Confidential Crime Reporting
If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the Becker College conduct system or the criminal justice system, you may still want to consider making a confidential report. With your permission, the Becker College campus police chief or a designee can file a report on the details of the incident without revealing your identity. The purpose of a confidential report is to comply with your wish to keep the matter confidential, while taking steps to ensure the future safety of yourself and others.
With your confidential report, the Becker College Police Department can keep an accurate account of the number of incidents involving students and determine whether there is a pattern of crime with regard to certain locations, methods, or assailants. This information will assist the Becker College Police Department with providing alerts to the College community of potential danger. Reports filed in this manner are counted and disclosed in the annual crime statistics for the institution.
Becker College community members and guests are encouraged to accurately and promptly report all crimes and public safety incidents to the Becker College Police Department. All Becker College Police Department incident reports are forwarded to the director of student affairs for review and potential action by the Office of Student Affairs. The Becker College Police Department will investigate a report when it is deemed appropriate. Additional information obtained over the course of the investigation will also be forwarded to the Office of Student Affairs at the conclusion of the investigation.
If assistance is required from the Worcester Police Department, Leicester Police Department, or Southborough Police Department, the Becker College Police Department will contact the appropriate unit. If a sexual assault or rape should occur, staff on scene – including the Becker College Police Department – will offer the victim a wide variety of services.
The Becker College community receives specific information about resources available in the event of a crime committed against any of its members. NOTE: Information about “resources” is not provided to imply that those resources are “reporting entities” for Becker College.
Crimes should be reported to the Becker College Police Department to ensure inclusion in the institution’s annual crime statistics report and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate.