Published: Nov. 13, 2014
Crystal Olmedo | Assistant News Editor
The previously bare Clery Report was updated by Chief Miyashiro of Riverside City College Police Department with RCC’s crime statistics for the years of 2011 and 2012 on Oct. 28, almost a month after the Oct. 1 deadline given in the U.S. Department of Education’s Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting.
The following day, Oct. 29 the report was also updated with policies regarding crime reporting and incidents, and programs and services available to students who are victims of crimes, which the preceding version of the report was lacking. A notice was sent by email to RCC’s students, staff and faculty indicating that the Clery Report was available for viewing on RCC’s Campus Police webpage.
The 2011 crime statistics for drug law violations on public property for RCC were misreported. RCC’s Clery Report showed zero violations, whereas the U.S. Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool shows 10. According to Miyashiro crime statistics are “automatically inputted by computerated dispatch.” Miyashiro stated that discrepancy in the statistic was a result of a “typo” and that the figure has been amended. The figure does not currently appear in the 2013 Clery Report published on RCC’s website.
The report was supposed to have been presented to RCCD’s Committee for Teaching and Learning by Miyashiro at the Nov. 3 Board of Trustees meeting. The presentation has been pushed back to the Nov. 18 Board of Trustees meeting.