Access to Buildings
All PCC Buildings are monitored by the PCC Department of Public Safety 24 hours a day, seven days a week including weekends and holidays. Questions regarding building access can be directed to the Department of Public Safety at 719.549.3355 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 local law enforcement. The Department of Public Safety is staffed by certified police officers during normal business hours beginning at 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. - Monday through Friday. The Department of Public Safety is manned during non-business hours by Securtiy 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. The Department of Public Safety works in concert with local law enforcement 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 emergency notification system.
If you discover a medical emergency on campus that requires immediate emergency medical assistance, you should immediately call 911 either from any PCC office phone. 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. If the student reports it to PCC's Department of Public Safety, then the College will take steps to assure that the report has been filed with local law enforcement. If a student is a victim of a sexual assault that occurs off campus, the student should immediately call 911.
Evidence is Important
A victim of a sexual assault should always remember to preserve all evidence so that law enforcement agencies can build a strong case. 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 241 (719.549.3040) or from the Rape Crisis Helpline 24/7 by calling (719.549.0549).