Safety and Security

Northeast Iowa Community College prepares, publishes and distributes information on campus crime statistics and security policies annually to all students and employees, and upon request, to any applicant for enrollment or employment.

NICC is committed to providing a safe and secure environment to all members of the college community. The associate vice president for operations will make timely reports to the campus community on crime considered to be a threat to other students and employees that are reported to the operations office and/or local sheriff and police agencies on this page.

College guidelines require that a crime report be filed with the office of the Associate Vice President for Operations and local law enforcement agencies for alleged violations of Iowa criminal law.

Think Smart, Stay Safe Tips

  • Be aware of people and your surroundings. Know safe and direct routes to campus and community destinations and visualize potential exit routes from an event or location in case of emergency.

  • Do not prop open exterior doors. If you find a door that is propped open, remove the prop and report the problem to the Operations Office at each campus.

  • Always let someone know where you are going and what time you expect to return.

  • Do not walk alone after dark; if you do, utilize well-lit and populated routes.

  • Stay alert; do not listen to music or talk on your phone when walking alone.

  • Keep your cell phone with you and store emergency numbers, including 911 and your In Case of Emergency (ICE) contact.

  • Avoid working or studying alone in a building at night. Avoid being alone in areas of campus that are isolated such as computer labs, rest rooms, distant parking lots, etc.

  • Do not leave your belongings unattended.

  • Trust your instincts. When you feel that something is "not right,” remove yourself from the situation immediately.

  • If you are being followed, proceed to the nearest public place, ask for help and call 911.

  • Always lock your vehicle and do a safety check when returning; look in the back seat and under the car.

  • Be cautious of what you post on the Internet, especially on social networks. Once a post is live, you lose control of that information and could be used to hurt you.