Timely Warning Policy
The University of the Pacific Department of Public Safety on the Stockton Campus, in consultation with the Vice President of Student Life or his/her designee, is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f) et seq. Jeanne Clery Act, 20 U.S.C. § 1092
The Department of Public Safety will continuously work and coordinate with local law police agencies.
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Department of Public Safety. As soon as possible after the incident is reported to Public Safety, a meeting will be held that will include the Director of Public Safety, the Vice President for Student Life, the Assistant Vice President for Residential Living and Dining Services, and the Executive Director of Marketing and University Communications to discuss if and when a timely warning should be issued. The decision to issue a timely warning shall be decided on a case by case basis in compliance with the Clery Act and will consider all available facts. The timing of the notification shall be based upon whether the crime is considered a serious or continuing threat to students or employees and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts.
When a determination has been made that a timely warning should be issued, the Department of Public Safety will inform the campus community by taking one or more appropriate steps to ensure timely notification:
- Invoking Pacific Connect text and voice mail notification system. (Members of the campus community may enroll to receive these notifications at insidePacific.)
- Issuing a campus-wide email of the timely notice Printing written warnings in the Pacifican Newspaper
- Distributing warning fliers around the campus.
- Posting the warning on the Public Safety website.
- Such warning(s) may include, but are not limited to, the following information:
Type of crime, date, time occurred, location and any suspect information.