Safety and Security
Stay safe and secure. The goal of ACC’s security program is to make everyone feel safe and secure while using the College’s facilities. We ask your support in following our regulations and procedures, and we hope you will observe general safety procedures both on and off campus.
Please report unsafe conditions to security.
Campus safety and security are founded on a philosophy that advocates a proactive rather than a reactive approach to the safety and security of our campus facilities. In meeting this approach, the campus security department has made a security brochure available to students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It is of the utmost importance that everyone understands that the maintenance of a safe and secure environment depends on the cooperation of the entire community, including you.
Safety and security for students, faculty, and staff are maintained through existing campus policies, procedures, and the deployment of a trained security staff. The security staff consists of staff and student employees who work to enforce all policies and procedures pertaining to safety and security. Security officers’ duties normally include checking exit doors, promoting crime prevention, checking fire equipment, providing security escorts, patrolling hallways, parking lots, public areas, and in general monitoring all campus activities. Officers are provided with communications equipment that places them in direct contact with one another and local law enforcement agencies.
Security officers are selected on the basis of leadership characteristics and the ability to act responsibly on duty. The security program is designed to provide additional safety and security to students, faculty, staff, and visitors on campus. This is carried out through security patrols inside and outside the facilities. Operating on the assumption that this form of security acts as a preventive measure, the presence of security officers provides safety and security on a proactive basis as well as providing readily available assistance in emergency situations.
Further information on campus security, escort service, and parking regulations may be obtained by contacting the campus security department through the switchboard operator/switchboard at the information desk located directly inside the main entrance.