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Daily Crime Log

Daily Crime Log

This log lists all the crimes reported to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department within the last 60 days. If you would like to see records beyond 60 days you must contact the GRCC PD at (616) 234-4010.

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Procedures for Managing and Maintaining the Daily Crime Log

The Grand Rapids Community College Police Department has primary responsibility for maintaining the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Daily Crime Log.  Specifically, the Clery Compliance Officer is responsible for adding/updating entries to the crime log, and Administrative Assistant, serves as the designated back-up for when the Clery Compliance Officer is on vacation or out of the office.  GRCC maintains a single log for all campuses that have a security presence.

All reported crimes must be added to the Daily Crime Log within 2 business days of being reported to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department by a victim, witness, perpetrator, third party, local law enforcement agency or a Campus Security Authority (including student conduct personnel). Any changes to the disposition (if within 60 days of addition) must be made within 2 business days of the change being reported to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department.

All criminal offenses that are reported to have occurred during a single incident will be included in the Daily Crime Log entry for the incident (i.e., an aggravated assault that is also an incident of domestic violence should be listed as Aggravated Assault and Domestic Violence in the classification section of the log).  Crimes will be listed in chronological order (by the date reported to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department) with the most recent crimes being recorded at the bottom of the log.

NOTE: The crime log classification will not normally match the crime statistics, as the crime log is compiled using the State of Michigan Crimes Code and the crime statistics are required by law to be compiled using the Federal Uniform Crime Reporting Summary Reporting System (SRS) definitions and standards and of National Incident Based Reporting System (NIBRS) definitions as required by the Clery Act.

After an entry is made on the crime log for each day, the Clery Compliance Officer/Administrative Assistant will send the most recent 60 days of the log in PDF form to the Web and Digital Strategy Team. The Web Team will post the PDF to the GRCC Police webpage. The Lakeshore Campus and Leslie E. Tassell MTEC staff will check the GRCC Police website daily and print when they observe an update. A hard copy of the Daily Crime Log is available for view at each separate campus where GRCC has a security/police presence (currently, there is a police or security presence at the Main/Devos,  Leslie E. Tassell MTEC and the GRCC Lakeshore Campus).

The staff at each location where the log is maintained shall be trained about the existence of the log and they are required to make it available for review, immediately upon request, to anyone who requests to see it. Staff should provide the log without inquiring as to the identity of the requestor or the purpose of the requestor’s review. Although the log must be provided upon request, GRCC is not required to provide the consumer with a hard copy of the log.

Crime Log Categories

Whenever a new entry is being added to the crime log, all required elements should be recorded.  These elements include:

  • Date Reported: Enter a crime into the log by the date it was reported to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department. A reported crime must be logged regardless of how much time has passed since it occurred. 
  • Date and Time: Enter the date and the time that the crime occurred. If the exact date and time are not known, use a range or indicate that it is unknown. Make every effort to determine the range.
  • Campus: There are three Separate Campus locations.  Leslie E. Tassell MTEC, GRCC Lakeshore and the Main/Devos Campus.  All crimes occurring at each location should be reported to the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department.
  • Location: Enter the general location of the crime using a description that will mean something to the campus community, such as the building name. If the building does not have a name, use the address. If it occurs outside of the Grand Rapids Community College facility on the public street, use the street name. If it happens outside in an area without a name, use a general description of the location such as “Outside the NW Corner of BUILDING NAME.”
  • Disposition: Enter the disposition name as listed in bold text on the Crime Log Disposition Definitions section.

Note: According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e., the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition, if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. The disclosure is prohibited by law;
  2. If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim; 
  3. If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual; 
  4. If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or
  5. If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence. 

Campus Locations

CAMPUS NAMELOCATION
Leslie E. Tassell MTECGrand Rapids
Main/Devos CampusGrand Rapids
GRCC Lakeshore CampusHolland

Crime Log Dispositions

The following is an explanation of the terminology used to complete the Disposition section of the Crime Log:

  • Open:  The case is currently being investigated by the Grand Rapids Community College Police Department.
  • Closed. Unfounded:  The case is determined through investigation to be false or baseless.  No offense occurred nor was attempted.
  • ClosedConduct Referral: The case has been forwarded to the Office of Student Life and Conduct. That office is responsible for reviewing the case and for determining whether or not the student(s) involved will be charged with a violation(s) of the Grand Rapids Community College Student Code of Conduct.
  • Closed. Victim Declined to Cooperate:  The victim decided not to press charges or follow through with criminal process.
  • Closed.  Arrested:  The subject(s) has been arrested by either Grand Rapids Community College Police Department or the appropriate local law enforcement agency.
  • Closed. No suspects or witnesses:  Case has no solvability.
  • Closed. Reclassified:  The original incident report classification has been changed to accurately reflect the appropriate classification, based on the results of the investigation.
  • Closed. No further action:  No further investigative action is required or lack of investigative leads.
  • Closed. Civil Citation: City municipal civil infraction, or other civil infraction issued.
  • Closed Warrant Denied: The case was presented to the prosecutor or city attorney who review the facts and did not issue a warrant.
  • Closed. Warrant Obtained: The case is referred to the prosecutor’s or city attorney’s office and a warrant was authorized.  Subject is not yet in custody.  Warrant in LEIN/NCIC.
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