Student Safety and Campus Security

If you believe there is an emergency or immediate threat, please dial 9-1-1. 

Dawson Community College affirms the right of all employees and students to work and study in an environment free from all forms of discrimination, harassment, and intimidation and is committed to providing a climate of mutual respect among students and employees. The College is opposed to any practice or action that denies human dignity or infringes upon academic and personal freedom (Board Policy 2-7). 

For campus concerns, disruptive behaviors or non life-threatening emergencies, contact

Campus Safety Coordinator
Maxwell Knodel
(Office is inside cafeteria)

You can also contact Campus Safety for an escort to your car or a building on campus. 

Emergency Telephone Numbers
Emergency 911
Glendive Police Department (non-emergency) 377-2364
Fire (non-emergency) 377-2361
Ambulance 911
Glendive Medical Center 377-3306
Domestic Violence 911 or 377-6477
Crime Stoppers 377-5291
Road Report 377-2314
DCC Personnel
Building and Grounds Disturbances/People
Physical Plant Director
Jim LeProwse
Vice President of Student Affairs
John Bole
Maintenance Engineer
Casey Malkuch
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Marsha Riley
Todd Vashus or John Storley
Vice President of Administration
Kathleen Zander
Vice President of Administration
Kathleen Zander
Mike Simon
Vice President of Academic Affairs
Marsha Riley
Mike Simon
Emergency Instructions

Report all Emergencies to… 911

To make an effective 911 emergency call:

  • Stay calm
  • Stay on the line
  • Give your location (exactly where incident is)
    • Building
    • Room number
    • Description of how to get to where you are
  • Give detailed situation information
    • What the emergency is
    • Number of victims
    • Severity of injuries
    • Number of perpetrators
    • Type of weapons
  • Follow the instructions given from 911 operator/dispatcher
  • After calling 911 notify call the Main Office at 377-9400 and ask the operator to notify an administrator
    • They may receive calls that could help assist with the situation
Organizational Structure and Responsibilities

Intent and Purpose

The purpose of this plan is to assist employees with the direction, guidance, and support in handling emergencies on campus. There is no conceivable way to write a plan that will guide you through every emergency, as they often occur suddenly. However, these guidelines should provide a framework to cope with and handle most campus emergencies.

Emergency Management Plan

The Emergency Management Plan is under the control of the President of the College and operational direction under the Vice President of Administration with guidance and input from the Safety Committee. The primary objective is preparation, guidance, and protection of employees and students. When an emergency arises our priority is protection.

In the Event of an Emergency

The first employee at the scene is considered the first responder

  • Assess the situation – do not put yourself in danger
  • Do not move the person unless it is necessary for safety reasons
  • Call 911 immediately for all major emergencies
  • Notify the Main Office (377-9400)
    • Student Service Office will then notify the Administration

The President, or designee, will coordinate with the emergency response team

  • Initial emergency response team will consist of the following personnel:
    • VP of Administration
    • VP of Student Affairs
    • Director of Physical Plant
    • Maintenance Engineer
    • Housing Director
  • Additional members may be appointed according to skills and expertise.

Clear and effective communication is critical to ensuring the health and safety of individuals and minimizing the disruption and/or damage that was caused by the incident. The President may authorize a member of the Response Team to act as the college spokesperson. All media information released will be released by that individual.

The President and Response Team may coordinate a central control center. Possible primary locations:

  • Room 123 – Main Building
  • Board Room – Main Building
  • Library – Main Building
  • Coca Cola Room – Toepke Center
  • UC Room 105 – Ullman Center
Expectations for Employees

All employee expectations:

  • Expect to be the first responder (response time is 6-8 minutes – most incidents are over in 6 minutes).
  • Be familiar with the Emergency Management Plan.
  • Participate in drills and training sessions as required.
  • Walk over your primary and secondary evacuation routes at least once to familiarize yourself with emergency exits.
  • Know where hazardous conditions or situations in your area may exist.
  • Know the location of flammable, radioactive, biological, and other hazardous materials.
  • Know where the fire alarm pull stations are located and how to turn them on.
  • Know where fire extinguishers are located in your building and how to use them.
  • Know the different alarm sounds, what they mean, and how to respond accordingly.
  • Know where the first aid kits are located in your building.
  • Learn or refresh your CPR and first aid skills.
  • Identify and volunteer your skills and expertise to the emergency response team.
  • If you receive information about security concerns from students, faculty, and staff, share that information with the President and the Safety Committee.

Instructors Expectations:

  • Provide the class or audience with general information relating to emergency procedures during the first week of class.
  • Assure that persons with disabilities have the information they need to execute alternate emergency evacuation routes if needed.
  • Take responsible charge of the classroom and follow emergency procedures the best you can for all building alarms, emergencies, or lock-downs.
  • In the event of an evacuation, the instructor shall sweep the classroom and area to make sure everyone has vacated.

Director of Physical Plant Expectations:

  • Act as a liaison with the responding emergency service and others if a building emergency occurs.
  • The physical plant department will coordinate necessary responses with the President or designee.
  • Review the college Safety and Security Procedures and the Emergency Management Plan at least annually and ensure they are current.
  • Schedule employee safety and security training.
  • Coordinate and conduct fire drills with the Safety Committee.
  • Notify the appropriate College personnel for all emergencies, as necessary.
Definition of Emergencies

Minor Emergencies

  • A potential or actual incident that does not disrupt overall function of college.

Major Emergencies

  • A potential or actual incident that affects the entire building. A central control room will be coordinated and outside resources will be called on for assistance.

Disaster Emergencies

  • An incident that seriously impairs or stops college operations. A central control room will be coordinate and outside resources will be called on for assistance.

Weather Related

  • Severe Storms
  • Building Emergency (Structural damage caused by any emergency)

Accidental Causes

  • Fires (chemical, natural gas, electrical or ordinary structural)
  • Hazardous chemical accidents or spills (vapor or liquid)
  • Transportation accidents (airplane, railroad car, automobile/truck)
  • Explosions (compressed gas, containerized liquid, or man-made)
  • Prolonged utility outages (gas, electricity, cooling system, water)

Societal Causes

  • On campus disturbance
  • Hostage situation
  • Bomb threats or explosions
  • Terrorist action
Responding to a Medical Emergency

Whenever an individual is injured or becomes ill, you need to respond promptly and properly to ensure the individual receives the appropriate medical attention.

If a serious injury or illness occurs on campus,

  • immediately CALL 911
  • Call the Main Office at 377-9400. Give your name; describe the nature of the medical problem, and the campus location of the victim.
  • Ask the victim “Are you okay?” and “What’s wrong?”
  • If you must give First Aid, ask victim for consent first
    • Consent can be expressed (verbally or with a nodding OK)
    • Or consent can be implied (if victim is unresponsive, consent can be implied for life threatening condition.
  • Check breathing and pulse and give artificial respiration or CPR if necessary.
  • Control serious bleeding by applying direct pressure on the wound.
  • DO NOT move him or her unless it is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
  • Send someone to front entrance of the building to direct EMS personnel to the victim.
  • If the victim is unconscious and still breathing, turn him or her on one side. Do not put anything in the victim’s mouth.
  • Look for emergency ID, gather information from all witnesses, and give all information to the emergency response personnel arriving on the scene.
  • Keep the victim still and comfortable. Have the victim lie down if necessary. Keep the victim conscious and calm.
  • If they are unconscious, protect the victim from further injury. Remove furniture and other items from around the victim.
  • Try to determine the extent of the injury or probable cause of illness.
  • Reassure the victim and assist the victim until help arrives.

First Aid supplies & locations

Wall mounted first aid kits will be placed strategically around campus. The safety committee will take the responsibility to maintain and stock the kit before the end of each fiscal year. No medications will be stored in first aid kits. Recommended locations:

Toepke Center foyer Custodian Hallway entrance
Ullman Center copy room Ullman Center Welding Area
Student Housing Commons Science labs

Snake Bite

  • Keep calm and remain still
  • Call 911
  • Try to identify the snake species for emergency responders
  • Wash the bite area and remove any constrictive jewelry or clothing

Symptoms or signs of a bite:

  • Puncture marks on skin
  • Feel pain or burning at bite site
  • Redness and swelling at bite site
  • Depending on species; difficulty breathing, numbness or muscle paralysis, weakness or confusion

Do not:

  • Do not try to suck out the venom
  • Do not cut across the fang holes attempting to remove the venom
  • Do not put a tourniquet on the limb
  • Do not put ice on the bite area

Preventive measures:

  • Stay away from areas known to have snakes
  • If you see a snake, back away and then reverse your direction, watching for other snakes
  • Leave the snake alone, 60-70% of bites were provoked by the person (trying to capture, harass or kill the snake)
  • Stay away from large rocks, underbrush areas or other areas where snake may live
  • Snakes are most active at night, although they may be encountered at any time
  • Never handle a dead snake. Reflex strikes with venom can occur for several hours after death
Emergency Alert Information

In the event of a campus emergency, DCC will use Squawker and the DCC email addresses assigned to personnel and students to disseminate emergency information and instructions. Squawker is the preferred method that DCC will use. All students and employees are encouraged to register for Squawker. You will have options of registering your cell phone and email address. If you have not already signed up, please do so by going to All you need is an email account and internet access.

Declaring a Campus State of Emergency

The authority to declare a campus state of emergency rests with the College President or designee as follows:

  • Vice President of Administration
  • Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Vice President of Student Affairs

1. The President, or designee, will monitor the situation and determine campus closure. The President will confer with Administrative staff regarding possible events occurring on campus, and will make the decision of how to close the campus effectively to the public.

2. The President, or designee, will decide whether the campus is closed for classes for the following:

  • Day and evening
  • Day only
  • Evening only

3. Depending on the emergency, the President, or designee, may choose to activate the response team, who will notify essential personnel.

4. Upon receiving notification of closure, the Squawker emergency alert system will send out the notification message stating the safety concern

5. If necessary, the response team will direct people to a secure route out of the buildings.

6. Closed campus means all classes and activities are canceled.

7. All personnel and students should monitor their email accounts and cell phones for Squawker announcements with information as to when the campus will be reopened.

8. Students are responsible for their own safety and class performance. We are here to assist them with that responsibility.

9. To find out about closures at off-site courses, check the Dawson Community College Web site or local media.


There are three levels of lock-downs and situations; An announcement will be made with instructions followed by where and/or what the threat is with the call for a lock-down such as;

Immediate lock-down – gunman in the main building or Lockout – distressed gunman in downtown, everyone remain in the building, lock all exterior doors

Lockout (level 1) – Threat is outside of the school

  • Incidents may occur off campus, which may require students to stay on campus.
  • Lock all exterior doors
  • Monitor entrances/exterior doors
  • Everyone remains within the building
  • Movement within the building should be limited
  • Employees can still be working and classes meeting
  • Assume situation is unresolved until notified

Lock-down (level 2) – Threat is inside the school

  • Stay calm
  • Close and lock classroom and office doors
  • Do not leave the classroom
  • Windows (close or open shades) may vary from situation to situation. This should be determined at the onset of the incident and relayed if possible by response team communication.
  • Wait for further instructions
  • Identify what is, or is not, going on in your area during this level. If the school is quiet, keep all doors closed, locked and quiet.

Lock-down (level 3) – Threat is inside with immediate danger

  • Lock classroom doors and handle window shades as directed
  • Barricade the door with desks, file cabinets any object available.
  • Tie the door shut, using belts or the curtain string if necessary
  • Be creative with thoughts and actions to barricade the doors
  • The purpose of this is to deter and delay the perpetrator’s entrance
  • Move student out of sight
  • Make a plan in an event the perpetrator tries to enter the room
  • After causing a distraction (which may provide an opportunity to attack) have a plan to attack or fight if necessary

If you are outside when the incident occurs:

  • Safely proceed inside and lock-down.
  • If you cannot safely make it inside to a campus building, proceed to a nearby structure and contact someone at the college and let them know where you are and if others are with you.
  • Do not return to the college until law enforcement or administrative staff issue an “all clear.”

Locking and unlocking all access entrance doors requires an allen wrench. Classroom and office doors are locked by using a designated door key or master key. We can never be sure who will be in the right place at the right time to help in such an emergency. Employees may obtain an allen wrench from the Registrar. While locking doors, tell students to immediately go to the designated location.

Main building doors requiring an allen wrench to lock:

  • front door entrance
  • Faculty wing entrance
  • Computer wing entrance
  • Old gym entrance
  • Student Center to Ullman entrance
  • Custodian room entrance

Ullman Center requiring an allen wrench to lock:

  • Agri-Business/Art Wing hallway
  • Faculty office wing entrance
  • Front entrance

Toepke Center requiring an allen wrench to lock:

  • Front entrance
  • Coca cola entrance
  • Cardio room entrance
  • Mezzanine entrance (usually stays locked)
  • Fine Arts utility entrance
Building Evacuation

If you hear an alarm or an administrator tells you to evacuate, evacuate immediately.

  • DO NOT HESITATE. Do not take any personal belongings with you.
  • Facilitate an orderly evacuation of the building or area.
  • Assist those requiring assistance during the evacuation (children, persons with disabilities, etc.).
  • When possible, close doors as you leave the room or office. Do not lock inside doors.
  • Follow the evacuation route outlined on the map posted in your classroom or office.
  • Walk quickly to the nearest exit and alert others to do the same.
  • Wait quietly and calmly. Ensure that evacuees group at designated assembly points.
  • Make sure no one is missing from your area.
  • If anyone is missing, notify emergency personnel.
  • Give official information and directions as soon as possible.
  • Stay in place until an “all clear” is issued by emergency personnel or administration.

Possible Evacuation Assembly Sites (If necessary):

For the Main Building:

Outside: Upper Main Parking Lot

Inside: DCC gym and/or Toepke Center gym

Campus Evacuation:

Good Weather: DCC Baseball Complex

Bad Weather: To Be Announced

All contracted events on campus must follow and comply with Dawson Community College Evacuation Procedures and supply contracted security for those events.

Bomb Threat

Once a threatening call is received, please try to get help. You may be able to email an Administrator and/or the Student Services Office while you keep the caller on the phone. Administration and law enforcement will decide about evacuation measures.

Keep the caller on the phone as long as possible and record as much information as possible:

  • Time of call
  • Exact words of caller
  • Estimated age and gender of the caller
  • Any noticeable speech patterns, accents, possible nationality, etc.
  • Emotional state of the caller
  • Background noises

Ask the caller the following questions:

  • When is the bomb going to explode?
  • Where is the bomb located?
  • What kind of bomb is it?
  • What does the bomb look like?
  • Why did you place the bomb here?
  • Record any responses the caller gives you.

After the call is completed: Call 911, an administrator will get the mass notification system activated. Follow the emergency evacuation plan for the building you are in and report to your designated area.

  • Do not move anything to search for the bomb
  • Do not open drawers, doors or windows
  • Do not turn on/off any electrical equipment including light switches
  • Do not use 2-way radios or cell phones
Fire Emergency Procedures

Pre-Fire Readiness

  • Know the location of fire extinguishers and how to use;
    • activate alarm systems in your area immediately

Fire Extinguisher Instruction

P = Pull safety pin from the handle

A= Aim at the base of the fire

S = Squeeze the trigger handle

S = Sweep from side to side

  • Identify at least two possible evacuation/exit routes from your classroom or office area.
  • Never use an elevator as part of your escape route.
  • Take an active part in fire evacuation drills.

If you discover a fire

  • Activate the nearest fire alarm.
  • Call 911
  • Follow up with a call to your Supervisor and other occupants.

Maintenance/Physical Plant  377-9451

Student Services 377-9400

Fight the fire ONLY if

  • The fire department has been notified of the fire
  • The fire is small and confined to its area of origin
  • You have a way out and can fight the fire with your back to the exit
  • You have the proper extinguisher, in good working order, AND know how to use it.
  • If you are not sure of your ability or the fire extinguisher’s capacity to contain the fire, leave the area.

If you hear a fire alarm

  • Evacuate the area. Close windows, turn off gas jets, and close doors as you leave.
  • Assume the alarm is the real thing!
  • Leave the building and move away from exits and out of the way of emergency operations (recommended 500 feet).
  • Assemble in a designated area.
  • Communicate with administration or fire department so we can determine that all personnel have evacuated your area.
  • Remain outside until “all clear” has been issued

Call 911 immediately and notify campus administration as soon as possible.

  • Provide details of the incident. Glendive Police/Dawson Co. Sheriff’s Department will direct emergency responders to the victim.
  • Try to determine severity and extent of injuries to the victim.
  • Obtain first aid kits.
  • Use rubber gloves to handle victim (available in the first aid kits).
  • Treat only life threatening injuries.
  • Avoid washing areas where bodily fluids may provide evidence.
  • Move the victim (if possible) to a comfortable setting (private office).
  • DO NOT leave the victim alone, assign an assistant; provide emotional support.
  • Gently discourage the victim from washing until seen by a doctor.
  • Offer the victim care and first aid, but avoid destroying any evidence.
  • Assign someone to meet and guide emergency responders to the victim.
  • Take notes of any information the victim is willing to offer.
Disruptive Student

Any behavior which interferes with the welfare or educational opportunities of others at DCC will be unacceptable.

  • If you are concerned about the safety of yourself or others, call 911 Immediately
  • Evacuate from the danger area
  • If there is no immediate danger, ask the disruptive student leave the classroom or building.
  • Notify Student Services 377-9400 and Instructional Services 377-9406 immediately
  • A formal discipline process will be initiated (please refer to student handbook for more information).
  • The College will notify the student of discipline sanctions and if they are allowed to return to class.
  • If the safety of others is jeopardized, suspension and immediate action will be put into place.

Suggested Recommendations:

  • Talk to the student and identify the inappropriate behavior
  • Tell the individual to stop
  • If the behavior does not stop, ask the student to leave.
  • Notify Student Services and/or Police
  • Write a descriptive report of what happened. Include information such as time, date, witnesses, specific disruptive behavior, and any conversation that took place.
Severe Weather Emergency

In the event of severe weather, the Squawker system will activate a warning and instructions to employees and students. It is possible that phone and electricity service may be temporarily interrupted during a weather event. Do not rely on phones for the receipt of information. Use emergency two-way radios, located in each building, to convey critical information.

Current weather and road conditions may be viewed and checked on the TouchSmart computer, located outside of the Library/Learning Center.

Winter Storm Cancellation of Classes

When snow, ice, extreme cold or other bad weather threatens the normal class schedule, listen to local radio stations. Once it is determined, cancellation of classes will be released on Squawker and posted on DCC’s website. Winter storm watches, warnings, and advisories are issued by local National Weather Service Forecast offices.

  • Winter weather advisory — When a significant winter storm or hazardous winter weather is occurring, imminent, and is an inconvenience.
  • Winter storm watch — Significant winter weather (i.e. heavy snow, heavy sleet, significant freezing rain, or a combination of events) is expected, but not imminent, for the watch area; provides 12 to 36 hour notice of the possibility of severe winter weather.
  • Winter storm warning — A significant winter storm or hazardous winter weather is occurring, imminent, or likely, and is a threat to life and property.
  • Blizzard warning — Winds that are at least 35 mph or greater, blowing snow that will frequently reduce visibility to 1/4 mile or less for at least three hours, and dangerous wind chills are expected in the warning area.
  • Wind chill index — The calculation of temperature that takes into consideration the effects of wind and temperature on the human body. This is not the actual air temperature, but what it feels like to the average person.


Though rare, tornadic activity can occur. Such activity is characterized by violent winds and excessive, heavy rain, areas of flash flooding, and may even result in dangerous flying debris. Most tornadic activity in the area is experienced between March and August. Storms generally occur in the afternoons and evenings. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable for tornado formation. A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted. High winds can uproot trees and structures, and turn harmless objects into hazardous projectiles, all in a matter of seconds.

Procedure: For protection during a tornado, seek shelter in a basement or an interior room on the first floor of the structure you are in. Warn everyone on campus as quickly as possible, equip responsible personnel with radios for communication purposes, and suggest designated shelter area, if possible.

**All persons in a shelter area should assume a sitting position on the floor with their backs to the wall if possible, knees pulled up and arms covering their faces with their hands on top of their heads. Close the windows in all rooms and close all doors as you leave the room. In addition, if the windows have blinds or curtains close them.

Tornado Watch

A tornado watch means that conditions are favorable for tornado formation. You should remain alert and do the following:

  • Review actions to take should the situation change to a Tornado Warning, or if a tornado funnel is sighted.
  • Ensure no physical restrictions exist that would prevent free movement to your nearest safe area (clear any blocked doors, aisles, etc.).
  • Continue normal activities, but be alert to weather outside, and monitor a radio/television or watch the sky for worsening weather conditions.
  • If circumstances change, faculty, staff, and students should be notified by the EventLink notification system.
  • Do not phone law enforcement or the campus operator for information. Keep telephone lines clear for emergency messages.

Tornado Warning

A tornado warning means that a tornado has been sighted. You should do the following:

  • Take cover. Preferably, proceed to the nearest safe area or shelter. Because of possible electrical failures, you should use the stairs, not the elevator. Remain well clear of windows and other glass.
  • Avoid auditoriums and gymnasiums with large, poorly supported roofs.
  • In multi–story buildings, you should move to the first floor. Inner hallways are usually safe areas. If possible, move to the ground level. If you are in a frame or sheet metal building and weather conditions permit, move to a brick or stone building for added protection.
Chemical Spill


  • Chemical spills can be classified as either minor clean-up procedure spills or major spills.

Minor clean-up procedure spills should be cleaned up immediately by trained personnel wearing appropriate PPE and using appropriate spill control media. Consult MSDS for information.

  • Major chemical spills, such as large quantities of concentrated acids or bases and large quantities of highly toxic substances will require evacuation of the laboratory and possibly the entire building.

All persons in the lab should exit immediately and fire alarms should be activated to initiate building evacuation. Appropriate emergency personnel should be immediately notified. Any person exposed to the hazardous chemical(s) should receive immediate medical attention.

  • Spills of bacterial cultures should be flooded with disinfectant to kill bacteria, and the disinfected spill should be cleaned up by trained personnel wearing appropriate PPE. All spill clean-up material should be autoclaved prior to disposal.


  • Small fires should be extinguished with appropriate fire extinguishing materials.
  • If the fire is large enough that laboratory personnel do not feel it can be safely extinguished, the laboratory should be evacuated immediately. Call 911 immediately. Fire alarms should be activated to initiate building evacuation.


  • Minor injuries should be treated with appropriate first-aid measures.
  • Major injuries should receive prompt medical attention.


Unnecessary exposure to chemicals should be avoided. Develop and encourage safe work habits. Appropriate engineering controls should be used and appropriate PPE should be worn by anyone working with chemicals. Minor exposures to skin should be flushed with water. For more serious exposures the following actions are recommended:

Montana Poison Control 800-222-1222

Inhalation – Remove the affected person to fresh air. If breathing becomes difficult, seek medical attention.

Eye contact – Promptly flush eyes with water for prolonged period (at least 15 minutes) and seek medical attention

Skin contact – Promptly remove any contaminated clothing and flush the affected area with water for 15 minutes. If symptoms persist after washing, seek medical attention.

Ingestion – Consult MSDS for immediate steps to follow, and promptly seek medical attention.

All serious chemical exposures should be documented with an incident report, filled out by laboratory supervisor and, if possible, the affected person. This report will be filed with the Chairperson of the safety committee and the DCC administration.

Utility Failure
  • If a major utility failure (such as a power outage) occurs during regular working hours remain calm and keep others calm.
  • If a major utility failure (such as a power outage) occurs after hours on a weekend or during a holiday, notify the Maintenance Department at 377-9451
  • If there is potential damage to the building, occupants, notify the Emergency Services at 911.
  • If an emergency exists, and there is potential danger to the building occupants, activate the nearest building alarm, if available. (All college buildings have an audible alarm system).
  • Plumbing Failure/Flooding: stop using all electrical equipment and vacate the areas. Notify Maintenance Department at 377-9451
  • If the flooding is serious, phone 911.
  • Serious Gas Leak: Stop all operations, immediately vacate the area and call 911
  • Ventilation: If you smell smoke or burning call 911

Please refer to BUILDING EVACUATION for additional directions

Emergency Services Points of Contact
Agency Phone Number Website, Address or 
2nd Phone Number
Glendive Police Department 911 377-2364
Dawson County Sheriff’s Department 911 377-5291
Fire/Hazardous Material 911 377-2361
Dawson County Disaster & Emergency Services 377-2566
Crimestoppers 377-8111  
Dawson County Health Department 377-5213 207 West Bell Street
Glendive Medical Center 345-3306 202 Prospect Drive
Gabert Clinic 345-8901 107 Dilworth Street
Gabert Walk-in Clinic 345-8930 107 Dilworth Street
Montana Poison Control 800-222-1222
Family Planning/HIV Testing 377-2935 207 West Bell
Mental Health Center 377-6075 313 Valentine
Victims Assistance Groups    
American Red Cross – State Office 800-272-6668
National Institute of Mental Health 866-675-6464
VA Montana Health Care System 877-468-8387 406-442-6410
Domestic Violence – Date Rape 377-6477
122 West Bell
Government Agencies    
FEMA 800-621-3362
Montana Commissioner of Securities  Insurance 406-444-2040
Montana DEQ 406-444-4970
Montana Safety and Health Bureau 406-444-6401  
Surrounding Schools    
Dawson County High School 377-5265  
Washington School 377-2356  
Jefferson School 377-4155  
Lincoln School 377-2308  
Deer Creek School 687-3724  
Surrounding Colleges    
Miles Community College 406-874-6100  
Fort Peck Community College 406-768-6300  
Williston State College 701-774-4200  
Dickinson State College 701-483-2507  
Special Thanks

Special thanks to the following individuals for their assistance compiling the Emergency Management Plan. The safety and security of our students and employees are important to us. With continual communication, preparation and coordinating local resources, this plan will remain a working document as we strive for a safe learning environment.

Dawson Community College Safety Committee

Physical Plant Director – Glenn Kuehn

Head of Maintenance – Casey Malkuch

Head Custodian – Todd Vashus

Classified Staff Representative – Virginia Boysun

Faculty Representative – Tom Reeves

Faculty Representative – Jim LeProwse

Faculty Representative – Don Mast

Housing Director – Mike Sikveland

Dean of Administrative Services – Justin Cross

Dean of Student Services – Joyce Ayre

Community Committee Members

Eastern Montana Impact Coalition – Regional Planner – Guy Hopkins

Eastern Plains Economic Development – Jason Rittal

Mid-Rivers Rural Economic Development – Kathy McLane

Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report


The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)) is the land-mark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The “Clery Act” is named in memory of 19 year old Lehigh University freshman Jeanne Ann Clery who was raped and murdered while asleep in her residence hall room on April 5, 1986. The law is tied to an institution’s participation in federal student financial aid programs and it applies to most institutions of higher education both public and private. The Act is enforced by the United States Department of Education.

How to Report Criminal Offenses:

To report that a crime has taken place on or off campus, the Glendive City Police Department should be contacted.  The phone number for the Police Dispatch Center is 406- 377-2596. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.  In addition to calling the police department, the following staff at Dawson Community College can also be contacted to report a crime:

Voluntary, confidential crime reporting can be made to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs or to the Director of Human Resources and Compliance/Title IX Coordinator either in person or via email or phone.

Importance of Reporting Criminal Activity:

Dawson Community College does not have its own campus security officers.  Therefore students, faculty, staff, and guests are strongly encouraged to report all criminal and suspicious activity to either the County or City Police Department and College officials in a timely manner.

Prompt reporting of criminal activity enables College officials and local law enforcement officials to more effectively protect the safety of the entire community.  Reporting criminal activity also ensures inclusion in the annual crime statistics and aids in providing timely warning notices to campus.  All reports of criminal activity will be investigated.  No matter how insignificant the incident may seem, the information students, faculty, staff, and guests provide can be helpful in an investigation.  Voluntary, confidential crime reporting can be made to the Vice President of Student Affairs or the Director of Human Resources and/or Compliance/Title IX Coordinator.  The confidential report is to comply with a student’s wish to keep the matter confidential while still taking the steps to ensure the safety of the student and others.  When a potentially dangerous threat to the College community arises, timely reports or warnings will be issued through e-mail and the Squawker Emergency System.

2017 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

2016 Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report

Dawson Community College’s policy and procedures regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, and stalking