Campus Safety is responsible for the compilation of the annual crime statistics and publication of this guide as required by federal law. The crime statistics found on the last page of this guide represent all crimes known to the Campus Safety administration and include those crimes reported to other departments on campus. Each year the Campus Safety Department contacts all departments on campus to whom reports of crimes may have been made and requests their statistics. These statistics are carefully compared with Campus Safety reports in order to ensure no single incident is counted twice.
All crimes on campus should be reported to Campus Safety. Dial x7441 for non-emergency calls (535-7441 off campus), and x7911 for emergencies (911 off campus). Reporting crimes to Campus Safety will make possible the inclusion of those crimes in the annual disclosure of crime statistics. Such reporting will also facilitate the timely warning of others on campus should the situation call for notifying others. Any individual who wishes to report a crime on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics may do so by contacting Campus Safety.
Pastoral and professional counselors are encouraged, if and when the counselor deems appropriate, to inform the person they are counseling of the procedures necessary to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics.
Incarceration may remove a sex offender from the streets but it does nothing to prevent the offender from committing another crime when released.
The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
In the state of Washington, convicted sex offenders must register in accordance with:
RCW 9A.44.130 Registration of sex offenders and kidnapping offenders- Procedures- Definition- Penalties.
(1) Any adult or juvenile residing whether or not the person has a fixed residence, or who is a student, is re-employed, or carries on a vocation in this state who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of any sex offense or kidnapping offense, or who has been found not guilty by reason of insanity under chapter 10.77 RCW of committing any sex offense or kidnapping offense, shall register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence, or if the person is not a resident of Washington, the county of the person’s school, or place of employment or vocation, or as otherwise specified in this section. Where a person required to register under this section is in custody of the state department of corrections, the state department of social and health services, a local division of youth services, or a local jail or juvenile detention facility as a result of a sex offense or kidnapping offense, the person shall also register at the time of release from custody with an official designated by the agency that has jurisdiction over the person. In addition, any such adult or juvenile who is admitted to a public or private institution of higher education shall, within ten days of enrolling or by the first business day after arriving at the institution, whichever is earlier, notify the sheriff for the county of the person’s residence of the person’s intent to attend the institution. Persons required to register under this section who are enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education on June 11, 1998, must notify the county sheriff immediately. The sheriff shall notify the institution’s department of public safety and shall provide that department with the same information provided to a county sheriff under subsection (3) of this section.
(2) This section may not be construed to confer any powers pursuant to RCW 4.24.500 upon the public safety department of any public or private institution of higher education.
(a) The person shall provide the following information when registering:
(i) Name (ii) address (iii) date and place of birth
(iv) Place of employment (v) crime for which convicted
(vi) date and place of conviction (vii) aliases used
(viii) social security number (ix) photograph and (x) fingerprints.
(b) Any person who lacks a fixed residence shall provide the following information when registering:
(i) Name (ii) date and place of birth (iii) place of employment
(iv) crime for which convicted (v) date and place of conviction
(vi) aliases used (vii) social security number (viii) photograph
(ix) fingerprints (x) where he or she plans to stay.
For information about sex offenders in any county in the state of Washington, please contact the appropriate sheriff’s department. For information about registered sex offenders living in or attending college in Pierce County, contact the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, 930 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma, WA. 98402 Tel: (253) 798-7530.