2021 TMCC Annual Security Report

3 Security and Access Our campuses have over a dozen buildings comprising over 680,000 square feet. Providing security to the campus community is a continuous process of reevaluating exiting policies, facilities, and practices so that they conform to the changing needs of the community and reduce or eliminate hazards. To supplement the efforts of University Police Services, several committees and programs exist or are developed on an as-needed basis to evaluate existing practices, facilitates, and landscaping and make security recommendations. Working with staff, faculty and students, we strive to make TMCC a safe place in which to learn. TMCC has four locations throughout the greater Reno area. During the school year, our daily population of over 12,500 students, staff, and faculty makes us a small city in itself with its own crime problems. Campus buildings and facilities are accessible to members of the campus community as well as guests and visitors during normal business hours, Monday – Friday and limited hours on Saturdays. The campus is closed on Sundays and holidays. For information about access for a specific building, see the appropriate department head or contact facilities services. Buildings, facilities and landscaping are maintained in a manner designed to minimize hazardous conditions. University Police Services officers regularly patrol the campus and when necessary report malfunctioning lights or other unsafe physical conditions to facilities management authorities for correction. In addition, TMCC invites reports of physical hazards (for example, broken stairs, overgrown shrubs, or missing traffic sign) to Facilities Operations and Capital Planning. Monitoring of Criminal Activity of OffCampus Student Organizations Truckee Meadows Community College does not have any officially recognized student organizations with off-campus locations University Police Services Encourages the Accurate and Prompt Reporting of Criminal Offenses Students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to University Police Services as soon as possible. Faculty and staff are required to report crimes they become aware of through contact with members of the campus community. Crimes should be reported to University Police Services to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the campus community when appropriate. Any suspicious activity or person should be reported to University Police Services. To report crimes or request officer assistance dial (775) 334-COPS (2677) (non-emergency dispatch), contact the Substation Business Office at (775) 6747900, dial 911 (emergencies only) or use the Blue Light telephones located in the parking lots and at various other locations around campus. Reports can be filed in person at the University Police Services substation station located in the Red Mountain building room 243 Monday—Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and weekends when college offices are closed) or online at www.tmcc.edu/police.