The College endorses a reporting policy that strongly encourages victims to report all criminal incidents to the police immediately, regardless of their nature. It is important that all crimes occurring on campus be reported to ensure that action can be taken.
On-campus crimes should be reported to the GCCPD, and off-campus crimes need to be reported to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the location of occurrence and if they are college related or at a GCC sponsored function must also be reported to the GCC police. Campus emergencies should be reported using campus emergency extension 4000, and non-emergencies are better reported using campus extension 5925. The GCCPD has the primary jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating crimes and providing police services to the campus. The City of Glendale Police Department does not handle calls for services on the campus; they refer such calls to the Glendale Community College Police Department.
FAQ: What can I expect when I call extension 4000 or 818-409-5911 in an emergency?
The Glendale Community College Police Department participates in the Crime Stoppers Anonymous Crime Reporting Hotline. Crime Stoppers is a citizen run, non-profit organization. Crime Stoppers works side by side with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies county wide to help solve serious crimes.
Thousands of felony crimes have been solved due to tips received from citizens. These crimes range from murder, rape, and assault to armed robbery, forgery, fraud, and drugs sales. Numerous fugitives have been arrested due to tips called into Crime Stoppers from citizens with vital information. Callers have also been responsible for the confiscation of millions of dollars in wholesale drugs and stolen property.
How does it work?
Crime Stoppers gives everyone the opportunity to fight crime without "getting involved." Too often, citizens have information that could help solve a crime, but for many reasons are hesitant to call the police. Crime Stoppers offers the public an alternative to dealing directly with law enforcement agencies.
If you suspect that you have information concerning a serious crime or felony suspect, call Crime Stoppers at (818) 507-STOP
(818-507-7867). The tip line operator will take the information and give you a code number. All calls remain confidential. The operators do not need your name or phone number unless you wish to give it.
If your information leads to an arrest, your tip could earn you up to $1,000.00
. The tip line operator will explain how you can use your code number to give additional information and how to collect your reward.
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency Call Boxes (ECBs) are located in, or adjacent to several campus parking lots or buildings. They are connected to the Police Department Communications Center by hard-wired phone lines, and each one emits an identifier code that alerts the Police Dispatcher of the location of the box being activated. It is important for campus community members to learn the locations of ECBs, especially those located along frequently traveled campus routes (maps are available at the police station, which denotes the locations of ECBs). To use the system:
1. Follow the instructions on the box.
2. When the button is pushed and the ECB is activated, it immediately alerts the Police Dispatcher that someone has activated the ECB. Wait for the Dispatcher to contact you. You may then speak into the box as if you are using a speakerphone.
3. If for any reason you are unable to talk into the ECB, you can summon assistance by just pushing the button and waiting next to the ECB. An officer is dispatched to the ECB each time it is activated.
Daily Crime Log
A Daily Crime Log listing crimes reported to the campus police department is available for viewing upon request at the police department front desk located in Sierra Madre 153 on the Main Campus, the Garfield Campus Tropico building room 200, and the Professional Development Center front desk. The logs are available for public viewing Monday through Friday during business hours (except for days the college is closed). Information regarding the nature of the crime, date/time occurred (if known), date/time reported, general location, and disposition (if known) can be viewed. Crime log information may be withheld if the disclosure is prohibited by law, or confidentiality of a victim is jeopardized. Information may also be temporarily withheld if an ongoing investigation and/or the safety of an individual is jeopardized.