The Campus Crime Alert is provided to give students, faculty and
staff timely notification of crimes that may represent a serious or
ongoing threat to the campus community, and to heighten safety awareness.
The Alert also seeks information that may lead to an arrest and the conviction
of the offender when violent crimes against persons, or substantial
crimes against property, have been reported.
BFIT Campus Security is responsible for issuing a Campus Crime Alert
when a crime is reported to, or brought to the attention of security, and
that crime represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of
members of the campus community. Information for Alerts also comes from
other law enforcement agencies. Every attempt will be made to distribute
the Alert within a reasonable amount of time that the incident is
reported to BFIT Campus Security. However, the release is subject to the
availability of accurate facts concerning the incident, and
investigation restraints. Alerts are created by Campus Security and
distributed via the campus email system.
Campus Security may issue a Campus Crime Alert whenever a report is
received of a violent crime against a person or a substantial crime
against property on campus that represents a serious or ongoing threat
to the safety of students, faculty and staff. Alerts may be assigned the
same number as the corresponding police report and provide details of
the crime, a description of the suspect if known, information on whom to
contact with information and safety tips.
Campus Crime Alerts may be e-mailed, to faculty, staff, and students,
distributed throughout campus, provided to campus media and posted on
the Campus Security webpage. Campus Crime Alerts typically include the
1. A succinct statement of the incident.
2. Any connection to previous incidents.
3. Physical description and/or composite drawing of the suspect, if appropriate.
4. Date and time the bulletin was released.
5. Other relevant and important information.
6. Appropriate safety tips.