Crime statistics for the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years; are available at each of our Colleges' local Public Safety office web sites:
Maricopa Skill Ctr
SouthWest Skill Ctr
Statistics and security policies, collected in accordance to the guidelines established in the Clery Act (20 USC §1092(f)), are published and distributed annually to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment at the college. A copy will also be provided to anyone, upon request to the Public Safety office, in person or by telephone at your local College Safety Public office.
General Crime Prevention
MCCCD strives to maintain a safe and secure college environment for students, staff and visitors. Offices, laboratories and classrooms are secured when not in use and our officers who discover defective doors and locks, interior/exterior lighting problems, or other safety hazards, immediately report the situation to the appropriate college department for action. To further improve safety, the college encourages all campus community members to take an active role and immediately report any observation of a suspected crime, unusual or suspicious activity, emergency, or hazardous condition to their College Public Safety Departments.
Public Safety police officers conduct presentations relating to crime prevention and safety policies during orientations and at other times, when requested by staff or students. Crime prevention materials are distributed to all incoming students.
Timely Warnings and Immediate Warnings
In the event of the identification of an on-going threat to the safety and security of the college population, the affected college Public Safety office will issue a warning. This warning may be made via posters, emails, through the college newspaper, voice notification, SMS texting, or a combination of these methods.
Upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of the campus population, Public Safety will initiate the campus Mass Notification System (MNS). The MNS is capable of reaching those on campus through redundant means that may include emergency beacons, VoIP telephony, sirens, a public address system, bullhorns and/or other means available. The decision on an appropriate course of action and the type of instructions given to the campus community will be made by the Public Safety commander, a campus police officer or other college official based upon the information available at the time. Actions may vary and may include orders to evacuate a portion of or all of the campus or to lock down in place.
Fire alarms as well as evacuation and immediate warning (MNS) systems are tested on a regular basis and at least annually.
Public Safety Updates/Daily Crime Log
The occurrence of crime considered to present a threat to members of the campus community, is reported on a weekly basis (bi-weekly during the summer months) through your local Public Safety Update." Copies of the update are available in the Public Safety office, is provided to the college newspaper, and all college employees receive a copy through electronic mail. The update provides information on specific crime(s) that have occurred on campus and routinely contains tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.
Each College Public Safety office maintains a Daily Crime Log that contains the date, time, location, nature and disposition of all crimes occurring at the college and on adjacent public property. Entries in the log are made within two business days of the incident report. Copies of the log are available to anyone requesting this information at the Public Safety office. Requests for Daily Crime Log information older than 60 days will be provided within two business days.
A safety escort service is available to the students, faculty and staff by Public Safety. A member of Public Safety will respond and accompany you to a vehicle or the bus stop closest to the campus.
Assistance for disabled motor vehicles:
Reasonable assistance will be provided to drivers whose motor vehicle is disabled on campus. After the driver of the vehicle prepares and signs the Vehicle Assistance form, a member of Public Safety will provide a battery boost or other assistance.
Members of each College Public Safety office routinely provide safety presentations during class orientations. They are also available to talk to any department or groups of students. The orientations and talks are designed to educate members of the college community about the services provided and how to avoid becoming the victim of a crime at the college.