Johns Hopkins Gazette: September 6, 1994


JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY--ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT 

I. University Overview
    The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990
requires institutions of higher education participating in
Title IV HEA programs to publish and distribute an annual
security report by Sept. 1, 1992, and every Sept. 1
thereafter containing campus security policies and crime
statistics. The Johns Hopkins University is pleased to
publish this third annual report as an integral part of
the nationwide effort to ensure the security of university
and college campuses and the full disclosure of campus crime
statistics. 
    The campuses comprising The Johns Hopkins University
located within the United States are Homewood, Johns Hopkins
Medical Institutions, Peabody Institute, Downtown Center,
Columbia Center, Montgomery County Center and Applied Physics
Laboratory in the state of Maryland and the Nitze School of
Advanced International Studies in the District of Columbia.
These eight regional campuses contribute the information
contained within this document. The university also has
campuses in Nanjing, China, and Bologna, Italy. 
    Hopkins has established university-wide policies
regarding the possession and use of firearms, sexual assault,
drugs and alcohol, and crime reporting. Additionally, each of
its eight campuses follows the general security provisions of
the Homewood campus, tailored to meet their individual needs
and as specified in this report. Johns Hopkins maintains a
university-wide security committee that meets on a regular
basis to discuss security policies and issues applicable to
the university as a whole. Chaired by the director of
Security at Homewood, each of the eight campuses and the
Homewood-based School of Continuing Studies are represented.
    The Homewood, Medical Institutions and Peabody campuses
have on-campus resident students and provide security
services 24 hours a day by a recognized standing law
enforcement unit. The Applied Physics Laboratory has a
24-hour security presence to handle the additional needs of
operating as a "prime contractor." The administrative staff
of the School of Continuing Studies Downtown and Columbia
centers, the university's Montgomery County Center and the
School of Advanced International Studies have tailored their
security policies to the specific needs of their commuting
student population. 
    The university recognizes the crime prevention value to
the campus community of the timely reporting of the category
crimes of murder, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses,
robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and auto theft. To
facilitate this reporting, the university encourages
students, faculty and staff to report these offenses promptly
to their respective campus security officers or departments
and/or as in the case of sexual assault to the General
Counsel's Office and/or the:

Dean, Homewood Student Affairs.......Homewood
Exec. Dir.,Facilities Management.....Homewood
Sr. Assoc. Dean, Admin. Services.....School of Continuing
                                     Studies
Assoc. Dean, Admin. Services.........Peabody Institute
Assoc. Dean, Finance and Admin.......School of Advanced
                                     International Studies 
Sr. Assoc. Dean, Admin. and Finance..School of Hygiene and
                                     Public Health
Sr. Assoc. Dean, Admin. and Finance..School of Medicine
Assoc. Dean, Finance and Admin.......School of Nursing
Center Director......................SCS Downtown Center
Center Director......................SCS Columbia Center
Center Director......................Montgomery County Center

    Victims of a crime on campus remain free to seek
confidential counseling from campus administrators who have
significant counseling responsibilities. While the details of
the offenses reported will be kept confidential if the victim
wishes, statistical data will be available for the annual
report.
    Through its security departments in liaison with local
police agencies, the university--where applicable--monitors
and records criminal activity in which students may be
engaged at off-campus facilities under the control of
recognized student organizations.
    Sexual assault programming occurs throughout the
academic year and is available to all undergraduate students.
In addition to general programming on assault issues,
specific programs are conducted for new students, resident
students and members of Greek organizations. The student peer
service also offers a special sexual assault hotline and peer
counseling; the Counseling and Student Development Center,
the Student Health Clinic, the Dean of Students Office and
the Office of Residential Life all provide support and
advocacy to students regarding sexual assault.
    Johns Hopkins is fully committed to maintaining a safe
campus environment. The possession or use of firearms, pellet
weapons, knives or other dangerous weapons except under the
supervision of authorized university or hospital personnel,
is strictly forbidden on university and hospital premises.
The possession, use or distribution of illegal drugs as
defined by federal, state and local statutes is prohibited at
any time on university property. Maryland and District of
Columbia laws prohibit the possession or consumption of
alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21. The
university expects its students and staff to follow the law.
Those who violate the law, in addition to being subject to
criminal penalties, may be subject to university disciplinary
measures. Moreover, the university will not excuse acts of
misconduct committed by persons whose judgment is impaired
due to alcohol or other substance abuse. 


II. University Campuses
Homewood Campus
    The 140-acre Homewood campus located in north Baltimore
is comprised of the School of Arts and Sciences, the G.W.C.
Whiting School of Engineering and the School of Continuing
Studies. Combined enrollment through the schools of Arts and
Sciences and Engineering totals approximately 3,400
undergraduates, 1,400 graduates and 140 postdoctoral fellows.
Approximately 2,000 of these students reside in university
housing, over 1,300 of them living in off-campus university
dormitories and apartment buildings. Enrollment through the
School of Continuing Studies exceeds 4,300. Supporting this
student population are approximately 5,700 faculty and staff.
  
Campus Security Authority
    The Campus Security Department is the recognized law
enforcement agency of the Homewood campus. This department
has the experience and capability to properly assist victims
of crime and investigate reported incidents in cooperation
with other campus, city, state and federal agencies. Crimes
may be reported by calling on-campus emergency numbers (7777
or 911) or activating any of the 14 campus emergency phones
for immediate campus officer response. Officers maintain
high-visibility patrols and are accessible to anyone wishing
to report a crime. In keeping with its community-based
philosophy, the department strives to keep officers on
regular posts and encourages fostering a positive rapport
with all members of the campus community. The prompt
reporting of crime is encouraged.
    In compliance with the definition of "Campus Security
Authority" [34 CFR 668.47(f)], university staff with
significant counseling responsibilities are now polled to
determine for statistical purposes crimes that may have been
reported to them and not the Campus Security Department. 
    The Security Department at Homewood provides a full
range of security services to the campus community 24 hours a
day. The department functions in concert with the various
other service-oriented offices in providing a safe, secure
environment in which students, faculty and staff may enjoy
rewarding academic and social experiences. Headed by a
director, the department has 49 uniformed special police
officers commissioned by the state of Maryland with full
arrest powers on all university property. These security
officers are unarmed, highly trained professionals, most
having graduated from accredited law enforcement academies.
All officers undergo annual training conducted by local law
enforcement agencies, with whom excellent relationships are
maintained. Officers also attend on-campus training sessions
in cultural diversity, sexual harassment, rape crisis, first
aid, environmental health and safety, and hazardous
materials. The department has an open door policy and works
in partnership with students, faculty and staff toward
ensuring a safe campus environment. A close working
relationship is maintained with the dean of Homewood Student
Affairs, the dean of Students and the directors of
Residential Life, Housing, Counseling and Student
Development, and Multicultural Student Affairs.
    There are two administrative staff persons and five
full-time dispatchers who operate the department's 24-hour
communication center located in Shriver Hall. Part-time
employees from the surrounding communities serve as security
escort van drivers. During the school year, students are
employed as quad monitors, supplemental escort van drivers
and escort dispatchers, bringing the total number of security
officers and supporting staff to over 150. All members of the
department, regardless of job title or position, are held to
the same high standard of professional conduct. Members of
the security escort van service are also held accountable for
the safety and security of their passengers, in keeping with
the scope of their employment.
    Campus authorities and/or local emergency services
including Baltimore City police, fire or ambulance can be
summoned through the Security dispatcher from any campus
phone by dialing 7777. The 7777 number is widely published in
campus and university brochures. The universal 911 number may
also be used to reach the Security dispatcher from any
on-campus phone.

Security Policies
    Campus halls are open during normal business hours, 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and at other times to
accommodate scheduled classes and activities. Faculty, staff
and students may also be granted access to buildings for
study, research or other legitimate purpose by the Security
Department.
    Student dormitory quarters are secured at all times and
may be entered only by key and/or electronic access card or
when escorted by a dormitory resident. Dormitories are
equipped with fire and access door alarm systems monitored at
the Security Department's Dispatch Center. On-campus
dormitories have campus officers on site from dusk until dawn
weekdays and 24 hours a day weekends and holidays. Two
off-campus undergraduate dormitories have campus officers
posted at their front desks 24 hours a day. An additional
campus officer patrols the interior common areas and adjacent
property of other off-campus university-owned residential
buildings. 
    Non-commuting freshmen and sophomores are required to
live in on- or off-campus university-owned dormitories.
Sophomore members of recognized Greek organizations who
choose to live in housing controlled by these student
organizations may be exempted from this requirement.
    The director of Security is the chair of the Homewood
Security Advisory Committee, a body of representative
students, faculty and staff. This committee meets on a
regular basis during the school year to discuss crime
problems and concerns and to develop and oversee the
implementation of policies designed to ensure a safe campus.

Campus Awareness
    While the Homewood campus and environs are relatively
safe, the Security Department is committed to promptly
informing the university community of incidents that occur on
or near the campus. A well-informed community is better able
to protect itself against the occurrence of crime. The campus
is informed by:

Security Alerts--Red banner fliers posted on bulletin boards
in all academic and residence halls and in other conspicuous
areas around the campus are widely distributed to alert the
community immediately of any violent incidents that occur on
or near the campus. The Security Department has a
self-imposed policy to distribute Security Alerts within four
hours of receiving a report of a crimes against persons on or
near campus.  

Security Bulletins--Blue banner fliers published periodically
to relay information of nonviolent crime and/or precautionary
measures on how to prevent further occurrences of a
particular crime.

Security Fax Network (JHU-SFN)--Rapidly transmitting Alerts
and FAX bulletins (black banner) to over 115 offices on the
Homewood campus, and to the eight other Hopkins campuses, the
Homewood Security office serves as a clearing office to
receive and distribute reports of violent crime that has
occurred on other Hopkins campuses and that may be of concern
to student safety and welfare. This information is also
published in The Johns Hopkins University Gazette.

News-Letter--Within this student-run weekly publication is a
section titled "Community Crime Report," a compilation of all
crimes reported to the Security Department by way of the
Northern District Police that may occur within a one-mile
radius of campus. Corresponding crime spot maps are
maintained and prominently displayed in the Shriver Security
Office.

Daily Incident Report--Published every weekday morning by the
Security Department, this information is hand delivered to
senior members of the administration including the president,
provost, vice presidents and deans. It is also faxed to
numerous other departmental offices. This publication details
crime and incidents reported, as well as services performed
by the Security Department over the previous 24-hour period.
A copy of this information is posted outside of the Shriver
Security Office. While most daily incident reports because of
our low crime experience do not reflect matters of concern
they do serve to remind students, faculty and staff that
reasonable precaution should be part of a daily routine.

Sexual Assault Policy
    In keeping with the university's policy on sexual
assault (see Section III), the Security Department and others
will, in cases of sexual assault:
   inform victims of their option to notify proper law
enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local
police, and to be assisted by campus authorities;
   inform victims of the importance of preserving evidence
for the proof of a criminal offense;
   notify victims of their option of access to existing
counseling, mental health or other student services for
victims, on campus and in the community;
   notify victims of their option for and assistance in
changing academic and living situations after an alleged
incident, if requested by the victim and if reasonably
available;
   assist victims as appropriate in exercising the options
of their choice.

Campus Security Services
    Visible uniformed patrols provide:
   24-hour foot and motorized coverage of the entire
campus;
   24-hour security at the front desks of the Wolman and
McCoy residence halls (off-campus university-owned
dormitories);
   dusk-to-dawn weekday and 24-hour weekend/holiday patrol
of all on-campus dormitories;
   a university security presence in the Charles Village
area, a popular student residential and shopping district,
and around off-campus university housing 3 p.m. to 7 a.m.
daily;
   security officers at the Athletic Center during all
hours of operation.

Investigative Services
    Investigators enjoy a close working relationship with
Baltimore City Police and work to solve crimes reported to
either organization.
    Investigators also work closely with the university
administration and deans to handle problems administratively
when possible. 
    Every attempt is made to identify perpetrators and
recover property.
    Investigators determine preventive measures and inform
the campus community of them.

Security Escort Services 
    516-8700 (x8700 from any campus phone).

Walking Escorts
    Campus officers are available 24 hours a day. Student
monitors are available from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.
    Monitors are posted on the Upper and Lower Quads, Alumni
Memorial Residences, Wolman/McCoy Hall and the Bloomberg
Center. These monitors carry radios that keep them in
constant contact with the Security dispatcher. They wear
highly visible orange vests with reflectorized lettering that
reads "Homewood Monitor" for ease of identification.

Security Escort Vans
    This service is an integral part of the Security
Department and embodies more than just transportation. It is
designed to enhance the safety and security of members
traveling to and from the Homewood campus and within the
surrounding communities. 
   It is in service from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. every day. 
   Regular pickups are made at the MSE Library and Wolman
Residence Hall every half hour.
   It operates within a one-mile radius of the center of
campus. 
   Vans transport over 12,000 passengers during peak
months.
   Drivers provide an additional security watch throughout
the off-campus communities served.
   After 3 a.m. transports are limited to those traveling
to or from the campus and will be provided by a Campus
Security patrol vehicle.

Campus Emergency Phone System
    There are 14 blue-light emergency phone stands
strategically located throughout the campus. These stands are
6' tall and have the words EMERGENCY written on both sides.
Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to familiarize
themselves with their location and operation. To activate an
emergency phone all that has to be done is lift the hand
piece off the receiver or press a call button--a siren sounds
and the location is immediately displayed to the Security
dispatcher. There is no need to speak into the receiver.
Security officers are dispatched immediately. These phones
are tested a minimum of twice a week, and any required
service is promptly reported to the Telecommunications
Department.

Security Speakers
    At student orientation and twice during the year the
Security Department addresses the student body on security
matters and methods to heighten their personal safety on the
campus. Throughout the year at the request of a host
department, individuals or student groups, the Security
Department provides knowledgeable individuals to advise
residents, employees and visitors on security and personal
safety issues. 
    The Security Department sends a representative to attend
meetings of the Student Activities Council's Security and
Facilities Committee. These meetings are open for the
representatives of the student body and student government to
address concerns about the safety and security both on and
near the campus.

Environmental Improvements through Student/Staff/Security
Partnership
    Guided by its commitment to total quality management the
department encourages recommendations from all security
personnel, faculty, staff and students on methods to better
protect the Hopkins community. Areas where the safety of
dormitory or apartment residents can be improved are promptly
reported. In conjunction with these suggestions, and as a
matter of routine, the Security Department schedules a number
of evening walks around campus with the dean of students and
student representatives to identify hazards--areas in need of
improved lighting, upgraded locks or shrubbery pruning.
Matters as appropriate are referred to Facilities Management
for immediate attention. Cooperative efforts and partnership
are the keystone of providing the best possible security
services to the Homewood campus.

Security Handbook
    A Security Handbook is contained within the Student
Handbook given to all returning undergraduates and incoming
freshmen. In addition to the information in the annual
report, the handbook contains details on crime prevention and
personal safety.  

The Peabody Institute
    The Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute campus is located in
the center of Baltimore City's historic Mount Vernon section.
The main campus occupies one entire city block and is
comprised of six buildings covering 400,000 square feet. A
one-story satellite branch is located in the Towson area of
Baltimore County at 949 Dulaney Valley Road. The city campus
consists of the Conservatory, Preparatory, dormitories and
several other buildings including a parking garage. There are
600 Conservatory students, 2,200 Preparatory students and 330
faculty and staff.
    The Peabody Campus Security Department provides a full
range of security services to the campus community 24 hours a
day. Guided by a community-based philosophy established by
the Homewood Campus Security Department, the Peabody
Department functions in concert with the various other
service-oriented offices in providing a safe and secure
environment in which faculty, staff, students and guests may
enjoy rewarding academic and social life experiences. Headed
by a director, the department has 12 uniformed special police
officers commissioned by the state of Maryland with full
arrest powers on all institute property. 
    Consistent with the implementing standards as set forth
by the Homewood Campus Security Department, these campus
security officers are unarmed, highly trained professionals,
most having graduated from law enforcement academies and
possessing many years of practical law enforcement
experience. All the officers undergo annual training
conducted by qualified in-house professionals or local law
enforcement agencies, with whom excellent relationships are
maintained. Officers also attend training sessions on
cultural diversity, sexual harassment, rape crisis, first aid
and CPR, and public relations communication. The department
has an open door policy and works in partnership with
faculty, staff and students toward ensuring a safe campus
environment. A close working relationship is maintained with
the deans of Students, Counseling and Student Development,
Residential Life coordinator, and the directors of Student
Services and International Student Affairs.
    Three full-time and two part-time dispatchers operate
the department's 24-hour communication center located in
Schapiro House. The department also provides one full-time
and two part-time security escort van drivers during the
academic year. Also following the standard of the Homewood
campus, all members of the department, regardless of job
title or position, are held to the same standard of
professional conduct. Members of the security escort van
service are additionally responsible for the safety and
security of their passengers in keeping with the scope of
their employment.
    Campus buildings are open seven days a week from 6 a.m.
to 2 a.m. with the exception of those areas designated as
practice rooms, which are open 24 hours a day. The entrances
to the campus are secured at all times and may be entered by
use of each individual's "card-key access" identification
card. Every entrance made through use of card access is
monitored by Campus Security, who also identify all
individual guests and/or visitors entering the campus through
the main plaza entrance. Access to student dormitories is
secured at all times. The Campus Security Department
maintains a 24-hour foot patrol of the entire campus while
also monitoring campus activity on electronic surveillance
equipment.
    The Campus Security and/or local emergency services
including Baltimore City police, fire or ambulance can be
summoned by way of the Campus Security dispatcher from any
campus telephone by calling 659-8180. Emergency contact with
the dispatchers can also be made by simply picking up one of
the direct security "ring-down" telephones located in campus
hallways.
    The following services offered at Peabody reflect
continuity with the programs of the Homewood Campus Security
Department:

Campus Awareness
    Although located in a major metropolitan city, the
Peabody campus is relatively safe. The Campus Security
Department is committed to informing the university community
of incidents that occur on and around the campus. A
well-informed community is better able to protect itself
against the occurrence of crime.

Security Alerts--Red banner fliers posted on bulletin boards
in all academic and residential halls and in other
conspicuous areas around the campus are broadly distributed
primarily to alert the community immediately of any violent
incidents that occur on or near the campus. The department
has a self-imposed policy to distribute Security Alerts
within four hours of receiving a report of a violent crime on
campus.

Security Bulletins--Blue banner fliers, published
periodically, relay information of nonviolent crime and/or
precautionary measures on how to prevent further occurrences
of a particular crime.

Sexual Assault Policy
    In keeping with the university's policy on sexual
assault, the Campus Security Department will in the case of
sexual assault:
   inform students of their option to notify proper law
enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local
police, and to be assisted by campus authorities;
   notify students of their option of access to existing
counseling, mental health or other student services for
victims, on campus and in the community;
   notify students of their option for assistance in
changing their academic and living situations after an
alleged incident, if requested by the victim and if
reasonably available;
   assist students as appropriate in exercising the options
of their choice.

Security Services Offered
    Visible uniformed patrols provide:
   24-hour, seven-day-a-week foot patrol of the entire
campus;
   24-hour coverage at the Campus Security telephone and
dispatching desk including the monitoring and response to any
of the emergency "ring-down" telephones located around
campus;
   a stationary officer posted at the common main entrance
to the campus for the purpose of identifying persons entering
the campus who do not posses valid university identification.
    The computer-operated Identification Card-Key campus
access system:
   24-hour monitoring of the computer access system and all
alarms indicating unauthorized entry attempts; 
   maintaining accurate records of individual use and/or
special needs.

Investigative Services
    Investigators enjoy a close working relationship with
Baltimore City Police and work to solve crimes reported to
either organization.
    Investigators also work closely with university
administrators and deans to handle problems administratively
if possible.
    Every attempt is made to:
   identify persons responsible for criminal or other
incidents and to recover property and/or evidence;
   determine preventive measures and make the community
aware of them.

Security Escort Van Service
    This free escort service is part of the Campus Security
Department and is provided through the use of a
university-owned van. The escort van is operated by Campus
Security Department employees and is in radio contact with
the Campus Security dispatch desk during the hours of
operation. It embodies more than just transportation. It is
designed to enhance the safety and security of members
traveling to and from the campus within the surrounding
community. Passenger safety is the priority for this service.
   in service during the academic year from 5 p.m. to 2:10
a.m. daily;
   covers an area within a one-mile radius of the campus;
   can be called from any campus or outside telephone
through the Campus Security dispatch desk at 659-8180;
   limited to those traveling to or from the campus to an
off-campus place of residence.

Security and Crime Prevention Speakers
    At student orientation and throughout the year at the
request of a host department or student organization, the
Campus Security Department provides knowledgeable individuals
to advise residents, employees and visitors on how to
heighten their personal safety on and around the Peabody
campus.

Crime Resistance Surveys
    Guided by its commitment to total quality management,
the department accepts recommendations from all Campus
Security employees, faculty, staff and students on methods to
better protect the Peabody community. Areas where the safety
of resident students or non-resident community members can be
improved are promptly reported. In conjunction with these
suggestions, and as a matter of routine, the Campus Security
Department conducts continual walk-arounds to identify
hazardous areas in need of improved lighting, upgrading locks
or areas in need of repair. Matters as appropriate are also
referred to Facilities Management for attention. Cooperative
efforts and partnership are the keystone to providing the
best possible security services to the Peabody campus.

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
    The Medical Institutions, consisting of the School of
Medicine, School of Hygiene and Public Health, School of
Nursing, Kennedy Krieger Institute and The Johns Hopkins
Hospital are located within the eastern sector of Baltimore
City. The institutions comprise 48 buildings located on 44
acres. Approximately 1,500 students are enrolled with a full
complement of faculty and staff.
    The JHMI Corporate Security Services Department, a staff
of 300 uniformed (unarmed) officers providing interior,
exterior and mobile patrols, operates on a 24-hour basis to
assist and respond to emergency or security-related
incidents. Various electronic surveillance equipment and a
radio communications center are operational to support the
Security Department in responding to security incidents. This
system increases the ability of security personnel to
pinpoint areas of concern. Security officers may be summoned
via any number of in-house phones by dialing 955-5585. The
5585 number may also be used to summon local police or
emergency services through the central Security
Communications Office. Security documents and departmental
publications prominently display this information.  
    Corporate Security Services works in close concert with
the Baltimore Police Department concerning the apprehension
of criminal offenders, investigations, crime awareness
programs and crime prevention programs. A contingent of
uniformed off-duty Baltimore police officers, paid by JHMI,
performs foot patrol duties at various outside locations of
the complex.  
    Most campus buildings remain open 24 hours a day.
Students, faculty and staff may gain access to restricted
areas, i.e., dormitories or libraries, by key or access card
depending on the location. All areas are patrolled by
security officers in addition to security officers assigned
to specific access locations. All unusual or suspicious
activities/persons are investigated and appropriate action
taken when necessary. Interior and exterior security officers
are supported by security mobile units. Personal escorts by
security officers are available for all faculty, staff and
students.
    The Transportation Department operates a free mobile
escort service to all personnel. This service operates at
scheduled times to many different areas within the complex
with additional service to affiliated institutions and
parking lots. A copy of the scheduled times and routes can be
obtained from the Transportation Office or by calling
955-5333.  
    Information on criminal incidents is published weekly.
This information is distributed through various
administrators and is available upon request.
Security-related information is published regularly in the
"Security Update" and "Hopkins Hotline." 
     The Corporate Security Services further provides the
following services:
   crime prevention and security awareness programs on
various topics;
   student orientation on security;
   crime statistics that are utilized to inform JHMI
personnel of crime patterns;
   a 24-hour communications center that receives
information by phone, CCTV units, computers and direct alarm
hook-ups;
   a close liaison between the National Crime Prevention
Council, the Baltimore Police Crime Resistance Unit and the
Maryland Community Crime Prevention Association; 
   brochures and pamphlets on security and crime
prevention;
   promotional "give-away" items such as whistles; 
   a 24-hour foot escort service;
   security surveys with security recommendations;  
   mobile security units to patrol the grounds.   

School of Continuing Studies--Downtown Center
    The Downtown Center occupies 24,000 square feet of
Charles Plaza in Downtown Baltimore. The center serves
approximately 5,000 part-time adult students who are enrolled
in graduate business degree programs or non-credit
professional development courses. In addition, at least
10,000 people per year attend conferences, meetings or
special events at the center. Approximately 40 full- and
part-time staff of the School of Continuing Studies are
located at the Downtown Center. The center is open Monday
through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 6:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Security officers are on duty during all operating hours
to respond to emergencies and incidents. Detailed reports on
security matters are submitted to the director. Downtown
Center security officers are state-commissioned special
police officers, with full arrest powers on Downtown Center
and JHU property. The officers attend law enforcement
training sessions as well as in-service training sessions
offered by Homewood Security.
    During the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday,
security is provided by a contract security guard who is a
state-commissioned special police officer with full powers of
arrest. Contract service is also used between the hours of 5
p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Thursday, to provide escort service
to the parking garages.
    The security officer inspects the entire facility,
including classroom hallways, administrative offices and the
auditorium area at regular intervals. Problems with
security-related concerns such as lighting, fire safety,
equipment security and suspicious persons are reported
immediately and promptly addressed. Downtown Center security
officers are not armed.
    Excellent relationships are maintained with local law
enforcement agencies and the Homewood Security Department.
Information regarding criminal incidents and other
security-related matters is provided annually to Homewood
Security. All criminal activity is reported to the Baltimore
City Police. 
    Private telephones are available throughout the center,
and public telephones are available in both classroom
hallways and in the auditorium lobby. Dialing 911 from any
phone will summon local police, Fire Department or ambulance
services.
    Information on the university's policy concerning
substance abuse and sexual harassment may be obtained from
the center's publications display or from the Office of
Student Services in Shaffer Hall. This information is
commonly found in university catalogs and other widely
circulated documents.
    Crime prevention and other security services offered by
the Downtown Center include:
   escort service to parking garages available at all times
to students, faculty and staff;
   information, guest speakers, etc., provided for staff to
promote security education and awareness;
   bulletins circulated to students, faculty and staff
regarding matters of immediate security concern;
   contacts maintained with local, state and federal law
enforcement agencies, as well as Homewood Security, the
Downtown Partnership Public Safety Coalition and other
Downtown security providers.   

School of Continuing Studies--Columbia Center
    The Columbia Center campus consists of 20,638 square
feet of leased space, the entire second floor of a
three-story office building, in the Columbia Gateway
Corporate park of Howard County, Md., at the intersection of
Interstate 95 and Maryland State route 175. The center has a
part-time evening graduate student enrollment of nearly 2,000
each semester. In addition, about 20 administrative staff
members are employed on site.
    The Director's Office, as well as the administrative
offices of center staff and the individual academic divisions
that have a presence at the center, responds to emergencies
and incidents during the day as well as in the evening. 
    An important addition to security services available at
the Columbia Center is the presence of a contract security
guard who is on site during all evening hours of operation, 5
p.m. to 10 p.m. The role of the security guard includes: 
   providing escort service to cars parked in the lot upon
requests from students, faculty and staff;
   acting as a deterrent for crime in or around university
operations at the Columbia Center;
   providing emergency response should a security violation
occur;
   raising the awareness and providing education on
personal safety and security for students, faculty, staff and
visitors to the Columbia Center;
   patrolling facilities hourly and submitting to the
director daily reports on security findings.  
    Other security measures include private telephones,
located throughout the center. Two public telephones are also
available, one in the vending area and one in the south wing.
Dialing 911 from any phone will summon local police, the Fire
Department or ambulance services. Security statements, which
are publicly posted about the center, and are also listed in
the academic catalog and student orientation and information
documents, prominently display security information.
    The Columbia Center is open Monday through Thursday,
8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays as announced.
There are no residence halls at the Columbia Center. Center
upkeep and maintenance, especially in security related areas
such as interior and exterior lighting, locks and windows,
are routinely monitored and promptly addressed by the
building management company. Information on criminal
incidents and security-related information is reported on a
routine basis to the Security Department at Homewood. The
department issues a periodic and annual Security Bulletin
that contains information on security matters.
    Information on the university's policy concerning
substance abuse and sexual harassment may be obtained from
the center's publication stand, or from the office of Student
Services in Shaffer Hall, Homewood campus.  
    Crime prevention and security services offered through
the Columbia Center include:
   an escort on foot by front desk personnel to the parking
lot surrounding the building (on request);
   timely information and bulletins circulated on security
matters;
   public and private telephones throughout the center;
   site reviews and security analysis routine-              
 ly performed by Howard County Police Department.
    All building doors are monitored by a computer system
that tracks off-hours access by authorized users and alerts
building management to unauthorized off-hours entry.   

Montgomery County Center
    The Montgomery County Center campus in Montgomery
County, Md., comprised of one building and 36 acres, has a
part-time, evening graduate student enrollment of 2,200, 27
faculty and administrative staff persons employed on site,
and about 250 university and adjunct faculty who travel to
and from the campus to teach.
    The Director's Office, as well as the administrative
offices of the individual academic divisions that have a
presence at the center, responds to emergencies and incidents
during the day as well as in the evening. Such a security
response is available at the center whenever it is open. 
    The center's Security Response Services telephone number
is (301) 294-7000. This is also the center's main telephone
number at the front desk [security station]. This number is
also used by individuals wishing to obtain general
information. Security Response Services can be summoned by
using any of the center's private and public telephones.
Private telephones are available throughout the
administrative areas of the building on the first floor and
third floor of the facility. Public telephones are available
on the first floor as well. The same number may be used to
summon local Police and Fire departments or ambulance
services through Security Response Services at the front
desk. The security statements, which are publicly circulated
about the center and which are also listed in the academic
divisions' student orientation and information documents,
prominently display this information as well. 
     The Montgomery County Center Campus building is open
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and on
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and closed on Sundays. There
are no residence halls at the center. Campus upkeep and
maintenance, especially in security-related areas such as
lighting, locks and windows, are promptly addressed.
    Information on criminal incidents and security-related
information is reported on a routine basis to the JHU
Homewood Security Office. That department issues a periodic
and annual Security Bulletin, which contains information on
security matters. 
    Information on the university's policy concerning
substance abuse and sexual harassment may be obtained through
the center's Information Directory or the student services
offices of each of the academic divisions present at the
center. This information is commonly found in university
catalogs and other widely circulated documents.
    Crime prevention and Security Response Services offered
through the center include:
   a highly visible security presence at the center's front
door, which also overlooks the parking lot; 
   an escort on foot by the front desk security guard in
the evening;
   timely information and bulletins circulated on security
matters;
   preventive and general security information, brochures
and pamphlets;
   emergency telephones [as mentioned above] throughout the
center;
   periodic, unscheduled "drive-bys" and "stop-ins" by
county police; 
   electronic alarm response services for the center's
alarm system;
   a Parking and Security Committee, which analyzes and
responds to specific center safety issues and matters;
   site surveys routinely performed by the Parking and
Security Committee;
   daily "security grand rounds" and "building interior and
perimeter checks" performed in the daytime Monday through
Friday by the building engineer and the building services
supervisor, and by the security guard in the evening and on
Saturday;  
   student identification cards and parking decals issued
to identify members of the JHU community.

Applied Physics Laboratory
    The Applied Physics Laboratory is located on a 360-acre
complex in Howard County, Md. The campuslike setting employs
over 3,000 full-time staff members and resident contractors.
APL provides a vast array of scientific energies in numerous
disciplines for the U.S. government, mainly the Department of
the Navy. Designated as a "prime contractor" operating under
the security cognizance of SPAWAR, APL is involved in many
task assignments vital to national defense. In addition to
defense research, APL maintains strong academic relationships
with other divisions of JHU through joint programs, seminars,
exchange of lecturers and fellowships. The APL Education
Center located on site offers continuing education credits to
nearly 1,600 non-APL students. The center offers degrees in
electrical engineering, computer science, statistics, applied
physics and technical management.
    The objective of the security group is to assure the
safety of the staff, to protect the APL facility property and
to instruct and assist staff members in preventing
unauthorized disclosure of classified information to
individuals who are not properly cleared or who do not have a
need-to-know. This is in accordance with DoD 5220.22-M,
Industrial Security Manual for Safeguarding Classified
Information (attachment to DoD form 441). Whenever unusual
security situations develop, which vary from the written
established guidance, the security supervisor should be
contacted.
    Knowledge of APL security procedures and adherence to
them are an obligation of every staff member. These
procedures are set forth in detail in the JHU/APL Security
Manual, prepared and issued by the Security Office. The
personnel of the Security Office are available to assist any
staff member who may be in doubt about how to properly
safeguard classified material.
    The security force is an integral part of the
laboratory's overall security program, In addition to their
duties of loss prevention, the security force performs daily
security inspection to ensure that classified material is
properly safeguarded.
    Reports of irregularities and after-hours security
infractions are submitted to the Security Office for
corrective action. Other Security Force responsibilities
include: 
   operating a Lost and Found Station in Security Control;
   enforcing parking regulations;
   assisting motorists to start their cars when requested;
   providing after-hours escort service to the parking
lots;
   supervising the use of recreational facilities;
   providing access control for classified meetings;
   escorting cleared as well as uncleared personnel when
required;
   providing security and escort protection when classified
material is in transit;
   supervising property being hand carried into or out of
the laboratory;
   enforcing access requirements and acting as receptionist
as required;
   conducting security and safety inspections.

Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
    The School of Advanced International Studies, Johns
Hopkins University, is a small campus of two 60,000 square
foot buildings, located in the Dupont Circle area of
Washington D.C. The two buildings that comprise SAIS are
located at 1619 and 1740 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. on
"Embassy Row." The campus consists of the immediate property
on which each building stands. 
    SAIS does not have a security force; the maintenance
staff responds to minor emergencies, such as the reported
presence of an unauthorized person in one of the buildings.
The District of Columbia Police Department (telephone number
911) is called for all crimes and other emergencies.
Relationships with the D.C. Fire and Police departments are
excellent.
    The Nitze Building at 1740 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. has
a maintenance attendant/fire watch on duty 24 hours a day,
seven days a week, but the building is open to students only
when the library is open for business:

Fall and spring semesters
    Monday-Thursday     8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.
    Friday              8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
    Saturday            10 a.m.-9 p.m.      
    Sunday              11 a.m.-11 p.m.

Summer school
    Monday-Thursday     8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
    Friday              8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Saturday            10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Sunday              Closed

    The Rome Building at 1619 Massachusetts Avenue N.W. is
open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. on normal working days, 8 a.m. to
4 p.m., Saturdays and closed at all other times. However,
faculty and full-time staff have access to either building at
all times. The maintenance staff is responsible for the
upkeep and operations of the two buildings, including but not
limited to heating, cooling and cleanliness. 
    Information on criminal incidents on campus is published
in a weekly calendar and annually. Information on the
university's (and SAIS's) policy regarding the abuse of drugs
and alcohol is available through the Admissions Office.
    Security services offered by SAIS include:
-   free van service during the fall and spring semesters to
transport students to nearby Metro stations and to student
living accommodations within one mile of the SAIS buildings.
This van "delivery" service is available most evenings from 7
p.m. through to 15 minutes after the library closes. 
-   maintenance staff who escort members to faculty and
staff cars in the limited surface or underground parking
facilities. 
-   closed circuit cameras and open microphones in all
parking facilities monitored by the maintenance attendant.
-   security presentations by the D.C. Police held at all
student "Welcome Aboard" and informational briefing sessions.
    Faculty and staff receive this same information from the
Human Resources Office. Special bulletins are circulated when
threatening security matters arise. The entire report is
circulated and available.

III. University-wide Policies
    The university's policy on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and a
Drug-Free Environment recognizes that alcoholism and drug
addiction are illnesses that are not easily resolved by
personal effort and may require professional assistance and
treatment. Faculty, staff and students with alcohol or other
drug problems are encouraged to take advantage of the
diagnostic, referral, counseling and preventive services
available through the university. Procedures have been
developed to assure confidentiality of participation, program
files and medical records generated in the course of these
services.
    Substance or alcohol abuse does not excuse faculty,
staff or students from neglect of their employment or
academic responsibilities. Individuals whose work or academic
performance is impaired as the result of the use or abuse of
alcohol or other drugs may be required to participate in an
appropriate diagnostic evaluation and treatment plan.
Further, use of alcohol or other drugs in situations off
campus or removed from university activities that in any way
impairs work performance is treated as misconduct on campus.
Students are prohibited from engaging in unlawful possession,
use or distribution of alcohol or other drugs on university
property or as a part of university activities.
    It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University that
the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation,
possession or use of controlled substances is prohibited on
the university's property or as a part of university
activities. Individuals who possess, use, manufacture or
illegally distribute drugs or controlled dangerous substances
are subject to university disciplinary action, as well as
possible referral for criminal prosecution. Such disciplinary
action of faculty and staff may, in accordance with the
university policy on alcohol abuse and maintenance of a
drug-free workplace, range from a minimum of a three-day
suspension without pay to termination of university
employment. Disciplinary action against students may include
expulsion from school. (Policy adopted March 1989.)
    A description of educational programs and assistance
offered by the university may be obtained by contacting the
offices of:

Employees:    VP for Human Resources
              309 Garland Hall
              Homewood Campus
              3400 N. Charles St.
              Baltimore, MD  21218
              (410) 516-8113

Students:     Outreach Services
              156 Merryman Hall
              Homewood Campus
              3400 N. Charles St.
              Baltimore, MD 21218
              (410) 516-8396

    The Office of Outreach Services provides students
comprehensive, proactive programming for the prevention of
substance abuse and related health and social problems. A
Peer Education Program is also coordinated by this office.
    The staff is available to assist groups or individuals
with programs on alcohol or other drug use/abuse issues,
stress management, assertiveness training, and other
lifestyle enhancing issues or skills. 

Sexual Assault Policy
    The Johns Hopkins University is committed to providing a
safe educational and working environment for its faculty,
staff and students. The university is particularly concerned
about the increase in reports of sexual offenses occurring on
the nation's campuses. The university has adopted a policy
addressing sexual assaults and offenses involving sexual
violence in order to inform faculty, staff and students of
their rights in the event they are involved in an assault,
and of the services available to victims of such offenses.
    Members of the university community who are the victims
of, or who have knowledge of, a sexual assault occurring on
university property, or occurring in the course of a
university-sponsored activity, or perpetrated by a member of
the university community, are urged to report the incident to
campus authorities promptly.
    Persons who are victims of sexual assault will be
advised by Campus Security of their option to file criminal
charges with local police of the jurisdiction where the
sexual assault occurred. Campus Security and the Office of
the General Counsel will provide assistance to a complainant
wishing to reach law enforcement authorities.
    A victim of an assault on university property should
immediately notify Campus Security who will arrange for
transportation to the nearest hospital. Persons who have been
sexually assaulted will be taken to one of the three
hospitals in Baltimore City designated as rape treatment
centers. They are Mercy Hospital, 301 St. Paul Place
(332-9000); University of Maryland Hospital, 22 S. Greene St.
(328-8667); and Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, 4940
Eastern Avenue (550-0100). These hospitals are equipped with
the State Police Sexual Assault Evidence Collection Kit.
    The university will provide counseling to any member of
the Hopkins community who is a victim of a sexual assault,
and also will provide information about other victim
services. Students can seek the assistance of counseling
through their divisional counseling offices, and members of
the faculty and staff can seek assistance through the Faculty
and Staff Assistance Program.
    A student who is a victim of sexual assault may request
a transfer to alternative classes or housing if necessary to
allay concerns about security. The university will try to
accommodate the request if such classes and housing are
reasonably available.
    Persons who are the victims of sexual assault also may
pursue internal university disciplinary action against the
perpetrator. The university's disciplinary process may be
initiated by bringing a complaint of sexual assault to the
attention of a dean, department chairman or director,
supervisor, divisional personnel office or security office.
The university's affirmative action officer also is available
to render assistance to any complainant. Allegations of
sexual assault will be investigated by the appropriate
security offices and any other offices whose assistance may
be valuable for gathering evidence.
    The university reserves the right to independently
discipline any member of the student body, staff or faculty
who has committed a sexual or other assault whether or not
the victim is a member of the university community and
whether or not criminal charges are pending. Disciplinary
actions against students accused of sexual assaults will be
processed by the appropriate student affairs office of the
school or campus attended by the accused student in
accordance with established disciplinary procedures
pertaining to the school in which the student is enrolled.
Disciplinary actions against staff members will be governed
by the procedures set out in the university's personnel
policies. Disciplinary actions against members of the faculty
will be processed by the offices of the deans of the
appropriate academic division according to the procedures
established by that division.
    Both a complainant and the person accused of a sexual
assault will be afforded the same opportunity to have others
present during a university disciplinary proceeding.
Attorneys, however, will not be permitted to participate
personally in university disciplinary proceedings. Both the
complainant and the accused will be informed of the
resolution of any university disciplinary proceeding arising
from a charge that a sexual assault has been committed.
    The disciplinary measures which may be imposed for a
sexual assault will vary according to the severity of the
conduct, and may include expulsion of a student from the
university and termination of the employment of a member of
the staff or faculty. (Policy approved by the Board of
Trustees, December 1993)


IV. Specific Crime Definitions
    The definitions of all the category crimes referenced in
this document are taken from Title 34, Code of Federal
Regulations, Part 668, Appendix E.  

Murder
    The willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being
by another.

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. 
    A.   Forcible rape 
    B.   Forcible sodomy  
    C.   Sexual assault with an object 
    D.   Forcible fondling  

Sex Offenses--Nonforcible
    Unlawful, nonforcible sexual intercourse. 
    A.   Incest--Nonforcible sexual intercourse between
persons who are related to each other within the degrees
wherein marriage is prohibited by law. 
    B.   Statutory rape--Nonforcible sexual intercourse with
a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

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 the
purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.
This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a
weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily
harm. (It is not necessary that injury results 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. 

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 joy riding.)   

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. 

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, heroin,
codeine); marijuana; synthetic narcotics (Demerol,
methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates,
Benzedrine). 

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.)


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