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.

Services Provided
  • 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

Safety Tips
  • 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.

How do campus officers support my safety?

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.

How can I expect officers to treat me?

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 what ways are campus officers authorized to act?

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.

What should I do if I have a complaint?

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 via our online reporting system.


How to Contact an Officer

If you have something to report, contact Public Safety.

  • Public Safety Office
    (541) 917-4440
    Red Cedar Hall 119
  • Officer on Duty
    (541) 926-6855
  • 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 complete a request:

Service Request Form

If you have a non-emergent concern to report, please use our online reporting system.

Please share concerns so we can help offer resources, services, and supports. Safety at LBCC and in our communities is everyone’s responsibility. By recognizing and reporting behavior you believe to be a potential concern, you can help our community members get the assistance and services they might need.

Report a Concern


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.

Emergency Response

Please review College Emergency Procedures in order to be best prepared for response during emergency situations, especially evacuation, shelter-in-place, lockdown and earthquakes.