2011-2012 CCBC College Catalog

PUBLIC SAFETY

A Safe Learning Environment

As partners in campus safety and security, students, faculty, staff and visitors have shared responsibilities with the Department of Public Safety. While CCBC works continually to ensure a safe learning environment, no college campus is a haven from crime. It is important that all members of the campus community be security conscious and report all crimes, emergencies and suspicious persons and conditions to the Department of Public Safety offices:

CCBC Public Safety
Emergency Number 443-840-1111
Non-Emergency Number 443-840-4444

CCBC Catonsville
Building W - Room 228
443-840-4455

CCBC Dundalk
Building L - Room 101
443-840-3200

CCBC Essex
Building A - Room 110
443-840-2300

Department of Public Safety (DPS)
The Department of Public Safety works to create and maintain a secure campus climate and to protect personal and college assets. All Public Safety information required by the Clery Disclosure Crime Statistics Act may be found on the Public Safety website at www.ccbcmd.edu/publicsafety. The College does not operate any off-campus housing or oversee off-campus organizations that require the involvement or oversight of the DPS.

The Department of Public Safety is staffed by full and part-time uniformed Public Safety officers 24 hours a day. Each full-time Public Safety officer is commissioned by the State of Maryland as a Special Police Officer and has full police powers (including powers of arrest) through the statutory and common law of Maryland. The officers patrol CCBC campuses in marked cars, on bicycles, Segways, and on foot.

Officers investigate and report all crimes and incidents that come to their attention. CCBC’s Public Safety staff also works closely with the Baltimore County Police Department and will ask for its assistance when needed or when requested by a victim of a crime. The DPS and Baltimore County Police Department work cooperatively under a Memorandum of Understanding that specifies roles and responsibilities for both agencies.

The college provides timely security alerts to the college community regarding offenses or incidents that are reported to campus Public Safety college administrators or local police, and which may represent a threat to students and employees, through Campus Alert, CCBC e-mail, voice mail, and text messaging. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly urged to sign up for Campus Alert at www.ccbcmd.edu/publicsafety.

The Department of Public Safety also provides security services at off-campus facilities owned or controlled by the College. An administrative staff of full-time employees assists the Department of Public Safety by providing administrative, clerical, and records-keeping work. DPS officers routinely inspect campus facilities as part of their patrol duties and report defects to Plant Operations.

Among the many services provided by the Department of Public Safety are:

  • 24-hour-a-day staff coverage
  • Rapid response to medical emergencies
  • Assistance with minor car problems
  • Enforcement of campus parking regulations
  • Lost and found services
  • Campus patrol by vehicle, bicycle or on foot
  • Investigation of all crimes and incidents
  • Personal escorts on Campus

Campus crime prevention programs:

  • Rape, Aggression, Defense training (RAD) - Awareness, prevention and risk avoidance with hands-on defensive training
  • Bike patrol program
  • Published articles in college periodicals and media (social)
  • Lecture series
  • Crime awareness literature
  • Emergency call box system in parking lots and other campus areas