Timely Warnings & Safety Bulletins

Timely warnings

Required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(J)(iii)(3)], timely Warnings are triggered by Clery-specific crimes that have already occurred but represent an ongoing threat to the CSUMB community. Timely warnings will be distributed community-wide where there is a reasonable expectation to reach the entire campus community, which is typically sent via mass e-mail.

Warnings disseminated within the most recent 60-days have been posted for your convenience. Each link below will open a copy of the associated warning.

  • There were no Timely Warnings issued within the previous 60 days.


Q: Why is a timely warning issued?

A: The Clery Act, a federal law, requires CSUMB to alert the campus community to certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes. A warning regarding a criminal incident(s) is to enable people to protect themselves against a serious or continuing threat.

Q: Does a timely warning mean there’s been a sudden spike in CSUMB’s on-campus crime?

A: Not necessarily, as CSUMB encourages victims of and witnesses to a criminal incident to report it to the proper authorities. Through the awareness and prevention efforts of various campus departments, CSUMB is instead creating a campus culture where victims of and witnesses to a criminal incident feel comfortable to report.

Q: What kinds of crimes and incidents warrant a timely warning?

A: Timely warnings are not limited to violent crimes or crimes against person but can also be issued for crimes that represent a threat to property.

Q: What determines the issuance of a timely warning?

A: Whether CSUMB issues a timely warning must be decided on a case-by-case basis in light of all the facts surrounding a criminal incident(s), including many different factors, including but not limited to the nature/circumstances of the criminal incident(s), the continuing danger to the campus community and the timing the report was originally made. (See CSU Executive Order 1107 for more detailed information.)

Q: I want to know more. Why are the details not as descriptive as I would have hoped?

A: The Clery Act regulations do not specify what information should be included in a timely warning. However, because the intent of a timely warning is to enable members of the campus community to protect themselves, it should include all information that would promote safety and aid in the prevention of similar criminal incidents. Still, by CSU Executive Order 1107, timely warnings must withhold the names and other personally identifiable information of the victim. Timely Warnings must also withhold confidential information and should not include any information that may compromise law enforcement efforts.

Q: Why is the campus being issued a warning instead of someone being arrested?

It’s important to remember that in higher education, victims of crime have multiple avenues to report crimes, and that those multiple avenues offer varying resources and options for resolution. It is the victim’s right to choose the avenue of resolution best for them. Whether that includes a criminal investigation or administrative investigation, certain processes are protected under confidentiality, FERPA, and/or due process. The institution will conduct matters according to law and policy. Just because the public may not see it, doesn’t mean something isn’t happening.

Please contact the University Police Department at 831-582-3573 or the Clery Compliance Officer at 831-582-3154 for additional information.

If a person is triggered by a timely warning and wishes to seek mental health services, they are encouraged to contact the Personal Growth and Counseling Center.

If seeing a timely warning empowers someone to report their crime victimization, they can contact University Police by dialing the non-emergency number (831) 655-0268, Title IX by emailing stopdiscrimination@csumb.edu, or make a report to a Campus Security Authority.

Public safety bulletins

Public Safety Bulletins, or crime alerts, are notices for other crimes or safety issues that occur either on-campus or in surrounding communities that UPD wishes to make the CSUMB community aware.

Bulletins disseminated within the most recent 60-days have been posted for your convenience. Each link below will open a copy of the associated bulletin.

  • There were no Public Safety Bulletins issued within the previous 60 days.

Please contact the University Police Department at 831-582-3573 for additional information:

Need to report a crime?

  • Emergency 9-1-1
  • Non-Emergency (831) 655-0268
  • Anonymous tip line (831) 582-4747