On November 8, 1990, President George Bush signed the "Student Right to Know & Campus Security Act of 1990". This act applies to every institution of higher education that receives federal financial aid.
Title II of the Act is called the "Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990."
It requires institutions of higher education to distribute to all current students and employees, and applicants for enrollment or employment two types of information:
(1) Descriptions of policies related to campus security; and...
(2) Statistics concerning specific types of crimes.
Prior to this act, approximately 350 institutions of higher education voluntarily reported crime statistics to the Uniform Crime Report (UCR). The El Paso Community College Police Department is in compliance with this federal law and reports crime to the UCR on scheduled basis and makes them available for publication. Click on the College Crime Statistics link to view crimes committed and arrests made, by campus, for current statistics.