Public Safety Alert Update


Contributed by Anonymous

On Monday, February 25, 2008, at about 8:20 p.m., officers from the Ithaca College Office of Public Safety identified the person responsible for the physical assault reported in the public safety alert issued February 25. The incident occurred in a parking lot near Circle Apartment 3.

As a result of the investigation, the victim of the assault declined to press criminal charges and the assailant was restricted from campus.

To aid in the prevention of crime and to keep the campus community informed about safety and security issues on an ongoing basis, an institution must alert the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092 (f)], Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments, the crimes reported that mandate a "timely warning notice" are in the categories of aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder and non-negligent homicide, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), and motor vehicle theft.

The Office of Public Safety monitors the crime reports it receives from the campus community and local police agencies and issues public safety alerts to the campus community on any incidents that are considered to be a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.