Campus Safety and Security

Southwestern College is a safe institution where students can pursue their educational goals in a positive and secure campus environment. Crime does occur from time to time and it is incumbent upon all of us to be aware of potential vulnerabilities and to report criminal activity and suspicious circumstances promptly. All students, faculty, and staff members are encouraged to remain alert and security conscious.

The safety of our students, faculty, and staff is of primary concern but campus safety and security is everyone’s responsibility. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors partner with the College Police to create a safe and conducive learning environment. One essential ingredient of any successful crime prevention program is an informed public.

Southwestern Community College District seeks to inform students, faculty, and staff members in a timely manner of any criminal activity or security problem that may pose a reasonable threat to their safety in accordance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, otherwise known as the Jeanne Clery Act. Such information will be distributed to students through this report, newsletters, posted notices, District email, student publications, the District’s website, and through emergency and timely warning notification.

The Annual Security Report can be accessed on the College Police website.

The College Police Department posts criminal activity on a Daily Crime Log that can be accessed on the College Police website or upon demand at each campus location. The log is updated within two business days of a crime being reported and includes the date reported, date and time of occurrence, nature of the crime, the campus and location, general information, and the disposition.

The College Police Department also posts crime alerts and other safety information on its website: https://www.swccd.edu/index.aspx?page=55