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El Camino College Police Department
Friday April 10th, 2015 :: 02:51 p.m. PDT
Advisory

The Gardena PD reported to ECC Police that they are currently searching for a rape suspect from their Community.

The Gardena Police Department reported to ECC Police that they are currently searching for a rape suspect from their community. The incident occurred in the area of 157th St. and Atkinson St., which is east of Crenshaw Blvd. off of Manhattan Beach Blvd.
Gardena PD requested a bloodhound check the area near El Camino College Parking Lot A (near the intersection of Crenshaw and Manhattan Beach boulevards), simply as a precaution.

The suspect is described as a male, African American, 20-25 years old, with short curly hair. He was wearing a black or dark colored hoodie and shorts. He was last seen riding a blue “BMX”-type bike with orange rims.

If you see someone matching this description, please immediately call ECC Police – 911 from a landline phone; 310-660-3100 from a cell phone; or use a campus emergency “Code Blue” phone.
For your safety:
• If you see something, say something. By working together we all contribute to the safety of our college campus.
• Sign up to receive Nixle emergency alerts from ECC Campus Police, simply text 888777and type ECCPD (for ECC notifications) or CECPD (for Compton Center notifications). For more info on Nixle: www.elcamino.edu/police/
• In an emergency, contact Campus Police by calling 911 from a landline phone; 310-660-3100 from a cell phone; or use a campus “Code Blue” emergency phone.
• Have keys in hand before walking to your car
• Always be aware of your surroundings – remember the use of listening devices and cell phones may significantly distract you
• Don’t walk alone; use the buddy system
• Use cautious judgment: meet new people, including classmates or colleagues, in public places; do not get into a car or go to out-of-the-way places with someone you do not know
• Learn the location of “Code Blue” POLICE phones located throughout campus. These phones are directly linked to the college Police Department and are considered 911 priority lines. Students and staff are encouraged to utilize these phones for any emergency
• Use ECC Courtesy Shuttle operated by ECC Police from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; on-call 24 hours. Use one of the POLICE phones located throughout campus, or call campus police 310-660-3100 for this service.
• Night students and faculty are encouraged to park in the same general area as other faculty or students with night classes in their building; this provides the opportunity for a group of students and faculty to walk together to their cars after dark
• Immediately report any suspicious activity to campus police
• Be alert! Be prepared!

Address/Location
El Camino College Police Department
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 310-660-3100

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