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Safety & Security

Ellsworth Community College employs Campus Security officers, many of whom are off-duty police officers, during evening and weekend hours. Campus Security responds to all types of public safety emergencies as well as escorting individuals who may feel uncomfortable walking alone on campus.

ECC maintains a close working relationship with the Iowa Falls Police Department, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office, and all other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to Campus Security and the appropriate law enforcement agency. Additional victim support services and reporting information related to sexual assault, sexual harassment, domestic/dating violence, stalking and related crimes can be found on our Title IX web page.

Campus Emergencies

In the event that an emergency requires a rescue response, please call 911. All campus emergencies should also be reported to Campus Security by calling (641) 373-1418 from any phone. Emergencies that occur in Residence Life/Student Housing should also be reported to Residence Life staff by contacting the appropriate facility front desk.

Students will be notified of emergencies like tornadoes or fire by campus-wide alarm sirens. Other emergencies affecting students may be communicated through the Emergency Notification System (ENS), campus television monitors, or through communication from College administration, faculty, staff, or Residence Life personnel.

Reporting a Crime

All students and staff should report any incidence of crime to Ellsworth's Campus Security staff. To report an emergency-related crime, dial 911. To report a non-emergency crime, contact the Iowa Falls Police Department at (641) 648-6464 and ECC Campus Security at (641) 373-1418.

Emergency Notification System

The ability to communicate quickly and effectively in any situation is essential in providing the best possible opportunity to ensure the safety and security of Ellsworth Community College students and staff. ECC’s Emergency Notification System (ENS) alerts our students, faculty, and staff (via email or mobile phone text message) in the event of a weather or critical incident emergency. The email and cell phone information you provide at the time of enrollment will be used in the event of an emergency that impacts the health and safety of the College community or closures of facilities. All students are automatically enrolled in the ENS; click here to change your notifications and/or learn more. Faculty and staff must sign up for and manage their emergency notifications from the College via the link below.