your location. Remain in place until the police or a campus administrator known to you gives the “all clear.” Unfamiliar voices may be the shooter attempting to lure victims from their safe space; do not respond to any voice commands until you can verify with certainty that they are being issued by a police officer.

If an active shooter is in the same building you are in, determine if the room where you are located can be locked. If it can be locked, follow the same procedure described in the previous paragraph. If the room can’t be locked, determine if there is a nearby location that can be reached safely and secured, or if you can safely exit the building. If you decide to move from your current location, be sure to follow the instructions outlined below.

If an active shooter enters your office or classroom, try to remain calm. Dial 911, if possible, and alert police to the shooter’s location; if you can’t speak, leave the line open so the dispatcher can listen to what’s taking place. Normally the location of a 911 call can be deter- mined without speaking. If there is absolutely no oppor- tunity for escape or hiding, it might be possible to negotiate with the shooter; attempting to overpower the shooter with force should be considered a very last resort, after all other options have been exhausted. If the shooter leaves the area, proceed immediately to a safer place and do not touch anything that was in the vicinity of the shooter.

No matter what the circumstances are, if you decide to flee during an active shooting situation, make sure you have an escape route and a plan in mind. Do not carry anything while fleeing; move quickly, keep your hands visible and follow the instructions of any police officers you may encounter. Do not attempt to remove injured people; instead, leave wounded victims where they are and notify authorities of their location as soon as possible. Do not try to drive off campus until police or campus administrators advise that it is safe to do so.

What to Expect from Responding Police Officers

Police officers responding to an active shooter are trained to proceed immediately to the area in which shots were last heard; their purpose is to stop the shooting as quickly as possible. The first responding officers may be dressed in regular patrol uniforms, or they may be wearing external bulletproof vests, Kevlar helmets and other tactical equipment. The officers may be armed with rifles, shotguns or handguns, and might be using an electronic control device, pepper spray or tear gas to control the situation. Regardless of how they appear, remain calm, do as the officers tell you and do not be afraid of them. Put down any bags or packages you may be carrying and keep your hands visible at all times; if you know where the shooter is, tell the officers. The first officers to arrive will not stop to aid injured people; rescue teams composed of other officers and emergency medical personnel will follow the first officers into secured areas to treat and remove injured people. Keep in mind that even though you have escaped to a safer location, the entire area is still a crime scene; police will usually not let anyone leave until the situation is fully under control and all witnesses have been identified and questioned. Until you are released, remain at whatever assembly point authorities designate.

Campus Safety Video

See a brief trailer of the Shots Fired on Campus: When Lightning Strikes video, which provides awareness about what to do in the event of an on-campus shooter at http://shotsfireddvdoncampus.cppssite.com.

To access the full video, visit the following link: www.purdue.edu/securepurdue/police/video. A valid Purdue University career account username and password must be provided.

Theft

Campuses and surrounding areas are frequent targets of thieves, largely because so many students and employees carelessly leave doors unlocked and valuables unprotected. As with crimes against the person, your best defense against thieves is vigilance. Recognize that danger exists and take precautions. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Keep your doors and windows locked.
  • Don’t hide your spare key outside your apartment.
  • Don’t lend your key to anyone.
  • Don’t keep your ID card on your key ring.
  • Don’t keep large amounts of money in your room or apartment. Keep money in a bank or in your residence’s lock box.
  • Don’t advertise that you aren’t home by letting mail or newspapers accumulate on your doorstep or by recording a revealing message on your answering machine. Ask friends to refrain from leaving messages on your door.
  • Don’t leave valuables unattended.
  • Keep your checkbook, jewelry and cash in a locked drawer.
  • Engrave your student identification number on valuable possessions.
  • Make a list of your valuable possessions including make, model, serial number and description. Keep one copy in a safe place and another with your insurance papers.
  • Ask service or repair people to show their identification before admitting them to your room or apartment.
  • Never reveal your automatic teller machine (ATM) number to anyone.
  • Lock your bicycle with a sturdy lock, weaving it through frame, spokes and rack. Register your bicycle with the police department.
  • Always lock your car. Don’t leave valuables inside.
  • Don’t leave laundry unattended in laundry rooms.
  • Don’t lend your credit cards to anyone. Keep a list of your cards and their numbers with your insurance papers.
  • Obtain renter’s insurance as appropriate.
  • Report thefts to the police at once.

Identity Theft

Identity theft is a crime in which someone wrongfully obtains and uses another person’s personal data in some way that involves fraud or deception, typically for economic gain. This personal data could be a Social Security number, bank account and credit card info, telephone calling card numbers, and other valuable identifying data. 

With identity theft and fraud, which are often computer-aided, measures can be taken to reduce or minimize the risk of becoming a victim. These measures can be remembered by the word “SCAM.” 

S — Be STINGY about giving out personal information to others unless you have a reason to trust them. Limit the information on personal checks; don’t have your Social Security, driver’s license and telephone numbers printed on them. Should someone telephone or send an email with an “unbelievable” credit card offer or notification of an alleged “prize,” do not offer any personal data; instead, ask that they mail an application or written notification of some type. If a company later sends information, the Better Business Bureau can be contacted in an effort to determine whether or not the company is legitimate.

C — CHECK financial information regularly and examine records for any unrecognized or unauthorized transactions. Should such transactions be noted, the banking institutions and credit card companies should be contacted immediately.

A — ASK periodically for a copy of your credit report. The three principal credit reporting companies are Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. These companies, as well as the United States Federal Trade Commission, are accessible online.

M — MAINTAIN careful banking and financial records as well as personal computer security. Computer security can be fortified by installing any number of spyware programs and by adding firewalls. Changing passwords frequently and reducing file sharing also can aid in the security of personal computers. Report any suspected identity theft or identity fraud to the police.

Alcoholic Beverages

Use, possession or distribution of alcoholic beverages is strictly regulated. 

State law prohibits consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages by people younger than 21. The law also prohibits people 21 or older from providing alcoholic beverages to minors. A person misrepresenting his or her age to obtain alcoholic beverages is in violation of the law.

Possession of alcoholic beverages on the Purdue campus is prohibited. Violators of alcohol policies are subject to the provisions of applicable state and federal laws as well as University disciplinary actions.

Purdue’s alcohol policy is published and distributed annually to students and employees. Consult this policy for detailed information (Executive Memorandum No. C-44, June 12, 1998). 

Assistance for both students and employees is available through University counseling programs. Personal counseling and referral are provided for students and their spouses through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and for staff through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Illegal Drugs

Indiana state law and University regulations prohibit the use, possession, or distribution of narcotics or controlled drugs without a valid prescription.

Violators of drug policies are subject to the provisions of applicable state and federal laws as well as University disciplinary actions. 

Purdue’s drug policy is published and distributed annually to students and employees. Consult this policy for detailed information (Executive Memorandum No. C-44, June 12, 1998).

Assistance for both students and employees is available through University counseling programs. Drug abuse counseling is provided by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Personal counseling and referral are provided for students and their spouses through Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

Drug and Crime Tip Telephone Line

Those who want to report any illegal drug or crime activity should dial 800-78-CRIME.

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 

The emergency preparedness website is www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness.

The Purdue Campus Emergency Preparedness and Planning Office is responsible for the emergency preparedness and planning activities for the College of Technology at Kokomo location. The Emergency Preparedness Office partners with the University police, fire and other departments in developing the University Integrated Emergency Management Plan.

Our goal is to provide a means to utilize all available resources to prepare for potential emergencies or disasters whenever possible and deal efficiently with the effects of inevitable events, respond to save lives and protect property, and promote a means to recover mission-critical business and academic operations.

Purdue University has adopted the National Incident Management System (NIMS), which is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable to all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. A key part of NIMS is the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS is a field emergency management system designed for all hazards and levels of emergency response. It provides the framework for Purdue’s first responders to react to any incident or major event. Purdue police and fire department personnel meet all ICS training requirements.

Purdue’s Integrated Emergency Management Plan

The Integrated Emergency Management Plan is the focal point for Purdue University’s planning and preparedness. It provides details for individual awareness and recommended response procedures in case of an emergency. The following plans and procedures are critical for individual preparedness and should be reviewed each semester. They can be located on the Emergency Preparedness website, www.purdue.edu/emergency_preparedness.

Emergency Procedures Guide 

The Emergency Procedures Guide provides basic “how to” information to help the campus community respond to emergencies. While it is impossible to produce a document that is all-inclusive, this guide addresses the most common emergencies and those that are most likely to occur in the future. For example:

Tornadoes

A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for tornado formation. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been detected and may be approaching. In this locality, a continuous siren signal lasting more than two minutes signifies a tornado warning. Tornado warnings are broadcast by the all-hazards sirens, by local commercial radio and by television stations. When you hear a tornado warning, you should take shelter immediately in the nearest facility (preferably in a reinforced concrete building — like most buildings on campus) and proceed to the lowest level of the building away from windows and doors. If possible, avoid auditoriums, gymnasiums and other areas with wide-span roofs. Be prepared to kneel and cover your head. If you are in a building with no basement, get under heavy furniture near the center of the facility. Do not remain in a trailer or mobile home. If you are outdoors, lie flat in the nearest depression, ditch or ravine. Remain in the sheltered area until the all-clear signal is given via radio or television or until the expiration of the original tornado warning. 

Building Emergency Plan

The Building Emergency Plan is designed to provide students, faculty, staff and visitors basic emergency information, including specific “shelter in place” locations and building evacuation procedures for natural and human-caused events. (“Shelter in place” means seeking shelter inside a building or University residence.) All buildings are required to have an emergency plan. See the designated building deputy for a specific emergency plan. 

Purdue Technology Center Emergency Warning Notification System: Campus ALERT 

Purdue is a large and complex institution, and people move about campus freely. A key part of Purdue’s campus preparedness is the technology center’s emergency warning notification system — Campus ALERT. Despite advances in communication, there is no way to reach everyone instantly with a single message. However, the multi-layered communication approaches we have in place will help spread the word on emergency incidents. We use two very simple concepts to initiate our warning notification:  

  • Email. A message will be sent to all people with a purdue.edu email address who are associated with this College of Technology at Kokomo location.
  • Purdue home page. The home page at www.purdue.edu is the focal point of the most complete information in all campus-related emergencies.

Emergency Response and Evacuation

Responders embrace the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and use Incident Command principles while responding to major incidents. 

The campus community will be notified without delay, and taking into account the safety of the community, by the technology center’s emergency warning notification system, Campus ALERT, if a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurs on or near campus, unless in the professional judgment of the responsible authorities the notification will compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to or otherwise mitigate the emergency. The significant emergency or dangerous situation will normally be confirmed by responding personnel prior to alerting the campus community.

Most significant emergencies or dangerous situations will be reported to the Purdue Dispatch Center (PDC) by the responding agencies, and they will investigate and confirm the emergency. If confirmed, PDC starts the notification process by notifying public safety officials. Activation of all or part of the overall warning notification system will be decided by the incident commander and senior leadership. Each incident will be evaluated based on incident specifics and life safety factors; a decision to make an emergency notification will then be made. The senior director of Environmental Health and Public Safety (EHPS), Purdue West Lafayette campus police chief, or Purdue West Lafayette campus fire chief will normally direct Campus ALERT activation. However, the responding agency may direct the PDC in issuing the Campus ALERT activation if immediate life safety issues exist. The initial Campus ALERT notifications will normally provide very basic information designed to immediately notify Purdue faculty, staff and students. More detailed information will be included in subsequent notifications and posted on the Purdue home page. 

Campus ALERT warning notifications are initially designed to warn Purdue faculty, staff and students by activating some or all Campus ALERT layers. The notification may be expanded to the community through news releases, TV, radio, siren system, etc. Campus ALERT will normally be tested at the beginning of each academic semester. Tests may be announced or unannounced. In conjunction with the testing, Purdue public safety officials will publicize Purdue’s emergency response procedures and will document for each test a description of the exercise, the date, the time and whether it was announced or unannounced. When Campus ALERT is tested, the Emergency Preparedness Office publicizes that the Purdue community should review their emergency response and evacuation procedures as contained in the Emergency Procedures Guide and Building Emergency Plan. Anytime Campus ALERT is activated, the Emergency Preparedness Office schedules an After Action Review (AAR) with all affected departments to discuss any lessons learned. The lessons learned are documented in the AAR Improvement Plan and are used to refine procedures and train officials. 

Emergency Incident Levels 

LEVEL 1: A major disaster or imminent threat involving the entire campus and/or the surrounding community (immediate notification mandatory).

LEVEL 2: A major incident or potential threat that disrupts sizable portions of the campus community (timeliness of notification determined by responding agencies and/or PUPD-WL/PUFD-WL leadership — immediate or as time permits).

LEVEL 3: A minor, localized department or building incident that is quickly resolved with existing University resources or limited outside help (warning notification as time permits — types determined by responding agencies and/or PUPD-WL/PUFD-WL leadership).

Timely Warnings

The senior director of Environmental Health and Public Safety, Purdue WL police chief, Purdue WL fire chief, or their designated representatives will work closely with Purdue Marketing and Media personnel to provide information regarding threats to the safety of people on campus. Marketing and Media personnel will assist in creating and disseminating timely warnings for Purdue University.

CRIME STATISTICS 

Policy for Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

The Purdue Police Department prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. The full text of the handbook can be located on the Web at www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/handbook.pdf. The Purdue University College of Technology at Kokomo Annual Security Report can be accessed on the Web by visiting the Purdue University Police Department’s home page at www.purdue.edu/police. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies and other University entities. Each entity provides updated statistical information.

Campus crime, arrest and referral statistics include those reported to the Purdue University Police Department, Indiana University Kokomo Police Department, designated campus security authorities (including but not limited to directors, deans and department heads) and local law enforcement agencies.

Some crimes involving students at locations of student organizations, including student organizations with off-campus housing facilities, are immediately reported from off-campus law enforcement agencies to the Purdue University Police Department as well as to the primary police agency. In order to obtain the most up-to-date information, information is requested from area law enforcement agencies on a biweekly basis to ensure that such cases are referred appropriately to the University.

As a result of the negotiated rulemaking process that followed the signing into law, the 1998 amendments to 20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f) clarification was given to those considered to be campus security authorities. Campus “professional counselors,” when acting as such, are not considered to be a campus security authority and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into the annual discloser of crime statistics. As a matter of policy, they are encouraged, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform people being counseled of the procedures to report crimes on a voluntary basis for inclusion into the annual crime statistics.

The rulemaking committee defines “professional counselor” as an employee of an institution whose official responsibility includes providing psychological counseling to members of the institution’s community and who is functioning within the scope of his or her license or certification.

Copies of this annual security report may be obtained at:

  • The main office of the Purdue College of Technology at Kokomo location.
  • The director’s office. 
  • Online at www.purdue.edu/police.
  • Purdue University Police Department headquarters at 205 S. Martin Jischke Drive, West Lafayette, IN.
  • By calling 765-494-8221.

All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources in Freehafer Hall or by calling 765-494-8221.

General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency

Community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to the Indiana University Kokomo Police Department in a timely manner.

Dispatchers accepting 911 calls are available at 765-455-9363 all hours of the day and night to answer your police, fire or EMS calls. In response to a call, public safety professionals will take the required action.

This publication contains information about on-campus and off-campus resources. That information is made available to provide Purdue University community members with specific information about resources that are available in the event that they become the victim of a crime. The information about “resources” is not provided to imply that those resources are “reporting entities” for the Purdue University Police Department.

Crimes should be reported to the police to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community when appropriate. 

Reported Crimes
Offense Year On-Campus 
Property
On-Campus 
Student 
Housing
Non-Campus
Property
Public 
Property

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Negligent Manslaughter 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Sex Offenses, Forcible 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Robbery 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Aggravated Assault 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Burglary 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Motor Vehicle Theft 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Arson

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Arrests: Weapons — Carrying, Possessing, Etc.

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Disciplinary Referrals: Weapons — Carrying, Possessing, Etc. 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0

2011 0 0 0 0
Arrests: Drug Abuse Violations 
0 2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Disciplinary Referrals: Drug Abuse Violations 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Arrests: Liquor Law Violations 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0

Disciplinary Referrals: Liquor Law Violations 

2009 0 0 0 0
2010 0 0 0 0
2011 0 0 0 0
2010 Hate Crimes
Offense On-Campus 
Property
On-Campus 
Student 
Housing

Non-Campus
Property

Public 
Property
Race
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Gender
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Religion
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Sexual Orientation
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Disability
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0

2011 Hate Crimes
Offense On-Campus 
Property
On-Campus 
Student 
Housing

Non-Campus
Property

Public 
Property
Race
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Gender
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Religion
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Sexual Orientation
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Disability
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0

2012 Hate Crimes
Offense On-Campus 
Property
On-Campus 
Student 
Housing

Non-Campus
Property

Public 
Property
Race
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Gender
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Religion
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Sexual Orientation
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Ethnicity
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0
Disability
        Simple Assault 0 0 0 0
        Intimidation 0 0 0 0
        Vandalism 0 0 0 0
        Larceny-Theft 0 0 0 0

NOTE: There were no offenses or other crimes involving bodily injury to any person in which the victim was intentionally selected 
because of the actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability of the victim.