Security

Frederick Community College provides a safe environment for its students. We have a full-time security staff that patrols the campus. They provide various services such as nighttime escorts to cars and assistance to ill or injured persons. The security department members regularly reunite students with lost property. Security works closely with the Frederick City Police Department to resolve criminal incidents and deal with emergency situations.

Campus at Night

Like many growing suburban counties, the Frederick area has experienced an increase in reported crimes. FCC places a high priority on maintaining a safe, secure learning and working environment. There has not been a significant increase in crime on campus. (See the Campus Crime Statistics later in this article.)
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.

To further assist you, all faculty and staff members display identification. Please consider these people as a resource for aid or information.

If you are a frequent visitor to our campus, we suggest that you take a moment to 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.

Medical Emergencies
Unusual Behavior
Fighting or Similar Disturbances
Fire
Building Evacuation
Safety Tips
Sexual Assault
Alcohol and Drug Policy
Smoking Policy
Weapons Possession
Crime Statistics & Rates

Medical Emergencies

  • 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.

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Unusual Behavior

  • 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.

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Fighting or Similar Disturbances

Contact the security department from any campus phone at extension 4444, or dial 301-846-2453 from any cell phone or call the Frederick City Police at 301-600-2100.

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Fire

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 & 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
  • Any injuries

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Building 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.

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Safety Tips

Your best protection is awareness of potential dangers and a willingness to minimize risks. You should 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
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Sexual Assault

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 (A-106), or on the FCC web site under Student Policies.

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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.

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Weapons Possession

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.

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Crime Statistic Rates

Crime Stats Report 2012

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.

 

Offenses

2010

2011 2012

Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter

0

0 0

Negligent Manslaughter

0

0 0

Sex Offenses Forcible

0

0 0

Sex Offenses Non-forcible

0

0 0

Robbery

0

0 0

Aggravated Assault

1

0 3

Burglary

0

0 1

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0 0

Arson

0

0 0

Illegal Weapons Possession

0

0 0

Drug Law Violations

0

0 1

Liquor Law Violations

0

0 0

Total Incidents

1

0 5

 

Contact Information

For safety and protection, security staff are on campus 24/7.

Located in the Classroom/Student Center Building, H-116, the security office may be contacted at 301.846.2453
or by dialing x4444 or x2453 on any campus phone.

Emergency Response Guidebook (pdf)

Monroe Center Emergency Response Guidebook (pdf)

Annual Security Report (pdf)