Campus Safety / Security
daytime office: 719.336.1543
evening office: 719.336.1192
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
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
Poison Control: 800.332.3073
Hazmat: Prowers County 719.336.3000
Prowers Medical Center: 719.336.4343
Lamar, Colorado was recently named the #1 safest city in Colorado by safewise.com.
The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of utmost importance to Lamar Community College. In the wake of recent incidents at community colleges throughout the country, it is important that we all stay informed of best practices to handle a situation like having an active shooter on campus. Please take a moment to watch this video on Standard Response Protocol for Community Colleges.
Lamar Community College strives to provide a safe campus for all students. See the following document for all security and fire reports of the past three years:
» Severe Weather / Tornado
» Bomb Threat
» Hazardous Material Incident
» Active Shooter
» Administration Building Evacuation Map
» Betz Technology Center – Lower Evacuation Map
» Betz Technology Center – Upper Evacuation Map
» Bowman Building Evacuation Map
» Equine Complex Evacuation Map
» Trustees Building Evacuation Map
» Todd-Burch Hall – 100 East Evacuation Map
» Todd-Burch Hall – 100 West Evacuation Map
» Todd-Burch Hall – 200 East Evacuation Map
» Todd-Burch Hall – 200 West Evacuation Map
» Todd-Burch Hall – 300 East Evacuation Map
» Wellness Center Evacuation Map
campus. Additionally, the institution holds that every person reported missing will be considered at risk until
significant information to the contrary is confirmed. It should also be noted that there is no required waiting
period for reporting a missing person. A person may be declared “missing” when his or her whereabouts are
unknown and unexplainable for a period of time that is regarded by knowledgeable persons as highly unusual
or suspicious in consideration of the subject’s behavior patterns, plans, or routines. Individuals will complete
the LCC Missing Person’s Report Form.
The purpose of this procedure is to establish measures to be followed if a missing person report is made to the
institution. If a report is made, the following steps will be put in action:
• Person receiving the notification will immediately dispatch LCC’s Head of Security to the location of the
• Security Officer will gather all essential information about the person (description, clothes last worn,
where subject might be, who they might be with, vehicle description, etc). An up to date photograph may
also be obtained to aid in the search. LCC Student Services can be contacted for this request.
• The Security Officer will also gather information about the physical and mental well-being of the
• Appropriate campus staff will be notified to aid in the search for the individual.
• A quick, but thorough search will be conducted in all campus buildings, grounds, and parking lots.
• Class schedules will be obtained and a search of appropriate classrooms will be conducted.
• The Vice President for Administrative Services (or designee) will be promptly notified and are responsible
for communicating with the family or relatives of the missing person within 24 hours of being notified. If
the designated contact differs from family, this person will be contacted in advance.
If the above actions are unsuccessful in locating the person or it is apparent from the beginning that the person is
actually missing, (i.e. call from parents, guardians) the investigation will be turned over to the appropriate local
law enforcement agency. This will take place as soon as practical but never later than 24 hours from the initial
report. The local police then become the authority in charge and the institution will assist them in any way
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2008, all students may register a confidential contact with the
college. The confidential contact does not have to be a parent of a student. This individual will be contacted by
Public Safety (or another police department) within 24 hours in the event the student is reported missing. This
individual will also be updated as to the progress of the investigation. In the case where a student is under 18
years of age, and has not been legally emancipated, the student’s parents will also be promptly contacted.
In addition to this procedure, the institution will utilize the current meal plan to try and identify potential missing
persons in advance. The Coordinator of Residence/Student Life will request the meal usage report one time per
week (Preferably each Sunday) and determine if any students have not utilized the dining service for that week. If
a student is identified as not utilizing the dining services during that week, the Coordinator will attempt to make
contact with the student. If contact cannot be made, the student will be reported as missing and the procedure
will be put into action.