Northeastern Junior College
Safety & Security

Safety & Security Committee Strategic Plan

Safety & Security Committee Strategic Plan 2023-2027


Our mission is to create and maintain a safe and secure environment where teaching and campus life can thrive and succeed.


Our vision is to create a community culture that places a priority on safety and security by establishing guidelines, assigning responsibilities, and promoting awareness of responses to emergencies that may affect the NJC community.


The Safety & Security Committee is responsible for developing the NJC Emergency Operations Plan, which offers guidelines to assist those dealing with a crisis, including how to coordinate with external entities, and the provision of resources following an emergency to expedite the return of normal operations with minimal negative impact.

Goal #1

Increase the use of technology to enhance and improve the safety and security of the NJC campus community.

Action Steps

  1. Continue to improve and enhance campus-wide emergency notification & communication (AppArmor and future methods of notification)
  2. Enhance and improve the NJC website with safety & security information and notices and timely warnings ensuring that alerts are only sent out when necessary

Goal #2

Improve campus wide communication of safety & security issues to faculty, staff and students through marketing efforts.

Action Steps

  1. Communicate safety and security issues to campus on a regular, routine, ongoing basis- Focusing on issues that are most likely to present a danger to the campus community.
  2. Have regular campaigns reminding faculty, staff, students, and parents to sign up for notifications.
  3. Communicate to faculty, staff & students the content from the campus emergency guidebooks and the Standard Response Protocol.
  4. Collaborate with outside organizations (Sterling Police Department, Sterling Fire Department, drug abuse advocacy and resource organizations, etc.) to help educate the campus community about safety and security issues.

Goal #3

Provide professional and innovative safety and security training to college faculty, staff, and students.

Action Steps

  1. Train building captains
  2. Conduct one FEMA emergency exercise per semester that incorporates the campus Emergency Management Operations Group (EMOG) and outside stakeholders
  3. Provide training to faculty and staff
  4. Provide training to all faculty and new staff (fire code, campus safety practices, weapons policy, etc.)
  5. Provide training to students as part of orientation.
  6. Provide training to residence life staff

Goal #4

Review the Emergency Management Operations Plan (EOP) annually. Update and revise as needed and as directed by Colorado Community College System to ensure that it remains a valuable tool to all faculty and staff and that essential services and protocols are maintained and followed in a disaster, emergency, or crisis. Procedures shall be consistent with directives from the Colorado Community College System and compliant with all Incident Command Structure (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS) standards.

Review the strategic plan once per semester to ensure that the group is meeting the goals outlined in the plan and to revise the plan if necessary.


Mike White, President