PTSA is committed to providing a
safe and secure environment for all members of the campus community
safety policies are as follows:
After a incident with theft, PTSA
made a security gate with password system, and keeps changing the own
security gate is the only entrance to the school, without password, no
one can enter the school, and before /after school hours, students cannot
enter school without extra code number
non business hours access to all College facilities is by special code. Emergencies
may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules.
rooms, and equipment are subject to the key control procedure.
knives, explosives, or other dangerous objects, including but not limited
to any facsimile firearm, knife, or explosive, are prohibited on all campus
grounds, except as authorized by law.
beverages are forbidden on campus, except for use in connection with a
course of instruction when the instructor has been authorized to use it
by the Office/President.
Alcohol and Drug
unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use of
alcohol or any controlled substance is prohibited on campus property, during field trips,
activities or workshops, and in any facility
is the policy of Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America to maintain
the seminary environment as a Christian community that provides a place
for spiritual growth, work, and study, free of all forms of sexual
intimidation and exploitation. All students, staff, and faculty should be
aware that Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America is prepared to
take action to prevent such intimidation and exploitation and that
individuals who engage in such behavior are subject to discipline.
harassment can vary with particular circumstances, but, generally, it is
defined as unwelcome or offensive sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, unwanted or uninvited verbal suggestions or comments of a sexual
nature, or objectionable physical contact. None of these reflect a
Christian attitude or commitment, and all adversely affect the working or
learning environment. Coercive behavior, including suggestions that
academic or employment reprisals or rewards will follow the refusal or
granting of sexual favors, or conduct that unreasonably interferes with
an individual's work or study performance or creates an intimidating,
hostile, or offensive work/study environment, constitutes a violation of
the seminary’s spiritual and/or educational standards, objectives and
goals; such misconduct will not be tolerated.
the direction of the appropriate administrator, the seminary will fully
and effectively investigate any such report and will take whatever
corrective action is deemed necessary, including disciplining or
discharging any individual who is found to have violated this prohibition
against harassment. The reporting student, staff, or faculty will be
informed of the action taken. Seminary officials will also take action to
protect the reporting student, staff, or faculty, to prevent further
harassment or retaliation and, as appropriate, to redress any harm done.
is the policy of Presbyterian Theological Seminary in America not to
tolerate sexual harassment, and appropriate disciplinary action will be
taken whenever such harassment is demonstrated. Individuals engaging in
such conduct contrary to seminary policy may be personally liable in any
claim brought against them.
student, staff or employee who feels that he or she has been sexually
harassed may meet with a person officially designated to receive reports
of discrimination, and they will work for resolution in such situations
(Please see the PTSA SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY) within the Student
Handbook for information. In addition, it is advisable that the student,
staff or employee contact the City of Santa Fe Springs Police Department
to report the form of sexual harassment:
Fe Springs, CA 90670-9928
409-1850 * FAX 409-1854 * TDD 409-1855
Monday – Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday
1. PTSA does not employ campus
security personnel but encourages both its employees and students to
immediately report suspected criminal activity or other emergencies to
the nearest available institutional official and/or in the event of
emergency to directly contact local law enforcement or other emergency
response agencies by dialing 911.
2. (i) All students and employees
are required to report any crime or emergency to their institutional
official promptly. (ii)
Preparation for the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics report is
obtained by the institution’s office who contacts the correct police
department District for statistics and the institution’s Daily Incident
Log, and then records those statistics. (iii) If a student or employee
wishes to report a crime on a voluntary or confidential basis, the
institutional official will be prepared to record and report the crime,
but not the name of the informant.
The student or employee may, in order to maintain confidentiality,
submit the information in writing to his/her institutional official
without signature. If the student
wishes not to maintain confidentiality, the student will contact his/her
teacher or school official who in turn will contact the nearest supervisor
to report criminal actions or emergencies to the appropriate agency by
3. Only students, employees and
other parties having business with this institution should be on
institutional property. Visitors must sign in at the entrance and
identify their purpose of visit, the person to be visited and register
their time in and out of the building. All rear access doors leading to
the campus are closed and locked during the school hours.
When the school closes for the night, the school’s official or
supervisor will inspect each floor to see that it is empty and then set
the alarms on each floor and then lock down the campus. Other individuals present on
institutional property at any time without the express permission of the
appropriate institutional official(s) shall be viewed as trespassing and
may as such be subject to a fine and/or arrest. In addition, students and employees
present on institutional property during periods of non-operation without
the express permission of the appropriate institutional official(s) shall
also be viewed as trespassing and may also be subject to a fine and/or
4. Current policies concerning
campus law enforcement are as follows:
(i) PTSA’s officials have no
powers of arrest other than the Citizens Arrest Law, and are required in
the event of a crime or emergency to call the correct agency or dial
(911) for the police and emergency services. The Citizens Arrest Law will be invoked
only as a last resort, and after all other possibilities have been
explored. (ii) Employees shall contact their immediate or nearest ranking
supervisor to report any criminal action or emergency to the appropriate
agency by calling (911). If
possible, in the interim, the security guard(s) and or institutional
official shall attempt to non-violently deal with the crime or emergency
with the appropriate agency on campus.
Individual discretion must be used, as undue risk should not be
taken. (iii) The institution currently has no procedures for encouraging
or facilitating pastoral or professional counseling (mental health or
otherwise), other than the student or employee is encouraged to seek such
5. Though PTSA does not offer
regularly scheduled crime awareness or prevention programs, students are
encouraged to exercise proper care in seeing to their personal safety and
the safety of others. The
following is a description of policies, rules and programs designed to
inform students and employees about the prevention of crimes on campus.
• Stay alert
and be aware of your surroundings. Know what is typical and what is not.
• Report all crimes and suspicious
activity to Campus Police immediately.
• Avoid walking alone after dark. Make
arrangements to travel with friends along a well-lit route, or request an
escort from Campus Police.
• Most crimes on campus are thefts of
unattended property. Do not leave purses, backpacks, books, etc.
unattended, even for a minute.
• Know the location of Emergency
Phones and Pay Phones in the areas you frequent.
• Never leave valuables visible
from outside your vehicle. Lock all property including books, purses and
backpacks in your trunk or take them with you.
• Lock your office door if working after
• Let others know where you are
going, especially if you might be there alone.
• If you are uncomfortable, go to
where there are other people.
• Headphones can eliminate your
ability to be aware of your surroundings.
• Move confidently at a steady
pace and make eye contact with people
. • Keep keys in hand when moving
to a vehicle.
• Keep windows and doors locked. •
Check the interior of a vehicle before getting in.
• Go to the nearest open business
or police station if you are being followed.
6. The institution does not offer
regularly scheduled crime awareness or prevention programs other than
orientation where all the institution’s policies and regulations are
properly disclosed to prospective students.
7. All incidents shall be recorded
in the Daily Incident Log at the institutional official’s station. The log includes the date, time,
location, incident reported, and disposition of incident and the name of
the person who took the report.
The report must be entered in the log within two (2) business days
after it is reported to the school’s official, unless that disclosure is
prohibited by law or would endanger the confidentiality of the victim.
8. This institution does not
permit the sale, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on
school property and adheres to and enforces all state underage-drinking
9. The institution does not permit
the possession, use or sale of illegal drugs by its employees and
students and adheres to and enforces all state and Federal drug
laws. The violation of these
policies by students or employees may result in expulsion, termination
10. Information concerning drug and alcohol
abuse education programs is posted at the campus and is distributed
annually to students and staff.
(Institutions are advised to make available to students and staff
members information on an agency that provides counseling and help on
drug and alcohol abuse education).
11. It is the policy of this
institution to have any sexual assaults (criminal offenses) on campus to
be reported immediately to the institution’s official, who will report it
to (911) emergency and police units.
The institution during the orientation of given to newly admitted students emphasizes the
prevention of sexual crimes by insisting students to work, study and walk
outside of the premises in as much as possible, accompanied by other
students or in view of other persons, generally, avoiding as much as possible to be
alone by themselves at any time.
During the daily functioning of the school operations, staff and
administrators focus in observing that students are not in any
circumstance by themselves.
The institutional program
to prevent sexual crimes consists in maintaining a continuous lookout for
each other to protect and prevent any sexual assaults. The entire staff takes part of this
program to protect the students and the staff among themselves. (ii) A
person who was victimized will be encouraged to seek counseling at a rape
crisis center and to maintain all physical evidence until such a time
when that person can be properly transported to a hospital or rape crisis
center for proper treatment. (iii) A victim of a sexual crime has the
option of reporting this crime to the institutional authorities or to
report it directly to (911) and search for professional assistance from
the emergency agencies. If
requested, the institutional personnel will be prepared to request
assistance calling (911). (iv) The institution does not have
accessibility to professional counseling, mental health or otherwise,
students and employees are encouraged to seek such professional
assistance at the nearest hospital or health care servicer. (v) The
institution will offer the victim of a sexual crime, any available
options to change the academic schedule in as much as possible to the
benefit of the victimized person. (vi) The institutional disciplinary
actions in reference to an alleged sex offence are as follows: (A) The
accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have
others present during a disciplinary proceedings: and (B) Both the
accuser and the accused must be informed of the outcome of any
institutional proceeding brought alleging a sex offense (vii) This
institution has zero tolerance of violation of this policy. Once the offense is confirmed the
institutional disciplinary action against students or employees may
result in expulsion from school, or termination of employment and in
accordance to local laws, to an arrest of the offender by the
12. The institution provides the
following website to obtain information concerning the registration of
sex offenders arrest.
13 Revised Crime
Classification: Burglary vs.
Larceny: An incident must meet
three conditions to be classified as a Burglary. There must be evidence of unlawful
entry (trespass). Both forcible
entry and unlawful entry – no force are counted. The unlawful entry
must occur within a structure, which is defined as having four walls, a
roof, and a door.
The unlawful entry into a
structure must show evidence that the entry was made in order to commit a
felony or theft. If the intent was
not to commit a felony or theft, or if the intent cannot be determined,
the proper classification is Larceny.
Students and faculty/staff are
encouraged to report to security any suspicious activity.
Please note that any emergency
that requires immediate attention should not wait to report to the
school’s officer but rather should contact the appropriate agency by calling
(911). The institution does not maintain any special relationship with
State and local police and does not have an agreement with those police
agencies (such as written memoranda of understanding) to investigate
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