Campus Security and Crime Awareness:
It is the policy of the Long Beach Community College District to maintain a safe and secure environment for its students, staff, and visitors. Safety and security requires that everyone on campus be alert, aware, and responsible.
The Long Beach Police Department provides police services to the Long Beach Community College District through its City College Unit. The City College Unit is comprised of an assigned Lieutenant, four police officers, and 16 security officers that are assigned to both the Liberal Arts Campus and the Pacific Coast Campus.
911 or 9911 (from campus phones)
Contact the Police Department with any emergencies such as crimes in progress, medical aid, or any incident requiring immediate police / security response.
(562) 938-4910 or (562) 435-6711
Contact the Police Department for questions or problems regarding security, lost and found items, thefts or other crimes. The LAC office is located in building X south of Lew Davis street. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. After business hours call the General Service number or 911 (9911 for on-campus phones) for an emergency.
Evening Safety Escorts:
Escorts are available to students at both LAC and PCC. Students should call the City College Unit through the General Service number to arrange for an escort to meet them on campus.
Parking and Traffic Regulation:
Campus Parking Citation Information
Long Beach Parking Citation Information
These rules are enforced to ensure the rights of permit holders, as well as to provide for the safety of people and property:
Parking permits are required at all times in LAC and PCC parking lots. Parking permits are purchased each semester during registration. After registration, permits may be purchased from the Cashier's Office at either campus. For students who do not wish to purchase a semester parking permit, one-day parking permits are available at both campuses. Parking permit machines at LAC are located on the west side of parking lot 'J', on Lew Davis, and lot 'E'. The PCC Machine is located on the south side of parking lot 3. Meter Parking is available in Lot F, G, H, and on Lew Davis at LAC. Meters are available Lot 2 at PCC. There are also 30 minute visitor parking zones along the north curb of Carson Street for LAC.
Semester parking permits must be attached to the rear view mirror so that it is visible from the front of the vehicle. One-day parking permits must be placed in plain view on the vehicle dashboard with the permit facing upward. Students who are having difficulty displaying a permit should go to the College Police Trailer for assistance. Students driving a convertible-type vehicle can obtain a special convertible permit from the LAC College Police trailer, in lot 'C.' This special convertible permit can only be obtained after the purchase of a semester parking permit.
Student permits and daily permits do not authorize parking in staff or other reserved parking spaces except where posted otherwise.
Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
All vehicles must be parked between the lines of a designated parking space only. Backing into parking stalls is not permitted.
A permit does not guarantee a parking space in the parking lot of choice. You are advised to allow ample time to find parking. At LAC, there is additional parking in the Veterans Stadium parking lot.
Citations are issued by the Long Beach Police Department to automobiles, motorcycle, and mopeds that do not display a properly placed, current parking permit. Students parked in staff or other specially designated areas will also be cited.
Students may not double park nor circle the parking lots to wait for a parking space.
No adjustments will be made for parking citations at the Long Beach Police Department - College Unit. Individuals wishing to contest citations must do so by following your instructions on your citation or by calling (562) 570-6822.
Motorcycles and mopeds are to be parked only in areas specifically posted for their use. Operators must purchase a current semester parking permit and keep it in their possession. Motorcycles and mopeds may not be driven on campus or parked on sidewalks. Violators will be cited.
Students, staff, or faculty with state-issued disabled placards are to park in the marked handicapped spaces. If a handicap space is not available, parking is allowed in any other student or staff space. Disabled permits are not valid in carpool or other reserved spaces.
Regulations pertaining to parking can vary from lot to lot. It is the responsibility of the driver to read the parking regulations that are posted at the entrance of each parking lot.
Campus Crime Statistics:
Campus crime statistics are printed in the LBCC College catalog and are currently available from the Long Beach Police Department City College Unit located at building X of the LAC campus
Online Crime Statistics:
(Source: US Department of Education):
Off Campus Crime:
The Long Beach Police Departments has been requested to provide the college with crime data for buildings and property owned and controlled by the Long Beach Community College District.
Building Access and Security:
Most buildings are open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Buildings are opened on as "as needed" basis on weekends and holidays.
Staff and faculty with college related business may be granted entrance by Long Beach Police to college facilities, with proper identification any day between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
Students shall not be permitted access to district facilities after hours without direct staff supervision and a building entrance permit signed by the manager responsible for the area.
Many campus rooms and areas are protected by intrusion alarms. Before entering such areas, Police and Safety Services should be called.
No district property may be removed from the campus without expressed written permission from the department manager or area supervisor. Unauthorized removal of district property from the campus is a violation of the law and may be prosecuted by the district.
The campus facilities are maintained by Facilities Services and patrolled by the officers of Long Beach Police. The police officers, safety officers and police support service liaisons regularly test the emergency phones and submit work orders for repair, recommend the trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons and conduct periodic lighting surveys. Custodians inspect their respective work areas for lights out, doors unlocked and potentially dangerous persons and report to Long Beach Police their findings. Officers report the need for replacement of lights and any other physical hazards they notice. Periodic crime prevention surveys are conducted when a crime trend occurs or upon the physical changes of office space and equipment when requested by an administrator.
Timely Warning Policy:
An essential ingredient of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public. It is our intent at Long Beach City College to inform students and staff, in a timely manner, of any criminal activity or security problems which may pose a reasonable threat to their physical safety. On occasion, you will see timely warning notices describing recent crime trends or dangerous incidents. It is our policy to post these notices in all campus buildings, on the College's E-mail system, and in general areas of distribution to provide our community with information about the incidents and crime prevention recommendations. Once all the relative information is received, these notices will typically be posted within 24 hours. Another critical element of a campus safety program is training. Police and Safety Services, Student Health Services, Special Services and the Student Affairs office sponsor programs on various topics ranging from sexual assault awareness to substance abuse prevention.
Finally, all effective crime prevention programs include some measure of people watching out for one another. All staff and students are asked to be ALERT, SECURITY CONSCIOUS, and INVOLVED. Call Police and Safety Services, 911, whenever you see suspicious behavior.
In accordance with Public Law 101-226 " Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989," the Board of Trustees of Long Beach Community College District prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on Long Beach City College property and as part of any Long Beach City College sponsored or sanctioned activity.
Any student or employee in violation of this policy is subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, expulsion from Long Beach City College or termination from employment for violations of the standards of conduct.
The decision to take disciplinary action in any instance rests with the Board of Trustees after consideration of the recommendation of the superintendent-president of Long Beach City College.
The possession, use and sale of alcoholic beverages by anyone on Long Beach City College controlled property is a misdemeanor as per California Business Code 25608 and a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct. The use, sale or possession of any illegal drug is a violation of state law and any person found in violation may be subject to arrest by federal, state, local or Long Beach law enforcement authorities. Criminal prosecution is separate from any administrative discipline that may be imposed by the district.
Sexual Assault Procedures:
Sexual assault is a traumatizing event. The college suggests the following procedures to ensure that the survivor can obtain the best care and supportive services for recovery.
Rape and other types of sexual assault, whether by a stranger or by an acquaintance, whether against women or men, are violations of the law. Sexual assault includes, but is not limited to, rape, sexual battery, or the threat of sexual assault.
- The District will address the needs of the sexual assault survivor by providing a consistent, caring, and timely response when sexual assault occurs within the college community. After initial consultation, referrals for treatment will be made and ongoing support will be offered to survivors.
- Any person who has been sexually assaulted is strongly encouraged to file a complaint with the Long Beach Police Department, and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. When a complaint is filed with the Long Beach Police Department, the District staff should initiate the following steps:
- Request that a nurse from Student Health Services provide immediate medical attention and appropriate medical and psychological referrals.
- Notify the appropriate college personnel of the incident for further administrative action.
- The Long Beach Police Department will be responsible for conducting a thorough investigation which may include contacting other public agencies.
- Ensure that the survivor is given appropriate protection while on campus, including protection from retaliation for filing the complaint, if necessary. Such protection may include placing appropriate restrictions on the accused.
- Ask the survivor questions to assess the potential for continuing threat to the survivor and/or other members of the campus community.
To protect the privacy of the individuals involved, names will not be released by the District without their consent unless the release is essential to the health and safety of the survivor or the campus community, or to otherwise fulfill the legal obligations of the college.
D. Responding to Sexual Assaults
STEP 1: Arrange for treatment
Because sexual assault is a crime that may involve physical trauma, the staff member informed of the assault, the Long Beach Police Department, and/or college administrator should strongly encourage the survivor to seek medical and psychological treatment. An assault survivor should he encouraged to do the following:
- Protect evidence of the assault. The survivor should be encouraged to refrain from showering, shaving, bathing, douching, changing clothes, or straightening up the area of assault.
- Go to a hospital sexual assault crisis center which provides full and appropriate services for survivors. If the survivor is willing to go to the hospital, the Long Beach Police Department will assist with arrangements for transportation. Campus staff will accompany the survivor if requested.
- Use of other community resources. The survivor will be informed of public and private community resources.
STEP 2: Contact the Vice President, Student and Learning Services
The administrator in charge of student disciplinary action will assist the student by providing ongoing management and support.
STEP 3: Inform others that an assault has occurred
If a sexual assault is reported to any staff member, faculty or administrator, that person is responsible for contacting the Long Beach Police Department. The name of the survivor will not be released to the parents or the press without the expressed written permission of the survivor.
STEP 4: Notify the campus community
As soon as it is known that an assault has taken place on campus, notification of the event must be made known to increase awareness and ensure the safety of the campus community.
STEP 5: Refer for Support
Verbal and written information about sources of support on campus and in the community will be provided to the survivor by the college.
STEP 6: Follow-up
The appropriate college official will provide the following information directly to the survivor:
existence of criminal or civil prosecution, the District's disciplinary process (if the accused is a Long Beach City College student), the availability of mediation, academic assistance, and alternative housing. The appropriate college official will provide ongoing follow-up on the case. This follow-up will consist of ensuring that the survivor has access to the support services needed. If the survivor wishes to remain anonymous, the appropriate college official will serve as a liaison between the survivor and the investigation in progress.
E. When the suspected perpetrator is a student
- As soon as practical (and without interfering with law enforcement investigations), the Long Beach City College staff will work closely with the Long Beach Police Department to assist with the investigation. The District will protect the privacy of the survivor.
- The survivor will be informed of the outcome of the investigation.
- Either the survivor or the accused may appeal the decision to the Governance of the College.
The following departments can assist locating referral and support services;
Student Health Services Human Resources
Long Beach City College
Community Education Center
Student Conduct and Discipline:
Students may be expelled, suspended or placed on probation for acts committed on campus or at campus-related events. The causes for suspension and expulsion listed in California Education Code 76033 include assault, battery, or any threat of force or violence upon a student or college personnel and the willful misconduct which results in injury or death to a student or college personnel. In compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, victims of violent crimes, including sexual assault, are to be informed whenever information regarding disciplinary action taken by the university is included in a student's file. Within three days victims are to be informed of the results of the disciplinary action and any appeal. The victim is required to keep the results of the disciplinary action and appeal confidential. For further information, contact the Dean of Student Affairs, 562 938-4155
"Hate violence" as defined in the statute "means any act of physical intimidation or physical harassment, physical force or physical violence, or the threat of physical force or physical violence, that is directed against any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or political/religious beliefs of that person or group".
Incidents of hate violence can be reported to the Long Beach Police Department, Counseling and Psychological Services, and the Student Affairs Office,. The College does not condone hate violence and is charged with ensuring that the rights guaranteed by state law and the U.S. Constitution are protected for all people regardless of their ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or political/religious beliefs.
Registered Sex Offenders:
Information regarding registered sex offenders attending classes or working on the campus may be obtained at Long Beach Police or by accessing the Long Beach Police Department Megan's Law web site.
Community Emergency Notification System and Signup:
About the City of Long Beach's Community Emergency Notification System (reverse 911 system)
The City of Long Beach has implemented a reverse 911 emergency notification system. In the event of an emergency within the City of Long Beach, it allows rapid notification of a recorded message to subscribers, by telephone, of addresses within the affected area. If the phone line is busy, the system will continue to redial until the message is delivered. If an answering machine picks-up, the message will be left on the machine. You may request multiple addresses within the City of Long Beach, like schools, employer, and residence by completing a form for each address. The subscriber's phone number can be outside the City of Long Beach. The City may contact you annually via your e-mail address to verify the phone information is still valid. If the phone number is not confirmed it will be removed from the database.
Contact Phone Numbers
Cellular or Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone numbers are not in the system database. If you would like to be contacted on your cell phone, VoIP phone, or a phone number outside the City of Long Beach, you must subscribe for each Long Beach address and phone number.
Any link to an external Web site and/or non-Long Beach Community College District link is provided as a courtesy, and shouldnot be construed as part of the District.
If you have any questions, please contact Brendan Hayes at (562) 938-4797.
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