Public Safety


Department of Public Safety

Information and Services

Mission Statement | Public Safety Services

Mission Statement:

The men and women of the Department of Public Safety are dedicated to maintaining a safe and pleasant environment for faculty, staff, and students to pursue a positive educational experience.

Moreover, the Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a comprehensive program of police, security, crime prevention, fire safety, emergency medical service, traffic enforcement and related public safety services to help ensure the college community remains a safe and enjoyable place to work and learn.

Our officers are proud to serve our diverse community. We recognize our responsibility to both the campus and surrounding neighborhood communities to maintain order while offering dignity and respect to every individual.

Our objective is to improve the quality of campus life through a partnership with the college community, which promotes a safe, secure, learning environment. This partnership is the foundation of maintaining an environment, which encourages mutual respect, cooperation, and a fundamental desire to develop problem-solving strategies to promote a safe campus for our mutual benefit.

Public Safety Services

  • Campus Crime and Incident Investigation
  • Campus Shuttle (Catonsville)
  • 24 hour security patrol by vehicle, foot and bicycle
  • Rapid response to medical emergencies
  • Escort Services
  • Emergency Call Boxes
  • Campus Security Surveys
  • On-campus traffic regulation
  • Assistance to motorists
  • Lost and Found
  • Assistance with minor vehicle problems

Campus Crime Prevention Programs

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness
  • Rape, Aggression, Defense Training (RAD)
  • Sexual assault awareness
  • Silent Witness Program
  • Bicycle patrol program
  • Published Articles in Campus Periodicals
  • Gotcha notices for unattended property, etc.
  • Lecture Series Crime Awareness Literature
  • Crime Prevention Hotline
  • Emergency Call Box System in buildings and parking lots

Emergency First Aid/CPR/AED
Officers are trained in emergency first aid procedures and re-certified annually in CPR procedures. The 911 system will be notified in those cases that present a medical emergency.

Maintenance and Access to Campus Facilities
The Plant Operations department maintains the campus buildings and grounds with a concern for safety and security. Routine inspections of exterior lighting are conducted regularly, and any problems are diagnosed and repaired quickly. Meetings between the Grounds department and Public Safety are held to establish landscaping and pruning procedures for trees and shrubbery which might present safety issues. Please report any facility conditions that you feel impact the safety of those on campus to Public Safety immediately.

CCBC Smoking and Tobacco-Free Policy

Effective July 1, 2012 the Community College of Baltimore County is a “smoke and tobacco- free institution

The core of each campus of the Community College of Baltimore County is designated as a smoke and tobacco-free environment. Therefore, smoking and the use of tobacco products are prohibited in or on any CCBC campus, except for areas specifically designated as “smoking areas” on campus perimeters or in private automobiles in designated parking lots. This Smoke and Tobacco-Free Policy applies to all facilities and to all events taking place on college property. It applies equally to members of the college community and visitors to the campuses, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, parents, visitors, contractors, and vendors.

E-Cigarettes are considered tobacco or smoking implements and are subject to the same restrictions.

Violations are enforceable through a citation and a $35.00 fine, issued by the Department of Public Safety.

Tobacco products may only be used within designated tobacco-use kiosks located on each campus or in private vehicles parked in the following areas:

CCBC Essex
Lot 1 below (north) of Division Lane
Lots 3, 8, 7, 6 and 5

CCBC Dundalk
Front parking loop (from the flagpoles south , toward Building T, to the entrance road)
Lots 3 and 4
Parking on the perimeter road

CCBC Catonsville
Lots 3 and 6

Faculty, staff, and students at the college’s extension sites are expected to observe the smoking and tobacco-free policies of property owners of those buildings currently in force or revised in the future.


The CCBC Wellness Center has partnered with the Baltimore County Department of Health, Bureau of Behavioral Health, to offer a free, seven week Smoking Cessation Program. This program is for faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members who are 18 years and older. The program is designed to: help participants quit using tobacco products; encourage participants to take the first step toward a healthier life style; and promote healthier living among the college community. If necessary, participants will be given free aids, (i.e.; the nicotine patch or gum, Chantix and stress relievers such as CDs and stress balls) to assist them in quitting their nicotine habit. For specific information regarding this session or other smoking cessation programs the Baltimore County Health Department is offering, please contact the program facilitator: Vicki Pfannenstein at or call 410-887-3828.

For more information on CCBC's Tobacco Free Policy

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
The campus also subscribes to and enforces both the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989. A copy of the policy statement regarding drug and alcohol use is available from the Dean of Students, Office of Student Life, or the Department of Public Safety.

Daily Log
The Department of Public Safety maintains a daily log of all crimes reported. The log lists the nature, date, time, location, and disposition of on-campus crimes. The log is open for inspection during normal business hours in the Public Safety office of each campus.

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