Accredited Since 1995
(for Campus Security Authorities)
Classification (see definitions below)?
Motor Vehicle Theft
Weapon Law Violations
Drug Abuse Violations
Liquor Law Violations
Sex Offenses Forcible
Sex Offenses Non-Forcible
Who is a Campus Security Authority according to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus
Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act? A Campus Security Authority, may be a
dean of students; a director of athletics, a team coach, a faculty advisor to a student
group, or any other NAU official "who has significant responsibility for student and campus
activities". The following are probably not campus security authorities: a single teaching
faculty member (other than an advisor to a student group); or a physician in a campus health
center or a counselor in a counseling center whose only responsibility is to provide care to
students; or campus clerical staff. Unsure if you are a campus security authority? See your
dean, director, department head, or contact Sgt. Paul Sorenson, at 523-8058 or via e-mail.
According to federal law, the Police Department is required to report "statistics concerning
the occurrence of criminal offenses reported to the. police agency or any official of the
institution who has 'significant responsibility' for student and campus activities".
The criminal offenses that we are required to report are murder/non-negligent manslaughter;
negligent manslaughter; sex offenses (forcible and non-forcible); robbery; aggravated assault;
burglary; motor vehicle theft; arson; liquor law violations; drug violations; and/or illegal
weapons possession. We are required to report offenses that occur on campus, in residence
facilities, in non-campus property utilized by the institution and on public property adjacent
to the campus.
Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter: the willful (non-negligent) killing of one human being by
another. NOTE: deaths caused by negligence, attempts to kill, assaults to kill, suicides,
accidental deaths, and justifiable homicides are excluded.
Sex Offense: (Forcible) Any sexual act directed against another person, forcibly
and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly or against the person's will where the victim is
incapable of giving consent. (Non-Forcible) Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse e.g.
Sex Offense: (Non-Forcible) are incidents of unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse: Only two types of offenses are included in this definition:
* Incest is non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
* Statutory Rape is non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. If force was used or threatened, or the victim was incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth, or temporary or permanent mental impairment, the offense should be classified as forcible rape, not statutory rape.
Negligent Manslaughter: the killing of another person through gross negligence.
Robbery: the taking or attempting to take anything of value from the care, custody
or control of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim
Aggravated Assault: an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose
of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the
use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. It is not necessary that
injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon is used which could or probably
would result in a serious potential injury if the crime were successfully completed.
Burglary: The unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or a theft. For
reporting purposes this definition includes: unlawful entry with intent to commit a larceny or a felony:
breaking and entering with intent to commit a larceny; housebreaking; safecracking; and all attempts to
commit any of the aforementioned.
Motor Vehicle Theft: The theft or attempted theft of a motor vehicle. (Classify as
motor vehicle theft all cases where automobiles are taken by persons not having lawful access, even though
the vehicles are later abandoned - including joy riding.)
Arson: The willful or malicious burning or attempt to burn, with or without intent
to defraud, a dwelling house, public building, motor vehicle or aircraft, or personal property of another
THE FOLLOWING OFFENSES MUST BE REPORTED IF THE INDIVIDUAL WAS EITHER ARRESTED OR REFERRED TO A
CAMPUS OFFICIAL FOR CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY ACTION:
Weapon Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinances dealing with weapon
offenses, regulatory in nature, such as: manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons: carrying
deadly weapons, concealed or openly: furnishing deadly weapons to minors; aliens possessing deadly
weapons; all attempts to commit any of the aforementioned.
Drug Abuse Violations: Violations of state and local laws relating to the unlawful
possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and making of narcotic drugs. The relevant substances
include: Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, heroin, codeine); marijuana; synthetic
narcotics (Demerol, methadone); and dangerous non-narcotic drugs (barbiturates, Benzedrine.)
Liquor Law Violations: The violation of laws or ordinance prohibiting: the manufacture, sale,
transporting, furnishing, possessing of intoxicating liquor; maintaining unlawful drinking places;
bootlegging; operating a still; furnishing liquor to minor or intemperate person; using a vehicle
for illegal transportation or liquor; drinking on a train or public conveyance; all attempts to commit
any of the aforementioned. (Drunkenness and driving under the influence are not included in this
NOTE: As required by the Clery Act, the definitions above are taken from the Uniform Crime Reporting
Handbook. If you have any questions about how these definitions apply, please contact Corporal Lance Wigley or Commander Cindy Cox.
NAU Police Department
PO Box 5602
Flagstaff, Arizona 86011
Phone: (928) 523-3611
Emergency: 911 or
Weapons Exception Form
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South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011