Safety and Security

The College strives to maintain a safe and secure environment in which to work and study. New Mexico Junior College is concerned about the protection of persons and property. The institution cannot however guarantee the absolute safety of any one individual. Personal safety must begin with the individual. NMJC provides a number of safety services and programs, including twenty-four-hour coverage by security employees.

New Mexico Junior College security is responsible for securing buildings and providing campus-wide patrol. They also perform investigations and document incidents that occur on campus. In the event follow up is necessary, or an incident constitutes a criminal offense, the Hobbs Police Department, Lea County Sheriff ’s Department or New Mexico State Police may be notified. NMJC will inform the parents or legal guardians of students under age 21 who have violated laws on the use or possession of alcohol or drugs, as allowed by the Higher Education Amendments of 1998.

Additional information concerning security services, crime prevention, general safety, and security on and off campus is available through the Security Office. In compliance with the Campus Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, the College distributes to all current students and employeesdescriptions of policies related to campus safety and statistics concerning specific types of crimes.

Contact Information: Safety & Security Office, Ben Alexander Student Center, 575.399.2033 or 575.492.2589