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Big Bend Community College Environmental Safety, Security and Emergency Management

Security call 509-793-2286
Administrative Issues:
Director Kyle Foreman, kylef@bigbend.edu, 509-793-2299

 All Calls to 9-1-1 must also be reported to Campus Safety

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Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

 

The BBCC Campus Safety Department is committed to a comprehensive approach in providing a safe and inclusive community where students, faculty, staff, and visitors may experience a sense of security and belonging. The primary mission of the department is to protect and assist the campus community. This mission is attained through active participation by all members of the campus community, partnerships with emergency services, law enforcement, and other community partners.

Security is not available 24/7. When Security Officers are not on duty, the Maintenance and Operations Department may answer the security phone.

What We Do

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.

Crime Reporting on Campus

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. Faculty, staff, and students should be aware of any potential criminal activity in their area and to take steps to ensure their own personal safety.

To Report a Crime

For emergencies, life-threatening situations, or crimes in progress, call 9-1-1 on or off-campus. 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.

Safety Tips

The BBCC campus is a relatively safe area. However, it is prudent to take certain precautions that you would take in any town or city with which you are not generally familiar. We advise you to not go walking alone at night, avoid isolated areas after sunset, and be aware of your environment.

Please also guard your personal belongings, wallets, backpacks, or handbags, especially in crowded areas in the city or on a bus. Thieves on campus may take advantage of unattended property, so be on your guard.

Remember to also lock your car and secure your valuables in the trunk.

Safety Escort

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.

Tips to help you develop a personal safety plan:

  • Carry a cell phone and know where you can and can’t get cell service
  • Limit alcohol use
  • Remain Alert
  • Vary your route
  • Walk with a friend
  • Stay in well-lit areas
  • Take advantage of Safety Escorts

Vehicle Issues

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.

Lost and Found

The Business Office in the 1400 Administrative Building manages on-campus lost and found. Please call 509-793-2222.

Support for victims that have obtained Restraining Orders, Orders of Protection, No Contact Orders and Anti-Harassment Orders

Campus Safety Officers can help support you based on your situation.

Notice of Availability of Crime and Fire Statistics for BBCC

Compliance with Jeanne Clery Act

BBCC is required by federal law to produce an annual report to disclose campus crime and fire statistics and policies to current and prospective students and employees. The report includes:

  • statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, owned or controlled by BBCC, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.
  • institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, timely warning of crimes, sexual and interpersonal violence, and personal safety at BBCC, and
  • fire reporting statistics and policies.

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.

To download the most recent copy of this report, CLICK HERE (https://www.bigbend.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/BBCC-2018-ANNUAL-SECURITY-AND-FIRE-SAFETY-REPORT-ver-2-LJS-2.pdf)

To request a hard copy of this report, contact Kyle Foreman at kylef@bigbend.edu, 509-793-2299.

When in doubt report! Do your part to keep the Big Bend campus safe and secure.

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