Security

Hibbing Community College Security

Hibbing Community College (HCC) places the safety and security of students, faculty and staff, and visitors as its highest priority. Historically, HCC has been a very safe campus with few major incidents; however, a safe environment is only maintained through the cooperation of all campus community members. All individuals must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and security of their personal belongings by taking common sense precautions. This information is intended to provide guidelines for fostering a safe environment for everybody.

Campus Access:

Hibbing Community College is a public institution with an open access campus. The public spaces and grounds of HCC are open to the public during college business hours. Building entrance doors are opened on a varying schedule depending on campus activities. At night and during the times the campus is officially closed, the buildings are locked and accessible by only authorized faculty and staff. HCC Cardinal Hall (residential on-campus apartments) is locked and accessible to residents by using an HCC issued swipe card.

Campus Security:

HCC supports and educates students and staff in areas of personal safety and provides assistance in situations of need. HCC security is built on a foundation of proactive service and crime prevention.
HCC works closely with the Hibbing Fire Department (HFD), Hibbing Police Department (HPD), HCC law enforcement program, and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Safety division to provide security training and crime prevention. HCC Law Enforcement cadets (218-969-5217) monitor the buildings and grounds on a regular evening schedule. HCC maintenance (218-969-3019 &
218-969-6019) is available to escort individuals to classrooms, vehicles, etc. during open campus hours.

The HPD and HFD rapidly respond to security emergencies.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) & Campus Security Authorities (CSA):

The HCC BIT team meets regularly to discuss incidents concerning student behaviors and addresses these concerns by recommending appropriate actions and interventions. The team also recommends preventative steps the college can take to proactively address common behavioral issues. HCC has designated CSA’s who are individuals trained to report crimes as defined by the Clery Act.

Safety Committee:

The HCC Safety committee meets regularly to review safety issues and recommend solutions to safety concerns. The entire campus community is invited to provide safety recommendations or express safety concerns to the committee. An HCC employee is designated as the safety coordinator and is the go-to person if people have safety concerns on a day-to-day basis. Safety Coordinator contact information: (218) 262-6759).

To report criminal activity:

  • Always protect yourself first.
  • Call 911 and/or Call HCC Administration at 218-969-6002 or 218-929-0755 or 218-966-7193
  • State the emergency, Give address (1515 E 25th St., Hibbing, MN 55746), Give exact location of emergency.

Campus Security Report:

For the official Campus Security Report click here or you can visit the Department of Postsecondary Education website: http://ope.ed.gov/campussafety/#/