Public Safety

Public Safety

Public Safety

The Mission of Roxbury Community College's Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe and secure atmosphere conducive to the College's goals of higher learning. Roxbury Community College strives to deliver a form of high-quality, efficient and professional service to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors and are dedicated to developing partnerships with the communities served. These partnerships provide a learning environment that supports academic freedom, respect for diversity, fair and equal treatment to all, and open exchange of ideas. 

At Roxbury Community College, the safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff are our highest priority. 

Current Public Safety Bulletins

Public Crime Log

Feedback Form for Public Safety

Public Safety desk

The Roxbury Community College Public Safety Department provides protection to the campus community 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Public Safety staff work with community members to prevent crime, solve problems, and take proactive steps to make Roxbury Community College as safe as possible. 

The Public Safety Department is mainly comprised of public safety officers contracted through a security firm.  They are overseen by a Director of Public Safety and a staff who are sworn police officers.  The Public Safety Department provides a variety of services to the RCC community such as escorts, parking passes, ID badges, crime prevention and investigation, and emergency response services. 

Alerts and Notifications

How to Report a Crime

Public Safety Tips and Services (PDF)

Emergency Notification System

In the event of an emergency affecting the RCC community, students, faculty, and staff will receive an emergency notification via voice mail, text messaging, and email through the College's alert system on provided information. FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS GIVEN AT THAT TIME. All students, faculty, and staff should update contact information each semester. It is the individual's responsibility to maintain accurate and up-to-date contact information in our system.

Log in to our Emergency Notification System to update your information.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) is a federal mandate requiring all institutions of higher education (IHEs) that participate in the federal student financial aid program to disclose information about crime on their campuses and in the surrounding communities. The Clery Act affects virtually all public and private IHEs and is enforced by the U.S. Department of Education. Campuses that fail to comply with the act can be penalized with large fines and may be suspended from participating in the federal financial aid program.

The Clery Act, formerly known as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, was signed in 1990 and is named after 19-year-old Jeanne Clery who was raped and murdered in her Lehigh University residence hall in 1986. Clery’s parents lobbied Congress to enact the law when they discovered students at Lehigh hadn’t been notified about 38 violent crimes that had occurred on campus in the three years prior to Clery’s murder.

Annual Security Report

2022 Security Report Click here to view the 2022 Annual Campus Security Report 
2021 Security Report Click here to view the 2021 Annual Campus Security Report 
2020 Security Report Click here to view the 2020 Annual Campus Security Report
2019 Security Report Click here to view the 2019 Annual Campus Security Report 
2018 Security Report Click here to view the 2018 Annual Campus Security Report
2017 Security Report Click here to view the 2017 Annual Campus Security Report
2016 Security Report Click here to view the 2016 Annual Campus Security Report
2015 Security Report Click here to view the 2015 Annual Campus Security Report
2014 Security Report Click here to view the 2014 Annual Campus Security Report
2013 Security Report Click here to view the 2013 Annual Campus Security Report
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The Behavior Intervention Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated and planned identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff and visitors of Roxbury Community College.

Threat assessment is designed to be a preventative process used to identify warning signs and intervene before something preventable happens. Cases are NOT managed on a first-come, first served basis. Rather, all cases are triaged and the most serious cases are managed first. All cases, regardless of the immediacy, will be reviewed and managed in the manner most appropriate for the situation.

In the event of an imminent or significant threat posed, the matter should be immediately referred to the College’s Office of Public Safety and/or the Boston Police Department. This document outlines the process the team will follow upon receiving a referral for threatening, problematic, or concerning student behavior.

The College has a commitment to ensure that no retaliatory actions are taken against any person or persons who submit a referral form to the team.

Submit a Concern


  • Dean of Students
  • Associate Deans of Students
  • Project Access
  • Campus Health Services Coordinator
  • Student Accessibility Services
  • Director of Public Safety

Identifying and Responding to Student of Concern:
Signs and Symptoms for Students of Concern:

  • Erratic behavior, including infrequent class attendance or failure to follow through with responsibilities.
  • Increasing dependence on a faculty or staff member, parent, or other person (by demanding excessive amounts of time and attention).
  • Social isolation, withdrawal, lethargy.
  • Inability to focus on a specific topic in a conversation or activity.
  • Disorganized thinking and speech, feelings that are inappropriate to the situation, or other evidence that a student is “out of touch with reality”.
  • Expression of feelings of persecution, paranoia, or strong mistrust of others.
  • Disruptive, explosive, or disrespectful behavior.
  • Signs of excessive alcohol or drug use.
  • Abrupt change in manner, style, or personal hygiene.
  • Overtly suicidal thoughts and/or statements expressed verbally or in writing.
  • Statements about harming someone else.
  • Expressed uncertainty and anxiety about emotional stability, family situation, and/or relationship problems.

Guidelines for Responding to a Student of Concern:

  • Share your interest and concern openly and directly.
  • Set clear limits about your role with the student.
  • Maintain a student’s privacy, but do not promise confidentiality. 
  • Help a student tell his or her story. Offer the opportunity to listen to what is on his or her mind.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of what the student discloses.
  • Statements made by the student regarding an intention or plan to harm self or others must be reported.
  • Inquire as to how the student is attempting to respond to the problem. Help develop response options together.
  • Consult with peers, colleagues, supervisors, deans, Dean of Students Office or others if you need additional perspectives before or after talking to the student.
  • Suggest a referral to the Student Health Center, Dean of Students Office, or other community resources.
  • Follow up as appropriate.

Roxbury Community College complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which is a federal law requiring most colleges and universities nationwide to publish statistics in order to inform the campus community about certain criminal offenses committed on or near campus. 

Public Safety Crime Reporting Log

Roxbury Community College Guidelines for Campus Crime Reporting

All College faculty and staff are considered Responsible Employees, and as such, are required to report crime or knowledge of a crime to a Campus Security Authority.

Even if you are the least bit uncertain, report the crime or suspected crime to a Campus Security Authority (CSA).

Name Email Phone
David Albanese 857-701-1254
Robyn Shahid-Bellot 857-701-1494
Joshua Crary 857-701-1410
Aneesa Nichols 857-701-1200
Salvador Pina 857-701-1604
Hillel Sims 857-701-1501
Sherman Hart 857-701-1707
David Jordan 857-701-1707
Loretta Minor 857-701-1424
Lisa Carter 857-701-1277
Christopher Lewis 857-701-1223
Jeff Van Dreason 857-701-1451
Braima Samati 857-701-1718


Dispatch (24 hours) 857-701-1310 or 617-541-6905
Supervisor 857-701-1311

Public Safety Emergency Procedures

Active Shooter Response

Active Shooter Response Video

Please note: The Active Shooter video linked above contains content that might be disturbing to some visitors. Please proceed with caution. 

The RCC Public Safety Department regulates parking in all of our parking lots.  The college has three large parking lots along Columbus Ave and limited employee parking at the RLTAC.  Parking permits are required to park in the lots.  Employees have reserved spaces at the north end of Lot 1. 

The Public Safety dispatcher in Room 109 on the first floor of The Academic Building (Building 3) issues parking permits for both students and employees.  Employee permits are issued for the duration of employment while student permits are issued each semester.  To receive a parking permit, please present your valid RCC ID and vehicle registration to the Public Safety dispatcher.  While using the lots, please ensure that the permit is visible.  Student permits are decals that should be placed in the lower left front corner of the windshield.  Employee permits are plastic hanging permits which can be hung from the rear-view mirror or placed on the dash. 

Vehicles found in violation of parking rules may be issued a parking violation. Frequent violators may have their parking privileges revoked and/or their vehicle towed. 

View Parking Lots on Virtual Map

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David Albanese
Public Safety Director/Chief of Campus Police

Timely Warning


A Campus Crime Alert is provided to give students, faculty, and staff timely notification of crimes that may represent a serious or ongoing threat to the campus community, and to heighten safety awareness. The Alert also seeks information that may lead to an arrest of the offender when violent crimes against persons, or substantial crimes against property, have been reported.

RCC Public Safety is responsible for issuing a Campus Crime Alert when a reported crime represents a serious or ongoing threat to the safety of members of the campus community. Information for Alerts also comes from other law enforcement agencies. Every attempt will be made to distribute the Alert within a reasonable amount of time after the incident is reported. However, the Alert release time is subject to the availability of accurate facts concerning the incident, and investigation restraints. Alerts are created by the Director of Facilities and Public Safety and distributed via the campus email system.


Alerts may be assigned the same number as the corresponding police report and provide only necessary details of the crime, a description of the suspect(s) if known, information on whom to contact with information, and safety tips.

Campus Crime Alerts may be emailed, to faculty, staff, and students, distributed throughout campus, provided to campus media, and posted on the RCC Public Safety webpage. Campus Crime Alerts typically include the following information:

  1. A succinct statement of the incident.
  2. Any connection to previous incidents.
  3. Physical description and/or composite drawing of the suspect, if appropriate.
  4. Date and time the bulletin was released.
  5. Other relevant and important information.
  6. Appropriate safety tips.

Current Public Safety Bulletins

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