FCC provides a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. A full-time security staff patrols our campus and provides various services such as nighttime escorts to cars, assistance to ill or injured persons and assistance with lost property. FCC security works closely with the Frederick City Police Department to resolve criminal incidents and deal with emergency situations.
At FCC, we place a high priority on maintaining a safe, secure learning and working environment. Although the Frederick area has experienced an increase in reported crimes, there has not been a significant increase in crime on our campus. (See the Campus Crime
The security staff does not have arrest powers, but works cooperatively with local police. Violations of traffic and criminal laws on campus are investigated and prosecuted by the Frederick City Police Department.
FCC is fortunate that our safety coordinator is also an Emergency Medical Technician. The college also has a team of certified first responders who can provide quick medical attention on campus whenever needed.
All FCC faculty and staff members display identification and can also serve as resources for aid or information.
If you are a frequent visitor to our campus, we suggest that you enter the security public phone number into the directory of your cell phone, 301.846.2453. This will allow you to conveniently contact security whenever services are required.
If a student or staff member is unconscious and/or appears to need immediate attention, call 911. Then call the security office (x4444 or x2453 on any campus phone.) If you activate voice mail, immediately dial "0" which will transfer you to their cell phone
Give the student or staff member's name and location, and provide information as requested.
Maintenance staff will direct the ambulance directly to the location of the incident when needed.
The vice president for student development or a designee will contact a family member if applicable.
NOTE: No matter how insignificant an accident or injury may seem, it must be reported to the security department.
If you can do so safely, remain with the individual.
Contact the security department (x4444 or x2453 at any campus phone.)
If the student appears to be violent or the situation is serious, in addition to the above, call 911. Your personal safety is your top priority.
Fighting or Similar Disturbances
Contact the security department from any campus phone at x4444, or dial 301.846.2453 from any cell phone or call the Frederick City Police at 301.600.2100
If you discover a fire or see smoke, immediately sound the fire alarm. Once you've left the building, from a cell phone, call 911 then notify security at 301.846.2453.
The safety and security staff will inspect the area. If they determine it is an emergency, they will call 911. The following information should be given:
Nature and location of the fire
Number of people in the building and status of the evacuation
Everyone must exit the building during fires or drills. Be sure to shut off open flame devices in laboratories. The fire alarm will sound continuously until the building is evacuated.
Move out in an orderly manner. Close interior doors. Do not run,
If you are able, help others who have physical handicaps.
If smoke has filled the hallways, crawl on your hands and knees.
Once outside, move away from the building to a designated evacuation area.
Staff must check to determine if every student has left the building. Whenever practical, faculty should take class rolls with them
Your best protection is awareness of potential dangers and a willingness to minimize risks. Take steps to protect yourself and your possessions and use common sense, particularly when walking around the campus at night. Your cooperation and involvement in the campus safety program is imperative.
Keep wallets, purses, and items of value in secure places and out of sight, locked in the trunk if possible
Lock your vehicle
Lock your bicycle frame to one of the available bike racks
Lock your office when it’s unoccupied
The college will not tolerate sexual assault in any form on its campus or at college-sponsored events. Should an incident occur on the campus or at a college-sponsored event, staff will take prompt action to support the victim, involve law enforcement authorities and take disciplinary actions where appropriate. A full copy of the FCC Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures is available to students and staff in the security office, the Counseling & Advising Office (J-201), or on the FCC web site under Student Policies.
Alcohol and Drug Policy
Possession, use, or sale of illegal drugs or alcohol is prohibited on campus. The policy and procedure information is sent to each student and staff member annually. For more information, please refer to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act at www.higheredcenter.org/dfsca
Weapons of any kind are not permitted on campus. If you see or suspect someone has a weapon call the security office from any campus phone by dialing x4444, as soon as possible. If someone has a weapon in the open and threatens your life or others, dial 911 as soon as possible, then notify security.
Crime Statistic Rates
Campus Crime Statistics Report
In compliance with Title II of the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, FCC provides information related to crime statistics and security measures through fliers sent to students and staff, as well as prospective students. Listed below are statistics on the FCC campus crimes for the last three years. The National Sex Offender Registry can be accessed online at www.familywatchdog.us