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Blue Ridge Community College is committed to maintaining a safe and secure environment for all members of the College’s community and visitors. Our Police Department is ready to assist you and is located in the Flat Rock Building of the college’s Henderson County Campus.

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Run Hide Fight with icons showing figure running, figure hiding under a table and figure fighting

In case of a hostile intruder such as an active shooter, Blue Ridge Community College has adopted the Run-Hide-Fight procedure recommended by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Below is a summary of how Run-Hide-Fight can prepare you to respond to a threatening situation.


  • Evacuating the area is the first and best action to take if possible.
  • Have a plan in place.
  • Evacuate whether others do or not.
  • Warn and help others evacuate if possible.
  • Leave belongings behind.
  • Call 9-1-1 when it is safe to do so.


  • If evacuation is not an option, hide in an area that is out of sight of attacker.
  • Lock and barricade door(s) with anything available to you.
  • Silence cellphones immediately.
  • Remain as silent as possible.
  • Look for items that can protect you from gunfire.
  • Ensure you leave options for escape open.


  • This is the last resort and when life is in danger.
  • Fight back with a group mentality.
  • Look for weapons that can be used against the attacker(s).
  • Be direct and aggressive with your actions.
  • Fully commit to the action you are taking, it could save your life and others.

FBI instructional video

In this dramatic FBI instructional video, customers at a bar are caught in an active shooter event. By employing Run-Hide-Fight tactics, as well as knowing the basics of rendering first aid to others, they are prepared, empowered, and able to survive the attack. View the full video transcript on the FBI website. (Warning: Some of the content in this video may be disturbing, and viewer discretion is advised.)

Annual Security Report

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Blue Ridge Community College is responsible for preparing and distributing an Annual Security Report to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act).

The Annual Security Report is published every year by October 1 and contains three years of selected campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements in accordance with the Clery Act.

Annual Security Report

In an Emergency:
Call 9-1-1.

Run. Hide. Fight.

Blue Ridge Alert updates

Law Enforcement Contacts:

Police and Public Safety
Day: (828) 694-4777
Evening: (828) 243-9950

Campus del Condado de Henderson
Centro de Ciencias de la Salud
On-Duty Officer:
(828) 243-9950

Campus del Condado de Transylvania
On-Duty Officer:
(828) 708-9293

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