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Campus Safety / Security

cell: 719.688.1412
daytime office: 719.336.1543
evening office: 719.336.1192
email: Safety@lamarcc.edu

For Emergency Help, Dial 911

Lamar Community College strives to provide a safe campus environment for its students, staff, and guests.

Emergency Contact Numbers / Community

Police Department: 719.336.4341

Sheriff: 719.336.3977

Fire Department: 719.336.4321

Colorado State Patrol: 719.336.7403

Colorado Department of Transportation: 719.336.9079

Colorado Division of Wildlife: 719.336.4852

FBI: 303.629.7171

Poison Control: 800.332.3073

Hazmat: Prowers County 719.336.3000
Colorado 719.544.2424

Prowers Medical Center: 719.336.4343

Marijuana Possession/Use – Colorado Amendment 64

Although possession and use of marijuana consistent with the requirements of the Colorado Constitution is no longer a crime in the State of Colorado effective January 1, 2013, the possession and use of marijuana remains illegal under federal law. Consistent with federal law, including the Controlled Substances Act and the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the use and/or possession of marijuana continues to be prohibited while a student is on college owned or college controlled property, and/or any function authorized or supervised by the college and/or in state owned or leased vehicles.

Sexual Offense Information

» SaVE Act
» Sexual Assault Response System
» Sexual Assault Incident Report
» Sexual Assault Procedure Checklist
» Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

LCC Sexual Assault Policy

Lamar Community College is committed to providing an instructional environment where all persons may pursue their studies, careers, duties, and activities in an atmosphere free of threat of unwelcome and unwanted sexual actions. LCC strongly condemns sexual offenses, will not tolerate sexual offenders, and supports those who have been victimized.

This policy applies equally to all members of Lamar Community College: students, faculty, administrators, staff, contract employees and visitors.

Sexual assault includes the attempt or act of rape (sexual intercourse without consent or with a child under the age of eighteen, by a stranger, an acquaintance or an intimate), forced sodomy (forced oral or anal sex), or the forced penetration by a foreign object either animate, such as a finger, or inanimate. Non-penetration sexual assault includes the act of touching an unwilling person’s intimate parts such as genitalia, anus, groin, breast, buttocks, or the clothing covering these parts, or forcing an unwilling person to touch another’s intimate parts.

The above acts constitute sexual assault when they are committed against a person’s will as evidenced by refusal of consent or through the use of force, threat, manipulation, or intimidation, or against a person who, by virtue of mental incapacity or physical helplessness, is unable to give or withhold consent. This includes, but is not limited to, incapacity or helplessness by alcohol or other drugs. Intoxication of the assailant shall not diminish the assailant’s responsibility for the sexual assault.

Lamar Community College will respond promptly, fairly, and decisively to all reports of sexual assault. Members of the college community accused of sexual assault will be subject to college disciplinary procedures when the alleged incident has occurred on-campus or when the incident has occurred off campus and materially affects the learning environment or operations of the college.

Sexual assaults are serious violations of the college’s student conduct code, faculty standards and college employee policy. They are crimes under state law and punishable by fines and/or imprisonment. In addition, these actions are subject to civil suit for damages.

Lamar Community College is compliant with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (The Clery Act) as amended in 1998, which requires all post-secondary institutions to publish and distribute certain information regarding campus crimes, including reports of campus sexual assault, sexual assault policies and security programming to all current students, employees and to any applicant who so requests.

Lamar Community College shall make 24-hour assistance available to those who have been affected by sexual assault through the local Domestic Safety Resource Center.

Lamar (serving Prowers County)
P.O. Box 953, Lamar, CO 81052
Administrative number: 719.336.4357
Crisis number: 719.336.4357

Services: 24-hour crisis line, hotel/motel accommodations, children’s program, non-resident group, non-resident individual, community education, legal advocacy, sexual assault program, and referral/advocacy.

***This sexual assault policy was revised by LCC Public Safety and approved through the campus review process. For more information on sexual assault or this policy please contact the Director of Facilities/Safety at 719.336.1543.

Missing Persons Policy / Emergency Contact Registration

The College requests that all new students provide, on a voluntary basis, emergency contact information each year, in the event that the student would be reported officially missing during his or her time at LCC.

If a LCC residential student is suspected as missing from the campus, immediately contact a member of the Residence Life Staff. If the student resides off campus, contact the Lamar Police Department (719.336.4341).

All missing person reports made to Residence Life and/or Public Safety staff are investigated. If the Lamar Police Department determines that a student for whom a missing person report has been filed has been missing for more than 24 hours, then within the next 24 hours the college will:

Notify the student’s emergency contact;

If the student is under 18 years old, the college will notify a parent or guardian; and;

In cases where the student is over 18 and has not identified an emergency person, the college will notify appropriate law enforcement officials.

Safety Tips

Lamar Community College strives to provide a safe campus for all students. Students can protect themselves by adopting applicable safety tips.

» Safety Tips

Public Safety Forms / Accident Reports

LCC Public Safety requests that individuals complete the following forms when reporting accidents that occur on campus.

» Vehicle Accident Report
» Accident Incident Condition Report Form

Crime and Fire Statistics

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. It is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education.

The “Clery Act” is named in memory of 19 year-old university freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986.

Jeanne’s parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn’t been told about 38 violent crimes on their daughter’s campus in the three years before her murder. They joined with other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, which was originally known as the “Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.”

The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights, and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery.

Subsequent amendments in 2000 and 2008 added provisions dealing with registered sex offender notification and campus emergency response, respectively. The 2008 amendments also added a provision to protect crime victims, “whistleblowers,” and others from retaliation.

Crime Statistics / Campus Safety Reports

Fire Safety Report

Review of Alcohol and Drup Awareness and Prevention Programs