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Timely Warning/Crime Alert Bulletins

The District Police Department believes that a well-informed community is an integral component in maintaining the safest campuses and facilities possible. It is the policy of District to have the Chief of Police, and/or designee, confer as necessary and applicable with administrators, legal counsel, and surrounding law enforcement agencies, after a violent crime occurs or a crime that is deemed by the Chief of Police and/or designee to represent a continuing threat to students, staff, faculty, or visitors and disseminate “timely warning” crime alert information within 24 to 48 hours, as well as post and disseminate hard copies of crime bulletins, alerting the campus community. Bulletins also include prevention information to assist members of our educational community from becoming a victim of a similar crime. Bulletins shall include, but are not limited to, those crimes that are listed in the Clery Act.

Timely Warning

JANUARY 24, 2014 – Kidnapping/Sexual Assault Reported at Parking Lot 13, Kentfield Campus

The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and the College of Marin Police Department are conducting an investigation of kidnapping and sexual assault that may have begun in parking lot 13 of the Kentfield Campus at approximately 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 23, 2014.

According to the victim, upon entering the victim’s vehicle after leaving class, the victim discovered the male suspect sitting in the back seat. The victim stated the suspect had a handgun and forced the victim to drive off the campus to a location in Marin County where the victim was sexually assaulted.

At this time, the only description of the suspect the victim was able to provide was that he was approximately 6 feet tall.

The police investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone with information should contact the Marin County Sheriff’s Office (415) 479-2311 or College of Marin Police Department (415) 485-9696.

This information posted: January 24, 2014 11:30am

Campus police encourage all staff/students to walk in groups to the parking lots. Report any suspicious activity by calling 911 on- or off-campus.
Campus police can provide escorts for staff and students by calling (415) 485-9696.

This message is posted for the Marin Community College District community in compliance with the “timely warning” provisions of the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998.

AlertU Emergency Notification System

You can be notified immediately by text message of campus closures and emergencies by signing up for AlertU, the college’s emergency notification system. Marin Community College District Police Department, with sponsorship from alertu.org, has an emergency SMS messaging platform to enhance communication services during crisis situations.

AlertU will allow Campus Police to broadcast critical information, in real time, to the mobile devices (cell phones, etc.) of all employees and the student body. This is particularly important for those who may be in, or near, a crisis zone.

To sign up, go to AlertU and follow the directions. There is no cost to sign up for this service; however, standard text message rates may apply.

 


Police Department Web Site
Technical Contact: Marco Minoia, Police Services Assistant, 415.485.9455
Content Responsible: Mitchell Lemay, Chief of Police