Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River Campus - Security Report
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For a complete listing of all campus security policies pertaining to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, see the 2012 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. Following is a partial compilation of campus safety policies, procedures, and programs in place at the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus.
REPORTING A CRIME
Timely warnings are issued to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus when a serious crime is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. The College Director is responsible for coordinating the response. Timely warnings may be communicated via email, broadcasts over campus telephones, the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Class Cancellation Line, the KPC Facebook fan page, posted signs and/or the KPC website. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the College Director by phoning 262-0315 or visiting Room 152 in the McLane Building. In the evening hours, the Evening Coordinator should be notified. The Evening Coordinator may be notified by calling 262-0346 or visiting Room 139 in the McLane Building.
At the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, the College Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The College Director may be notified by calling 262-0315 or visiting Room 152 in the McLane Building. In the evening hours, the Evening Coordinator should be notified. The Evening Coordinator may be notified by calling 262-0346 or visiting Room 139 in the McLane Building. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to phone 911 first and then contact the College Director or designee. However, if you call 911, it is still important to contact the College Director or designee because local emergency responders may not notify the College Director or designee that they are responding to an emergency on campus.
The College Director or designee will notify the campus or the appropriate segment of the community, upon verification of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of some of all students or employees occurring on campus. The College Director or designee will take into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system, unless notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist victims or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. This notification may occur via email or via a broadcast over campus telephones. In the event of an emergency, the College of Director or designee can use a two-way radio to communicate with the Borough.
As soon as is practical, the College Director or designee will assemble members of the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus Incident Management Team (IMT) who will assist the College Director to manage the emergency. Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus IMT members include the College Director, Director of Student Services, Administrative Services Director, Business & Industry Department Chair, Senior Maintenance Person, Evening Coordinator, and Advancement Programs Manager. If the College Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the IMT will determine who should be notified, decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system.
The IMT will notify and may consult the Anchorage campus Incident Management Team. The IMT has both the decision-making and financial authority needed to address emergencies on campus. The IMT may ask the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus Emergency Response Team (CERT) to help respond to the emergency. The CERT is a volunteer group of faculty and staff members who receive periodic training on how to be a first responder including fire-fighting, triage, first-aid, and light search-and-rescue. The CERT can be contacted by calling 262-0300. The IMT also receives CERT training. The IMT meets twice a semester for training and to review campus emergency plans.
After the initial notification, the IMT may issue subsequent notifications to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus community via posts on the Kenai Peninsula College (KPC) Facebook fan page at www.facebook.com/kenaipeninsulacollege, announcements on the KPC website www.kpc.alaska.edu, and/or recordings on the KPC Class Cancellation Line 262-0302. IMT members may post flyers at each entrance to buildings affected by the emergency or walk around campus and make verbal announcements. The College Director and Marketing & Public Relations Director may also disseminate information to the larger Kenai community via local radio stations and/or the electronic bulletin board on the highway.
In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The IMT may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus needs to be evacuated, the IMT may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the IMT may ask everyone to shelter-in-place.
The Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus plans annual fire evacuation drills in the autumn and lockdown drills during the winter. In coordination with one of these drills, the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus will send an email to the campus community that contains a link to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus emergency plans. Summaries of the emergency plans are also handed out annually to students and employees during these drills. In addition, summaries of the emergency plans are posted in each classroom. The Director of Student Services at the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus maintains a description of each drill at the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus, including the date and time of each exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced.
BUILDING ACCESS, SAFETY, AND MAINTENANCE
Campus maintenance personnel maintain the security of all campus buildings by unlocking exterior doors in the morning and securing exterior doors at the designated closing time. Designated employees have electronic keys which allow access to the campus after hours. The Soldotna Police department makes routine patrols through the campus parking lots and conduct checks of the exterior doors during the night.Campus maintenance personnel respond to all requests for repairs.
SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAMS
Approximately 25 staff and faculty are members of the Campus Emergency Response Team. They have been trained in First Aid and CPR and are equipped with identifying vests and emergency radios. They provide a first response in the event of an injury or other emergency on campus. The Campus Emergency Response Team received certification training in May 2010.Fire drill evacuations on both campuses are conducted annually, as are lockdown drills.
ALCOHOL AND DRUG INFORMATION
SEXUAL ASSAULT AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCES FOR KENAI
The LeeShore Center