Safety and Security
The Safety and Security Department is committed to crime prevention and ensuring the
safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff. To accomplish these goals, we believe
that it is important to forge partnerships with all parts of our community as well
as to maintain strong relations with our neighbors and first responders.
Campus Security is staffed and operated by Allied Universal Security. Officers are
on duty at the main campus 24/7 to assist all members of the college community.
COVID-19 Campus Safety and Security Updates - Returning to Campus
As each semester gets underway, here are a few safety tips from your Security Department:
- Be aware of your surroundings. If a situation doesn't feel safe, don't enter it.
- Take a friend when you travel around campus.
- Trust your instincts.
- If you see something that appears suspicious…say something, call Campus Security and
remove yourself from the situation as soon as possible.
- Be careful around campus at night. Walk-in well-lit areas, and never walk alone.
- Carry your keys in your hand; They may be useful as a weapon if necessary.
- Consider calling Campus Security for an escort rather than walking alone.
- Make sure you are free from such distractions as cell phones or headphones.
Let's continue to have a great semester!
The "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics
Act" (20 U.S.C. section 1092) requires that crime statistics concerning the occurrence
of crime be published for the most recent calendar year, and during the two proceeding
calendar years for which data are available in the following categories:
- On campus;
- In or on a non-campus building or property;
- On public property; and
- In dormitories or other residential facilities for students on campus.
In compliance with the requirements of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act
of 1990 (Jeanne Clery Act) under Public Law 101-542, Title II, makes available each
year an annual security report detailing campus crime statistics for the previous
three years along with campus security policies and procedures.
Daily Crime Log
2023 Annual Security Report
Campus Security, certified in First Aid Response, AED and C.P.R., respond to all emergencies
reported on the College campuses. If the event of an Emergency on Campus call 911
then notify security at Ext. 6100 from any campus phone. In the event of an emergency
Campus security and other assisting staff will respond.
In an effort to consistently improve emergency response procedures, BCC has an opt-in
emergency notification system (ENS) which allows College administrators to send time-sensitive
notifications to students, staff and faculty. The ENS helps us provide a safer environment,
enhanced emergency communication and keeps our community better informed.
Emergency Contact Information
||413-499-4660; x6100 (on-campus)
|Massachusetts State Police
|Brien Center (24 Hour - Crisis Lline)
(Mental Health / Substance Abuse)
|Elizabeth Freeman Center
(Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault)
|Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline
||Text/Call: 988 (24/7)
|Title IX Coordinator - Melissa Loiodice
|Clery Coordinator - Ellis Richardson
Non-Emergency Contact Information
||413-236-1010; x1010 (on-campus)
|Director of Safety and Security
- Professionalism – We will always be aware of our image and role within the institution.
We will use our skills, training, and knowledge to serve our community.
- Integrity – We will hold ourselves to the highest standard of truth. Our word is based
on our bond and our behavior is above reproach.
- Communication – We will always listen to the needs and the concerns of our community
and follow through to make sure those needs and concerns are addressed.
- Service – We will respond immediately to all calls for service, both routine and emergency
Respect – We will treat everyone we encounter with respect and dignity.
- Loyalty – We will always remain loyal to those we serve: the entire Berkshire Community
- Duty – We will do our duty to the best of our ability. The welfare and safety of our
students and community members is our top priority.