Campus Crime and Security Report

All colleges and universities receiving federal student aid funds must publish a campus security report. The report is mandated by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. Crown College must report to all students and employees the number of on-campus murders, forcible sex offenses, non-forcible sex offenses, robberies, aggravated assaults, burglaries, motor vehicle thefts, arson, and negligent manslaughter reported to campus security authorities or the local police. The report must also include the number of arrests for liquor law and drug abuse violations, and weapons possession occurring on campus. 

The following campus crimes were reported to campus security authorities
between January 1, 2007 and December 31, 2013.

Category 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder and non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible sex offenses (including forcible rape) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-forcible sex offenses 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated assault 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Burglary 6 7 7 2 1 2 1
Motor vehicle theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All hate crimes involving bodily injury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All liquor, drug or weapons law violations resulting in an arrest 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

According to the Act a burglary (breaking and entering) would be defined as the unlawful entry into a building or structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft. Attempted forcible entry is included. Note that forced entry is not a required element of the offense, so long as the entry is unlawful (constituting a trespass). It may be accomplished via an unlocked door or window. Included are unsuccessful attempts where force is employed, or where a perpetrator is frightened off while entering an unlocked door or climbing through an open window.

A robbery is defined as the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear. A motor vehicle theft is the theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle.

Students and employees should contact the Reception Desk of the College to report a crime or emergency situation. Each reported incident will be kept in a daily crime log used to compile the yearly report made available to the public. The Reception Desk can be reached by dialing '0' from any campus phone, the Receptionist will notify Campus Safety by phone or radio and will notify emergency service personnel as needed.

During the Academic Year, between 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. the security personnel on duty will receive calls, record information, notify emergency service personnel as needed, and assist those involved in a given safety situation. The Student Development Office may be contacted by Campus Safety Staff to assist those involved if necessary. The College does provide pastoral and professional counsel for individuals who have been a victim of a crime. These counselors will report to the authorities as required by law.  

Campus Security, does not serve as a formal campus police force, nor do they have authority from local law authorities to make arrests.  They do however have authority to uphold Crown College safety policies regarding vehicles and building access and are empowered to involve local law enforcement as needed.  Campus Safety personnel monitor and inspect college property to assess safety and security concerns (i.e., broken locks, burnt out exterior lights, etc.), record all reported campus crimes and incidents, serve as a liaison between the student and local law authorities and respond to campus emergencies. Security personnel are to be respected as having authority to enforce current safety policies and regulations approved by College Administration.  Please view the link to become familiar with fines and law enforcement involvement for various safety issues (LINK to Fine Page)

In addition to basic personal safety we expect that each individual student, faculty, and staff member of the College act in a way that considers the safety of others on campus. Corporate safety initiatives include:

  1. Do not prop open entrance doors that are secured with electronic access points
  2. Do not grant building access to someone you do not know and who does not have a College ID Card
  3. Do not enter or allow entrance of restricted areas of campus (eg. Mechanical rooms)
  4. Drive slowly and follow vehicle regulations on campus
  5. Be familiar with motor vehicle regulations
  6. Lock your doors whenever you leave your room or car unattended
  7. Do not leave personal property unattended in classrooms or hallways
  8. Report all suspicious people and situations

Video Surveillance

Crown College has installed a number of digital video surveillance cameras at key points on campus. This system is used in conjunction with the ID card access system. Cameras may be monitored live at any time or reviewed later as needed.   

Crown FMS-Campus Safety staff manage this security feature. MN law does not require second party consent for video surveillance in public areas. Crown College wants the college community and public to know that these are in place as a deterrent to enhance the safety of the campus and as an asset if a crime is committed on campus.