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2016 Safety and Emergency Preparedness Report


Crime Reporting and Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

All members of the Academy community are urged to report criminal incidents, emergencies and suspicious activity promptly. Crimes in progress and any other emergencies on campus should be reported directly by any student, faculty member or employee by calling 911. The Academy’s Security desk can be reached at ext. 5100 from any Academy security phone located by the elevator on each floor or 212-842-5100 from an external line.

The following areas, officials and staff are Campus Security Authorities (CSA) and are obligated to report Clery-reportable crimes. Campus Security Authorities receive Clery training.

Michael Smith, Director of Operations
917.612.5859 | 212.966.0300 Ext. 5969

Patrick Okundaye, Building Supervisor
914.588.6953 | 212.966.0300 Ext. 5965

Tim Buckley, Studio Manager
 212.966.0300 Ext. 5125

Peter Drake, Dean of Academic Affairs
212.966.0300 Ext. 5970

Katie Hemmer, Director of Admissions & Title IX Officer
212.966.0300 Ext. 5961 | 516.643.9726

Michael Morgan, Director of Student Affairs
212.966.0300 Ext. 5963


Emergency Contacts
  • Police/Fire Emergency 911
  • NYPD 1st Precinct 212.334.0611
  • Rape/Sex Crimes (NYCPD) 212.267.7273
  • Domestic Violence 800.621.4673
  • NYC Terrorism Hotline 800.692.6233
  • Poison Control Center 800.222.1222
Emergency Notification Procedures
In the event of a crime or emergency that poses an immediate threat to the health or safety of the Academy community or requires evacuation a “Campus Safety Alert” or an “Emergency Notification Message” will be prepared and distributed via one or more of the following methods:
  • Academy e-mail service
  • Emergency text notification
  • Academy website www.nyaa.ed
Reporting
Victims can report crimes to the Director of Student Affairs & Title IX Officer, Director of Operations, Dean of Academic Affairs or the Academy Security Desk located in the lobby. In the event of an emergency, or if the sexual assault occurred off-campus, call 911 to report the crime. Victims can confidentially report a crime to NYCPD Rape/Sex Crimes 212.267.7273 or the Domestic Violence hotline 800.621.4673.

Statement of Victims’ Rights
Victims have the right to choose counseling and medical treatment, and to prosecute and report their case through the campus conduct system and/or the off-campus court system. They also have the right to refuse all these options without reproach from any Academy personnel.
  • Victims have the right to be treated with dignity and seriousness by campus personnel.
  • Victims of crimes against an individual have the right to be reasonably free from intimidation and harm.
  • Academy personnel are encouraged to inform all victims that:
  • Victims are not responsible for crimes committed against them;
  • Victims are not negligent toward their safety and thus do not assume the risk of crime
  • Victims should always report their crime, despite the possibility of adverse publicity
  • Victims will be made aware of appropriate student services, including counseling.
  • Victims are entitled to the same support opportunities available to the accused in a campus disciplinary proceeding.
  • If the accused is prohibited from contacting the victim or entering the victim’s residence, the victim will be notified that the ban is in effect.
  • The victim has the right to information regarding the status of their conduct or criminal case.

Definitions
The definitions for murder, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, arson, motor vehicle theft, weapon law violations, drug abuse violations and liquor law violations are excerpted from the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook (2004). The definitions of forcible and non-forcible sex offenses are excerpted from the national incident-based reporting edition of the Uniform Crime Reporting Handbook (2004).

  • Criminal Homicide, Murder and Non-negligent Manslaughter — The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by another
  • Criminal Homicide, Manslaughter by Negligence — The killing of another person through gross negligence
  • Sex Offenses (Forcible) — Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent
  • Forcible Rape — The carnal knowledge of a person, forcibly and/or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of her/his temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of her/his youth).
  • Forcible Sodomy — Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of her/his youth or because of her/his temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Sexual Assault with an Object — The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of another person, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of her/his youth or because of her/his temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  • Forcible Fondling — The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, forcibly and/or against that person’s will; or not forcibly or against the person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of her/his youth or because of her/his temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  • Sex Offenses (Non-forcible) — Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse
  • Incest — Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape — Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. In New York State, the age of consent is seventeen.
  • Sex Offenses - Any sexual act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent.
  • Rape - The penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
  • Fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  • Dating Violence - Reference to a violent act; Committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim; and The existence of the relationship shall be determined based on victim’s statement with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of the relationship, and the frequency of the relationship.
  • Domestic Violence - Reference to a violent crime; committed by current or former spouse or intimate partner ; person sharing a child with the victim; and person cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner.
  • Stalking - Engaging in a course of conduct (two or more acts by which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates about a person or interferes with his or her property); directed at a specific person; and causes a reasonable person to fear for his or her safety or the safety of others or causes that person to suffer substantial emotional damage.
  • Robbery — The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
  • Aggravated Assault — An unlawful attack by one person upon another for inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault is usually accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. (It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which could and probably would result in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully completed.)
  • Burglary — The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For reporting purposes, this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or felony, breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny, housebreaking, safecracking and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
  • Arson — Any willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, personal property of another, etc.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft — The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access even though the vehicles are later abandoned, including joyriding.)
  • Liquor Law Violations — The violation of laws or ordinances prohibiting the manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor, maintaining unlawful drinking places, bootlegging, operating a still, furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person, using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor, drinking on a train or public conveyance and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and Driving under the Influence are not included in this definition.)
  • Drug Abuse Violations — Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances include: opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroine, codeine), marijuana, synthetic narcotics (Demerol, methadone) and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine).
  • Weapon Law Violations — The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, such as manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons, carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly; furnishing deadly weapons to minors, aliens possessing deadly weapons and all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
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Katie Hemmer,
Dec 13, 2015, 3:28 PM
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