BPCC is patrolled by both campus police, off-duty and on-duty commissioned Bossier City police officers during all school hours, and normal patrol of the Bossier City Police Department 24 hours a day. Police cars are visible on campus during these hours. Since Campus Police and Bossier City Police are the same, BPCC benefits from their arrest authority.
Student members of BPCC’s Campus Watch monitor the halls and parking lots around the buildings beginning at 5:00 p.m., Monday, through Thursday. Campus Watch is in contact with the radio dispatcher at all times.
All crimes occurring in or on the facilities of BPCC shall be reported immediately to any Campus Police Officer or a faculty/staff member who will notify the proper authority.
BPCC has a formal agreement with the Bossier City Police Department to receive reports of criminal activity at off-campus student organizations whose participants are BPCC students, including the student organizations with off-campus housing facilities. The Director will track the case through its final disposition by the BCPD and file the report accordingly. The Head of Security shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining files used to report criminal activity for the Uniform Crime Report in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.
Campus Security is located in F-104.
In the event of a crime, accident, emergency, or injury occurring on campus, please do the following:
Any faculty/staff member can complete an injury/incident report form. Submit the form to the Director of Campus Security in F-104.
Safety concerns and questions should be addressed to the following:
Director, Environmental Health and Safety
6220 East Texas Street
Bossier City, LA 71111
The Campus Crime Log is located in the Campus Security Office, Building F, room 104. Warning notices are immediately posted around campus when a reported crime occurs which could pose a threat to others.
The Physical Plant Department maintains the College buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security. Reports of potential safety hazards noted on campus should be reported to 318-678-6116.
It is illegal for anyone to carry a firearm on a school campus and BPCC is a fire arm free zone. (LA.R.S.14.95.2)
The College is committed to preventing sexual assault through incorporation of educational programming and the adoption of clear guidelines informing students, faculty, and staff of the College's procedures in handling such cases. Sexual assault crimes are heinous, and these crimes occurring on the College campus will not be tolerated under any circumstances. All sexual assault crimes will be reported to the Bossier City Police Department for investigation. College community members found guilty of any sexual crime will be severely dealt with.
The Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures are explained in detail in the Student Handbook. During disciplinary proceedings, both the victim and the accused are entitled to have an advisor present. Both the victim and the accused shall be informed of the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings.
All classroom doors are to remain locked during and between classes.
Disruptive students will be required to leave the classroom, and any inappropriate behavior will be reported to the appropriate dean and to the Vice Chancellor for Student Services after class. Security will be called for immediate removal of disruptive students.
The only individuals allowed into classrooms are students, faculty, staff, security officers, and approved visitors.
All employees and students at BPCC should be observant to possible outbreaks of violence in the classroom or on campus. Report immediately any unusual or potentially dangerous behaviors to Campus Security or proper school authority. If an outbreak does occur, please do the following:
Bossier Parish Community College does not assume responsibility for expenses incurred as a result of accident or injury to any person on College property. The state of Louisiana provides comprehensive general liability coverage for bodily injury and property damage claims resulting from operations for which the College should be held legally liable.
After all criminal activity occurring in or on the facilities of BPCC, which includes off-campus locations of student organizations recognized by the institution such as their off-campus housing, has been reported to the Bossier City Police Department, the activity shall be promptly reported to the Director of Campus Security. The Director of Campus Security will track the case through its final disposition by the Bossier City Police Department and will file his report accordingly. The Director of Campus Security shall be responsible for establishing and maintaining files used to report criminal activity for the monthly crime report in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990. A memorandum of understanding between Bossier Parish Community College and Bossier City Police Department is on file.
The following statistics are provided in an effort to assure compliance with Public Law 102-542, the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990.
|Sexual Offenses (forcible or nonforcible)||0||0||0|
|Motor Vehicle Theft||0||0||0|
|Liquor Law Violation||0||0||0|
|Drug Abuse Violation||3||1||1|
The National Collegiate Crime Statistics are available on the US Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education website.
Information containing the registered sex offenders as required by state law is available on the Louisiana State Police Sex Offender and Child Predator Registry website. The Bossier City Police Department is the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for Bossier Parish Community College.
Each semester the Director of Security and the Director of Environmental Health/Safety provide information to faculty, staff, and students. Topics generally include security tips to prevent crime against person and property, sexual assault prevention, and fire safety issues, among others. The College publishes policies that address sexual assault ,sexual harassment, anti-bullying, and anti-hazing. In addition the College has a Crisis Intervention and Referral policy which outlines information for faculty, staff, and students who have an urgent situation or emergency. The Crisis Intervention Team works closely with Campus Security to ensure the safety and well-being of the campus community.
Crisis Intervention Services are provided by the BPCC Mental Health Coordinator in conjunction with the Crisis Intervention Team. Information regarding Crisis Intervention Policies and Procedures may be accessed here.
Drug Free Schools and Communities Act
The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226) requires the College to certify to the Department of Education that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees.
This program must include:
Alcohol use and abuse is a major issue in the community and on college campuses. Excessive alcohol consumption may lead to physical abuse, date rape, auto accidents, violence, and other behaviors which lead to self-destruction.
The College abides by all state and local laws pertaining to drinking and will enforce underage drinking laws. BPCC policy prohibits the consumption, possession, or distribution of alcoholic beverages in or on any College property or while participating in any College-sponsored trip. The use, possession, or distribution of illegal drugs is prohibited.
Students may be charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and be brought before the Disciplinary Hearing Committee for violations of the alcohol and drug free campus policy. Sanctions for violations and procedures for conducting a hearing are listed in the Student Handbook. Sanctions may include--but are not limited to--counseling, suspension of privileges, community service, or suspension from the College.
If your vehicle breaks down or you have a flat:
If you believe you are being followed, do not go home. Drive to a well-lighted public place or the police station. Try to get the license number, a vehicle description, and suspect description of the person following you.
If you see what appears to be an emergency situation, do not stop. Call 911 and describe the situation you observed. There are numerous ploys that are used to attempt to get drivers to stop and render aid. One such ploy would be a child's car seat with a doll dressed as a child sitting on the shoulder of the road. Once you stop, you are subject to criminal activity such as rape, kidnapping, mugging, robbery, car-jacking, etc.
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