The Blinn College Police & Security Department has the major responsibility for the safety and well-being of the students, faculty and staff members at the college.
Department personnel are sensitive to the special nature of a college campus and especially to students, who are generally young and on their own for the first time. This calls for a safe and orderly environment so all members of the community may fulfill their individual missions.
The state certified police agency employs five commissioned officers, and a number of support staff.
Their authority extends to more than 62 acres and the various buildings that make up the Blinn College-Brenham campus. The well-trained officers investigate all criminal incidents on campus, carry firearms and make arrests. They also provide emergency first aid and CPR.
The College Police cooperate with other law enforcement agencies at the city, county, state and federal levels. This includes police communications, a computer system accessing nationwide records, coordination of special events and a mutual assistance program.
The College Police Department, in cooperation with local law enforcement agencies, monitors criminal offenses committed off campus by Blinn employees and students. The department reports such incidents to appropriate college officials.
The department offers these additional services:
Fire services - The Brenham Fire Department responds to fire calls and activation of alarms on campus.
Medical emergencies - In the event of a medical emergency, call 911 for the city's Emergency Medical Service or go to Trinity Medical Center located south of the main campus on Medical Parkway.
Reporting Crimes and Emergencies - The College Police Department and the Division of Student Services encourage the reporting of all criminal offenses. The College Police Department offers the following methods of summoning assistance:
Students must assume responsibility for their personal and property safety. Of the few incidents, thefts, often the results of carelessness, make up the majority of criminal activity on the Blinn College campuses.
Any suspicious person, vehicle, act or incident should be reported to the College Police Department or other college official as soon as possible. Always be aware of your surroundings and travel with companions when possible.
Crime witnesses, especially victims, can receive free counseling through several agencies such as the Blinn College Counseling Service, Victim's Assistance Program and the Rape Crisis Center of Brazos County.