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Who handles emergencies at JCCC?

Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the planning and coordination of various types of emergency situations at JCCC. An “all hazards” approach, which includes prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery, is used.

Contact the Emergency Management director at 913-469-8500, ext. 7622, or email if you have questions or concerns related to emergency preparedness and incident management.

JCCC Campus Police Department

The JCCC Campus Police Department, located in the Midwest Trust Center, Room 115, provides service 24 hours a day. It is an integral part of the college’s dedication to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus through the cooperative efforts of many college departments.

The department includes police officers, public safety officers, campus police dispatchers, Emergency Management and administration. Officers patrol the campus and offer a variety of safety and security services seven days a week. They also function as first responders for fire, medical and campus emergencies, as they are trained in first aid, CPR and AED response.

Building Emergency Leader Program

Under the College Emergency Response Plan, each college building has a designated Building Emergency Leader (BEL) and team dedicated to assisting during an emergency response.

The BELs and floor monitors play a critical role in the overall safety of the building occupants and in communications to all staff and students during an emergency.

The role of a Building Emergency Leader is to:

  • Oversee the building emergency plan for his or her building, and monitor potential threats
  • Coordinate building emergency team/floor monitor support positions
  • Provide instruction and training
  • Act as a communication liaison to the Emergency Management director/campus police
  • Maintain employee floor listings/conduct semester meetings

BELs and their team members are identified by orange and yellow vests and their orange/black grab-n-go bags. Orange vests are worn by leader positions; yellow vests by floor monitors.