Reporting a Crime or an Emergency
In the event of any crime, fire, or emergency on campus or its surrounding area(s), students and employees should immediately notify the law enforcement entity for the respective location, as follows:
Pueblo Campus - Pueblo Community College PCC Police Department, Student Center, Room 152 at 719.549.3355, 911 or using one of eight Blue Emergency Phones, located throughout the Pueblo campus. The phones are directly connected to the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office’s Communication Center who dispatches the PCC Police Officers.
City of Pueblo – Pueblo Police Department, 200 S. Main St, Pueblo, Co 81003, at 719.553.2538
Pueblo County – Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office, 909 Court St, Pueblo, CO 81003 at 719.583.6250
Fremont Campus - Pueblo Community College Police Department (Room L104), at 719.296.6130 or 911
City of Cañon City – Cañon City Police Department, 161 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212 at 719.276.5600
Fremont County - Fremont County Sheriff’s Officer, 100 Justice Center Road, Cañon City, CO 81212 at 719.276.5555
PCC Southwest Site/City of Durango– Durango Police Department, 990 E. 2nd Ave., Durango, CO 81301 at 970.385.2900 or 911
PCC Southwest Campus/City of Cortez- Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, 730 E Driscoll Street, Cortez, CO 81321 at 970.565.8452 or 911
PCC Southwest Site/City of Bayfield – Bayfield Marshal’s Office, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO 81122 at 970.884.6053 or 911
Programs for Safety and Crime Prevention
The college offers a variety of safety programs and services throughout the year and/or upon request. The focus of these programs and services changes depending on need. Currently, the following are offered:
Police Officers and security guards provide escorts to and from the parking lots as requested. Students, staff, and faculty members are encouraged to walk with friends or co-workers if a police officer or guard is unavailable.
Departments throughout the college request a security review of their safety plan by the PCC Police Department to evaluate and make recommendations for security enhancements.
Security Lighting Assessment
An assessment of the lighting at each campus is conducted to ensure optimal security for our campus population.
Officers assist student groups in providing alcohol awareness training as it pertains to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.
System President Procedure (SP)19-60 Provides that employees and students shall not be subjected to unlawful discrimination and/or harassment on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation in employment conditions or educational programs or activities. File a complaint. See PCC's overview and purpose of sexual misconduct policy and resources available on campus and in the community.
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 by calling the Health Clinic at 719.549.3315, from the Rape Crisis Helpline 24/7 by calling 719.549.0549, or from resources available on campus and in the community.
Safe2Tell® provides YOUNG people a way to report any threatening behaviors or activities endangering themselves or someone they know, in a way that keeps them safe and anonymous. To submit a tip call 1.877.542.SAFE(7233) or visit Safe2Tell.
Security of and Access to Campus Facilities
As a public facility, our main campuses are open to visitors, students, faculty, and staff during normal operational hours and for special events. Access to facilities after hours or during periods when the college is closed is limited based on individual department needs and/or direction from college administration. Although the locking and unlocking of the campuses is completed through a cooperative effort between Facilities and Operations as well as the PCC Police Department access to the buildings after hours is routed through the PCC Police Department at 719.549.3355. During normal operational hours, instructors and employees who need access to classrooms or offices need to contact the PCC Police Department at 719.549.3355. Access to the other campuses may be obtained from the campus Deans:
Fremont Campus – 719.296.6108
PCC Southwest Campus and Sites – 970.564.6222
Law Enforcement Qualifications Authority and Working Relationship with Other Enforcement Agencies
Pueblo Community College maintains its own professional police. The department is staffed with experienced State-Certified peace officers who have been trained in Colorado Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) procedures. PCC maintains four campuses (Pueblo, Fremont, PCC Southwest Sites (Durango and Bayfield), and PCC Southwest Campus (Mancos) located in the state of Colorado. PCC’s main campus is located in the City and County of Pueblo; therefore, working closely with the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office and the Pueblo Police Department. Memorandums of Understanding are in place with both agencies for immediate mutual aid assistance. The Fremont Campus is located in Cañon City and is staffed with a State-Certified peace officer and a security guard. There is a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cañon City Police Department for mutual aid assistance. The PCC Southwest Campus and Durango Site is staffed with private security guards. Law enforcement services are also provided by the Durango Police Department for the PCC Southwest Site in Durango, the Bayfield Marshal’s Office for the Bayfield Site, and the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office for the PCC Southwest Campus in Mancos.