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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 (stay tuned, down for maintenance)

  • Safety Tips from Your BCC Security Department

    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!

Crime Statistics

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
2022 Annual Security Report

External Resources

Emergencies

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.

safety@berkshirecc.edu

Emergency Contact Information

EMERGENCY 911
BCC Security 413-499-4660; x6100 (on-campus)
Massachusetts State Police 413-743-4700
Brien Center (24 Hour - Crisis Lline)
(Mental Health / Substance Abuse)
413-499-0412
Elizabeth Freeman Center
(Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault)
866-401-2425
National Suicide Crisis Line 800-784-2433
National Suicide Prevention Line 800-273-8255
Title IX Coordinator - Melissa Loiodice 413-236-1022
Clery Coordinator - Ellis Richardson 413-236-1011

Non-Emergency Contact Information

BCC Security 413-236-1010; x1010 (on-campus)
Director of Safety and Security 413-236-1011

Departmental Values

  • 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 in nature.
    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 College 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.