2022 Annual Security And Fire Safety Report

Appendix B: Missing Student Notification Policy and Procedure Statement

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 2008, the College has enacted the Missing Student Notification Policy and Notification Procedures Statement, which apply to Resident Students (students who reside in campus housing). If a member of the Northeastern Junior College community has reason to believe a resident student is missing, he or she must immediately notify the Coordinator of Campus Safety and Security at 970-521-6683. If you are unable reach him, then the Vice President of Student Services or the Director of Residence Life must be notified at 970-521-6655. If you believe there is an immediate threat to someone’s life, call 911. Sterling Police Department will be notified by the above-mentioned school authorities within 24 hours of determination that the student is missing, and should also be called if you are unable to contact them to report such an incident by calling 911 or 970-522-3512.

When a resident student is reported missing, the administration will initiate an investigation to determine the validity of the report and determine if and for how long the resident student has been missing. When it is determined that a resident student is missing, or has been missing for 24 hours, the administration will within 24 hours of notification of the report, contact the Sterling Police Department, and will notify the designated Confidential Contact or Emergency Contact.

Regardless of age, resident students may designate one or more Confidential Contact person(s) to be notified no later than 24 hours after notification that they are missing. This contact may be different from the Emergency Contact person(s) listed in their files. If no Confidential Contact is registered, the resident student’s designated Emergency Contact person(s) will be contacted.

Please contact Student Services to fill out a Missing Student Notification card if you wish to choose someone as a Confidential Contact who differs from the Emergency Contact that you have designated.

The Confidential Contact information provided by the student will be accessible only to authorized campus personnel, and may not be disclosed, except to law enforcement personnel in furtherance of a missing person investigation.

If an in-emancipated student under 18 years of age is determined missing, the student’s custodial parent or guardian must also be notified within 24 hours, in addition to the designated Confidential Contact.