The Lansing Community College Office of Police and Public Safety is committed to providing a safe place to learn and work. To maintain a safe campus, the LCC Police strongly encourage students, staff and visitors to all LCC campuses to speak up; if you see something, say something.
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422 North Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48933
- Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Keep your eyes and ears open.
- Trust your instincts and gut feelings.
- Park and walk in well-traveled, well-lit areas.
- Walk to your car in groups, if possible.
- If you are uncomfortable, call LCC Police at (517) 483-1800 for an escort.
- Carry a cell phone. If you are being bothered or followed, call 911. If you don’t have a cell phone, ask a passerby to call 911 for you or go to the nearest emergency phone box.
- Ask LCC Police for a safety whistle to carry. The whistles are available to LCC students and employees and are intended to be used ONLY in emergency situations where there are no means of escape and you cannot get to a phone to call 911. If you hear someone blow a whistle, call 911 immediately. Furthermore, if you see anything suspicious, dial 911.
Many visitors and first-time students are unaware of the services that we can provide. The following is a list of things we do for you:
- Provide battery jump starts and open locked cars, at minimal cost.
- Furnish parking information.
- Give safety and law enforcement lectures; maintain a vigorous College-wide safety program.
- Render emergency first aid. All of our officers are trained by the Red Cross.
- Help with directions.
- Escort you to your car or from building to building.
- Make emergency notifications after normal working hours.
- Maintain LCC's Lost & Found service. Items are kept on file for one semester before disposal.
- Coordinate the dispatching, servicing and utilization of all College-owned and leased vehicles.
- Make and issue all College door keys and open doors in emergency situations after hours.
- Investigate all criminal incidents on campus.
We are available 24 hours a day to provide these and other services.
Top Safety Features
- More than 20 Emergency Call Boxes on the Downtown Campus
- Rave Guardian Mobile App
- Emergency STAR Alert System
- ”If you see something, say something”
- Early intervention teams at all campuses
This information is intended to provide students and employees at Lansing Community College with a better understanding of measures that can be taken to encourage a safer campus environment.
Public Safety Information
LCC Police, Public Safety and Parking is in compliance with the federal guidelines for reporting crimes in and around the college campus. We also provide emergency procedures and a safety report.
Emergency Call Box Locations
Main Campus EMERGENCY Call box locations
How will LCC notify me of an emergency situation?
At the Downtown and West Campus locations, all the classroom buildings have emergency public address paging systems. As quickly as enough is known in order to provide accurate information and instructions after an emergency situation develops, a message can be broadcast over the paging systems.
Notifications may also be made through these means, which allow students and employees at their homes, traveling to the college or who are at other locations to receive messages:
- The LCC home page.
- The Emergency Star Alert System emergency email and text messaging system.
- Televisions in the building lobbies.
- The college’s radio station WLNZ, as well as other radio and television stations.
- Campus Communication employee email and LCC student email accounts.
How can I prepare myself for an emergency on campus?
Every classroom should have an emergency information poster near the door. Become familiar with the instructions on the poster. Please notify LCC Police (extension 1800) if the poster is missing from your classroom.
LCC publishes an Emergency Procedure Manual, which is available to all students and employees from the LCC Police Department and the LCC Emergency Management and Safety Services Department. It contains information on safety, crime prevention and emergencies. Be sure to get your own copy. Read it and become familiar with its contents.
There are evacuation route and shelter area maps posted in the hallways of all LCC buildings. Take time to review the map for your area, so you will know the best route to take to leave the building or to seek shelter inside during an emergency.
Remember, during an emergency – walk and remain calm. Help persons with disabilities. Call 911 if emergency rescue personnel are needed to assist a person with disabilities.
Emergency Star Alert System (ESA)
What is ESA?
ESA is the Lansing Community College emergency notification system. The system would be used during emergencies such as a tornado warning, college closing due to severe winter weather, or an on-campus emergency.
ESA is one of several means of providing emergency notifications to students and employees. Please review the Emergency Notifications page for additional information.
How do I sign up?
As an LCC student or staff member, you are automatically signed up to receive ESA messages.
Is there a charge for ESA?
Lansing Community College does not charge for this service. However, depending on the terms of your wireless mobile device service agreement, you may be charged by your wireless service provider when you receive an ESA message.
How do I know if my cell phone can receive the ESA messages?
The ESA system works by sending an email message and/or text message to the mobile wireless devices that was entered into banner. If you do not receive alerts, contact the helpdesk for assistance.
How quickly will I get an ESA message?
At the Downtown and West Campus locations, all the classroom buildings have emergency public address paging systems. As quickly as enough is known in order to provide accurate information and instructions after an emergency situation develops, a message can be broadcast over the voice paging systems.
Once a message has been broadcast over the building paging systems, messages may be sent through the ESA system. It may take 5 to 20 minutes for the wireless system providers to deliver a ESA message to your mobile wireless device.
Public Safety officers constantly patrol the campus to assure a high level of good physical security. As a regular part of their patrol duties, they look for any safety problems such as defective lighting, inoperative doors or locks, broken sidewalks, steps and handrails, and any other conditions that might detract from one's personal well-being. All such conditions can either be reported, in writing, to the Physical Plant Department for correction, or by calling Police, Public Safety and Parking at (517) 483-1800.
All of our police officers are required to meet or exceed the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). This training includes:
- Basic first-aid and AED operation
- Patrol techniques (defensive driving tactics)
- Interviewing skills, fingerprinting and police photography
- Civil disturbances and dealing with emotionally disturbed persons
- Criminal Law
- Crime scene and fraud investigations
Additionally, our officers receive various types of in-service training relating to the specific needs of the campus.
Our department also has civilian employees in part-time and student staff positions who work in uniform. Training for these employees include:
- Basic first-aid and AED operation
- Fire alarm training
Additionally, these employees receive various types of in-service training relating to the specific needs of the campus.
Rave Guardian App
Safety in the Palm of Your Hands
Safety is a top priority. That's why LCC is taking a proactive approach to safeguarding individuals on campus with the availability of Rave Guardian - a mobile app for LCC students, faculty, and staff. The app provides an opportunity to support users who are in need of immediate assistance by enhancing safety on LCC's Downtown and West campuses through real-time interactive features that create a virtual safety network of friends, family, and LCC Police and Public Safety.
Rave Guardian App Features
- Panic Button - Direct immediate connection to Campus Safety with GPS location and personal profile information.
- Tip Texting - Enables anonymous, 2-way, crime tip reporting through text and images.
- Personal Guardians & Safety Timer - Students can identify Campus Safety, friends, roommates, and family as "Guardians" when setting their Rave Guardian Safety Timer. During a timer session, Guardians and Campus Safety can check status of the student. If the Safety Timer is not deactivated before it expires, Campus Safety is automatically provided with the user's Rave Guardian profile to proactively identify and check in on the individual.
- Safety Profile - Student-created Safety Profiles contain information such as residence details and medical conditions. When a student requires assistance - on or off campus - student Safety Profiles are displayed to Campus Safety and Smart911 enabled 9-1-1 centers nationwide.
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