Timely Warning Policy

Timely Warning Policy

In consultation with the Chancellor/Vice Chancellor of Fiscal Affairs or his/her designee, San Jacinto College is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) et seq. Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092. The San Jacinto College Police Department will continuously and diligently work and coordinate with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies to address exigent public safety concerns.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the San Jacinto College Police Department. As soon as possible after the incident is reported to SJCPD, designated Campus Safety Authorities and SJC Administrators collaborate regarding if and when a timely warning should be issued. Such discussion may occur either in-person, teleconference, or per email discussions.

The decision to issue a timely warning shall be decided on a case-by-case basis in compliance with the Clery Act and will consider all available facts. The timing of the notification shall be based upon whether the crime is considered a serious or continuing threat to students or employees and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances immediately to the Chief of Police of the San Jacinto College Police Department, or his designee, by phone at (281) 476-1820 or in person at the San Jacinto College Police Department 8060 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505.

PROCEDURE

When a determination has been made that a timely warning should be issued, the San Jacinto College Police and Marketing departments will work collaboratively to inform the campus community of the incident by taking one or more appropriate steps to ensure timely notification:

  • Invoke SJC ALERT ME text and voice message system. Members of the campus community may enroll to receive these notifications at http://www.sanjac.edu/alert-me.
  • College-wide email of the timely warning notice.
  • Distribute warning fliers around the campus.
  • Post the warning on the SJCPD website http://www.sanjac.edu/police.

Such warning(s) may include, but are not limited to, the following information:

  • Type of crime
  • Date, time, and location of the incident
  • Suspect description
  • Public safety reminder(s)