ARIZONA WESTERN COLLEGE
ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT
The Arizona Western College Police Department (AWCPD) is responsible for providing
police and security services to the campus of Arizona Western College and Northern
Arizona University in Yuma and directing t
he safety and security programs for all
campus centers. The AWCPD is located on the main campus in the District Services
Building. A Chief who reports to the Vice President for Student Services administers the
AWCPD. There are over 10 uniformed personnel,
all of whom are Police Officers
certified by the state of Arizona and have jurisdictional responsibilities for all crimes and
incidents that occur on the A.W.C. Campuses and controlled or leased property. The
Police Department also maintains a 24
day police dispatch center, operated by
professionally trained dispatchers.
The AWCPD enforce state and local statutes and AWC regulations. Officers are on duty
24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The department maintains a close
rking relationship with all appropriate law enforcement agencies of the criminal
justice system. Meetings are held with other agencies, on both a formal and informal
basis, and crime related reports and statistics are routinely exchanged. AWCPD officers
ver the main campus by foot, bicycle, and vehicle patrols. AWC also hires security
personnel to staff residence halls and campus events including athletic events. AWC also
hires students to work as Residence Assistants in specific residence halls. These
participate in an annual extensive training program including sessions on safety and
security. They play a role in the development and maintenance of a safe living and
learning environment and provide additional “eyes and ears” for the Residence
program and the AWCPD.
The AWCPD Chief is responsible for coordinating and implementing a comprehensive
crime prevention program and training for police officers and staff, students, faculty, and
the campus community. The Chief ensures
intensive and on
going training for all
campus police officers. Training subjects include criminal law, civil law, public
relations, race relations, interpersonal communication, crisis intervention, critical
incident response, and all facets of protection
of persons and property. Training includes
guest lecturers from the Yuma Police Department, Yuma County Sheriff's Office,
Arizona POST, Yuma County Attorney's Office, local agencies and other outside
agencies, such as the Fede
ral Bureau of Investigation and U.S. Customs. Training is also
conducted during department meetings. This training usually includes updates on existing
problems, new court decisions impacting the College environment, College and
department policies and pro
cedures, and other timely topics. The officers also attend
statewide and local training opportunities offered by local law enforcement and other
community agencies. In addition to the above mentioned training, the officers receive
and meet state requireme
nts for education and training as required by Arizona POST and
all police personnel are trained in standard first aid and CPR.
CAMPUS CRIME PREVENTION PROGRAMS
AWCPD and the AWC Department of Campus Life department conduct campus
programs for students an
d employees about campus safety and security procedures and
practices and well as a wide variety of crime prevention strategies.
Crime prevention means being aware of your environment and remaining alert to
situations that could make you vulnerable to cri
me. We cannot list specific measures that
will protect you from every threatening situation that may arise.
Instead, we hope to each you how to think “crime prevention” in a day
The suggestions presented should not be thought of as a lis
t of crime prevention
measures, but as examples of common
sense behavior that will help you make life safer
and more secure.
Throughout the year, AWCPD presents a number of crime prevention programs to a wide
variety of groups, both on and off campus. To
pics range from personal safety, sexual
assault prevention (including rape awareness, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and
forcible sex offenses), to safety and security when spending time in Mexico.
AWCPD is committed to meeting the needs of the
campus community by presenting
these programs around the clock. To view an overview of these programs, go to the
AWCPD web site at
To schedule a cr
ime prevention program contact the AWCPD at 314
LOCK THE DOOR
to your home, apartment or residence hall room when you are
alone, asleep, or out of the room. Never prop your door open, even if leaving for a brief
period of time. Yo
u need the extra protection a locked door affords.
DO NOT OPEN
your door to strangers. If your door has a peephole, use it to identify
visitors before allowing access. Report any problems with your door’s security devices
immediately to your hall RA or
Head Resident or to your apartment manger.
DO NOT GIVE YOUR NAME,
number to strangers. If you have your
name published in the local telephone directory, use only initials and do not list your
WHEN GOING OUT,
let your roommate, a
friend, or a staff member know where you
are going, with whom, and when you expect to return. If you choose to stay out later, call
that person and let him/her know.
travel in well lighted areas. Avoid taking shortcuts through dark or deserte
UTILIZE THE AWCPD ESCORT SERVICE,
at night on campus, if you feel
apprehensive. To request a police escort call 914
WALK FACING TRAFFIC,
whenever possible. This increases awareness of potential
traffic hazards and also reduces the possib
ility of being followed by someone in a
vehicle. Avoid walking by the curb or near buildings or shrubbery. Walk in the middle
of the sidewalk with confidence.
IF YOU FEEL THREATENED
or suspect that you are being followed, walk toward
lighted areas where
there are people. Look over your shoulder frequently
this lets the
follower know that you are aware of both his/her presence and your surroundings.
EMERGENCY LIGHT PHONES
give you direct access to AWCPD and sets off an
emergency blue blinking light. T
here are 14 of these emergency phones through out the
AWC campus and they are placed in well
lit and accessible locations. If in an emergency
you are unable to talk to the dispatcher, just knock the receiver off the cradle. A police
officer will respond
to that location.
can be utilized as another method of drawing attention in
the event of an emergency. If you feel threatened, or are injured and need to summon
help, and you cannot call for help via a cell phone or regular phone, blow
a whistle if you
If you hear a whistle, please call 9
and report that you are hearing a whistle being
blown, and the location from where the sound is coming. If you are comfortable going
over to the area to see what’s occurring, you may b
e able to help someone in distress.
DO NOT put yourself in danger by approaching a situation.
WHEN RIDING IN A CAR,
keep the doors locked. Park in the most lighted area you
can find. Upon returning to your car, have your keys ready as you approach you
Check the back and front seats to make sure that the care is empty before you get in.
DO NOT PICK UP HITCHIKERS
and do not hitchhike.
IF ANYTHING MAKES YOU LOOK TWICE OR FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE,
CALL THE POLICE. REPORT ANY UNUSUAL OR SUSPICIOUS A
USETHE TELEPHONE ON YOUR TERMS,
not the caller’s. Do not talk to someone
unless you want to. If the caller makes an obscene or improperly suggestive remark,
HANG UP. The police should be notified if the telephone calls continue.
PROTECT YOUR POSSESSIONS AT HOME.
LOCK YOUR DOOR
when you are away from your room, apartment, or house. Most
thefts and burglaries of student’s rooms occur when the doors remain unlocked. By
locking the door behind you, you reduce that opportunity. R
emember that it takes less
than 30 seconds to get “ripped off”.
KEEP WINDOWS CLOSED AND LOCKED
when away from your room, home, or
your apartment. This protects your belongings from both theft and Yuma’s inclement
KEEP A RECORD OF THE SERIAL NUM
of all your belongings. Items of
value that do not have a serial number should be engraved with your driver’s license
number and photographed. Clothing can be marked with an indelible laundry marker.
DO NOT ADVERTISE YOUR VALUABLES.
Keep them out
of sight. Arrange your
room so that high
risk items such as stereos, televisions, and cameras are not visible from
the hallway when the door is open, or from ground level windows.
ITEMS OF HIGH MONETARY VALUE
that has minimal use in a college
t (such as expensive jewelry, personal or family mementos, or collections of
any kind) should be left at home. Very expensive items should be stored in a safe deposit
box at your bank.
DO NOT KEEP LARGE SUMS OF CASH
in your room, home, or apartment. A
hecking account is safer. Remember to keep your checks in a secure place. Do not talk
indiscriminately about receiving money. There is no need to advertise to potential
THE COLLEGE’S INSURANCE
does not cover belongings or possessions of studen
that might be lost or stolen, but covers only the institution’s property only. The College
is not responsible for theft or damage of student’s belongings or possessions. Residents
are encouraged to provide their own insurance against loss of, or damag
e to personal
possessions. If your family has homeowner’s insurance, check with your family agent
about coverage. There are a variety of renter’s policies available from insurance carriers
for residence hall or apartment dwellers.
IN YOUR CAR
and take the keys with you. Many car burglaries and car thefts
occur because the owner did not take time to secure the car. Don’t make your car a target
of opportunity by leaving it unlocked.
DO NOT PARK
in isolated, dark places if these areas can b
e avoided. Park where there
are people about and where the car will be lighted.
DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLE
items unattended in your car. Place expensive items
such as cameras, packages and even textbooks in the locked trunk.
IN PUBLIC AREAS
DO NOT LEAVE P
ERSONAL PROPERTY UNATTENDED.
In public areas, such
as the Library, Student Union, and classrooms, do not leave your personal effects
unattended even for just a minute. Textbook theft is a major problem on many college
DO NOT CARRY MORE CASH
an you need. Avoid “flashing” your cash in public.
DO NOT CARRY BOTH YOUR IDENTIFICATION
cards and checks in your wallet.
Keep them separate: I.D.s in your wallet in one pocket and your checkbook in another
pocket. Do not write your PIN number down.
If you do lose your checkbook or
bankcard, the thief will not have access to that number.
CARRY YOUR PURSE OR BACKPACK
close to your body, and keep a tight grip on
that you normally take to class, such as textbooks, backpacks, and
tors, with either your name or driver’s license number.
KEEP A LIST
of your credit cards, identification cards, and checking account numbers.
If they are stolen or lost, you will have a list of numbers to provide to the police.
Remember that you must no
t only contact the police, but all of the credit card companies
and banks with which you do business. Make these notifications immediately.
are an excellent way to remain in touch and summon
help. AWCPD encourages faculty, staff and
students to look into the various cellular
telephone companies for purchasing/renting a cellular telephone.
PHONES THAT ARE STILL GOOD, BUT HAVE HAD THE SERVICE
DISCONECTED CAN STILL BE UTILIZED TO CALL 9
BICYCLES AND MOPEDS
LOCK IT IF YO
Never leave your bicycle or moped unlocked and
unattended. AWCPD recommends that bicycles and mopeds be secured with an
oversized “U” shaped bicycle lock, or with a lock
chain/cable combination that has
at least 5/8
inch diameter chain or ste
el cable and that is secured by a padlock. The
padlock should have a hardened case and shank, with a shank diameter of at least 3/8
your bicycle/moped with your name or driver’s license number and keep a
record of it with a description of t
he bike and serial number.
RULES FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY IN RESIDENCE HALLS
AWC encourages residential students to take proactive steps to enhance the safety and
security of their community. Additional policies and procedures have been developed f
the residence halls in order to ensure an environment that encourages respect for
individual and group rights and responsibilities. Residence hall safety and security is a
cooperative effort between staff and community members and is most effective whe
are working together. While residents are expected to govern their behavior and the
behavior of their guests, they are also encouraged to:
KEEP ROOM DOORS LOCKED. Do not lend the key to your room or your student
identification card to anyone. Not
only is this a violation of College policy, it puts the
being of your property and identity in someone else’s hands
yet, YOU are still
FOLLOW THE POSTED VISITATION GUIDELINES.
This is for the guest’s
protection as well as the protectio
n of the other hall residents.
suspicious behavior to any staff member or Campus Police immediately.
REFRAIN FROM PROPPING OPEN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR DOORS.
Although it may seem harmless and convenient, you are endangering both yourself and
ryone else. Propped doors allow uninvited guest and eliminates their effectiveness in
preventing the spread of fire or smoke.
MOTORCYCLES, FIREARMS, FIREWORKS, OPEN FLAMES OR PETS ARE
NOT ALLOWED IN RESIDENCE HALLS.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT RESIDE
NCE HALL RULES
CONTACT DEPARTMENT OF CAMPUS LIFE AT (928) 344
CRIME REPORTING PROCEDURES
General Procedures for Reporting a Crime or Emergency
Community members, stu
dents, faculty, staff, and guests are encouraged to
report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the Arizona Western College
Police Department (AWCPD) in a timely manner.
WHEN TO CALL AWCPD
If someone is injured or
If you see fire or smell smoke;
If you see someone being hurt;
If you see anything suspicious;
If you see someone stealing or damaging something;
If you see an intoxicated driver
To report any crime
To report a crime, an emergency, non
urity issue, or public safety related
matter on the AWC campus or other campus center, call AWCPD at extension
from outside the College phone system, (928)
. Dispatchers are available at
these respective telephone numbers 24 hours a day
to answer your call. In response to a
call, AWCPD will take the required action, dispatching an officer or asking the victim to
report to AWCPD to file an incident report. AWCPD incident reports involving students
may be requested by the Office of the Dir
ector of Campus Life or the Vice President for
Student Services for review and potential student disciplinary action. If assistance is
required from the Yuma Police Department, the Yuma county Sheriff's Department, or
Yuma Fire Department, AWCPD will cont
act the appropriate unit.
To report a crime or emergency at the Somerton, San Luis, Wellton, or Parker Centers,
call 911. All crimes at the campus centers should also be reported to the Director of
Campus Services for the center and the AWCPD.
ATION OF CRIMES
is responsible for the investigation of all crimes occurring on the property
owned or controlled by Arizona Western College.
investigates all crimes reported and encourages the reporting of all crimes on
campus. Without these
reports, crime trends on campus and problem areas cannot be
When a crime is reported to AWCPD, a Police Officer will respond to take a police
report, provide assistance, and summon additional personnel/assistance if necessary. For
, the Officer may take a telephone report, if the victim/reporting party is not
able to meet with the Officer. We prefer to meet with individuals in person whenever
The police report will be completed by the Officer and approved prior to being
by the records unit. Cases will be assigned for follow
up based upon
by the Department to be most effective in case management.
This publication contains information about on campus and off campus resources and is
ilable to provide AWC community members with specific information about the
resources that are available for prevention of crimes and in the event that they become the
victim of a crime. The information about “resources” is not provided to infer that those
resources are “reporting entities" for AWC. Crimes should be reported to the Campus
Police Department to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in
providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate. For example, a
me that was reported solely to Crisis Hotline would not be included in the AWC
The AWCPD will investigate all allegations of sexual assault reported to the Department.
If the assault occurred out
side the jurisdictional responsibility of AWCPD, the
Department will assist the victim with notification and reporting to the proper law
When a report of sexual assault is received, an officer will immediately be dispatched to
ate the crime, provide assistance, and seek medical attention for the victim.
AWCPD utilizes the resources of Amberly’s Place when investigating sexual assaults, as
well as a trained AWC staff members who are trained and available to assist a victim 24
urs a day. On
campus counseling services and referral to off
campus resources are
available to victims’ of sexual
Sexual assault (including rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible
forcible sex offenses) is pr
ohibited in the AWC and NAU student Codes of
Conduct and may result in disciplinary sanctions including probation, suspension, or
expulsion. A report of such an incident to the Campus Police or other campus security
authority may initiate campus judicial p
rocesses as a result of the assault. In cases of
alleged sexual assault, both the accuser and the accused are entitled to the same
opportunities to have other persons present during disciplinary proceedings (see AWC
Student Code of Conduct). Both the acc
user and the accused shall be informed of the
outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding brought alleging a sexual offense to
include the final determination and any sanction against the accused.
IF YOU’VE JUST BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED:
et to a safe place.
Contact someone who can help you
a friend, Head Resident, Resident
Assistant, the police, a relative, the campus counseling or Health Services
anyone you can trust. Ask her or him to meet with you for a while.
You can cont
act the Crisis Hotline 24 hours a day at 928
Do not shower, drink, eat, douche, urinate, or change your clothes, if you plan
to make a police report. If you must urinate, try to capture the urine in a
plastic or glass cup for evidence testing.
If you must change clothes, put the
items in separate paper bags, again to be used in evidence testing. Do not use
plastic bags; they contaminate evidence. Try not to disturb the scene, if the
assault occurred in your residence hall room or in a vehicle
The first two decisions that need to be made are whether you will report the
crime (all sexual assaults are crimes) to the Campus Police and to obtain
The Campus Police: Reporting a crime can help you regain a sense of
wer and control. It can also help to ensure the safety of other
potential victims. If you report the assault within 96 hours, the Campus
Police can assist you in obtaining a forensic/evidentiary medical
examination. To report the assault, call 314
Regardless of whether or not you choose to press charges, the Campus
Police will assist you in a referral to Amberly's Place, (Amberlys’ Place is
a sexual assault advocacy center designed to provide assistance to and aid
victims of sexual assaul
t regain control of their lives
so that you may be
provided services based on your needs in a neutral victim friendly
environment. Additionally, you can contact the 24
hour Crisis Hotline at
0849 to get assistance.
Medical Attention: It is im
portant to receive medical attention, whether or
not you plan to report the crime to police. You may have received injuries
of which you are not aware. Also a doctor or nurse can examine you and
give you information about possibility of pregnancy and the
exposure to sexually transmitted diseases.
If you want to make a police report, a complete forensic examination will
be performed at Amberly's Place. This examination will include good
medical attention as well as the collection of evidence sp
If you suspect that you may have been given a date rape drug (such as
Rohypnol, GHB, Ketamine, or Valium), ask the hospital or clinic to take a
urine sample as soon as possible. These drugs quickly pass through the
body once ingested.
soon as you have a quiet moment, write down everything that you
remember happening during the sexual assault, including a description of
Talk with a counselor or victim advocate who is trained to assist sexual
assault victims about th
e emotional, physical, and legal impact of an
If you want information about legal issues, medical care, or other concerns
related to the assault, a sexual assault hotline (928
0849) can help a
AWC and NAU in Yuma will change a
victim's academic and residence
hall assignment if changes are requested and are reasonably available.
Remember: The assault was not your fault! You are not to blame!
If you have been sexually assaulted some time ago:
You may just now be realizing that
you still have options available to
Medical attention may still be needed for treatment of physical
Seek counseling. Unresolved experiences of sexual assault can have
term psychological and social effects.
Consult with a campus cou
nselor or Amberly's Place or Health
Services center to explore the following options:
Reporting the incident to the police
Pursuing campus judicial intervention
Academic or administrative intervention
Your emotional well
TION TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY ABOUT REPORTED
In an effort to provide timely notice to the AWC/NAU in Yuma community, and in the
event of a serious incident, which may pose a threat to members of the campus
community, orange "Crime Alerts" are pos
ted at various locations on the campus. These
include bulletin boards outside buildings, College public offices, Student Union, and
residence halls. Crime Alerts are usually posted for the following classifications: arson,
aggravated assault, criminal hom
icide, robbery, and sex offenses. Crime alerts may also
be posted for other classifications as deemed necessary.
A daily crime log is available for review at the AWC Police Department in the District
Services Building on the main campus from 8 a.m.
Monday through Friday,
excluding holidays. The information in the crime log typically includes the nature, date,
time, general location, and disposition of each crime.
STATISTICAL DISCLOSURE OF REPORTED INCIDENTS
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disc
losure of Campus Security and Crime Statistics
Act, AWC publishes an Annual Security Report. This report includes statistics for the
previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, at certain off
campus buildings, and adjacent pub
lic property. The report also includes institutional
policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use,
crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. A copy of
this report is available at
or from AWC
Campus Police, P.O. Box 929, Yuma, AZ 85366
According to federal law, the College is required to report statistics concerning the
occurrence of criminal offenses reported to the police agency or any official of the
institution who has "significant responsibility" for student and campus activities. The
College has determined that campus security authorities are those persons who have
responsibility and serve as persons to whom crime reports should be made for the
purpose of annual campus crime reporting. The AWC/NAU in Yuma campus security
Executive Director of NAU in
Assistant Director of NAU in Yuma
Dean of Instruction
Dean of Career and Community Educational Services
Associate Dean of Academic and Technical Programs
Associate Dean for Enrollment Services
Associate Dean for Student Development Services
ctor of College Services, La Paz County
Director of College Services, South Yuma County
Director of Campus Life
Director of Student Support Services
Director of Career Development Services
Director of Talent Search/Upward Bound
Coordinator of Residenc
Coordinator of Student Activities
Coordinator of Services for Students with Disabilities
International Students Advisor
Campus Police Department
Advisors to student clubs/grou
Although individual faculty members, coordinators, counselors, Resident Assistants,
advisors, or campus clerical staff, are not considered campus security authorities, reports
of campus crimes coming to their attent
ion should be referred to a campus security
authority listed above.
The AWCPD is responsible for coordinating and compiling all campus crime statistics.
Campus crimes reported directly to the AWCPD are compiled in an ongoing database for
inclusion in th
e Annual Security Report. All campus security authorities and other
members of the campus community are encouraged to utilize the online reporting process
to report crimes in an ongoing
manner. Request for forwarding of annual campus crime reports compiled by campus
security authorities and other campus members is distributed by the AWCPD each
March. AWCPD forwards compiled data for the
Annual Security Report and Campus
Crime Statistics to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Research, and Grants for
reporting to the Department of Education and updating of the annual report.
REPORTING METHODS AVAILABLE ON CAMPUS
AWCPD can be conta
cted from on
campus telephones by dialing a 5
digit extension. For
an emergency, dial 49500 and for a non
emergency, dial 49501. In addition, 14
emergency call boxes located across the campus automatically ring in the AWCPD
dispatch area. Members of the
community, as they go about their daily schedules, should
familiarize themselves with these instruments and their locations.
(IF IN AN
EMERGENCY YOU CAN NOT SPEAK TO THE DISPATCHER, JUST KNOCK
THE PHONE OFF THE RECIEVER AND AN OFFICER WILL RESPOND TO
If the Yuma Police Department or Yuma County Sheriff’s Department is contacted about
criminal activity occurring off
campus involving AWC students, AWCPD may be
notified. However, there is not official policy requiring such n
otification. Students in
these cases may be subject to College disciplinary proceedings through the College
CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING PROCEDURES
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the College
tem or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a
confidential report. You may
file a report on the details of the incident without revealing
your identity to any campus security authority listed in this report. The purpose of a
onfidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while
taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others. With such information, the
College can keep an accurate record of the number of incidents involving stude
determine where there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method,
or assailant, and alert the campus community to potential danger. Reports filed in this
manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the i
Student Development Services staff also will confidentially report campus crime reports
made to them in the course of their work with individual students. In these cases, the
report will be made without revealing the identity of the victim
or the substance/content
of any counseling or advising conducted. Community pastoral and professional mental
health counselors are encouraged to refer persons they are counseling to report crimes to
AWC counselors on a voluntary, confidential basis for in
clusion in the annual crime
AWC operates a "TIPS" line to allow people to anonymously report security and safety
related concerns and to provide AWC with "tips" about criminal incidents or behavior on
9500 to reach
the AWCPD dispatcher, you may leave your tip without
revealing your identity or you may utilize the following web site to leave an anonymous
ACCESS TO CAMPUS FACILITIES
The shared AWC/NAU campus in Yuma is open to the public. The 24
and 16th street
entrances are accessible 24 hours a day and should be used in accordance with the
icies established by the College District Governing Board. The campus is patrolled 24
hours per day by the AWC Campus Police. Campus buildings are secured during the
evening hours unless opened for scheduled classes. The schedules for campus buildings
uctuate and are available from the AWCPD. The Library hours fluctuates throughout
the year so it is best to check the library schedule to determine the operating hours. The
Academic Complex Computer Lab is located in the first floor foyer of the building.
While the students have access to the lab at extended hours, the remainder of the AC
Building is not accessible after the posted business hours.
For information about the access for a specific building, contact AWCPD at 344
idence hall facilities are available to both AWC and NAU in Yuma students.
Services and programs intended to enhance the quality of life and assure the security and
safety of the resident students are a joint responsibility of residents, residence life st
and AWCPD. Residents are issued a key that provides them with 24
hour access to their
assigned hall. During designated hours, residence hall access is restricted residents, their
approved guests, and other approved members of the AWC and NAU in Yuma
community. Guest visitation policies are described in the Residence Life Handbook and
are posted at each residence hall front desk.
Residence hall safety is a cooperative effort between residence life and the AWCPD.
Members of the Residence Life staff,
including the Coordinator for Residence Life and
Resident Assistants, live in the residence halls and receive thorough training in the
enforcement of residence hall safety and security policies. One full
staff member and three students s
erving as Resident Assistants staff each residence hall.
Additionally, nighttime security officers staff each residence hall desk.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Arizona Western College is a drug and alcohol
free environment for its emp
students as approved by District Governing Board policy #495.
College procedure #495.1 provides that:
On campus possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages or a state of intoxication
by any person is prohibited. The manufacture or cultiv
ation, distribution, dispensing,
possession, or use of any type of controlled substances (including, but not limited to,
barbiturates, opiates, marijuana, amphetamines or hallucinogens) or aiding in the use of
such by any persons is prohibited. Violations
of this procedure will result in disciplinary
action, which may include but is not limited to suspension, termination, expulsion,
removal from campus, and referral for prosecution.
The College will enforce all federal and state laws relating to underage
possession, use, and sale of illegal drugs. In addition to disciplinary actions imposed by
the College, violations of these laws will be reported to law enforcement authorities.
Alcohol and other drug abuse prevention programs for employees
and students are
conducted annually through Campus Health services. Information about the dangers and
health risks of drug and alcohol abuse and applicable legal sanctions under local, state,
and federal law for unlawful possession, use, or distribution
of illicit drugs and alcohol is
available from and distributed by Human Resources (928) 344
7504, Health Services at
7602, and online at http://www.azwestern.edu/campus_life/health.php
SEXUAL OFFENDER NOTIFICATION
Law enforcement agency infor
mation provided by Arizona state concerning registered
sex offenders may be obtained on the AWC website at:
CAMPUS CRIME STATISTICS
The Campus Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1991 (Clery Act) requires the
college to report on the occurrence of specific criminal offenses that happen on
in the residence halls, on campus affiliated property and on public property sharing
iguous boundaries with campus property. The AWC Police Department gathers,
compiles and reports this data to the college community annually.
Forcible Sex Offenses
forcible Sex Offenses
Motor Vehicle Theft
Liquor Law Violations
Drug Law Violations
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The Redondo Center reported 2 Motor Vehicle Thefts in 2005. San Luis, Parker and
Somerton Centers have reported no other incidences