CORONAVIRUS & SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Bristol Community College Campus Police announced changes to the office as well as officer face-to face responses. Effective immediately, for emergencies on campus, please dial x3911 from a campus phone, or if needed, 9-1-1 from a cell phone. For routine police business, to report a crime, or request a police record please call 774.357.2218. Walk-in service for non-emergencies is suspended at this time; we ask that you call Campus Police instead. In the event that you need to come to the office, please utilize the service window in the hallway. Please be assured that the Bristol Community College Police Department is here for you. Read more.
The Bristol Community College Police Department is located in the Hudnall Administration Building (D building) Room 110. We can be reached by phone on our business line by dialing 774.357.2218, or by dialing extension 2218 by any campus phone. In the case of an emergency, please dial 774.357.3911 or extension 3911 from any campus phone. There are also nine blue emergency phones located throughout the campus that will dial and reach campus police automatically with the push of a button, also informing us of the location from which you are calling.
The Elsbree Street campus in Fall River is patrolled year-round, 24/7 by both campus police, who are sworn, police academy-trained officers, and a complement of contracted security officers, who are non-sworn. Patrols of the campus are conducted by vehicle, bicycle and foot.
The same contracted security company provides services and answers calls on our Attleboro, New Bedford and Taunton campuses. The police department also works closely with state, city and federal police and fire departments to assist with the safety of the college community.
In addition to physical patrols, the campus police department also utilizes 70+ surveillance cameras to monitor all campuses. These cameras continuously monitor and record most areas of all campuses.
Campus Police receive training from Massachusetts approved police academies. Some of our officers also receive specialized training in areas including emergency medical services, active shooter response, sexual assault investigations, SafeZone, and many others.
The Bristol Community College Police Department is committed to establishing a partnership with all members of the college community to pro-actively solve problems and reduce crime. The mission of the Bristol Community College Police Department is to deliver essential services with the utmost integrity and professionalism in an effort to enhance civility and the protection and well-being of the college’s students, faculty, staff, visitors and facilities.
The Bristol Community College Police Department contributes to the quality of college life by fostering an environment in which law enforcement is balanced with freedom of movement, and individual rights balanced with community needs. This mission is accomplished by a commitment to our core values of Professionalism, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence.
We will work in cooperation with our community to proactively address identified areas of needed improvement and to continually provide the level of service and safety so deserved by the community.
Our conduct and demeanor display the highest standard of personal and organizational excellence. As a professional organization, we are guided by the “Law Enforcement Code of Conduct.”
We recognize the authority we hold and will treat others as we would like to be treated. We will faithfully, and without bias, honor our obligations to the community.
We are committed to the highest standards of honesty and ethical conduct, which are the cornerstones of our profession. We will uphold the public trust and our commitment to our core values.
To the organization, each other, our families, and the citizens we serve, and having an unquestionable work ethic.
There is always room for improvement—and that the never-ending search for improvement leads to excellence. We aim for excellence in everything we do.
Bristol Community College Police have the authority to respond to and investigate all criminal complaints, noncriminal complaints, and college policy violations at Bristol Community College. All campus police officers are sworn under the Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 22C, Section 63, by the Department of State Police, Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Special State Police Officers. This authority granted by the Commonwealth allows officers to exercise law enforcement authority concerning any criminal offense occurring in or on buildings, structures, facilities, lands or roads, owned, occupied, or used by Bristol Community College.
Officers are also granted authority by the Commonwealth through Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 90, to investigate and enforce any crime related to motor vehicle offenses. This includes issuing motor vehicle citations.
Criminal activity investigated by Campus Police Officers may be forwarded to courts for prosecution. If a policy violation is committed by a student, the Campus Police Department may refer the student to the Vice President of Students or Code of Conduct Officer for disciplinary action.
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