CAMPUS SAFETY, SECURITY, AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Protect the health and safety of employees, students, visitors, and the property is the primary concern at Blackfeet Community College. The Security office’s mission is to minimize the impact of unsafe conditions through safety awareness, risk analysis, monitoring and patrolling.
Our vision is to build a security program that is recognized by Blackfeet Community College and surrounding entities for our values, integrity, service, excellence, and teamwork.
Campus Security- Important Telephone Numbers
1. Frank Goings: 406-845-4684, 406-338-5441 ext. 2263
2. Oren Henderson: 406-338-5441 ext. 2703
3. Emergency: 911
4. Police Dispatch: 406-338-4000 or 4001
5. Sheriff Dispatch: 406-873-2711
6. Poison Control: 800-222-1222
7. BCCL Treatment Center: 406-338-7660
8. Domestic Violence: 406-338-2408
9. Homeland Security: 406-338-7667
10. Honor Your Life: 406-338-5563
11. Nurturing Center: 406-338-7026
12. BSP Health Center: 406-338-7912
13. FBI-Shelby: 406-424-8411
14. Northern Winds Recovery Center:406-338-5558
15. Indian Health Services ER 406-338-6161
16. Behavioral Health & SS 406-338-6146
17. Northern Rockies Medical Center- (406) 873-2251
18. Glacier Community Health Center- (406) 873-5670
19. Pondera County Sheriff- (406) 271-4060
20. Logan Health- Conrad- (406) 271-3211
21. Montana Crisis Recovery hotline- 1-877-503-0833
22. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233(SAFE)
23. Local: (406)338-2408 (406)338-2409
24. Local: After Hours Emergency Phone Number – (406)845-4607
25. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:1-800-273-8255. Text: 838255
26. Strong Hearts Native Helpline: 1-844-762-8483
27. Veterans Crisis Line:1-800-273-8255. press 1Text: 838255
28. Montana Mental Health Warmline Crisis Text Line: Text ‘mt’ to number 741-741
29. National Crisis Text Line. Text “home” to 741741
30. LGBTQIA+ Students. Text “start” to 678679
31. Trevor Lifeline. (866) 488-7386
32. Voices of Hope. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. 1-800-273-TALK. 406-453-HELP
Crime Number for this month: ZERO, for a more detailed crime log please refer to monthly crime log in the campus security office.
The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses. Compliance is monitored by the United States Department of Education, which can impose civil penalties, up to $35,000 per violation, against institutions for each infraction and can suspend institutions from participating in federal student financial aid programs.
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as a part of the Higher Education Act of 1965, is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and safety and security and fire safety policies. All public and private institutions of post-secondary education participating in federal student aid programs are subject to it. The Act includes:
• Publishing an annual report disclosing campus security policies and three years of selected crime and fire statistics
• Making timely warnings to the campus community about crimes that pose a serious or ongoing threat
• Keeping a public crime log
• Upholding basic rights to victims of sexual assault.
• Making accurate crime statistics available to the U.S. Department of Education, which centrally collects and disseminates campus crime statistics at the national level
• Facing possible fines from the U.S. Department of Education when schools fail to comply with the Clery Act.
The safety and well being of faculty, staff, students and visitors are of the greatest concern for Blackfeet Community College. Creating and maintaining a safe campus requires the cooperation and involvement of everyone. Prompt reporting aids in providing timely warning notices to the campus community when appropriate, may aid in the prevention of similar crimes and may assist in the investigation and the apprehension of the perpetrator(s). Reporting crimes is necessary to ensure inclusion in annual crime statistics.
BCC encourages accurate and prompt crime reporting when the victim of the crime elects to report or when the victim is unable to make a report, to ensure that all crimes are included in the institution’s Clery Act statistics. The security personnel of BCC are the eyes and ears of the college and are not sworn law enforcement. Therefore, any action that requires law enforcement is turned over to Blackfeet Tribal Police Office and Glacier County Sheriff’s Office. BCC Security has a close working relationship with Tribal Law & Order and Glacier County Sheriff’s Office. The College is coordinated with local law enforcement agencies for services relating to crime reports and investigations, campus emergencies, traffic accidents. The enforcement of institutional regulations regarding alcohol consumption, controlled substances, weapons possession and other incidents classified as Clery Act crimes are to be filed with the campus Security Patrol Officer and statistically published in the annual security report.
The annual security report is required to be published October 1st of each year and a crime log is available upon request from the Security Patrol Officer, Title III Programs Director, and Human Resource Office. You may also access a copy online
Contact Security Patrol Officer at 406-270-5921 for further information concerning security on campus. In the case of an emergency dial 911 or 406-338-4000 for local police and ambulance.
BCC Equipment Usage
All students must refrain from using any and all BCC equipment including but not limited to, offices, copiers, phones, coffee pots, office computers, etc., Unless specifically authorized.
Violation of Expressed Prohibitions
Any individual who violates the following expressed prohibitions may be subject to arrest and conviction under applicable tribal, state and federal laws. Students violating these expressed prohibitions may be subject to disciplinary action as set forth by the Blackfeet Community College Student Conduct Code (see Blackfeet Community College Student Handbook), including possible sanction by suspension or dismissal from Blackfeet Community College. The following are specific prohibitions: Campus Parking and Driving Policy • This policy applies to all individuals who operate a motor vehicle on BCC campus. Parking on campus is controlled through the designation of lots and spaces for all those who wish to use the campus parking lots. The speed limit is 15mph. Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling • The BCC recognizes all Federal, State and Local laws and expects students to adhere to them. Any violation can result in probation, suspension or immediate dismissal from BCC. The consumption of alcohol or possession of an open container of alcohol is prohibited on campus, on campus activities and/or other BCC sponsored event. Violations of this policy may result in probation, suspension or dismissal from campus or BCC sponsored event. 14 • No student shall possess, use or sell substances defined by Local, State or Federal Law as illegal on campus or at any BCC Sponsored Functions. • No student shall possess substances defined as controlled, other than personally prescribed medications, by a physician and/or by Federal Law. • No student shall introduce to the campus or possess drug paraphernalia while on BCC property. • No student shall gamble for money or other valuables on BCC property or in any BCC facility or during any BCC activity except as part of an authorized fundraising activity.’ Those seeking rehabilitation for drugs or alcohol should contact Crystal Creek Lodge at 877-338-3784
Smoke Free Building
“Smoke-Free Building” prohibits smoking in all BCC buildings. Students shall comply with this policy and refrain from smoking in accordance with the requirements in any BCC facility. Tribal Ordinance 102-2005, smoking is prohibited within 25 feet of the building.