Crime Prevention

Great Bay Community College is dedicated to a proactive approach to campus safety.  To that end we have provided some information on what our department does for crime prevention.  View the links below to learn more about our crime prevention efforts. 

Campus Safety Escorts

Staff, students and visitors may request walk-outs to their vehicles. We encourage a clustering of students when requesting this service. Individual walk-outs can be pre-arranged if there are extenuating circumstances. Active Shooter

An active shooter is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as an individual actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area; in most cases, active shooters use firearms.

Shooting Protocol

  1. If you witness any armed individual on campus at any time, immediately contact the local police at 911.
  2. If the shooter is outside the building:
    • Turn off all the lights and close and lock all windows and doors.
    • Close all window blinds and curtains. 
    • If you can do so safely, get all individuals on the floor and out of the line of fire. 
    • Move to a core area of the building if safe to do so and remain there until an ""all clear"" instruction is given by an authorized known voice.
  3. If the shooter is inside the building:
    • If it is possible to flee the area safely and avoid danger, do so. 
    • Contact 911 with your location if possible.
    • If flight is impossible, lock all doors and secure yourself in your space.
    • Close all window blinds and curtains.
    • Get down on the floor or under a desk and remain silent. 
    • Get individuals on the floor and out of the line of fire. 
    • Wait for the ""all clear"" instruction.
  4. If the shooter comes into your class or office
    • Stay calm.
    • Attempt to get the word out to other individuals if possible. Call 911 if possible.
    • Maintain eye contact.
    • Stall for time.
    • Attempt to talk with the individual. If you know the individual, use their first name.
    • Put distance between yourself and the offender.
    • If possible, keep an escape route behind you.
    • Never try to grab the weapon.

Suspicious Individuals Protocol

  1. Report a suspicious looking individual or activity to Campus Safety at 603-205-1136.  Give your location, name and reason for calling. Be ready to supply a physical description of the individual: age, weight, hair color and length, clothing, facial hair and any other distinguishing features. If the individual is in a vehicle, attempt to get the vehicle make, model and color as well as the license plate number, if possible.
  2. If you suspect the person is armed or see a weapon, call 911 immediately and report the situation.
  3. Do not approach a suspect individual yourself. 

DHS Active Shooter Training Video

DHS Active Shooter Preparedness

Personal Safety

Don't walk alone after dark, walk with persons you know and travel in well-lighted, well-traveled areas. You may want to change your route to and from classes and parking lots frequently.
Always be aware of your surroundings and those people near you. Report any suspicious persons or activities.

Stalking / Sexual Assault Awareness

The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act, introduced by U.S. Senator Bob Casey and House Representative Caroline Maloney, complements the Title IX Guidance by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The Campus SaVE Act seeks to address the violence women face on campus: the highest rates of stalking, the highest risk of nonfatal intimate partner violence, and 20-25% of female students experiencing rape or attempted rape. See videos below.

Culture of Silence: Stalking Education and Awareness Video

Speak Out & Stand Up (SOSU): Raising Awareness About Sexual Assault Video

Personal Property

  • Never leave your property unattended, not even for a moment.
  • Lock up your car and your valuables - CDs, book bags, purses, wallets, etc.
  • Never leave items visible inside your car; lock them in the trunk.
  • Remove your detachable faced stereo.
  • Engrave your personal items with your drivers license or other owner-applied number.
  • Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers.
  • Report missing or stolen property immediately to Campus Safety.

Vehicle Security

  • Park in well-lighted, well-traveled areas.
  • Lock your vehicle and close all windows.
  • Engrave accessories inside your vehicle with your drivers license number.
  • If your vehicle becomes disabled, report it to Campus Safety including the vehicle plate number, make, model and color.
  • If leaving your vehicle on campus for any length of time, call and leave your plate number, make, model, color and time you plan to remove the vehicle from campus.