Campus Crime Report

In accordance with the guidelines established by Med Academy, and pursuant to federal law identified as the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998,” all currently enrolled students, campus employees and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of Med Academy Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report.

The report contains crime statistics about certain specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to Med Academy Management over the year and have occurred either on-campus, in off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Med Academy, or on public property adjacent to campuses.

“The Police Department will be the primary reporting and investigating law enforcement agency for all crimes occurring at Med Academy premises. “The same is true for any crimes occurring off outside the boundaries of Med Academy”

The safety and well-being of our students, staff, faculty, and guests are very important to the Med Academy community. Med Academy wishes to provide students, faculty and visitors with information on safety, security procedures, policies and resources available and to ask that they cooperate in crime prevention. This policy letter is provided to students as part of the Welcome Packet handed out during orientation. Employees will receive a copy each year via email. Students and staff may also view this policy at www.medacademy.edu and/or on bulletin boards located throughout the school.

Members of the school community should immediately report a crime or any emergency by calling 911 or by coming to front desk, administrative office or to any faculty member. When notified of any criminal activity, Med Academy employee will immediately report the activity to the local law enforcement agency, if not already reported. Finally, Med Academy Safety Officer, Juan Revuelta 305-821-7362, must be informed so that appropriate actions can be tracked by Med Academy.

Med Academy will advise the community of any threats by personal announcement in the classes and on the campus. E-mail notification will be used to back-up this method.

Emergency Evacuation Procedures:

The safety of Med Academy’s employees, faculty, students and visitors is paramount. It is crucial that the school facilities are maintained in a condition that allow for quick and safe evacuation in the event of an emergency.

The Campus Fire Safety Officer, Juan Revuelta/ President 305-821-7362 is to be notified in the event of any fire / emergency evacuation.

In the event of fire or other emergencies that require the evacuation of facilities Med Academy students and staff will immediately evacuate the buildings.

The school requires complete evacuation of the building during any alarm event and will discipline any student or staffs who is noncompliant. A member of Med Academy Team is assigned to coordinate the evacuation of all students and staff.

  • If you see fire or smell smoke, pull the nearest fire alarm and begin evacuation procedures at once.
  • If you can do so without putting yourself at risk, rescue individuals who may need assistance. (Certain individuals in the building may need assistance with evacuation or getting to a safe location).
  • Close all doors behind you. (This action helps to contain the fire to as small of an area as possible).
  • Never open fire doors. This action will prevent safe evacuation of all building occupants.
  • Use exit doors for evacuation.
  • Assemble outside of the building in the pre-determined locations (parking area across the street from the building). Never go to another location during an evacuation. Please stay with your classmates and instructor if possible.
  • NEVER block roadways or entrances into buildings. The Miami Dade / City of Hialeah Fire Departments must have free and clear access to the building and all entrances.
  • Move away and remain a safe distance from the building. Do not re-enter the building

Fire Log Below

Date Location Type Cause Number of Related Injuries Related Deaths Property Damage
2015 None        
2016 None        

 

Hate Crimes

A hate crime is a criminal offense that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias against the victim. The statistics in the Hate Crime charts are separated by category of prejudice. The numbers for most of the specific crime categories are part of the overall statistics reported for each year. The only exception to this are the addition of Simple Assault, Intimidation, and any other crime that involves bodily injury that is not already included in the required reporting categories. Med Academy has not had any hate crimes reported in the past year. If a hate crime occurs where there is an incident involving intimidation, vandalism, larceny, simple assault or other bodily injury, the law requires that the statistic be reported as a hate crime even though there is no requirement to report the crime classification in any other area of the Compliance document. A hate or bias-related crime is not a separate, distinct crime, but is the commission of a criminal offense which was motivated by the offender’s bias.

Hate Crimes

 

Offense Year Race Religion Gender Sexual Orientation Disability
Murder/Non-Negligent 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Manslaughter 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Sexual Offenses, Forcible 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Larceny 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Vandalism 2015

 

0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Arson 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Arrest 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Liquor Law Referral 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Arrest 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Referral 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Arrest 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Referral 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Simple Assault 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Intimidation 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Domestic Violence 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0
Dating Violence 2015

2016

0 0 0 0 0

 

Miami Dade Police Department did not provide previous years’ statistics.

Crime Mapping

Working with over 900 agencies across the United States, Crime Reports is the nation’s largest collection of law enforcement agencies committed to transparency, public access, and citizen engagement. This website, www.crimereports.com provides up-to-date crime information. Community members can access the integrated crime map and receive email crime alerts for free, empowering them to make informed decisions to help improve the safety of their neighborhood and community.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Policy Med Academy  is committed to providing an environment free of the abuse of alcohol and the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs.

Standard of Conduct:

The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs and alcohol is prohibited on property controlled by Med Academy. No employee or student is to report to work or class while under the influence of illegal drugs or alcohol.

Sanctions:

Violation of the policies and laws described in this statement by an employee or student is grounds for disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion. Such disciplinary actions also may include reprimand or suspension. Student violations will be documented in the company database and with counseling forms. Staff action will be documented in their personnel file. Additionally, a violation may be reason for evaluation and treatment of a drug and/or alcohol-use disorder or referral for prosecution consistent with local, state, and federal criminal law. Disciplinary action by Med Academy does not preclude the possibility of criminal charges against a student or employee. The filing of criminal charges similarly does not preclude action by Med Academy.

Other Legal Sanctions:

State law prohibits the possession of alcoholic beverages by persons under age 21. No person may sell, give, serve or permit to be served alcoholic beverages to a person under 21, and it is unlawful for a person under 21 to misrepresent his age in order to obtain alcohol. Violation of either of these offenses is also punishable by a definite term of imprisonment of up to 60 days and a fine of $500. Misrepresentation of age may also lead to curtailment of driving privileges. Under state law, it is a crime for any person to possess or distribute controlled substances/drugs as described in Section 893.03, Florida Statutes, except as authorized by law. Punishment for such crimes ranges from first-degree misdemeanors (up to one-year imprisonment and up to a $1,000 fine) to first-degree felonies (up to 30 years imprisonment and up to a $10,000 fine). Individuals who have been convicted of a felony involving the sale of or trafficking in or conspiracy to sell or traffic in, a controlled substance under certain circumstances may be disqualified from applying for state employment. Penalties under federal law for drug trafficking generally are greater than penalties under state law. Convictions on drug-related charges also may result in disqualification for federal financial aid. Punishments may include a fine of up to $8 million and life imprisonment.

Health Risks Associated with the Use of Illicit Drugs and the Abuse of Alcohol

Alcohol consumption causes a number of marked changes in behavior. Even low doses of alcohol significantly impair the judgment and coordination required to drive a car safely, increasing the likelihood that the driver will be involved in an accident. The use of small amounts of alcohol by a pregnant woman can damage the fetus. Low to moderate doses of alcohol also increases the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts. Moderate to high doses of alcohol cause marked impairment in higher mental functions, severely altering a person’s ability to learn and remember information. Heavy use may result in chronic depression and suicide and also may be associated with the abuse of other drugs. Very high doses can cause respiratory depression and death. If combined with other depressants of the central nervous system, much lower doses of alcohol will produce the effects described. Even occasional heavy drinking may be associated with the harmful effects described above. Binge drinking, which occurs over an extended period of time, involves repeated use of alcohol to the point of intoxication. A person may give up usual activities and responsibilities during this time in order to use alcohol, and serious impairment in all areas of functioning may occur. Long-term heavy alcohol use can cause digestive disorders, cirrhosis of the liver, circulatory system disorders, and impairment of the central nervous system—all of which may lead to early death. Repeated use of alcohol can lead to dependence, and at least 15 to 20 percent of heavy users eventually will become problem drinkers or alcoholics if they continue drinking. Sudden cessation of alcohol intake is likely to produce withdrawal symptoms, including severe anxiety, tremors, hallucinations, and convulsions, which can be life threatening. The use of illegal drugs and the misuse of prescription and other drugs also pose a serious threat to health. The use of marijuana (cannabis) may cause impairment of short-term memory, comprehension, and ability to perform tasks requiring concentration. Marijuana use also may cause lung damage, paranoia, and possible psychosis. The use of narcotics, depressants, stimulants, and hallucinogens may cause nervous system disorders and possible death as the result of an overdose. Illicit inhalants can cause liver damage. Help for all community is available through Alcoholics Anonymous at 305-446-9558 and Narcotics Anonymous at 305-256-9555.

Domestic Violence

The term ‘‘domestic violence’’ means

1) Felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed

  • By a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim;
  • By a person with whom the victim shares a child in common;
  • By a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner;
  • By a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred;
  • By any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction in which the crime of violence occurred.

2) For the purposes of complying with the requirements of this section and section 668.41, any incident meeting this definition is considered a crime for the purposes of Clery Act reporting.

Under Florida criminal law section741.28, Domestic Violence is defined as violence committed by a family or household member as defined below and relates to abuse as well as violation of an injunction for protection Domestic violence; definitions.

(1) “Department” means the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.

(2) “Domestic violence” means any assault, aggravated assault, battery, aggravated battery, sexual assault, sexual battery, stalking, aggravated stalking, kidnapping, false imprisonment, or any criminal offense resulting in physical injury or death of one family or household member by another family or household member.

(3) “Family or household member” means spouses, former spouses, persons related by blood or marriage, persons who are presently residing together as if a family or who have resided together in the past as if a family, and persons who are parents of a child in common regardless of whether they have been married. With the exception of persons who have a child in common, the family or household members must be currently residing or have in the past resided together in the same single dwelling unit.

(4) “Law enforcement officer” means any person who is elected, appointed, or employed by any municipality or the state or any political subdivision thereof who meets the minimum qualifications established in s. 943.13 and is certified as a law enforcement officer under s. 943.1395.

Domestic violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender. It can happen to couples who are married, living together or who are dating. Domestic violence affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.

If you think you might be in an abusive relationship please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or your local domestic violence center to talk with someone about it.

Med Academy will make reasonable accommodations and assist any victim regardless of whether the victim chooses to report the crime to the campus security administrator or local law enforcement. Med Academy will work with department heads and local community to provide the victim options for changing academic, living, transportation, and working situations.

Dating Violence

Dating Violence: The term ‘‘dating violence’’ means violence committed by a person

1) Who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and

2) The existence of such a relationship shall be based on the reporting party’s statement and with consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship, and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship.

Dating Violence includes, but is not limited to sexual or physical abuse or the threat of such abuse.

If you think you might be in an abusive relationship please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), 1-800-787-3224 (TTY) or your local domestic violence center to talk with someone about it.

Sexual Assault and related Definitions:

Sexual Assault: “Sexual assault” means an offense that meets the definition of rape, fondling, incest, or statutory rape as used in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting system. A sex offense is any act directed against another person, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim if incapable of giving consent.

  • Rape is defined as the penetration, no matter how slight, of the vagina or anus with any body part or object, or oral penetration by a sex organ of another person, without the consent of the victim.
  • Fondling is defined as the touching of the private parts of another person for the purposes of sexual gratification, without the consent of the victim, including instances where the victim is incapable of giving consent because of his/ her age or because of his/her temporary or permanent mental incapacity.
  • Incest is defined as nonforcible sexual intercourse between persons who are related to each other within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited by law.
  • Statutory Rape is defined a nonforcible sexual intercourse with a person who is under the statutory age of consent. Under Florida criminal law, Sexual Battery is defined under section 794.011(1)(h) “Sexual battery” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual battery does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.

Prevention Policy

Sexual activity without consent by all parties is considered rape. Consent must be voluntary and not obtained by coercion or threats. Consent can be revoked at any moment. Sexual consent is the voluntary approval of what is done or proposed by permission, agreement in opinion or sentiment for sexual activity. Consent is defined in Florida under section 794.011(1) (a) of Florida criminal law as intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent and does not include coerced submission. “Consent” shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the alleged victim to offer physical resistance to the offender.

Med Academy maintains that all forms of sexual assault are unacceptable. Med Academy endorses a reporting policy that strongly encourages victims to report all crimes to local police at once. Reporting of a crime ensures that appropriate action can be taken. Crimes can be reported in person, or by calling the police department. If you are sexually assaulted, you should take the following actions:

Go to a safe place.

  • Call the police or 911.
  • Contact a trusted friend or family member

. • Do not bathe or douche. If possible, do not urinate.

  • Do not eat, drink, smoke or brush your teeth if oral contact was made.
  • Keep clothes worn during the offense. If you remove them, place them in a paper bag (evidence deteriorates in plastic).
  • Get immediate medical attention.
  • Do not destroy or move any physical evidence that may be in the vicinity of the crime.
  • Tell someone and/or write down the details of the assault as soon as possible.
  • Seek counseling services to help you overcome trauma from the event.

Rape Hotline (RAINN) – (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network 1-800-656-HOPE). The advocate will provide you with options and you will not have to give your name. 1-800-656-4673

Should a sex-related offense occur at Med Academy, administration will work with the student to report the crime to authorities and will direct the student to receive proper medical attention and to protect evidence (see above). Any student found to be guilty of any sexual offense will be immediately expelled from the school.

Registered Sex Offender Database Florida Department of Law Enforcement is required by law to put all registered sexual predators and offenders who qualify under the Florida Public Safety Information Act (PSIA) on the Internet. Internet flyers will contain a photo, a physical description, and an address for each subject. This information can be printed from the web page.

The internet address is www.fdle.state.fl.us. Click on Sexual Predators and Offenders.

Reporting Sexual Assault: After an incident of any type of sexual assault, the victim should consider getting medical attention as soon as possible. In the State of Florida, evidence may be collected, despite you’re not choosing to make a report. Consider making an investigation possible and ensure that your evidence is not lost, tainted or become unavailable. It is important to ensure evidence is preserved and attainable. Aside from the local police department, if the assault occurred on Med Academy property, please report the incident to the administration by calling 305-821-7362. Med Academy will provide resources to you on campus. Immediate reporting to the administration is for the purpose of ensuring prompt response to any incident and ensure appropriate action is taken to any violator.

Stalking

The term stalking means, engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to –

  • Fear for his or her safety or the safety of other; or
  • Suffer substantial emotional distress

For the purposes of this definition:

  • Course of conduct means two or more acts, including, but not limited to, acts which the stalker directly, indirectly, or through third parties, by any action, method, device, or means follows, monitors, observes, surveils, threatens, or communicates to or about, a person, or interferes with a person’s property.
  • Substantial emotional distress means significant mental suffering or anguish that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or other professional treatment or counseling.
  • Reasonable persons means a reasonable person under similar circumstances and with similar identities to the victim

If you feel you are victim of stalking and fear for your safety, please call 911 immediately.