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FROM:  Ken DeMello

              Director

              CCS Office of Campus Safety

Hello everyone and a hardy welcome back for those who were away and enjoyed a great summer! 

 

In an effort to help maintain the safety and security of our fantastic CCS Community and provide some information that the Office of Campus Safety thinks may be helpful, we would like to share the below campus safety information.  In addition, we ask that you help us to disseminate this information to anyone it may benefit while they are at one of our CCS facilities.  Thank you!

 

CCS Office of Campus Safety Tips

 

The Office of Campus Safety strives to provide a safe and crime-free atmosphere for all of our community members.  Our highest priority is to provide for the protection and safety of students, employees, and visitors.  To that end, the Office of Campus Safety offers the below tips on how to stay safe while on campus:

 

General Campus Safety Information

  • If an emergency occurs on Campus, please call 911 and then Campus Safety.
  • Call Campus Safety if you see any suspicious activity.
  • CCS Campus Safety number is 533-3333 when prompted press 1 for SCC or 2 for SFCC.
  • Program emergency phone numbers in your phone.

 

For SCC:         SCC Office of Campus Safety

Building 1 (Old Main), Room 147
General phone:  509-533-8624
24/7 Emergency phone:  509-533-3333

 

            For SFCC        SFCC Office of Campus Safety

                                    Building 17 Room 125

                                    General Phone:  509-533-3555

                                    24/7 Emergency phone:  509-533-3333

 

 

Safety Escorts

The Office of Campus Safety offers safety escorts, which are available 24 hours a day. This service is available to anyone on campus who feels they need an escort to or from their vehicle.

 

 

Emergency Blue Phones

Emergency Blue Phones are also located around campus.  In the event of an emergency, press the button on the Blue Phone kiosk to reach an Office of Campus Safety officer 24/7.

 

 

Classmates

·         The Campus Community is a microcosm of our society, so we have individuals on our campus who have committed crimes, are convicted criminals, and who are registered sex offenders (RSOs).  Therefore, you should:

o   Be sure you know whom you choose to be alone with and whom you choose to participate with in study groups. Unbeknownst to you, the person may have deceitful motives. Make sure you meet on campus or in another public setting. 

o   Be cautious about accepting rides from classmates or meeting to study or work on projects in each other’s homes.

 

Surroundings

·         Be aware of your surroundings.  This applies to everywhere on campus.

·         Trust your instincts.  If something does not feel or seem right, it probably isn’t.

·         Call Campus Safety if you see any suspicious activity.

·         Know where your exits are and who is walking, standing, or sitting behind you.

·         Always check who is on the elevator before you step in. If an emergency occurs while inside an elevator, there is an emergency phone located inside the call box in all elevators on campus. Personal cell phones may not get reception inside elevators.

·         Do not leave small portable devices such as laptops, iPods, cell phones, and other electronics unattended, even for a short period of time.

·         Do not walk alone at night, especially in dark vacant areas, and avoid shortcuts. If you must walk alone, walk directly to your destination on well-lit paths.

 

Parking and Vehicles

·         Always park in well-lit areas.

·         Keep your vehicle locked at all times and do not leave valuables in your vehicle.

 

For further information, call or contact the Office of Campus Safety at: 

 

SFCC Office of Campus Safety

Building 17 Room 125

General Phone:  509-533-3555

24/7 Emergency phone:  509-533-3333

 

SCC Office of Campus Safety Building 1 (Old Main), Room 147
General phone:  509-533-8624
24/7 Emergency phone:  509-533-3333

 

 

SMOKING ON CCS PROPERTY

 

Tobacco use on the CCS property is limited to designated areas.  This restriction includes smokeless tobacco (chew) and e-cigarettes.

 

http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=132Q-30-231 is a link to Washington Administrative Code that governs smoking on campus.

 

MARIJUANA

 

Marijuana, although now deemed “legal” (I-502) in Washington State is still prohibited on campus. The restriction on marijuana use on our campus, in any form, is similar to the restrictions regarding the use of alcohol.  Alcohol consumption and use is legal in the state of Washington, but CCS restricts its use and possession on our Facilities.  In addition, the new marijuana law is not consistent with Federal law and because of Federal financial aid laws etc., we must conform to Federal rules or our Campus is at risk losing its federal funding.   (WAC 132Q-30-228 & 230)

 

Sincerely,

 

Ken DeMello

Director

CCS Office of Campus Safety

Spokane Falls Community College

Security - Emergency Management - Traffic Management

(509) 533 – 3407

MS 3174