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RMC Collaborates With Billings Police for Increased Safety

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BILLINGS, Mont. -

Campus safety is an ongoing discussion at Rocky Mountain College and they invited Billings Police Chief Rich St. John's for his first Chat with the Chief at Rocky Mountain College.

Rocky Mountain College does not have its own police force, so Billings police officers are the first responders for students and faculty on campus. St. John gave an overview of what crime trends are like in Billings, talking about the transient issues and one of the biggest complaints he hears, traffic. He also had tips for being safe like being aware of your surroundings. Students say it's important to have these safety meetings.

"What is considered unusual behavior, what to look out for, especially on college campuses,” says Marissa Jones-Flaglet, a Rocky Mountaina College senior. “I think that's crucial just to kind of clear up all of those fears or even just raise awareness on what they need to be watching out for"

"So we wanted to make sure they understood that just because we're in a campus community that doesn't have a lot of incidents, doesn't generate a lot of business for the police department, that it can't happen here or it can't happen nearby, and that they need to have some sort of contingency plan whatever it may be to appropriately respond,” St. John says.

The collaboration between the two organizations aims to establish proper safety techniques and programs at the school. Students say they look forward to more of these discussions on a regular basis and hope more will attend these meetings.


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