Campus Safety’s Promise:
Excellent Customer Service by Nice People
Candid and Transparent Communication
Your Safety Comes First
The BBCC Campus Safety Department attempts to provide a safe and inclusive community where students, faculty, staff, and visitors may experience a sense of security and belonging.
Security is not available 24/7. When Security Officers are not on duty, the Maintenance and Operations Department may answer the security phone.
Campus Safety is in charge of five program areas:
Under the Campus Security program area, Campus Safety Officers investigate all criminal activity or any actions which impact an individual’s ability to work or study at BBCC. Criminal incidents or violations of the Student Code of Conduct will be forwarded to the appropriate law enforcement agency or the BBCC Student Conduct Officer for further action.
BBCC urges all members and visitors to file a report with Campus Safety when any criminal activity is suspected or there is a concern for the health and safety of others. To help maintain a safe and secure campus environment all crimes should be reported as soon as possible to BBCC Campus Safety or to the appropriate local law enforcement agency. Prompt reports aid Campus Safety and law enforcement officers in the investigation and apprehension of perpetrators and allow law enforcement to put resources where they are most needed.
An informed community is a safer community. Faculty, staff, and students will be made aware of any potential criminal activity on campus or in the surrounding neighborhood to take steps to ensure their own personal safety.
For emergencies, life-threatening situations, or crimes in progress, call 9-1-1. You do not need permission from anyone to call 9-1-1.
Non-emergency assistance and information is available on campus by calling Campus Safety at (509) 793-2286. Tell the safety officer who answers that you would like to make a report, or, tell the officer your on-campus location and the officer can meet you and take the report there for your convenience.
The Campus Safety office is in Building 6000 Viking Residence Hall, Room 6116. Please call 509-793-2286 for access.
The BBCC campus is located in the North Moses Lake Community, the site of the former Larson Air Force Base. While we try to provide as safe a campus as possible, like any other suburban campus, we deal with many of the same problems as our surrounding neighborhoods. The college encourages students to use the buddy system when transiting the campus and avoiding areas with which they are not familiar.
BBCC is an open campus, so anyone can access the grounds and facilities. Please, guard your personal belongings, wallets, backpacks, laptops, cell phones and handbags on campus or on a bus. Thieves on campus may take advantage of unattended property, so be on your guard. Report suspicious people right away.
Theft of unsecured property is common if a criminal is provided an opportunity to offend. We encourage students to lock away their valuables in a secure location such as their vehicle or residence hall room. Remember to also lock your car and secure your valuables in the trunk.
For Residence Halls, we strongly encourage students to lock their rooms behind them, to never prop open exterior doors, and to make sure they always carry their keys and ID with them so they can get back in.
Finally, bicycle theft is a significant problem in the Moses Lake area. Campus Safety recommends the use of U-locks to secure bicycles to designated bike racks.
Tips to help you develop a personal safety plan:
Campus Safety provides limited support for those who may need assistance a vehicle jumpstart. If you’re locked out of your car or have a flat tire, you will need to contact a locksmith or tow service for assistance.
Safety Escorts are available to all students, faculty and staff members who would like to be escorted to and from on-campus places, including campus locations, bus stops on campus. Dial (509) 793-2286 to request an escort.
Campus Safety Officers can help support you based on your situation.
The Clery Act began as an amendment to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. The Act requires all postsecondary institutions who participate in federal financial assistance programs to disclose and publish certain campus crime statistics and security information to the public. It also mandates certain minimum requirements for colleges and universities specific to security programs and components.
The specific 1998 amendment was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act in memory of a college student who was raped and murdered in her Pennsylvania dormitory room in 1986. Legislation was trail-blazed by the victim’s family when they discovered that the college had not disclosed nearly 30 serious crimes which had happened on the campus; information which would have been used by the victim’s family to compare and select a safe college. The Act compels colleges and universities to disclose on-campus crimes to aid consumers in deciding if a college campus is safe to attend.
Compliance with Jeanne Clery Act
BBCC is required by The Clery Act to produce an annual report to disclose campus crime and fire statistics and policies to current and prospective students and employees. The report includes:
This publication is produced in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act, which requires colleges and universities receiving federal funding to disclose reported instances of criminal activity on their campuses. This legislation also states that a copy of this publication must be made available to all prospective students and employees.
Download the most recent copy of this report here
When in doubt, report! Do your part to keep the Big Bend campus as safe and secure as possible
Campus Safety Staff