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Crime Reporting

Any incident regarding safety or security on the Sussex County Community College campus should be reported on an Incident Report Form. These forms are available online at http://sussex.edu/facultyandstaff/incidentreport/, in the Student Affairs Office in the Advising and Counseling Center and/or from the security desk, Administration (B) Building.

For emergencies or criminal activities, please dial 9-1-1 or contact security at (973) 300-2222.
Campus Security will respond to all complaints. All reports of crime will be fully recorded, investigated and reported in accordance with the definitions used in the Uniform Crime Reporting Systems of the Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Anonymous Reporting
If you would like to report a crime and remain anonymous, you can take advantage of Newton Police Department’s Text-A-Tip program. No one will know the identity of the text tipster. The technology routes messages through a server that encrypts cell phone numbers before they get to police. The technology also allows investigators to securely reply back to the cell phone without compromising the tipster’s identity. Texting a tip is easy. All you have to do is:
• Send Text Message tips to:CRIMES (274-637)
• Use the key word: NEWTON
For example, text “NEWTON John Doe is selling drugs at describe location or vehicle” to CRIMES (274-637).

In addition, The Sussex County Sheriff’s Office maintains a confidential “Crime Stoppers Hotline” which can be reached at 973-300-CRIME (2746).

These services are for reporting tips to aid in investigations, not for reporting crimes in progress. To report a crime in progress call 911

Specific Reporting Responsibilities

Administrators, Deans, Directors, and certain faculty and impacted staff are responsible for reporting all campus crimes which are reported to them or their subordinates. If the victim(s) chose not to report the crime to police or campus security, the SCCC employee receiving information concerning the crime, must report the crime to the Office of Student Affairs. The names of victims may be withheld where appropriate; however the crime and sufficient details concerning the incident(s) must be reported. These reports shall be transmitted in writing within 24 hours of receiving the report. Crime victims are encouraged, but not forced, to report crimes to the police and will be notified of any counseling services available.