Campus Security

The safety and health of faculty, staff, students, and visitors are of the greatest concern for Salish Kootenai College. Creating and maintaining a safe campus requires the cooperation and support of local law enforcement agencies play a crucial role in achieving this goal.

Although law enforcement authority does not belong to SKC Campus Security, the college has established strong relationships with the tribal police and county sheriff's department. SKC Campus Security works closely with local law enforcement agencies, demonstrating a high degree of cooperation and collaboration.

Despite the absence of a written memorandum of understanding, the college and local law enforcement maintain a positive working relationship. Any incidents that occur on campus are immediately recorded by SKC security, and criminal activity is promptly reported to the tribal police or county sheriff's department for investigation.

SKC Campus Security provides crime deterrence through random patrols and watching for potentially hazardous situations and criminal activity.

SKC Campus Security offers the following:

  • Campus information
  • Jumpstarts
  • Loaner gas can
  • Assistance with after-hour building and office lockouts

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark 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. Because the law is tied to participation in federal student financial aid programs, it applies to most institutions of higher education, both public and private. The U.S. Department of Education enforces it.

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.
Jeanne’s parents, Connie and Howard, discovered that students hadn’t been told about 38 violent crimes on the Lehigh campus in the three years before her murder. They joined other campus crime victims and persuaded Congress to enact this law, originally known as the “Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.”
The law was amended in 1992 to add a requirement that schools afford the victims of campus sexual assault certain basic rights and was amended again in 1998 to expand the reporting requirements. The 1998 amendments also formally named the law in memory of Jeanne Clery. The law was most recently amended in 2000 to require schools beginning in 2003, to notify the campus community about where public “Megan’s Law” information about registered sex offenders on campus could be obtained.