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Crimes Reported to UNM – Valencia Police Department
2010 - 2012
 
 
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  Emergency Response Procedures
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Crime

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Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter

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Negligent Manslaughter

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Sex Offenses – Forcible

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Sex Offenses – Non-Forcible

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Robbery

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Aggravated Assault

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Burglary

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Motor Vehicle Theft

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Arson

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Weapons Violation – Arrests

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Weapons Violation – Disciplinary Referral

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Drug Abuse Violation – Arrests

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Drug Abuse Violation – Disciplinary Referral

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Liquor Law Violation – Arrests

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Liquor Law Violation – Disciplinary Referral

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Harassment

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Vandalism

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Community
   
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The University of New Mexico’s Valencia Campus (hereafter “UNM - Valencia”), located in Los Lunas, New Mexico, is a community of approximately 2,500 students, faculty and staff.

Visitors come to our campus to attend lectures, symposia, concerts, plays, sporting activities and other events.

Our campus is surrounded by unincorporated areas of Valencia County, the City of Belen and the Village of Los Lunas.

Despite our rapid growth and constantly changing population, we have maintained an extremely low crime rate.

   
       
   
Mission
   
   

The mission of The University of New Mexico’s Valencia Campus Police Department (hereafter “Valencia Police”) is to provide UNM - Valencia with exceptional police services for the preservation of human rights and the protection of people and property.

These services will be provided with an emphasis on proactive measures, minimizing the need for reactive responses.

We will strive for positive interaction with outside agencies; and we will maintain a strong, cooperative relationship with the community by respecting differences and fostering a better understanding through communication.

   
       
   
Protect
   
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Valencia Police is here to protect you and offers numerous services to ensure your safety.

Valencia Police has the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at UNM - Valencia.

Criminal incidents may be referred to the local law enforcement agencies that have area jurisdiction.

Valencia Police maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Valencia County Sheriff’s Department and the New Mexico State Police.

All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately file a report with Valencia Police (925-8570).  In case of emergency, please dial 911.  Prompt reporting will assure that timely warning notices are posted on campus and will provide for timely disclosure of crime statistics.

   
       
   
Emergency Response Procedures
   
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In the event of a significant emergency or dangerous situation on campus, UNM - Valencia has a multi-faceted emergency communications system designed to notify students, faculty, staff and visitors. LoboAlerts is The University of New Mexico's emergency text messaging system. LoboAlerts is just one piece of the multi-faceted, campus notification system used to provide safety and weather alerts, and notification of events which have the potential to threaten UNM – Valencia’s ability to conduct regular activities. The system also includes a Network Emergency Broadcast Alert system, email alerts and web page updates. Plans and policies are in place such that the UNM - Valencia community can be notified of an immediate threat to health and safety, provided that notification will not compromise efforts to contain the emergency.

UNM - Valencia conducts exercises of the campus emergency communications system annually. At that time, the Network Emergency Broadcast Alert system, web page updates and the warning siren systems are deployed.

UNM - Valencia provides orientation to new students, faculty and staff and campus groups and departments regarding basic safety and emergency preparedness efforts. UNM – Valencia has an Emergency Management Committee which reviews plans and procedures on an ongoing basis.

   
   
Lobo Alerts Emergency Text Messaging
   
       
   
Prevention
   
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Alarm System:  We operate a computerized intrusion and fire alarm system to monitor facilities throughout campus to enhance personal and building security.

Crime Prevention Materials:  Free brochures and other documents regarding crime prevention are available at the Valencia Police Office and other campus locations.

Escort Service:  Assistance is available for stalled vehicles or keys locked in vehicles. For escort service call 925-8570.

Lost and Found:  Valencia Police operates the main lost-and-found service for UNM - Valencia.

Access to Campus Facilities:  We strive to make our campus safe by limiting access to buildings after business hours. Buildings on campus are generally open during regular business hours, when classes are in session and for special events.  Persons authorized to remain in a building after closing times are required to have proper identification at all times. Police personnel conduct frequent internal and external checks of all campus buildings.

   
       
   
Crime Reporting
   
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Valencia Police encourages anyone who is the victim of or witness to any crime to promptly report the incident to the police.

Police reports are public record under State law. Valencia Police cannot hold reports of crime in confidence.

Confidential reports for purposes of inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics can generally be made to Valencia Police authorities, as identified below.

Valencia Police compiles and reports annual crime statistics to inform the UNM - Valencia community of crime and related problems.

Statistics are gathered from Valencia Police reports.

Valencia Police staff should be notified immediately whenever a crime on campus property is discovered, suspected or witnessed.

Individuals can reach Valencia Police by contacting any campus employee.

   
       
   
Drug and Alcohol Policy
   
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UNM – Valencia’s policy on illegal drugs and alcohol clearly states the standard for a drug-free, alcohol-free campus. UNM's policy on illegal drugs and alcohol can be found online at http://research.unm.edu/policiesprocedures/drug.html.

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of controlled substances or alcohol on UNM - Valencia property as part of any activity by any member of the UNM - Valencia community - faculty, staff or student - is strictly prohibited.

Federal and State laws relating to controlled substances and alcohol are enforced by Valencia Police.

As a condition of employment or enrollment, all UNM - Valencia employees and students are required to abide by the terms of the policy. Violation of the policy will result in disciplinary action, including, but not limited to, employee dismissal or student expulsion and/or mandatory participation in an approved substance abuse treatment or rehabilitation program.

Smoking Policy:  Smoking is permitted only in designated areas. This policy is in compliance with the New Mexico Clean Indoor Air Act of 1985 and UNM’s Business Policies and Procedures Manual, Policy 2250. Smoking is not permitted in any UNM - Valencia building.

   
       
   
Weapons Policy
   
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Employees, students and visitors are not permitted to use or possess weapons on any part of the campus.

Weapons include, but are not limited to: firearms, ammunition, volatile substances or materials, bombs, explosives or incendiary devices.

Persons who have such weapons in their possession must deposit them with Valencia Police for the duration of their stay at UNM - Valencia.

Any person failing to comply will become subject to appropriate disciplinary and/or criminal action.

   
       
   
Safety
   
   

You make the difference!  Your safety and security are of prime concern at UNM - Valencia and we at Valencia Police are working hard to ensure that our campus is a safe place to learn, work and play.

UNM - Valencia is not, however, exempt from crime.

We are doing our part to prevent crime, but to be safe and secure, you must take common-sense precautions, be alert and look out for others.

Maintaining an effective police department is a community effort, and together we can ensure that UNM - Valencia remains safe.

   
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Safety Tips  
  Walk purposefully. Look confident. Watch where you are going. Be alert to your surroundings  
  Use well - lighted, well-traveled routes. Avoid short-cuts through isolated areas.  
  Lock all doors and close all windows when leaving your car, whether it is for a few minutes or several hours.  
  Have keys ready when you approach your car. Check the car for intruders before entering and lock your door immediately after getting into your car.  
  Always lock your bicycle or motorcycle when leaving it unattended, even if it is only for a few minutes. Use the U-shaped high security lock whenever possible.  
  If you witness a crime, call Valencia Police immediately.  
   
    Safety TrainingSafety Training is provided periodically for staff, faculty and student employees. Please watch for information regarding upcoming sessions. Suggestions for training sessions can be emailed to the Director of Business Operations (aesanchz@unm.edu).      
       
   
Sexual Assault
   
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Approved by the University President on 10/7/95

Purpose of Policy: This policy provides for The University of New Mexico main and branch campuses:
A. A description of educational programs to promote the awareness of rape, acquaintance rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses.
B. Procedures students should follow if a sex offense occurs, including procedures concerning who should be contacted, the importance of preserving evidence for the proof of a criminal offense, and to whom the alleged offense should be reported.
C. Information on a student's option to notify proper law enforcement authorities, including on-campus and local police, and a statement that institutional personnel will assist the student in notifying these authorities, if the student requests the assistance of these personnel.
D. Notification to students of existing on- and off-campus counseling, mental health, or other student services for victims of sex offenses.
E. Notification to students that the institution will change a victim's academic and living situations after an alleged sex offense and of the options for those changes, if requested by the victim and reasonably available.
F. Procedures for campus disciplinary action in cases of an alleged sex offense, including a clear statement that:
1. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a disciplinary proceeding.
2. Both the accuser and accused shall be informed of the final determination of a disciplinary proceeding with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed against the accused.
3. Sanctions the institution may impose following a final determination of an institutional disciplinary proceeding regarding rape, acquaintance rape, or other forcible or non-forcible sex offenses.

Definition of Sex Offenses: The University of New Mexico main campus and branch campuses adopt, for the purpose of this policy, the following definitions for sex offenses as prescribed by The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act:
  Sex Offense - Forcible
A. Forcible rape - The carnal knowledge of a 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 because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity (or because of his/her youth).
B. Forcible sodomy - Oral or anal sexual intercourse with another person, forcibly and/or against that person's will; or not forcibly against the person's will where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
C. Sexual assault with an object - The use of an object or instrument to unlawfully penetrate, however slightly, the genital or anal opening of the body of 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 because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
D. Forcible fondling - The touching of the private body parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, 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 because of his/her youth or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental or physical incapacity.
  Sex Offense - Non-forcible
Unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.
A. Incest - Non-forcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
B. Statutory Rape - Non-forcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent.

Educational Programs: UNM – Valencia recognizes the harm caused by sexual assault and the need to educate the University community regarding this issue. The University offers the following educational program services:
A. Albuquerque Rape Crisis Center, 1025 Hermosa SE, Albuquerque, NM (505-266-7711).
B. UNM – Valencia Director of Student Services, Student Services Building (925-8560). Student Services coordinates new student orientation, which includes information about sexual assault and domestic violence. Student Services also provides information brochures and flyers throughout the campus.

Procedures Students Should Follow if a Sex Offense Occurs: The University's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct, which apply to the main and all of the branch campuses and educational centers, expressly forbid the commission of sexual assault including rape. A student who is a victim of such an offense may pursue charges against the perpetrator under these policies. It is important for victims of sex offenses to understand the steps to take in order to preserve evidence as it may be necessary in the proof of sexual assault in the criminal process and the student discipline system. Victims should not bathe, shower, wash, douche, brush one's teeth, comb one's hair or change clothes before seeking medical attention. Important evidence may be on the victim's body and/or clothes. This evidence can be collected during the medical examination.
A. A student who is the victim of a sex offense on campus or at a University sponsored or sanctioned activity should immediately contact the Sheriff's Department at 505-866-2460 (or 911) to report the incident. Students may also contact Valencia Police, located in the Student Center, or call 925-8570. Police protection is available from 8:00am to 10:00pm, Monday through Friday, and 8:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday. Valencia Police patrols campus during class hours and, upon request, provide escort service to parking areas during the evening hours.
B. A person who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a student or a visitor to UNM – Valencia has the option of pursuing charges against the perpetrator under the University's Student Code of Conduct or Visitor Code of Conduct. Information can be obtained from the Director of Student Services in the Student Services Building or by calling 925-8560. The Student Services Office is also available to assist victims of sex offenses in making appropriate accommodations in their academic arrangements.

Notification of Law Enforcement: All victims of sex offenses will be assisted by UNM – Valencia staff in contacting appropriate legal authorities and service agencies. Victims are strongly encouraged to report incidents to Valencia Police (925-8570) for criminal action. If the offense occurred on property outside the jurisdiction of Valencia Police, Valencia Police will assist the student in contacting the law enforcement agency which has jurisdiction. Students may also contact the Director of Student Services (925-8560) for assistance in contacting law enforcement authorities and service agencies.

Procedures for Campus Disciplinary Action: The University of New Mexico's Student Code of Conduct and Visitor Code of Conduct, which apply to the main campus and all branch campuses and educational centers, prohibit "any form of sexual assault including rape."

UNM – Valencia violations of the Student and Visitor Codes of Conduct are administered by the Student Services Office (925-8560).

A person who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a student, or a student who is a victim of a sex offense committed by a visitor to UNM – Valencia has the option of pursuing charges against the perpetrator of the offense under the relevant Code of Conduct. Victims of sex offenses are encouraged to file reports with Valencia Police (925-8570) and the Valencia County Sheriff's Office (505-866-2404 or 911). Information with regard to pursuing charges under the Student or Visitor Code of Conduct may be obtained by contacting the UNM – Valencia Student Services Office (925-8560). A victim of a sex offense is permitted and encouraged to be accompanied at meetings with University officials by a support person of his/her choice. This support person may accompany and assist the victim throughout the University's disciplinary process. Under the University's Student Grievance Procedure, the alleged victim of a sex offense and the alleged perpetrator are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present as advisors during disciplinary proceedings. Both the alleged victim and alleged perpetrator will be informed of the final determination of a disciplinary proceed-ing with respect to the alleged sex offense and any sanction that is imposed on the accused.

Sanctions: Under the University's Student Code of Conduct which applies to the main and all of the branch campuses and educational centers, a student who commits a violation of this Code, including a sex offense, is subject to the following possible sanctions:
A. Verbal warning - means an oral reprimand.
B. Written warning - means a written reprimand.
C. Disciplinary probation - means the establishment of a time period during which further acts of misconduct may or will result in more severe disciplinary sanctions depending upon the conditions of the probation. Conditions of probation can include community service, attendance at workshops and/or seminars including but not limited to alcohol, drug or safety workshops and/or seminars, mandatory mental health evaluation and/or counseling or other educational sanctions.
D. Suspension - means losing student status for a period of time specified in the terms of the suspension. A suspension may commence immediately upon a finding of a violation or it may be deferred to a later time.
E. Expulsion - means losing student status for an indefinite period of time. Readmission may not be sought before the expiration of two years from the date of expulsion, and it is not guaranteed even after that time.
F. Dismissal - means termination of student employment, either for a stated time period or indefinitely.
G. Barred from campus - means being barred from all or designated portions of The University property or activities.

   
         
   
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Valencia Police Office                                                           925-8570

Valencia Police Office (from any campus phone)                       5-8570

Hank Vigil, Director of Student Affairs                                  925-8581

Andrew Sanchez, Director of Business Operations                925-8508

 
         
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