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RMC Hosts Chat with the Chief

BILLINGS, September 22, 2014 – Billings Police Chief Rich St. John will be visiting Rocky Mountain College for an open forum called “Chat with the Chief.” The event will be held on Thursday, September 25, at 12:00 p.m. in Fraley Lounge. 

Chief St. John will be giving a brief overview of how the Billings Police Department views the role of RMC faculty, staff, and students in being prepared to understand their individual accountability when it comes to the safety concerns of Montana’s largest community. 

“Chat with the Chief” will involve open dialogue on various topics, including crime trends and prevention. The forum will also allow employees, students, and neighbors in the community the opportunity to ask questions or voice concerns regarding safety and security on the College campus. 

“Safety is our number one priority,” said Rocky Mountain College President Bob Wilmouth. “There is one thing and only one thing that trumps academics at RMC, and that is safety.” President Wilmouth explained that the College has a new design, focus, and awareness on safety. He said, “We need outstanding police support to accomplish this, and we are a grateful College to have their expertise.”

Through evaluation and training, RMC and the police department will collaborate to establish proper safety techniques and programs. These procedures will not only help ensure the safety of the RMC campus, but will also help make the RMC family and neighbors more conscientious at all times. 

According to Chief St. John, “‘Chat with the Chief’ will be an open agenda to discuss a variety of topics, including personal safety, which is usually forefront on campus.” Chief St. John also plans to discuss the new Public Safety Levy, which the city will present to voters in the fall of 2014. 

“Chat with the Chief” is open to RMC employees, students, neighbors, and anyone in the community who would like to attend.