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In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, through its Public Safety Office, the University will report all felonies and serious misdemeanors, which are reported to them or they observe or view, to the Chicago Police Department via 9-1-1 as soon as possible, regardless of whether the victim/complainant refuses to cooperate in the investigation or has a change of mind about reporting the crime and provide statistics on these crimes in its annual security report.
For lesser misdemeanors against the University, e.g. minor damage to property, the Public Safety officer will check with his/her supervisor about reporting to the Chicago Police Department.
For lesser misdemeanors perpetrated against a person (student, faculty, staff or visitor), victims will be encouraged and assisted by Public Safety to report the crime to the Chicago Police Department. If the victim refuses to notify the police, Public Safety will indicate "victim refuses" in its report of the incident, but will proceed to report the alleged crime to the police if warranted or deemed advisable by the Director of Public Safety.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure for Campus Security and Campus Crime Act identifies and defines Campus Security Authorities (CSAs) as university faculty and staff members with "significant responsibility" for student and campus activities. Some examples of CSAs could include Public Safety officers, deans, directors, department heads, athletic coaches, student organization advisors, residence hall staff and student affairs staff. A letter is sent annually to individuals identified as CSAs reminding them of their responsibilities. Detailed information about the positions at DePaul that are designated at CSAs is available from Public Safety upon request.
Once informed of a crime, the University is committed to assisting the victim to feel safe, secure, and free from further harm. The University will make all attempts to provide a calm and supportive environment for the victim. All crimes reported to CSAs will be reported to Public Safety in a timely manner. If a crime reported to a CSA is a threat to the community, the CSA must promptly report this information to Public Safety as soon as possible.
The following is a listing of some of the crime prevention programs and projects implemented by DePaul University at its Chicago campuses:
Numerous efforts are made to advise members of the campus community on a timely basis about campus crime and crime-related problems. These efforts include the following:
Chicago Police/Fire Emergency:
Lincoln Park Campus Public Safety:
Loop Campus Public Safety:
North Chicago Police/Fire Emergency:
Rosalind Franklin Campus Security:
North Chicago Police Non-Emergency:
North Chicago Fire Non-Emergency:
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