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Safety Awareness and Crime Prevention

It is the goal of North Idaho College to assure that the campus community is conscious of safety and the safety of others. Efforts are coordinated between the Office of Campus Security, Vice President for Student Services, Director of Counseling Services and the Health Services Coordinator to initiate educational programs in the areas of safety awareness and crime prevention. This is accomplished through workshops, seminars, staff meetings, newsletters, orientations, and pamphlets that target different areas of concern. Areas include, but are not limited to, personal property security, vehicle safety, alcohol and drug awareness, personal safety, and rape and acquaintance rape prevention. NIC also offers these crime prevention services:

Security Escorts

Escorts for students, staff, and visitors are provided by the Office of Campus Security. Officers will be dispatched to a caller’s location to assist in traveling to a car or campus location.

Emergency Telephones

Eight emergency telephones are located throughout campus. No dialing is required, and the phones are illuminated at night with a blue light. Contact is made by simply lifting the hand phone for direct access to Campus Security.

Be Aware

NIC takes many common sense precautions for safety and expects students and staff to do the same. The vast majority of incidents on campuses at large can be avoided if students and staff recognize that they can become victims and take basic precautions. NIC realizes the key to preventing crime is awareness, which is best achieved through education and efforts which encourage the reporting of any suspicious activity.

In compliance with the 2002 amendment to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crimes Statistics Act of 1998, NIC is required to provide students and staff with information regarding where law enforcement agency information concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. The State of Idaho maintains a database that is available to the public online.