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.

FAQs

Q: Why am I receiving a timely warning?

A: The Clery Act 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.

Q: What is the purpose of a timely warning?

A: A warning regarding a criminal incident(s) is to enable people to protect themselves against a serious or continuing threat.

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

A: Timely warnings are not limited to violent crimes or crimes against persons but can also represent threats to property. Although the Clery Act mandates timely warnings only for Clery Act crimes, nothing in the law prohibits other forms of bulletins or notices for other crimes that may pose a threat to the campus community. For those, the University Police Department (UPD) issues Public Safety bulletins. Copies of them can be found on both the Clery and UPD webpages. For more information about Public Safety bulletins, please contact UPD at 831-582-3573.

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 crime, including factors such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community and the timing the report was originally made.

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 the warning is to enable members of the campus community to protect themselves, the warning should include all information that would promote safety and that would aid in the prevention of similar crimes. Still, according to 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: Where can I find the University's policy for Timely Warnings?

CSUMB's timely warning policy is delineated by CSU Executive Order 1107.

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

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?

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