Campus Public Safety

Southern Crescent Technical College has its own Police Agency/Department who provides several services to its students, faculty, staff, and visitors. Southern Crescent Technical College’s Police Agency is concerned and committed to providing a safe and protected environment which promotes the pursuit of our College mission.

Southern Crescent Technical College will provide a reasonable environment of safety for achieving educational goals.  In compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and Student Right-To-Know (Public Law 101-542), Southern Crescent Technical College has established the following policy and procedures for governing the implementation of this act.

Any questions or concerns related to safety and security should be directed to the Southern Crescent Technical College Chief of Police, or any member of his staff at 770-229-3370.

To contact the officer on duty, call (Griffin) 770-883-6032; (Flint River) 678-603-5979 or the Main Offices at all Center locations.

Campus Public Safety Council

The Southern Crescent Technical College Campus Public Safety Council was established to ensure the campus public safety for students and employees.  This Council meets as security matters warrant.  This Council is assigned the responsibilities and duties of securing a safe educational environment to prohibit acts which materially and substantially interfere with legitimate educational objectives. 

Weapons Policy

It is unlawful for any person to carry or to possess or have under control any weapon within a College safety zone or at a College building, College function, or on College property or on a bus or other transportation furnished by the College.

The term “weapon” means and includes any pistol, revolver, or any weapon designed to propel a missile of any kind, or any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of three or more inches, straightedge razor, spring stick, metal knucks, blackjacks, any bat, club, or other bludgeon-type weapon, or any flailing instrument consisting of two or more rigid parts connected in such a manner as to allow them to swing freely, which may be known  as a num chahka, num chuck, nunchaku, shuriken, or fighting chain, or any disc, of whatever configuration, having at least two points or pointed blades which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like kind, any stun gun or taser as defined in O.C.G.A. § 16-11-106.

Punishment

A fine of not more than $10,000; imprisonment for not less than two years  but not more than    ten years, or both.  A juvenile who violates this shall be subject to the provision of               O.C.G.A § 16-11-106.

Procedures for Reporting A Crime

All emergencies – first dial 911- thefts, vehicle accidents, injuries, suspicious persons, suspicious activities, and solicitors should be reported to one of the following:

  • Campus Security Chief/Officer
  • First available Senior Staff Administrator (Vice President Level)

When the incident is reported to the appropriate person, a report will be filed with the Vice President for Student Affairs or designee.  Statistics concerning the occurrence on campus of criminal offenses will be available through the Student Affairs Office and the Library.

Individuals may report a crime using the College tip line.  Phone 770-229-3370 and email police@sctech.edu.

The Clery Act

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (formerly the Campus Security Act of 1990) 20 U.S.C.§1092 and 34 C.F.R. Part 668 requires colleges receiving federal funds to publish annually specific crime-related information in an annual report. 

Crime Statistics

Southern Crescent Technical College is committed to providing students with a safe and secure environment in which to learn.  The College reports statistics on the following crimes and offenses annually.

  • Criminal Homicide – murder and non-negligent and negligent manslaughter.
  • Forcible or Non-forcible Sex Offenses – A forcible sex offense is any sexual act directed against another person, forcible or against that person’s will where the victim is incapable of giving consent (such as when the victim is intoxicated).  Non-forcible sex offenses are acts of “unlawful, non-forcible sexual intercourse.”  This definition encompasses incest or statutory rape.
  • Robbery – The taking or attempting to take anything of value from the control, custody, or care of a person or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting the victim in fear.
  • Aggravated Assault – the unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  Usually, this offense occurs by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm.
  • Burglary – the unlawful entry (breaking and entering) into a building or other structure with the intent to commit a felony or theft.
  • Arson – willful or malicious burning or an attempt to burn a dwelling (house), public building, motor vehicle, aircraft, or personal property.
  • Motor Vehicle Theft – the theft or attempted theft or a motor vehicle.
  • On-campus Arrest – for Alcohol, Drugs, and Illegal Weapon violations.
  • Certain Referrals for campus Disciplinary Actions for Alcohol, Drugs, or Illegal Weapon Violations – if these referrals are included in the report as an arrest, the college does not need to report the referral under this category.
  • Hate Crimes – crimes that fall into the above list, crimes involving bodily injury, or crimes reported to campus security or local police. Southern Crescent Technical College must report hate crimes by category of prejudice:  race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability as part of the campus crime statistics.

Southern Crescent Technical College’s Public Safety Department maintains records of all incidents that occur on campus including those which are not required to be reported under the Campus Security Act.

Furthermore, Southern Crescent Technical College must provide the following geographic breakdown of the crime statistics in the annual report:

  • On-campus;
  • In a non-campus building or on non-campus property;
  • On non-campus public property including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, or parking facilities that are within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

Students may contact campus public safety or Student Affairs to view the updated Clery Daily Crime Log or they can be viewed here.  The College must provide this information within two (2) business days of the request.

The data collected for the previous calendar year can be located on the Internet by the following steps:

  • Website: http://ope.ed.gov/security
  • Click on “Get data for one institution/campus.”
  • When the “Step 1 – Institution/Campus Search” criteria form appears, scroll down to:  Name of Institution; type Southern Crescent Technical College, then click Search.        *For years prior to FY11, please choose either Flint River Technical College or Griffin Technical College.
  • At “Step 2 – Select Campus,” choose Main Campus.
  • After clicking on Main Campus, a cover sheet about the institution will display.  If you scroll down the page you can click on any of the following located on the gray bar:
  • Criminal offenses
  • Hate offenses
  • Arrest and Disciplinary Actions

Crime Prevention Tips

  • Immediately report any crime, suspected crime. Or suspicious circumstances/persons to campus Security, day or night.
  • Never leave personal property in your classroom unattended.  If in a classroom, office, or the library take your possessions with you.
  • When walking on or off campus at night, employ the “buddy system” and walk with a friend.  Also, let friends know when and where you are going, how you are going and what time you expect to arrive.  This alerts them if you are overdue.
  • Park your car in a lighted area.  Always lock your car.  Do not leave CD’s, tapes, or other valuables in plain sight.  Lock them in a trunk or keep them out of view.
  • If you observe criminal activity or suspicious circumstances/persons, call 911 and attempt to provide identifying information such as:
    • Person– Name (if known), sex, age, height, weight, clothing, apparent condition, and any other identifying information.
    • Auto – License number, make, model, color, outstanding characteristics (rust, dents, etc.), or special features.
    • Property – Complete description, serial number, Operation I.D.

P.O.S.T. Certified Training

Southern Crescent Technical College Police Department offers periodic P.O.S.T. Certified Training Classes.  For more information on upcoming classes or to be added to the mailing list, click here.

 

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