Campus Security & Safety

Annual Security Report

The Facilities & Safety Department is responsible for collecting and reporting crime statistics on a daily and annual basis. These statistics are compiled into a daily crime log and reported annually to the Department of Education to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as well as state and federal Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) laws.

The Facilities & Safety Department makes a good faith effort to obtain crime statistics from Campus Security Authorities (CSAs), which include all employees of Perry Technical Institute and the Yakima Police Department.

The Annual Security Report is published on or before October 1st of each year. The report contains three years’ of campus crime statistics and the required security policy statements, including sexual assault policies which assure basic victims' rights, the authority of campus security, and where students should go to report crimes.

The Annual Security Report is e-mailed to all current students and current employees annually by the Facilities & Safety Department. All prospective students and prospective employees are provided with materials that contain the web address to the Annual Security Report. The report can also be accessed online at perrytech.edu/doc/annual_security_report.pdf.

Printed copies may be obtained in person or by writing the Facilities & Safety Department at 2011 W. Washington Ave., Yakima, WA 98903, or by calling 509.453.0374 x 5767.

Campus Security Policy

Security is achieved through the cooperation and participation of all members of the institution. All staff, faculty, students, and visitors are expected to promptly and accurately report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to the Facilities & Safety Department or the appropriate local police agency. 

Call 911 if the situation poses an immediate threat or if a non-emergency criminal violation occurred.

Individuals on campus may also report crimes to a designated Campus Security Authority (CSA), which are all PTI employees and contracted security personnel. These designated individuals have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, and as such are provided notice and training by PTI as to the extent of their responsibility and how to report crimes to PTI.

REPORTING A CRIME OR EMERGENCY:

Call to report an emergency or non-emergency criminal  violation  911
Director of Facilities & Safety  509.895.5790
Campus Security Guard on Patrol  509.834.0631
Campus Security Authority, Any PTI Employee 509.453.0374
Campus Security Hotline 509.895.5898
Online Incident Report Form  perrytech.edu/safety/incident-report.html 
Email  security@perrytech.edu 

Hazard Communication

To ensure that information about the dangers of all hazardous chemicals used by Perry Technical Institute are known by all affected students and employees, the following hazard communication program has been established. Under this program you will be informed of the following:

  1. Location of all hazardous chemicals in assigned work area.
  2. Location of safety data sheets for all hazardous chemicals.
  3. How to read container labels and safety data sheets to obtain hazardous information.
  4. Safe handling procedures and measures for all hazardous chemicals in assigned work area.

OSHA (UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS FOR HANDLING EXPOSURE TO BLOOD/BODILY FLUIDS):

  1. All blood/bodily fluids should be considered infectious regardless of the perceived status of the individual.
  2. Avoid contact with blood/bodily fluids if possible. Immediately notify your instructor or nearest faculty or staff member if you notice the presence of bodily fluids or come in contact with them.
  3. Allow the individual to clean the injury, if possible. If it is not possible for the individual to clean the injury themselves, disposable gloves must be worn. Gloves and contaminated items are to be double bagged and tied to prevent exposure to others. Send clearly marked contaminated waste to the Facilities and Safety Department or call for pick-up.
  4. Clothing that has been exposed should be washed thoroughly with warm water and soap.
  5. Upon removal of gloves, hands should be washed with warm water and soap.
  6. Surfaces contaminated with blood/bodily fluids should be cleaned thoroughly with disinfectant. The cleaning should be completed by a custodian or maintenance employee.

AS A GENERAL RULE: Do not touch a patient who is bleeding, even if you use gloves. If someone has a bloody nose or cut knee, hand them the box of tissues or paper towels and instruct them to hold it on their wound, and then send them to a medical facility or the hospital for further care if necessary.

Safety Orientation

Perry Technical Institute students are required to complete a safety orientation with their instructor, comprised of a Student Responsibility Statement; a review of their class safety program; OSHA universal precautions for handling exposure to blood/bodily fluids; a hazard communication awareness program (SDS); a student accident insurance video and fire safety. Some students may need additional instruction in the use of eyewash stations, and acetylene gas cylinder safety as necessary.  Students must keep this information for reference.

Student Responsibility Statement

As a student of Perry Technical Institute, I am responsible to:

 

  1. Observe all school safety and health rules and apply the principles of accident prevention in my day-to-day duties.
  2. Not report to school under the influence of alcoholic beverages or drugs, or to consume them while on school property.
  3. Report any training-related injury, illness, or property damage to my supervisor and promptly seek treatment.
  4. Wear all required PPE (personal protective equipment) as directed.
  5. Report hazardous conditions (unsafe equipment, floors, materials) and unsafe acts promptly to my instructor or safety committee representative.
  6. Observe all hazard warnings.
  7. Keep aisles, walkways, and working areas free of slipping and tripping hazards.
  8. Know the location of fire/safety exits and evacuation procedures.
  9. Keep all emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms, fire hoses, exit doors, and stairways clear of obstacles.
  10. Operate only the equipment for which I am authorized and properly trained.
  11. Observe safe operating procedures for this equipment.
  12. Be alert to see that all guards and other protective devices are in their proper places before operating equipment.
  13. Not wear frayed, torn or loose clothing, jewelry, or long unrestrained hair near moving machinery or other sources of entanglement, or around electrical equipment.
  14. Follow proper lifting procedures at all times.
  15. Walk at all times on school premises (no running) and take no unauthorized shortcuts.
  16. Refrain from fighting, horseplay, or distracting my fellow students.
  17. Remain in my own study area unless I am instructed otherwise.
  18. Ride as a passenger on a vehicle only if it is equipped with a rider’s seat.
  19. Actively support and participate in the school’s effort to provide a safety and health program.

Violence Against Women Act and Clery Act

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) amendments to the Clery Act expand the rights afforded to campus survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. The Clery Act is a consumer protection law that aims to provide transparency around campus crime policy and statistics.

CLERY ACT CRIMES:

  • Murder / non-negligent manslaughter
  • Negligent manslaughter
  • Sex offenses: rape, fondling, incest, statutory rape
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson
  • Arrests or judicial referrals for disciplinary action:
    • Liquor law violations
    • Drug law violations
    • Illegal weapons possession

VAWA CRIMES:

  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking

HATE CRIMES: Evidence that shows the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, or disability. If any of the following crimes occur due to bias, it will be counted as a hate crime: all Clery criminal offenses, larceny/theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction, damage, or vandalism of property.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: RCW 26.50.010 Definitions: (3) "Domestic violence" means: (a) Physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one intimate partner by another intimate partner; or (b) physical harm, bodily injury, assault, or the infliction of fear of imminent physical harm, bodily injury or assault, sexual assault, or stalking as defined in RCW 9A.46.110 of one family or household member by another family or household member.

DATING VIOLENCE: "RCW 26.50.010(2) Definitions:
“Dating Violence” has the same definition as “Domestic Violence”, except the definition “Dating Relationship” is used instead of “Intimate Partner” to describe the relationship between the parties involved. (2) “Dating relationship” means a social relationship of a romantic nature. Factors that the court may consider in making this determination include: (a) The length of time the relationship has existed; (b) the nature of the relationship; and (c) the frequency of interaction between the parties.

SEXUAL ASSAULT: RCW 9A.44
The term sexual assault means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by Federal, tribal, or State law, including when the victim lacks the capacity to consent.

STALKING:

RCW 9A.46.110 Definitions:
(1) A person commits the crime of stalking if, without lawful authority and under circumstances not amounting to a felony attempt of another crime:
(a) He or she intentionally and repeatedly harasses or repeatedly follows another person; and
(b) The person being harassed or followed is placed in fear that the stalker intends to injure the person, another person, or property of the person or of another person. The feeling of fear must be one that a reasonable person in the same situation would experience under all the circumstances; and
(c) The stalker either:
(i) Intends to frighten, intimidate, or harass the person; or
(ii) Knows or reasonably should know that the person is afraid, intimidated, or harassed even if the stalker did not intend to place the person in fear or intimidate or harass the person.
(2)(a) It is not a defense to the crime of stalking under subsection (1)(c)(i) of this section that the stalker was not given actual notice that the person did not want the stalker to contact or follow the
person; and
(b) It is not a defense to the crime of stalking under subsection (1)(c)(ii) of this section that the stalker did not intend to frighten, intimidate, or harass the person.

 

Stalking Behaviors include:

  • Non-consensual communication including in-person communication, telephone calls, voice messages, text messages, email messages, social networking site postings, instant messages, postings of pictures or information on web sites, written letters, gifts, or any other communications that are undesired and/or place another person in fear
  • Following, pursuing, waiting, or showing up uninvited at a workplace, place of residence, classroom, or other locations frequented by a victim
  • Surveillance and other types of observation, whether by physical proximity or electronic means
  • Trespassing
  • Vandalism
  • Non-consensual touching
  • Direct physical and/or verbal threats against a victim or a victim’s loved ones
  • Gathering of information about a victim from family, friends, co-workers, and/or classmates
  • Manipulative and controlling behaviors such as threats to harm oneself, or threats to harm someone close to the victim
  • Defamation or slander against the victim

CONSENT:

RCW 9A.44.010 Definitions: (7) "Consent" means that at the time of the act of sexual intercourse or sexual contact there are actual words or conduct indicating freely given agreement to have sexual intercourse or sexual contact.

Weapons and Violence Policy

In order to maintain a safe and secure campus, the possession, use, or threat to use firearms, dangerous chemicals, explosives of any kind, or other weapons (including but not limited to martial arts weapons, ammunition, BB guns, air guns, and paint guns) is strictly prohibited while on school property, and while engaging in school-related work or activities on or off campus. Violation of these safety regulations will result in disciplinary action.

Fixed blades are not allowed. Folding knives with a blade of three inches or less are allowed only as a tool in keeping with the industry standards of the training being pursued. Blades longer than three inches are not allowed under any circumstances.

Misuse of personal defense devices (such as pepper spray) is prohibited. The owner is responsible and will be held accountable for any misuse of these devices.

Violence or threats of violence are strictly prohibited. Any threat of violence or harm to students or employees should be reported immediately to your instructor, the deans of education, or the director of facilities & safety. The incident should be reported even if you think the threat is a joke. Any act of violence or threat will be subject to discipline and may result in legal action.