Crime Reporting Policy

Campus Safety prepares a report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Police and Crime Statistics Act. This report is prepared in cooperation with the local law enforcement agencies surrounding the Thousand Oaks campus, The Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Oxnard Center, Westlake Center, Woodland Hills Center and the Graz, Linz and Wien campuses with input from Residence Life and Judicial Affairs. Each entity provides updated information on educational efforts and programs to comply with this Act.

Campus crime, arrests and referral statistics include those reported to Campus Safety, the Thousand Oaks Police Department, the Berkeley Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff Deparment, the Oxnard Police Department, the Santa Maria Police Department and designated campus officials (including but not limited to directors, deans, department heads, coaches, athletic directors, designated Residence Life staff, judicial affairs officers and advisors to recognized clubs and student organizations).

These statistics may also include crimes that have occurred in private residences or businesses.

California law 11160 of the California Penal Code requires prompt, mandatory reporting to the local law enforcement agency by health care practitioners (such as those at Student Health Services) when they provide medical services to a person they know or reasonably suspect is suffering from wounds inflicted by a firearm or as the result of an assault or abusive conduct. Campus pastors and Counseling Services inform their clients of the procedures to report a crime to either Campus Safety or local law enforcement officials on a voluntary or confidential basis. A procedure is in place to anonymously capture crime statistics disclosed confidentially during such a session.

Each year, e-mail notification is sent to all students regarding the Web address to access this report. Faculty and staff receive a similar notice. Copies of the report may also be obtained at the Campus Safety Office located in the Welcome Center, 60 W. Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 or by calling 805-493-3208. All prospective employees may obtain a copy from Human Resources or by calling 805-493-3185.

Off-Campus Criminal Activity

When a student is involved in an off-campus offense, campus safety officers are generally not involved with the investigation by outside law enforcement agencies. If off-campus housing is provided by California Lutheran University, the Thousand Oaks Police Department maintains jurisdiction and responds to all calls for service. California Lutheran University does not operate any off-campus student organization facilities such as housing for fraternity and sorority organizations.