Crime reporting information
Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act
Registered Sex Offender Information
The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, (section 1601 of Public Law 106-386) enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect October 28, 2002. It is a law that provides for the tracking of convicted, registered sex offenders enrolled as students at institutions of higher education, or working or volunteering on campus. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the university community where law enforcement agency information provided by the State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a State to provide notice, to the appropriate state agency, as required under State law, of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.
The information is available at the following websites:
- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension administers a predatory offender registration and tracking program. Any questions regarding the program may be directed to the Criminal Assessment Program at 888-234-1248 or 651-603-6748. Information regarding this program can be found at their web site.
- Information regarding registered sex offenders may be obtained through the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD). The SPPD may be contacted at 651-292-3549. General information on registration requirements and notification procedures can be found at their web site.
- Information regarding registered sex offenders may also be obtained through the Minnesota Department of Corrections at 651-642-0200. An offender locator, for offenders that have the highest risk for re-offense, can be accessed from the Minnesota Department of Corrections website.
Amendments to the Campus Security Act (also known as the Clery Act), a federal law that mandates colleges and universities to compile and publish crime statistics for their campuses, requires that campus security authorities report crime statistics for inclusion in the college’s annual security report. The term “campus security authority” has been defined by the US Department of Education to include advisors to student organizations, athletic team coaches, members of the Safety and Security Department, members of the Dean of Students Office, members of the Residence Life Office and others on campus who have significant responsibility for student activities.
Crimes that must be reported to Safety and Security include:
- Aggravated assault
- Motor vehicle theft
- Arrests for liquor, drug or weapons violations
- Hate crimes (includes all crimes on this list) and larceny/theft, simple assault, intimidation and destruction/damage/vandalism of property)
- A hate crime is any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin or disability
- Murder and non-negligent manslaughter
- Negligent manslaughter
- Sex offenses
- Domestic violence
- Dating violence
Because of the law’s complex reporting and classification requirements, the most reasonable and effective way to manage the reporting is as follows: If you observe any crime listed above, or if any person reveals to you that they were a victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed above, immediately contact Safety and Security at ext. 2100. Please do not investigate the crime or attempt to determine if a crime in fact took place. Simply report the information you have to Safety and Security. If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter.
If you have questions regarding your reporting obligations, please contact a representative of the Safety and Security department at ext. 2100 for clarification.