Reading the Crime Log

Note: Incidents with a case number that start with “NA” involve information received from other College Administrators, who are defined by federal law as “campus security authorities”. These administrators share non-identifying information, with Campus Safety, that is provided by the victim. In these incidents, the victim did not file an official campus safety report and therefore, it is not always possible to provide information regarding the five areas typically covered in the Crime Log, i.e. (Nature/Classification, Date Reported, Date Occurred, Time, General Location, Off Campus (Y or N), Disposition. Because an official report was not filed, there will be no disposition. These incidents are reported to Campus Safety for statistical purposes and are posted to the Crime Log as the information is received by Campus Safety.

According to Federal Law, an institution may withhold any of the required fields of entry, i.e. the nature, date, time, location and/or disposition if any of the following conditions apply:

  1. The disclosure is prohibited by law
  2. If disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim.
  3. If disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing criminal investigation or the safety of an individual
  4. If disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection
  5. If disclosure would result in the destruction of evidence

Crime Log Disposition Definitions (effective February 2010)

The following is an explanation of the terminology used to complete the Disposition section of the Campus Safety Crime Log:

Open Case (OC)
The case is currently being investigated by Campus Safety.

Unfounded (UF)
The case is determined through investigation to be false or baseless. No offense occurred nor was attempted.

Referred to College Department (RCD)
The case is referred to the appropriate supervisory employee or to Hartwick College Human Resources Department. Those departments review the case and determine if disciplinary action will be initiated.

Referred to OPD (ROPD)
The case is being investigated by the City of Oneonta Police.

Referred to OFD (ROFD)
The case is being handled by the fire dept and/or emergency squad.

Referred to Outside Agency (ROA)
The case is being investigated by a law enforcement agency other than OPD. The specific agency will be identified in the disposition.

Closed. Referred to JA (CTJA)
The case has been forwarded to the Office of Judicial Affairs. JA is responsible for reviewing the case and for determining whether or not the student(s) involved will be charged with a violation(s) of the Student Code of Conduct.

Closed. Off campus incident (OCI)
Closed.Case occurred off campus and is not within the College's jurisdiction. OPD did not investigate the case.

Closed. Subject barred PNG, (CSB)
The subject(s) has been issued a College bar (Persona non gratis) notice which restricts the subject from entering or accessing any College property. A violation of a bar notice may result in that person's arrest for trespassing.

Closed. Subject arrested (CSA)
The subject(s) has been arrested by either OPD or NYSP

Closed. No suspects or witnesses (CNSW)
Case has no solvability.

Closed. No identifiable suspect (CNIS)
A description of the subject is available but positive identification of the subject has not been made.

Closed. Reclassified (CR)
The original incident report classification has been changed to accurately reflect the appropriate classification, based on the results of the investigation.

Closed. No further action (CNFA)
No further investigative action is required