Safety & Security

Hello, I am John Robinson. I am the Campus Safety Officer for the Leech Lake Tribal College. The primary duty of the Leech Lake Tribal College Campus Safety & Security Department is to provide a safe learning and working environment for our students, staff and the public. The Leech Lake Tribal College Campus Safety & Security Department is located in Oak Hall on the North side of Campus in room 102.  The Campus Safety & Security Department can be reached via,

Office 218-335-4260 / Cell 218-766-7237 / or in person on campus.

General Procedures

In the event of an emergency requiring immediate action by police, fire departments, or ambulance services, dial 911. All other emergencies should be immediately reported directly to Campus Security at 335-4260.

Crime and Emergency Reporting

All students, employees, and guests are encouraged to promptly report criminal incidents, suspicious activity, and other public safety related emergencies and incidents, in person to the security office, Room 119 in Awing or to the Maintenance/Safety office, Room 121 Oak Hall. Security can be reached by phone at (218)335-4260, or cell phone at (218)766-7237. Maintenance/Safety can be reached by phone at (218)335-4274, or cell phone at (218)766-6961. You may also dial 911 or call the Tribal Police Department at (218)335-8277 or (218)541-1424.

The Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act assures that college campuses provide information about predatory sex offenders in the area. This information can be found on the Minnesota Predatory Offender Registration Website

Campus Security Authorities (CSA)

To further encourage the timely reporting of crimes on campus, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act identifies and defines campus security authorities (CSA) as college faculty and staff members with “significant responsibility” for students and campus activities. They are campus officials who manage or otherwise oversee student and campus activities. Some examples of CSA’s include, but are not limited to, Security, Deans, Directors, Department Heads, Student Group Advisors, and Activities Coordinators. Crimes reported to CSA’s may not have been reported to the police. This is often the case in incidents of sexual assault. A licensed or certified counselor, who is functioning within that scope at the time a crime is reported, is not considered a CSA and not required to report crimes, but is encouraged to review crime reporting options with reporting parties.

Who must report qualifying crimes?

College CSA’s have an obligation to promptly report allegations of Clery Act defined incidents which occurred on campus, on public property bordering campus, and in non-campus areas which the college leases or otherwise controls. These incidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Murder or manslaughter
  • Sex offenses, forcible or non-forcible
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Arson
  • Persons arrested or referred for campus disciplinary action for liquor law violations and illegal weapons possession violation.
  • In addition, the Clery Act requires institutions to report statistics for certain hate crimes (bias-motivated incidents).

Anonymous Reporting

Leech Lake Tribal College permits victims or witnesses to report crimes to CSAs on a voluntary, anonymous basis (and includes such anonymous reports in reported crimes totals) but encourages individuals who report a crime to provide identity information. The purpose of this type of report is to comply with the reporting party’s wish to keep the matter anonymous, while taking steps to contribute to future campus safety. With such data, the college can maintain accurate records of the number of incidents and determine if there is a pattern of crime with regard to a particular location, method or offender, and as appropriate alert the campus and community to potential danger. The Tribal Police Department, unless otherwise prescribed by law, does not take anonymous police reports.

Class Cancellations & Notification

Classes may be cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, unsafe highway conditions, or other circumstances that would threaten the health and safety of college students and faculty. The president or designee will determine campus-wide cancellation of classes. In the event of bad weather LLTC will be following the Cass Lake/Bena school closings as in the past. There will be several methods of getting the information and I will list below.

  • LLTC Email, please check on a regular basis
  • LLTC Facebook
  • WCCO Television
  • KOJB Radio and Facebook
  • Paul Bunyan Radio Stations – KB 101, KZY 95.5, Z 99.1, WQXJ 104.5