Access to Buildings
All PCC Buildings are monitored by the PCC Department of Public Safety and the PCC Facilities Services staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week including weekends and holidays. Questions regarding building access can be directed to the Facilities Services Office at 719-549-3345 or 719-549-3291 during normal business hours or to the Department of Public Safety at 719.549.3144 after hours, on weekends or during holidays.
Law Enforcement on Campus
The PCC Department of Public Safety serves as the official law enforcement agency for the campus, supported by the Pueblo County Sheriffs Office. The Department of Public Safety is staffed by certified police officers during normal business hours beginning at 6:00 a.m. through 10:00p.m.. The Department of Public Safety is manned during non-business hours by Community Service Officers who are employed to protect against property crime, ensure campus security and respond to intrusion and fire alarms. The entire Department of Public Safety is here to assist students, faculty and staff as well as the general public in promoting a safe and secure campus climate.
If you are a victim of crime or have witnessed a crime on the PCC Campus, you should immediately report the crime to PCC's Department of Public Safety. You may also report the crime directly to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department prior to reporting to Public Safety. The Department of Public Safety works in concert with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department on all major crimes against persons committed on campus.
Programs for Safety and Crime Prevention
Programs about campus safety and crime prevention will be scheduled each semester. Notices of programs will be posted on the Student Network and the campus e-mail distribution system.
If you discover a medical emergency that requires immediate emergency medical assistance, you should immediately contact the Pueblo Emergency Response System by calling 911 either from any PCC office phone or from any pay phone (this is a toll-free call). Students do not have to receive permission to use an office phone in an emergency situation. You must then report this incident to the nearest college faculty, staff, or administrator.
Sexual Assault Information
If a student has in any way experienced a sexual assault on the PCC Campus, the student should immediately report this to either the PCC Department of Public Safety or to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department. If the student reports it to PCC's Department of Public Safety first, then the College will take steps to assure that the report has been filed with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Department. If a student is a victim of a sexual assault that occurs off campus, the student should immediately report it to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
Registered Sex OffendersInformation concerning persons who are required by Colorado law to register as sex offenders, including registered sex offenders who are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at Pueblo Community College, may be obtained from the Pueblo Police Department, 130 Central Main, Pueblo, CO, 719-549-1200 or the Pueblo County Sheriffs Department, 909 Court, Pueblo, CO, 719-583-6125. (Click here for more information.)
Evidence is Important
A victim of a sexual assault should always remember to preserve all evidence so that law enforcement agencies can build as strong a case as possible. Immediate reporting is a MUST! Always remember to note characteristics of the person who is assaulting you: clothing, height, weight, color of hair and eyes, and other identifying items such as scars and body shape.
Victims of sexual assault can receive crisis intervention and referral services from either the PCC Counseling Staff located in the Student Center, Room 240 (719-549-3030) or from the Rape Crisis Helpline (719-544-1133)