Campus Safety

The Safety and Security Office is located on the College's Central Campus. 

The College prepares an Annual Security Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as well as Wisconsin state statutes. A copy of this report may be found at www.blackhawk.edu/about/safety-security. A copy can also be obtained from the Safety and Security Office.

Non-Emergency Contact Numbers

  • BTC Campus Security Department (608) 757-7617
  • Central Campus Welcome Center (608) 758-6900
  • Monroe Campus (608) 328-1660
  • Center for Transportation Studies (608) 743-4471
  • Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (608) 757-7628

It is the intent of BTC to provide a safe, secure, and appropriate environment in which students can learn and employees can work. However, like all segments of society, situations may occur which threaten the security and safety of property and people. Assistance phones are located throughout the hallways at Central, Milton, and Monroe campuses. These phones can be used to report an emergency by following the posted instructions. Deaf/hh, please call through Relay 9-711. 

If you feel threatened, see criminal actions, or observe behavior that jeopardizes the safety and security of property and/or persons at BTC, you should report the incident immediately to 911 and the Security Office or BTC staff. BTC security or a staff member will assess the situation and determine if an emergency response is necessary. If the situation warrants emergency intervention, local law enforcement will be contacted to resolve the problem and investigate the incident. Any non-emergency incident of property damage, theft, burglary, or other criminal actions should be reported to the Security Office and local law enforcement for investigation and disposition.

For the Visitors and Guests Code of Conduct, visit https://www.blackhawk.edu/About/Safety-Security/Code-of-Conduct-for-Visitors-Guests.

Behavior Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been established to serve as a central network focused on prevention and early intervention in college situations involving students showing signs of serious distress or engaging in harmful or disruptive behaviors. The Team develops strategies for, and provides referrals or consultations to, college resources when concerns arise about students' well-being or when there is behavior that seems potentially harmful to self and/or others or may be disruptive or threatening. This Team will regularly assess situations in the college community, monitor students for an appropriate period of time, and will recommend actions in accordance with existing college policies.

To reach a BIT Team member, please contact (608) 757-7660.

Criminal Offense Statistics at BTC Facilities

Blackhawk Technical College prepares an Annual Security Report in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, as well as Wisconsin state statutes. A copy of this report may be found at www.blackhawk.edu/safety. A copy can also be obtained in the Safety and Security Office located on Central Campus.

Security of and Access to BTC Facilities

The college has Campus Security; however, they do not have arrest powers. Security officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business at the college. College security officers have the authority to enforce college and administrative policies as well as the Student Code of Conduct.

The college uses local law enforcement agencies that have jurisdiction over the campuses and center to investigate and enforce ordinances and criminal laws.

Access to and use of BTC facilities is governed by institutional policies and local statutes. Access to facilities is limited to BTC students, faculty, and staff for work, education, or other related purposes. Outside groups may use the facilities with special permission in accordance with district policy. Loitering or wandering through the facilities for unapproved reasons is prohibited.

Sex Offender Registry

Federal law requires BTC to provide details on where students can obtain information about registered sex offenders in the state or community. The Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Information is available on the department’s website: http://www.widocoffenders.org.

Timely Warnings of Potential Threats

A timely warning will be issued by Campus Security and/or College officials in the event that a situation arises on or off-campus that is considered a significant emergency or a continuing threat to the personal safety of students and staff. The decision to issue a timely warning will be based on information received by the College and, if possible, verified by outside agencies such as law enforcement, Emergency Management, Health Department, National Weather System, etc. Campus Security or College officials will determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system.

However, a notification may be delayed if outside emergency response agencies believe immediate notification may compromise the safety and security of students and staff.

Campus Security and College officials issue warnings through the College's Safe Alert System and/or the Informacast System and/or email system to students and staff. Other notifications may be used (Blackboard posting, fire alarms, tornado sirens, media releases, etc.) depending on the situation. Campus Security or College officials may determine there is a specific segment of the student and staff population that warrants notification. This decision shall be made in conjunction with the appropriate outside agency. In this case, Campus Security or College officials will determine the best way to notify the specific segment of the campus population.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should contact Campus Security or College officials at the Welcome Center or by dialing 6900 on a campus phone.
In situations that may pose an immediate physical threat to members of the campus community, the Campus Security or College Officials may issue warnings through the College's Safe Alert System and/or the Informacast System and/or email system to students and employees. Depending on the situation, other notification processes may be used (i.e. Blackboard posting, fire alarms, tornado sirens, media releases, etc.).

Campus Security or College Officials may also determine there is a specific segment of students and staff who need notification. This decision will be made in conjunction with the appropriate outside agency. If that is the case, Campus Security or College Officials will make the determination of how to best convey that information to the specific segment of the campus population.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to Campus Security or College Officials. Campus Security or College Officials can be contacted through the Welcome Center (information desk) or by dialing 6900 on a campus phone.