Department of Safety and Security
Crime Reporting Procedures
POLICY FOR REPORTING THE ANNUAL DISCLOSURE OF CRIME STATISTICS
The Department to Safety & Security & Security prepares this report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies, and the Office of Student Development. Each entity provides updated information on their educational efforts and programs to comply with the act. A hard copy of the report is available at the Department to Safety & Security & Security (DCSS).
CRIME REPORTING PROCEDURES
Community members, students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests are encouraged to report all crimes to DCSS in a timely manner. Hazardous situations involving public safety should also be reported.
To review policies, procedures and general student life information, go to www.flsouthern.edu/student_life/. There you will find many links for all your information.
REPORTING SEXUAL ASSAULT
Should a sexual assault occur, either on or off campus, the victim or anyone having knowledge of the assault is encouraged to notify local law enforcement and the DCSS (863.680.4305). Victims of sexual assault are also encouraged to seek counseling and mental health services through the Counseling Center (863.680.6236) or its crisis line (863.688.0103). Investigations of sexual assault are handled through the Office of Student Development. The Lakeland Police Department (863.834.6966/ 6900), offers a Victim’s Assistance Program to guide a victim through the reporting process.
Sex Offender Registry
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Florida Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 mandate that higher education institutions inform their campus communities where information is available concerning registered sexual offenders.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Website http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/search may be used to access all registered sexual offenders in the state of Florida.
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Director of DCSS, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the college email and text messaging system to students, staff, and faculty and placed on the campus hotline.