Campus Safety is in charge of security, emergency management, and occupational safety and health.
All Calls to 9-1-1 must also be reported to Campus Safety
The Big Bend Community College (BBCC) Campus Safety Department’s well trained and courteous non-commissioned staff provides personal safety and security and other services to the campus community seven days per week. Maintenance and Operations and Custodial staff assists Campus Safety during emergencies.
The BBCC Campus Safety & Security staff and their designees do not have arrest authority, but they do have the authority to ask persons for identification and determine if the individual has lawful business on Campus property. Campus Safety & Security also responds to medical emergencies on campus to provide first aid, and also provides inspections, safety audits and emergency plan development, review and training.
Campus Safety & Security works closely with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, and has a strong relationship with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) which has jurisdiction on the Campus. All criminal incidents which happen on campus are referred to the Sheriff’s office.
All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report any crime to BBCC Campus Safety and the appropriate law enforcement agency. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.
Reasons to Contact Campus Safety:
1. Escort to your vehicle or another building in the evening.
2. Your car will not start or you have a flat tire or damage to your vehicle that was not there when you parked.
3. Someone is following you.
4. You or someone is injured.
5. Any emergency situation.
6. You are locked out of your vehicle or flat tire. We can give you a number to call.
7. You see suspicious activity.
**Remember: Mandatory Reporting. Failure of staff to report a suspected incident of child abuse within 48 hours is a gross misdemeanor. Protect the victim and protect yourself!
Call Child Protective Services at 1.800.562.5624 only if the victim is 17 or younger.
Reasonable Efforts and Common Sense
If the college is staying open, faculty and staff are expected to make a reasonable effort to come to campus and maintain services for students as much as possible. On the other hand, BBCC does not expect people to endanger themselves to do so. If there is a weather or other emergency, use common sense, check traffic advisories and other information resources, and exercise your own judgment about your local conditions and circumstances. Be sure to follow your division or unit procedures for calling in absent if you are unable to make it to campus.