Safety & Emergency Readiness
Safety & Well-Being
We want LBCC to be a place where everyone in our campus community is safe to study, work, and interact.
The Public Safety Department is dedicated to facilitating the educational process and ensuring the well-being of the college community, while fostering the values of excellence, inclusiveness, engagement, and learning.
24-hour patrol and protection services
Prompt response to vehicle accidents, emergencies, and possible safety hazards
Personal safety escort services
Victimization avoidance information
First aid station
Jump start battery pack for your use, free of charge
Lost and found property returns
- Lock your vehicle and keep all valuables out of sight
- Walk in groups when possible in well lighted areas
- Have your keys in hand by the time you get to your vehicle
- Register your vehicle with the Public Safety Office, free of charge
About LBCC Public Safety
The Public Safety staff is trained and licensed through the State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST). Public Safety officers have the authority as granted by the State of Oregon Legislature to issue parking citations under ORS 341.300.
By participating in safety and emergency response trainings, complying with regulatory expectations, providing safety plans and services, and employing appropriate institutional risk management strategies, Safety & Loss Prevention seeks to mitigate and minimize risks to lives and property.
Campus Public Safety Officers shall be courteous, friendly, tactful, and diplomatic. In administering the college's policy and student conduct rules, they'll be firm, professional, equitable and pleasant. Officers are expected to use good judgment when dealing with members of the campus community, visitors and guests.
In addition to providing assistance when needed, the Public Safety Department works with the Facilities office (which maintains campus buildings and grounds) to promote safety and security on campus. The Public Safety Department and Facilities personnel regularly inspect the campus to ensure that safety hazards are remedied in a timely fashion and to ensure locks, windows and fire safety equipment operate properly.
Under the "Student Rights and Responsibilities" conduct policy, Public Safety Officers also have the right to request any person on the grounds of the campus to produce identification. Individuals have the responsibility under the same policy to comply.
For all other instances, the Public Safety Department maintains a firm working relationship and mutual cooperation with local law enforcement to ensure that all campus law enforcement needs are satisfied.
If you need to file a complaint against the college for not following policy and procedures, have been discriminated against in any interaction at Linn-Benton Community College, or have been harassed by another person while at LBCC, or wish to report any concern or complaint, please file your complaint with this form.
How to Contact an Officer
If you have something to report, contact Public Safety.
- Public Safety Office
Red Cedar Hall 119
- Officer on Duty
- Emergency Telephones
Located throughout campus, these are a direct line to Public Safety and will ring as soon as you lift the phone.
If you're calling about an emergency from a regular campus phone, dial 911. You'll be connected with 911 dispatch, and the campus Public Safety Officer on duty will also be on the call.
For non-emergency services, feel free to fill out our online Service Request Form.
You can also download the LBCC Public Safety app. This gives you quick access to the officer on duty, so you can use your mobile device to report concerns, find out what to do in an emergency situation, and more.
Notes for Faculty & Staff
Your ID Badge
Per AR 5110-01, LBCC faculty and staff should have their employee IDs on them at all times. By wearing your employee ID, you can identify yourself as a resource to students and avoid confusion during an emergency. To obtain an employee ID, fill out the Staff ID Department Request Form, have it signed by your immediate supervisor, and bring it to the Public Safety office to create and print your ID. Only HR-approved position and department titles will be used.
Please review College Emergency Procedures in order to be best prepared for response during emergency situations, especially evacuation, shelter-in-place, lockdown and earthquakes.