Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay Campus - Security Report
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RELATED CAMPUS SECURITY REPORT INFORMATION
For a complete listing of all campus security policies pertaining to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, see the 2015 Campus Security and Fire Safety Report. Following is a partial compilation of campus safety policies, procedures, and progams in place at the Kachemak Bay campus.
REPORTING A CRIME
Students, staff, faculty, and visitors should report campus crimes to the Homer Police Department, the Campus Director, or Student Services.
Timely warnings are issued to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus when a Clery crime that occurs within our Clery geography is reported to a campus security authority and is considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. A timely warning may also be issued for other non-Clery crimes that occur within or near campus when they have the potential to be a serious or continuing threat to students and employees. The Campus Director or designee is responsible for coordinating the response. Timely warnings may be communicated through the UA Alerts Notification System which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email;via UAA email;verbally;broadcasts over campus telephones; posts on the Kenai Peninsula College - Katchemak Bay campus Facebook fan page;announcements on the Katchemak Bay Campus tab of the Kenai Peninsula College website;and/or posted signs. Registered students and current employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to http://uaalert.alaska.edu/. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the Campus Director by phoning 235-1656 or visiting Room 214 in the Bayview Hall. In the evening hours, the maintenance staff member should be notified. The maintenance staff member may be notified by calling 235-1673 or visiting Room 217 in Bayview Hall.
At the Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus, the Campus Director or designee should be contacted at the first indication of an emergency. The Campus Director may be notified by calling 235-1656 or visiting Room 214 in Bayview Hall. In the evening hours, the maintenance staff member may be notified by calling 235-1673 or visiting Room 217 in the Bayview Hall. Depending on the nature of the emergency, it may be necessary to contact 911 first and then contact the Campus Director or designee. If you dial 911, it is important to contact the Campus Director or designee because local emergency responders may not notify the Campus Director or designee that they are responding to an emergency on campus. The Campus Director or designee will notify the campus community 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 students or employees occurring on campus. The Campus 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, verbally, or via a broadcast over campus telephones, or through the UA Alerts Notification System which allows participants to choose to be contacted via text message, phone, or email. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in UA Alerts. To update your contact information in UA Alerts, go to http://uaalert.alaska.edu/.
The Campus Director or designee may seek assistance from the Student Services Coordinator who can aid the Campus Director to manage the emergency. If the Campus Director or designee has not already made an emergency notification, the Student Services Coordinator can help determine who should be notified, decide the content of the notification, and initiate the notification system. The Campus Director and Student Services Coordinator have both the decision-making and financial authority needed to address emergencies on campus. The Campus Director and Student Services Coordinator will notify and may consult the Kenai Peninsula College - Kenai River campus Incident Management Team.
After the initial notification, the Campus Director and Student Services Coordinator may issue subsequent notifications to the Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus community via posts to the campus Facebook fan page, announcements on the Kachemak Bay campus tab on the Kenai Peninsula College website, direct calls to students, or announcements by local radio stations. The Campus Director or Student Services Coordinator may post flyers at each entrance to buildings affected by the emergency or walk around campus and make verbal announcements. The Campus Director may also disseminate information to the larger Homer community via contacting the local radio station.
In the event that a building needs to be evacuated, the occupants will be directed to the emergency assembly area. The Campus Director or Students Services Coordinator may provide information regarding where events scheduled for that building have been relocated. In the event that the entire Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus needs to be evacuated, the Campus Director or Student Services Coordinator may indicate the campus is closed. In the event of an emergency, the Campus Director or Student Services Director may ask everyone to shelter-in-place.The Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay 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 - Kachemak Bay campus will send an email to the campus community that contains a link to the campus emergency procedures. Summaries of the emergency plans are also handed out annually to students and employees during these drills. Summaries of the emergency plans have also been 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 - Kachemak Bay campus, including the date and time of each exercise and whether it was announced or unannounced.
BUILDING ACCESS, SAFETY, AND MAINTENANCE
The Kenai Peninsula College - Kachemak Bay campus is accessible to members of the community, guests, and visitors. During the academic year, normal business hours are: 8:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday through Thursday;8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday, and 9:30 am to 5:30 pm on Saturdays when classes or workshops are in session. Campus is typically closed on Sundays, though it may be opened for special events, such as concerts. During semester breaks, hours of access may be greatly reduced. The campus is closed to all but employees for University observed holidays.
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 Homer Police department make 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.
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