General Crime Prevention And Safety Tips
Classrooms and Conference Rooms
Make note of the room number of your classroom or conference room so if an emergency arises you will know where you are and can direct first responders to the proper location.
Make note of where the phone is in the room, and ensure the phone is working. If not, locate an office or classroom with a working phone and contact the ISCD Help Desk by dialing 5221 to report the non-working phone. Make note of the closest emergency exits and shelter areas. Emergency maps are posted in hallways, offices, classrooms and conference rooms. In the event of an emergency, contact LCC Police by dialing 911.
Make note of emergency exits and shelters near your office area.
Know where the first aid supplies and fire extinguishers are located.
Secure all valuables. Lock them up out of sight. Personal information and student personal information should be kept secure.
When you leave your office, even for a few minutes, lock your desk, files and office door.
If you work after hours or on weekends, please contact LCC Police so we will know you are in the building if an emergency occurs.
Lights and Locks
Remember to shut down all equipment, turn off the lights and lock the doors when leaving an office, conference room or classroom. In areas with windows that can be opened, check to be sure they are closed and latched. This will promote safety, security and energy conservation.
Keep your belongings with you, or lock them in a safe place. Never leave your belongings unattended, even for a few minutes.
When using the restroom, keep your backpack, purse, or other belongings out of the sight and reach of others.
Keep your textbooks with you or leave them locked in a secure location.
Mark your books in a unique way you will remember, such as writing your initials on the inside margin of a certain page. This will help identify your books should they be lost or stolen.
To prevent identity theft, never write personal identifying information (such as your full name, address, or phone number) inside your books. Report all thefts immediately to LCC Police.
When using the gym or fitness facilities, always secure your belongings in a locker with a padlock.
While showering ensure your locker is locked. It only takes a second for a thief to steal your belongings.
Do not store valuable items in lockers; valuables should be locked in the trunk of your vehicle. (Lockers and locks can be broken open by thieves.)
Children should not be left unattended in locker rooms. Children should always be with their parent or guardian.
Park only in legal spaces on the street, in the College ramp or lots or City lots.
Park in well-traveled and well-lit areas.
Roll up the windows and lock all the doors.
Keep valuables out of sight, preferably locked in the trunk.
Safety Whistle Program
Whistles are available from LCC Police for LCC students and employees.
Whistles are intended to be used ONLY in emergency situations where there are no means of escape, and you cannot get to a phone to call 911.
Blowing the whistle can attract attention to the emergency so someone may call 911 or may cause an attacker to flee.
Whistles do not take the place of common sense self defense measures (escorts, cell phones, walking with friends).
Personal Safety Tips
Park and walk in well-traveled, well-lit areas.
Walk to your car in groups.
If you cannot find someone to walk you to your car, then call LCC Police 483-1800 to request an escort.
Have your car door key, or office key or remote opener in your hand and ready to use before walking to your car or office. If an emergency occurs, you will be ready to open your door.
Carry a cell phone.
Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep your eyes and ears open.
Trust your instincts and gut feelings.
If you are being bothered or followed, call 911. Walk to a College office and ask them to call 911, or ask a passerby to call 911. Do not go to your car or to a remote area.
Report suspicious persons or activity to LCC Police immediately.
Emergency phone boxes are located all around Main and West Campus. They can be used to report any type of incident to LCC Police or to request assistance. A map of campus showing the locations of emergency phones is available on the LCC Police web site at: www.lcc.edu/police.
Lost and Found
All lost and found items on Main Campus and West Campus are to be turned over to LCC Police. Items can either be taken to the LCC Police office (GVT 251 on Main Campus; N181 at West Campus), or contact LCC Police Dispatch at 1800 to request an officer to retrieve items.
If you have lost an item, contact LCC Police at 1800, or stop by the LCC Police office to check if your item has been turned in.
When retrieving a lost and found item, be prepared to adequately describe the item. You will be required to sign a Lost and Found card when items are released to you. We also request persons to assign an approximate value to the item(s) they are retrieving. This information is kept for statistical purposes.
Found StarCards are turned over to the Parking and ID Office on Main Campus.
Emergency Management and Safety Services
AOF Bldg, Room 202
Phone: (517) 267-5488
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