The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act defines specific crimes that require a timely warning notice to be issued.

Any situation or incident involving a serious or continuing threat to the person and/or property of students and employees will constitute that a timely warning be sent to the campus community.

Examples of Timely Warnings

The timely warning shall be issued as soon as pertinent information is available, “without delay.” It shall include all information that would promote safety. Generally, the warning will specify the type of reported crime, the time and location at which the reported crime occurred, and basic safety tips for the campus community. However, in some cases, all facts may not be reported.  The following are examples of crimes that require a timely warning notice issue:

  • Criminal Homicide
  • Sex Offenses
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Hate Crimes
  • Threat of Violent

The issuing of one of these notices will be decided on a case-by-case basis in light of all of the facts surrounding the incident, including factors such as the nature of the crime or the continuing danger to the campus community and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.

NOCE Timely Warnings and Other Alerts

Emergency Notification

Unlike the timely warning that must be issued across the campus community, emergency notifications may be targeted to only a segment or segments of the campus community that is at risk. Anaheim Campus officials will assess which segment is at risk and how each segment will receive the notification. When there is a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus, the Anaheim Campus will issue the timely warning and or emergency notification “without delay, taking into account the safety of the community.” The only exception is if doing so would “compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency.” This determination will be made based on the professional judgment of responsible authorities.

Significant emergency or dangerous situations when emergency notifications should be sent to the campus community:

  1. Natural emergency: Earthquake, tornado, fire
  2. Hazardous material: Gas leak
  3. Threat to life: Bomb threat, terrorist incident, armed intruder
  4. Threat to the community: Rioting

Emergency Notifications MAY include Clery Crimes.

Communication to the Campus Community

The Public Information Officer or designee will disseminate Timely Warnings and/or Emergency Notifications at the direction of the Incident Commander and in collaboration with Campus Safety.

Information to the campus community through the following methods of notification may include but are not limited to:

  • The NOCE website
  • Social media sites maintained by the school
  • E-mails to the campus community
  • Fliers/posters
  • Traditional media outlets
  • The myGateway portal
  • Canvas LMS
  • Mass communications system for phone, e-mail, and/or text messages