• Kevin D. Behr(1)Greetings and welcome to Coastal Bend College  

    I am the Director of Public Safety for the Coastal Bend College District. The Coastal Bend College District Department of Public Safety (CBC-DPS) is committed to maintaining a safe and secure atmosphere for students, employees, and visitors.  The CBC-DPS is responsible for enforcement, security, and emergency response on the campus.  The Department is under the Director of Public Safety, who reports directly to the College President.  The Coastal Bend College District Department of Public Safety is not a police agency, but does employ law enforcement officers to supplement security and crime prevention at all our sites on an as-needed basis.  

    Your safety is my number one concern. CBC community members - students, faculty, staff, vendors and guests – have a right to safe and secure environment, both collectively and individually.  Each member is therefore encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the Coastal Bend College Department of Public Safety (CBC-DPS) in a timely manner or to any CBC Site Director or other employee. Accurate and prompt reporting ensures CBC-DPS is able to evaluate, consider, and send timely warning reports to CBC community members, as well as to accurately document reportable crimes in its annual statistical disclosure. Please note that criminal incidents that occur on or at a CBC site must be reported to the local Police Department having jurisdiction and then to a CBC official.    

    Some of the most common examples of criminal conduct include; assault, some types of threats, theft, drug possession, criminal mischief (damage or destruction of property) and motor vehicle burglary.  

    We sincerely hope you enjoy your time at Coastal Bend College as you achieve you academic or workforce dreams. We pledge to provide you with a safe and comfortable learning experience or visit. We will strive to provide you with timely notifications and information you may need to assess your own safety and security needs while on our sites. 

    GO COUGARS! 

    Sincerely; 

    Kevin D. Behr, J.D.  

    Director of Public Safety/Master Peace Officer  

    Coastal Bend College  

    kevind@coastalbend.edu