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Security

At CPTC the Security Department places students and staff at the center of all we do.  We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment through the following services:  campus patrol, parking/traffic enforcement, emergency response, incident investigation, lost and found management, basic first aid, escort services to or from your vehicle, battery boosts, building access, and the assignment of keys and alarm codes. Our officers are non-commissioned and the Lakewood Police Department has jurisdiction on our Main Campus in Lakewood and the Pierce County Sheriff's Department at the South Hill Campus.

Administrative Contact

Lisa Beach
Director of Compliance
253-589-5603
253-709-3591
Building 17, Room 109F

Christian Kroiss
Manager of Security
253-589-5633
253-861-6464
Location: Building 12

Security Contact Information
Officer on Duty: 589.5682
Office Contact: 589.5557. Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Emergency from a College Phone: 9.911
Location: Building 12

Larry Clark
Vice President for Finance and Administration
253.589.5602
Bldg 17, Room 104

Emergency Links

Main Campus - Lakewood
https://www.cityoflakewood.us/police
www.westpierce.org/
South Hill Campus - Puyallup
http://www.cityofpuyallup.org/215/Police-Department
http://www.centralpiercefire.org/

Inclement Weather

CPTC will post inclement weather closures or delays to the following site www.FlashAlert.net.  This closure information is shared with news media for broadcast.  Additionally, interested parties can subscribe to this site and receive notifications through email, text, Facebook or Twitter.  The College website at www.cptc.edu will announce closures or delays using banners on the main page and the notification system CPTC Warn (see emergency management section of the website to sign up) will push messages to subscribers as well. In addition, a recorded message will be available on the school closure and information line at 253-589-5707.

Sex Offender Notification

In accordance to the "Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act" of 2000, which amends the Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually violent Offender Registration Act, the Jeanne Clery Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the Clover Park Technical College Security Department provides information on Registered Level III Offenders that are currently attending classes. This act requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement information provided by a State concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that State at which the person is employed, carries a vocation, or is a student. In Washington state sex offenders who are enrolled in a public or private institution of higher education must also notify the local county sheriff immediately (RCW 9A.44.145).

Using this public information to threaten, intimidate or harass sex/kidnap offenders will not be tolerated. This abuse could potentially terminate our ability to release this important information to the public. 

About Classification Levels

When an offender is released from custody and placed back to the community, the Washington State Department of Corrections Community Protection Unit evaluates the offender. They determine the risk classification level for the offender. This evaluation is based on a complex scoring and review process. Community safety is a primary factor in the process. The classification levels basically have the following meanings: 

Level 1

These offenders present the lowest possible risk to the community and their likelihood to re-offend is considered minimal. They normally have not exhibited predatory type characteristics and most have successfully participated or are participating in approved treatment programs. Many are first time offenders. 

Level 2

These offenders present a moderate risk to the community and they have a higher likelihood of re-offending than the Level 1 offenders. They are considered a higher risk to re-offend, because of the nature of their previous crime(s) and lifestyle (drug and alcohol abuse and other criminal activity). Some have refused to participate or failed to complete approved treatment programs. 

Level 3

These offenders pose a potential high risk to the community and are a threat to re-offend if provided the opportunity. Most have prior sex crime convictions as well as other criminal convictions. Their lifestyles and choices place them in this classification. Some have predatory characteristics and may seek out victims. They may have refused or failed to complete approved treatment programs. Fewer than three percent of all registered sex offenders in Pierce County are classified as Level 3 offenders.

Fall Quarter 2016 Level 3 and Level 2 Registered Sex Offender(s) on Campus

Level II 
Maxwell Mathew Level 2

Level III
James Farnan Level 3

Derek Parris Level 3

 

To search the full directory of sexual offenders in Pierce County:
Pierce County (WA) Sheriff's website:
http://www.icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=54483

Clery Act

The issue of campus safety is of vital concern for students and their families in choosing an educational institution.  The Clery Act and Higher Education Act mandate safety and security related requirements for institutions.  Educational institutions must collect, classify and count crime statistics, issue campus alerts, issue emergency notifications, publish an annual security report, and submit crime statistics to the Department of Educations.  There are additional requirements of institutions who maintain a campus security department or who have campus student housing.

2016 Annual Security Report - Lakewood Campus

2016 Annual Security Report - South Hill Campus

 

Daily Crime Logs

CPTC’s daily crime logs for the most recent sixty day period are available for inspection during business hours at the Safety Office.  Those logs older than sixty days will be provided within two days of a request.

2015 Daily Crime/Incident Report Log

 

Crime Statistics

Lakewood Campus

Offense On Campus - Lakewood   Non-Campus  
  2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses -- Forcible 1 1 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses -- Non-forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 1 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 2 1 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 2 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft (does not include theft from a motor vehicle) 2 3 2 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests & Referrals for Disciplinary Action            
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 1 2 1 0 0 0
Hate Crimes (Ethnicity/National Origin) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 1 3 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 1 0 1 0 0 0
Stalking 1 1 1 0 0 0

 

South Hill Campus

Offense On Campus - South HIll   Non-Campus  
  2013 2014 2015 2013 2014 2015
Murder/Non-negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offenses -- Forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sex offenses -- Non-forcible 0 0 0 0 0 0
Incest 0 0 0 0 0 0
Statutory Rape 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft (does not include theft from a motor vehicle) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arrests & Referrals for Disciplinary Action            
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hate Crimes (Ethnicity/National Origin) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stalking 0 0 0 0 0 0


College Policies

Chapter 5 Section 20 – Notification of Registered Sexual Offender(s)
Chapter 6 Section 2 – Parking and Traffic Rules and Regulations
Chapter 6 Section 6 – Lost or Stolen Equipment/Keys
Chapter 6 Section 16 – Staff Use of Force
Chapter 6 Section 18 – Disturbances
Chapter 6 Section 19 – Assault
Chapter 6 Section 20 – Vandalism
Chapter 6 Section 23 – Workplace and Campus Violence

Security WAC - CPTC

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=495C-116
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=495C-140