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College Safety

At Folsom Lake College, we are committed to maintaining a safe campus environment and supporting an ongoing comprehensive safety program. FLC faculty and staff are trained to lead our response to any number of incidents, the Los Rios Police Department employs sworn police officers who California P.O.S.T (Peace Officers Standards and Training) certified and are responsible for protecting life and property on district-owned property, and the college and district have excellent working relationships with emergency and law enforcement agencies in our communities.

What can you do? All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to exercise a sense of personal responsibility for their own safety and the well-being of others.

If you observe a suspicious person or activity, please call the
Los Rios Police Department at (916) 558-2221 and press "0".
If you see something, say something!

Personal Safety on Campus

  • Familiarize yourself with the layout of the campus. Click here for maps of all FLC campuses. Survey the campus while classes are in session and after dark to see that academic buildings, walkways, facilities, and parking lots are adequately secured and well-lit.
  • Know where the Blue Emergency Phones are located on campus (noted on campus maps). These phones are marked and easily identified by a blue light. When accessed, these emergency telephones will automatically connect the caller to the Los Rios Police Department.
  • Familiarize yourself with the Emergency Procedures flipcharts found in classrooms and office areas. These red and white wall-mounted charts include initial response procedures for a wide variety of possible incidents. For a digital version, click here.
  • Emergency notification messages are sent out via text, email, and phone using Los Rios ALERT. Make sure your contact information is up-to-date by logging into eServices and selecting "Los Rios ALERT Signup Page" under Personal Information.
  • Share your class schedule with your parents and trusted friends and give them your telephone numbers.
  • Tell a friend or roommate where you are going and what time you expect to return.
  • Plan the safest route to your destination; choose well-lighted, busy pathways and streets. If you see any facility issues that need attention (such as lights burnt out), contact: at the main Folsom campus (916) 608-6733, at EDC (530) 344-5716, and at RCC (916) 361-6340.
  • At night, stick to well-lit areas whenever possible and avoid alleyways or "short cuts" through isolated areas.
  • Travel in groups and avoid going out alone at night. Make arrangements with other classmates to park near each other so you can walk together at night.
  • Walk near the curb and avoid shrubbery or other places of potential concealment.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
  • Don't overload yourself with bags or packages and avoid wearing shoes that restrict your movements.
  • Walk with a confident stride; keep your head up and look around. Avoid texting and talking on the phone while walking since it is easy to not pay attention to your surroundings.
  • Carry your purse close to your body and keep a firm grip on it; carry your wallet in an inside coat pocket or your front pant pocket.
  • Keep your keys separate from your purse or backpack. Carry keys in your hands with the keys between your knuckles.
  • If you are being followed, change direction and go to the nearest building or blue emergency phone, call the Los Rios Police. Note the description of the person following you.
  • Escorts are available if you don't feel comfortable walking to your car alone. To request an escort, call (916) 558-2221 and press "0".
  • Program the Los Rios Police number, (916) 558-2221, in your cell phone.