Policies & Procedures Concerning Security, Access and Maintenance of Campus Facilities

All classrooms shall be secured by the faculty at the end of the day, prior to leaving. Buildings

occupied by staff shall be locked up at the end of the shift. Campus Police will commence
checking the security of each building at approximately 10:00 p.m.. Each building left
unsecured, will be locked up and a log note made of the time the building was secured by an

We recognize that there will be some need for after hour and weekend access to buildings.
After hours, a faculty or staff I.D. is required. Anyone working late or on weekends should notify
the College Police Department. Students working in the buildings after hours are required to
have a faculty/staff member present at all times and are required to have in their possession a
current student I.D.. If students are scheduled to be in a building after hours, on weekends or
holidays, in advance, an administrator should obtain clearance in writing from the Campus
Police Chief. Holiday access scheduling is treated as weekend access.

The campus facilities are maintained by Campus Maintenance and Operations and patrolled by
officers of the Campus Police Department. The maintenance department, police officers and
public safety officers regularly test the emergency phones and submit work orders for repair,
recommend the trimming of shrubbery for safety reasons and conduct lighting surveys. Officers
report the need for replacement of lights and any other physical hazards they notice. Periodic
prevention surveys are conducted when a crime trend occurs or upon the physical changes of
office space and equipment when requested by an administrator. Most campus buildings are
equipped with card key access, door alarms and motion sensors that alert Campus Police when unauthorized access is made.

Lighting improvements are constantly being evaluated. Improvements have included the
placement of high intensity vapor lights in buildings, in parking lot areas, in areas with heavy
landscaping and trees and along pathways frequently traveled by students. Courtesy
telephones are located at many locations throughout the campus. There are 5 outdoor
emergency phones around campus which connect to the on-duty officer’s radios for immediate,
direct communication.