Services & Safety Information
How You Can Learn About Campus Safety And Security
In accordance with T.C.A. Section 49-7-2203, as well as the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, all students and employees receive updated security information annually. All student applicants or accepted students are also provided with information on security policies and procedures and on how to obtain additional security information. When freshmen arrive on campus for orientation, they receive the official Student Handbook with sections on Student Conduct, Health and Safety.
The Crime Prevention Program at the college offers several crime prevention seminars each semester coveting timely topics inclusive of Campus Law Enforcement orientation and services. Some of the topics covered include personal and property protection, rape awareness, and self defense. The Settler, the College school newspaper, publishes all reported incidents occurring on campus.
In addition to the afore mentioned programs, there are brochures and pamphlets available which contain departmental services and numerous crime prevention tips on topics ranging from assault prevention to property protection. Campus Police Division disseminates information throughout the campus covering pertinent information on trends in criminal activity and prevention techniques including such topics as Thefts from Automobiles, Utilizing Door Locks, Textbook Theft, Suspect Alerts, Vandalism, and Obscene Telephone Calls.
Escort Services On Campus
Another program established by the Campus Police Department is the Escort Service whereby an individual can be escorted from one on-campus location to their desired on-campus destination by utilizing a member of the Campus Police Department. In order to obtain an escort, one can either contact an officer in person, or by contacting Campus Police Department or Student Services. All services are available on a twenty-four hour basis. * College operating hours are 6am- 11pm. Most Colleges and Universities currently provide such a service (either formally or informally) and it has thus become an accepted norm. Whoever provides the service must wear the proper recognizable uniform; such uniform reassures the person requesting/receiving the escort service and serves as a deterrent to the potential criminal.
- This escort service is available to all students, employees and visitors while they are on Volunteer State Community College campus.
- The escort service will operate twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. *College operating hours are 6am -11pm.
- Uniformed escort personnel will offer walking/riding escort to any destination on the college campus.
- No escorts will be made off-campus unless emergency or special circumstances exists. The supervisor or senior office on duty must approve this action.
- Campus Police personnel will log all escorts on the daily activity sheet and it will include such pertinent information as person (s) name, location of contact, and destination, also time and mileage if it is a ride escort.
Volunteer State Community College Campus Police Department provides a limited amount of vehicle assistance. This courtesy is extended to students, faculty, and staff as well as visitors. If you require any of the services listed below you may contact our office by using any of the following methods: Assistance Call Box, Red Call Box, dialing ext. 3595 from VSCC phones or dialing 230-3595 from exterior lines. The information the officer will need is which lot you are parked in and what type of vehicle you are driving.
Jump Starts We have booster packs or booster cables if your vehicle has a dead battery.
Flat Tire Due to departmental policy we cannot change the flat tire. We can air up the flat tire enabling you to get to a service station.
Locked Vehicles Due to departmental policy we cannot use any tools or objects to unlock vehicles. We can provide a telephone and phone numbers to local locksmiths.