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Department of Public Safety

The Department of Public Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to keep our students, employees, and community members safe on our campuses. Safety is our foremost concern and we are committed to making SJC a safer place for all of us. We ask that you help us keep our campus safe by reporting suspicious activities, staying alert and using common sense to protect yourself and others from becoming victims of crime.

Public Safety Contact

Emergency Contact Information

In case of an emergency call 911 first!

(505) 566-3333 Public Safety Emergency Line
From any campus phone simply dial 3333

Non-Emergency Contact Information
(505) 566-4444 for 24-hour on-call service

Campus Safety Tips

When you go out, keep these safety tips in mind:

  • Take the safest route to and from campus, not the fastest route.
  • Travel in groups of two or more at night, and always walk in well-lit, heavily traveled areas. If you do not have someone to walk with you, please contact the Public Safety Department for an escort by calling (505) 566-4444 or 4444 from any campus phone.
  • Stay on the part of the sidewalk that is farthest away from shrubs, dark doorways, and alleys.
  • Share your class schedule only with those who need to know it (family, close friends, etc.)
  • Never share your schedule with anyone you do not know.
  • When you go out, let someone know where you are going and when you plan to be back.
  • Wherever you are, stay alert to your surroundings and the actions of people around you.
  • Follow your instincts. If something doesn’t feel right, change directions, go to a public building and call the Public Safety Department.
  • Do not leave your belongings unattended, even for a few minutes.
  • Avoid displaying large amounts of cash or other tempting targets such as jewelry or expensive equipment.
  • Always lock your car and keep valuables out of sight. Check the back seat before getting in.
  • Park in well-lit, well-traveled areas of the parking lot.

Public Safety Resources

Suns Alert Purple LogoInstructions to Activate Your SJC SunsAlert Account

To activate your SJC SunsAlert account, you will need to download the Everbridge App in the App Store or Google Play. Once the app is downloaded follow these steps:

  • Open the app
  • Click on “Find an organization or subscription” button
  • In the search box, either type in San Juan College or 87402
  • Click on “SJC SunsAlert”
  • Sign on using your SJC email and password
  • Once you sign in, you will want to click on “Manage My Profile”
  • Click on “edit”
  • Include your preferred communication methods.
  • Enter your cell phone number in the personal text msg field to ensure you receive text messages.
  • Confirm all information (phone number & email) is correct and up to date.
  • If you need help with the app, please call John Myers at 505-566-4224 or Kenny Hibner at 505-566-3050. 

In the event of an emergency, an SJC SunsAlert message will be sent, and depending on the situation, you will be instructed to do one of the following:

  • Evacuate the building
  • Shelter in place (Campus doors are locked, and operations continue as normal. During this situation, no one other than law enforcement is allowed in or out of the campus.)
  • Lockdown (Campus doors are locked. All operations cease, and you should take cover in your immediate area. No one other than law enforcement is allowed in or out of the campus.)

Following these recommendations will greatly decrease your chances of being the target of a crime, if you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 505-566-4444. 

SJC SunsAlert is San Juan College’s Emergency Notification System that will provide you with real-time information about campus closures, extreme weather, and other emergencies through your San Juan College email, text alerts, and phone calls. Should an emergency occur prior to activating your SJC SunsAlert, you will only receive messages through your San Juan College email. To receive a phone call and text alert, you must activate your SJC SunsAlert account and register your phone number.


The Annual Security Report complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy & Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). The report discloses crime statistics and summaries of SJC security policy. Information about specific crimes and emergencies is made public on an ongoing basis throughout the year through SJC SunsAlert.

San Juan College Annual Security Report

Lost or missing items may be found at the Department of Public Safety Lost and Found. If you find something that is not yours, or you are missing something that is yours, either stop by the Department of Public Safety office or call (505) 566-3263. We are happy to help you.

All students and community members must complete the overnight vehicle report when leaving their vehicle overnight on campus. This form ensures compliance with parking regulations and helps maintain campus safety and security.

Overnight Vehicle Report

All sex offenders are required to register in the state of New Mexico and provide notice of each institution of higher education in New Mexico at which the person is employed, carries a vocation or is a student. All sex offenders are required to deliver written notice of their status as a sex offender to the director of the San Juan College Department of Public Safety no later than ten (10) business days prior to their enrollment in, employment with, or volunteering at the College.

Sex Offender Information

New Mexico Sex Offender Registry

SJC Support Teams

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The San Juan College Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) has been created to provide caring, preventive, early intervention to individuals whose behaviors are disruptive or concerning.

Please submit a BIT report if you encounter an individual of concern whose behavior interferes with academic instruction and/or is perceived as a safety concern to students, staff, or property.

Submit a BIT Report

Contact BIT