The Campus Public Safety Department welcomes you. Public Safety is a support unit to the broader mission and goals of the College. We strive to provide the safest most stable environment possible in which education may be pursued without the fear and presence of crime or violence. We do this by supporting and educating students, employees, and visitors in areas of personal safety and providing assistance in situations of need, Public Safety is built on a foundation of proactive service and crime prevention that reflects and preserves the rights and human dignity of those whom we serve.
Please contact us directly if you would like further information about our department.
Public Safety News and Events
May 3, 2013
New Designated Smoking Areas at MCTC
MCTC declares all campus buildings to be smoke free in accordance with Minnesota State law. Smoking outside of campus buildings is allowed only in designated smoking areas.
U-Lock your Bike! 07/14/2010
Every year bike thefts occur on campus. To reduce the opportunity for bicycle theft at MCTC, Public Safety recommends using U-style bicycle locks when securing your bicycle.
According to MCTC Public Safety records, all bikes stolen on campus during the last two years were either not secured or had been secured with a chain or cable lock. read more
MnSCU Launches personal Safety Curriculum
MnSCU recently launched a new personal safety curriculum to enhance the security of students, faculty and staff. the curriculum includes Stay Safe at College, a comprehensive video training program created by 360° Stay Safe, a St. Paul-based company. read more
Public Safety Department Security Alert:
Minneapolis Community & Technical College is implementing an emergency notification system StarAlert 7/28/2009
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Report any campus criminal or medical situations by calling ext. 6900 from any campus extension. MCTC's Public Safety staff will respond to and resolve all calls for assistance. You may choose to call 9-1-1 for any emergency situation. Please notify the Public Safety Office as soon as possible after placing a 9-1-1 call.
Public Safety Location
The Public Safety Office is located in R.3100 on the north end of the Hennepin skyway (parking ramp side).
1420 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Public Safety Officers will provide walking escorts to any campus community member. Officers will provide this service anywhere within a 2 block radius of the campus. You may request an escort by calling the Public Safety desk at 612-659-6910 or you may arrive to the Public Safety desk (R.3100) and ask for an escort in person.
Operating Hours and Building Access
The MCTC Public Safety Department is responsible for opening buildings. Saturday access is more limited and generally in response to scheduled classes and special events. Saturday entrance points to buildings may be limited and employees entering the facility may be required to display picture ID to access restricted areas. There is no access on Sundays. The MCTC Public Safety Department secures and alarms all buildings after hours.
The official operating hours of MCTC:
Monday-Friday: 6:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
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