College Safety and Campus Police
This information is published in accordance 20 United States Code section 1092, Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.
(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, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. After business hours call the General Service number or 911 for an emergency.
Building Access and Security
Most buildings are open from 7:00 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.
Keys and access control devices are provided to staff members by the Facilities Department, on a need-to-enter basis when approved by the appropriate supervisor. Lost keys and access control devices must be reported immediately to the supervisor and the Facilities Department. Payment for lost keys may be required. Keys and access control devices may not be loaned to other staff or to students. District safety officers will confiscate any keys in the possession of unauthorized persons. District keys may not be duplicated. District property may not be removed from District facilities without authorization.
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.
Campus Crime Statistics
Campus crime statistics are currently available from the Long Beach Police Department City College Unit located at Building X of the LAC campus. Crime statistics for both campuses are also available in the Annual Security Report. Additional colleges and universities crime statistics can be found at the US Department of Education, Campus Safety and Security website.
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 require 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 Section. The City College Section is comprised of an assigned Lieutenant, four police officers, and 13 security officers that are assigned to both the Liberal Arts Campus and the Pacific Coast Campus.
Community Emergency Notification System and Signup
In the event of an emergency, LBCC will provide accurate and timely information regarding campus safety issues directly to students, and employees. For more information, please visit the section on Emergency Notifications.
Drug and Alcohol Policies, Prevention Programs, and Alcohol-Free Environment
Federal law requires LBCCD to notify annually faculty, staff, and students of the following:
LBCCD prohibits the unlawful possession, use, manufacture or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances by students, faculty, staff, and guests in buildings, facilities, grounds or property controlled by LBCCD or used as part of LBCCD activities. For students, this includes prohibiting the possession and consumption of any beverage containing alcohol on campuses. In addition, the smoking of any material is prohibited in all facilities of LBCCD at all locations and within 50 feet of a doorway of a building; smoking, including electronic cigarettes, is only permitted in the identified smoking areas at LBCCD campuses.
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 adopted Board Policy #7003 which prohibits the unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol by students and employees and guests. Awareness of this policy helps create a drug- and alcohol-free environment. This policy and regulation are made available to students and employees on the District website, Enrollment Services, the college Student Health Centers and the Office of Student Life. A statement of the policy is also included in the 2015 Annual Security Report, the college catalogs, the Student Handbook, and Schedule of Classes.
The District emphasizes the prevention and intervention of substance abuse through education. The college provides information about the dangers of drugs and alcohol and engages in prevention programs through efforts by the Student Health Centers. All federal and state drug and alcohol laws are enforced.
Violators of this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, which may include referral to an appropriate rehabilitation program, the Employee Assistance program, suspension, demotion, expulsion or dismissal; and may also be subject to criminal sanctions including fines, jail or prison sentences. The Director of Student Discipline and Student Life will handle student disciplinary action; the Vice President of Human Resources will be responsible for employee disciplinary action; and the Director of Business Support Services will work with LBPD City College Section local law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution.
Assistance for substance abuse may be obtained from one of the following sources:
- Student Health Centers, for confidential counseling and referral to local agencies
- Alcoholics Anonymous of Los Angeles County
- National Drug hotline, 1-800-662-HELP
- Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group Headquarters, 1-800-356-9996
- Narc-Anon Family Group Headquarters, 1-310-547-5800
- 800 Cocaine, an information and referral hotline, 1-800-COCAINE
This will serve as a contingency manual for the Long Beach Community College District in case of campus emergencies. While the guide does not cover every conceivable situation, it does supply the administrative structure with sufficient guidance necessary to address most emergencies of significant size.
Evening Safety Escorts
Escorts are available to students, faculty, and staff at both LAC and PCC. Call the City College Section through the General Service number to arrange for an escort to meet them on campus.
Phone: 562-938-4910 or 562-435-6711.
“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.
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.
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 at 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 in lots E, F G, M, O, P and on every floor of the parking structure and at PCC the machines are located in lots 1, 2 and 5. Meter Parking is available at LAC in Lots F, G, H, and on Lew Davis. 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 rearview 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 Public Safety Building at 5020 Lew Davis for assistance. Students driving a convertible-type vehicle can obtain a special convertible permit from the LAC Public Safety Building 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 are 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 Section. 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 the 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.
Registered Sex Offenders
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. Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Programs and Sex Offense Procedures
LBCCD is committed to providing a safe learning and working environment, and in compliance with federal law has adopted policies and procedures to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. These guidelines apply to all students, faculty, staff, contractors and visitors. Any sexual violence occurring on District facilities or at a District sponsored or supervised event is strictly prohibited, and is a violation of District policy whether committed by an employee, student or member of the public, and may be subject to administrative disciplinary action and criminal and civil prosecution.
Student Conduct and Discipline
The Board of Trustees of the Long Beach Community College District is authorized to establish campus-wide standards of student conduct and disciplinary procedures in accordance with Education Code Section 76030-76038. The Director of Student Discipline or designee is responsible for all Student Conduct violations and for administering the student discipline system and implementing the Due Process procedures.
For more information regarding these procedures, please visit the section on Student Discipline and Conduct Due Process.
Timely Warning Policy
The College will issue a Timely Warning Notice in the event that it receives notice of an alleged Clery Crime (defined below) occurring on campus, on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus, or in or on non-campus buildings or property controlled by the College, where the College determines, in its judgment, that the allegations present a serious or continuing threat to the college community.