Drug-Free College Statement
The Long Beach Community College District is committed to providing an appropriate environment free from illicit drugs and alcohol. As a preventive measure, appropriate information regarding the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and abuse of alcohol will be provided to students. This information may be obtained from Student Health Services at 562-938-4210 (LAC) or 562-938-3992 (PCC). In addition, information may be obtained regarding counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation. LBCC offers forums and other educational programs regarding the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol. Information regarding programs may be obtained from the Office of Student Affairs at 562-938-4370. All inquiries will be held in the strictest confidence. In compliance with federal legislation, the Long Beach Community College District maintains a drug-free environment and supports a drug prevention program for student use. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, and use or sale of illicit drugs or alcohol is prohibited to all individuals in all buildings, property, facilities, service areas, and satellite centers of the district or as part of any district activities. Any student violating this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
Campus Security and Crime Awareness
The Long Beach Community College District maintains a safe and secure environment for its students, staff, and visitors. Campus security requires that everyone on campus be alert, aware, and responsible. The Long Beach Police Department provides police services to the Long Beach Community College District through its City College Unit. The City College Unit is comprised of an assigned lieutenant, four police officers, and 16 security officers who are assigned to both the Liberal Arts Campus and the Pacific Coast Campus.
Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act
The Long Beach Community College District is committed to making the campuses of LBCC as safe as possible for students, employees, and visitors. The Long Beach Police Department College Unit exists to inform, educate, and make individuals aware of personal safety as well as the safety of others. Students are encouraged to promptly and accurately report all criminal and emergency actions to the Long Beach Police Department College Unit on either campus. Those actions requiring further reporting should also be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency. The college will provide assistance as needed to accomplish this task.
Long Beach Community College District policies identify the college as a secure facility. Access to all facilities outside of class hours requires prior approval from the Office of Administrative & Business Services.
Under the auspices of the Long Beach Police Department College Unit, monthly crime statistics are compiled and available for both students and employees on the LBCC website under Police & Campus Safety page. These reports are intended to inform individuals about current criminal experience as well as educate individuals regarding crime prevention.
The police department also recommends and conducts programs designed to inform students and employees about campus security procedures and practices that encourage individuals to be responsible for their own security as well as the security of others. In addition, pamphlets are prepared and distributed by the Long Beach Police Department College Unit on a regular basis to new students and employees regarding campus safety and crime prevention.
Public information regarding sex offenders in California may be obtained by viewing the Megan’s Law website at the Long Beach Police Department or the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Long Beach Police Officers assigned to the College Unit have the authority and responsibility to enforce all policies, rules, and regulations of the District as well as local, state, and federal laws.
In compliance with the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of the Long Beach Community College District to make available its campus crime statistics and Annual Security Report. A link to the report containing the statistics can be found at https://www.lbcc.edu/sites/main/files/file-attachments/annual-security-report.pdf.
Emergency Services – 911
The Long Beach Police Department should be contacted without delay by calling or texting 911 regarding any emergencies such as crimes in progress, medical aid, or any incident requiring immediate police or security response.
Non-Emergency Police Dispatch – 562-938-4910 or 562-435-6711
The Long Beach Police Department College Unit should be contacted regarding questions or problems regarding security, lost and found items, thefts, or other crimes. The LAC office is located in Building X on Lew Davis. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. After business hours, calls can be directed to the General Service number.