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WBC CAMPUS SAFETY

WHO WE ARE.......... 

 

 

Safety is an issue that affects everyone on the Williams Baptist College campus: students, faculty, staff, and guests.  The WBC Office of Campus Safety is actively involved in evaluating the safety needs of our campus, while at the same time seeking to provide security to all persons and property of the Williams community.  The Campus Safety Director and Assistant Director both have experience in law enforcement or emergency services.  Numerous student patrol persons assist in the daily needs of building lock-up, enforcing parking rules and general safety/security awareness on campus.  Through the Office of Student Affairs, the Office of Campus Safety enforces all college rules and regulations.  The Office of Campus Safety employs both full-time and part-time (student) safety officers. Full-time safety officers are primarily sworn, commissioned security officers who have received the necessary training to receive licensure through the Arkansas State Police, Regulatory Services division.               

All Williams Baptist College Office of Campus Safety Officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have business at the College. WBC Campus Safety Officers have the responsibility and authority to investigate suspicious persons/circumstances on the WBC campus, if safe to do so. WBC Campus Safety Officers do not have arrest authority, but do, however, work closely with local law enforcement agencies when prudent to do so.


HOW YOU CAN HELP..........

The responsibility to report crime or other emergencies lies with every member of the Williams Baptist College community.  Students, faculty, staff, and guests should report all crimes, emergencies, or violations of college policies to the appropriate authorities. If a serious crime or emergency is witnessed or suspected, 911 should be called immediately (9-911 from a campus phone, or 911 from a cell phone). If possible, the WBC Office of Campus Safety should be contacted as well at (870) 759-4161, or (870) 737-3245, or (870) 737-3020. Campus Safety Officers are primary responders to any emergency or criminal situation on campus. Direct radio and telephone communications with local police, fire, and emergency medical services ensure that Campus Safety Officers can initiate and direct necessary emergency responders to any campus area.

Crime may also be reported to one of the following: Student Affairs Office (870) 759-4188 (during normal business hours), or to a faculty or staff member who the student is comfortable talking to about the crime. Members of the Williams Baptist College community are reminded it is important to report incidents promptly so an investigation can be conducted and evidence preserved. It cannot be stated enough how important it is to promptly and accurately report crime, no matter where it occurs. If a crime is not promptly reported, evidence can be lost and/or a suspect could get away. If a crime is not accurately reported, leads could be missed and an investigation could head the wrong direction.

Find helpful information for a safer campus, and other safety concerns and campus policies, by reading the
WBC Student Handbook.

 

IMPORTANT CONTACT INFORMATION..........

For Emergencies (Fire, EMS, Police): Call 9-911 from a campus phone, or 911 from your cell phone;
then call the WBC Office of Campus Safety at (870) 759-4161, or (870) 737-3245, or (870) 737-3020;
or the Office of Student Affairs at (870) 759-4188.

For other safety concerns: Call the Williams Office of Campus Safety at (870) 759-4161.

Mark Harris, Director of Campus Safety

Deric Breedlove, Assistant Director of Campus Safety

 

IMPORTANT LINKS AND PHONE NUMBERS..........

        Active Shooter Response:

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                    If you have to Fight! in an Active Shooter on campus situation, this is a good plan to follow:
                        
ACT: Attack Countermeasures Training       
        

        Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment:
                    
Women's Crisis Center of Northeast Arkansas
                    Arkansas Coalition Against Sexual Assault
                    RAINN
                    Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment on Campus
                    Women’s Crisis Center Hotline (866) 982-9575 
                  Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Hotline 800.656.HOPE (4673) 
                    Williams Baptist College Counseling Center (870) 759-4183                     

        Suicide Prevention:  
                    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:  1-800-273-TALK (8255) or 1-800-SUICIDE
                    
Williams Baptist College Counseling Center (870) 759-4183
    
                    9-911 from a campus phone; 911 from cell phone

        Emergency Response (fire, tornado, earthquake, etc.): 
                    Read the WBC Student Handbook, specifically pgs. 56ff