Red Rocks Community College Procedure

Category: Safety and Security
Title: Violence on Campus
Number: RRPR 19-10a Approved:  March 15, 2005
Effective: March 15, 2005


BP 19-10a    Governor’s Executive Order D0010-96 "Workplace Violence"

CRS 18-9-109 – Interference with staff, faculty or students of educational institutions

CRS 18-9-121 – Ethnic Intimidation

CRS 18-9-111 – Harassment - Stalking

Purpose: The purpose of this procedure is to outline the college responsibilities with respect to fulfilling the requirements of Board Policy 19-10.
Scope: This procedure applies to all areas of Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) operations, programs and facilities. It applies to all RRCC students and employees, as well as to all vendors, contractors, subcontractors, and others who do business with RRCC.

Attachment: none
Definitions: Violent behavior is defined as an act or a threat of physical, verbal or psychological aggression or the destruction or abuse of property by an individual. Threats may include veiled, conditional or direct threats in verbal or written form resulting in intimidation, harassment, harm or endangerment to the safety of another person or property.

I. Reporting Violence

A. Any person who has been subject to or witnessed violence on college property or at any college-related activity must promptly notify the Red Rocks Community College Police Department (RRCCPD), or in the case of an emergency, report to 911 emergency response. Additionally, students and employees are encouraged to report behavior that they reasonably believe poses a potential for violence as defined above. Employees of the college should inform their immediate supervisor and the Personnel Office about any acts or threats of violence, even if they believe the situation has been addressed and/or resolved.

B. All individuals who believe a crime has been committed against them have the right, and are encouraged, to report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement agency in addition to the RRCCPD.

C. Individuals who have obtained restraining orders for domestic violence or are victims who believe that violence may extend onto college property, or reasonably believe that other violent situations may extend to college property are expected to notify their supervisor and RRCCPD.

D. Retaliation against any person who files a report or is involved in an investigation pertaining to violence is strictly prohibited.

E. Individuals who intentionally file false reports pertaining to violence will be subject to disciplinary action, up to expulsion or termination, and/or criminal prosecution.

II. Violence Prevention/Education

The Personnel Department will develop and implement training sessions and educational materials as necessary to address the issues of violence and violence prevention.

The Chief of Police is responsible for formulating a violence/disaster response plan, and advising the Vice President for Student Services, the Director of Facilities and the President of action items necessary to maintain a safe and secure environment.

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