LCCC Statement on Safety Preparedness

Dear Campus Community:

On Monday, April 16, 2007, Virginia Tech University suffered a tragedy of monumental proportions, and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the families of the victims, and their entire university community.

Although this type of critical incident has not affected our campus, the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to Lorain County Community College. The Office of Campus Security is in the planning stages of enhancing security and emergency notifications on our campus. A campus Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been drafted and is currently being reviewed by external agencies to evaluate its effectiveness. Just two weeks ago, we communicated with the Lorain County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) to conduct a table top exercise on campus that will focus on responding to critical incidents. We have also scanned each facility’s floor plans and disseminated them to Life Care and the Elyria Police department for archival. Through advanced technologies this would facilitate the capability for safety forces to immediately identify and respond to affected areas on campus. Additionally, on March 28, our office conducted simulated lock down drills at the Children’s Center and in the Ewing Center to determine how we would respond to an active shooter incident and we are working to implement this procedure campus wide.

Another critical component of LCCC’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is a communications strategy that is designed to quickly and immediately inform students, faculty, and staff. The web portal, email, campus-wide public announcement system, and the phone system are among the immediate response strategies that would be used for communication on campus. Additionally, countywide communications systems through the Lorain County Emergency Management System would be utilized.

Please be assured that we at Lorain County Community College place our campus community safety as our highest priority. LCCC’s Office of Campus Security is charged with the important responsibility of protecting the precious lives of students, faculty and staff, and visitors to our campus. To that end, we are working with and will continue to work with local law enforcement and emergency first responders to provide a safe and secure campus environment for our campus community members to work and learn.

Keith Brown,
Interim Director
Campus Security

Announcements

LCCC Police Academy Exercise Lot 7

The LCCC Police Academy will be utilizing parking lot 7 North on Wednesday, October 29, Thursday, October 30, and Friday, October 31 to conduct simulated traffic stops during the day and into the evening.  During these three days, police cruisers will be used and there will be times when the overhead lights on the police cruisers will be activated.  Please do not be alarmed by this exercise

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