Title II of
Public Law 101-542 Crime Awareness and Campus Security
Florida Community College
is dedicated to the provision of a safe working
and learning environment for all employees and students.
In order for these individuals to promptly report
criminal actions or other emergencies, Florida Community
College maintains a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-per
week, security office at each of its facilities.
The College also has a special emergency telephone
number, ELK-HELP, manned 24 hours a day with direct
radio contact to all College security officers.
Florida Community College security officers
are unarmed and do not have police powers, but they
work closely with local law enforcement agencies on
follow-up actions or investigations related to criminal
activities on campus. In order to facilitate this
relationship, all employees and students are encouraged
to promptly report all criminal or suspicious activity
to the nearest security office.
A special crime prevention unit associated
with the security department conducts crime prevention
workshops at each Florida Community College campus
throughout the year. These programs are open to employees
and students alike and are free of charge. In support
of this crime prevention effort, this same unit maintains
points of distribution for appropriate literature
at each campus.
Since the College has no recognized fraternities
or other off-campus student organizations, there are
no records maintained on liquor, drugs or weapons
violations by students associated with such organizations.
- consumption of alcohol on campus
or at College functions,
- use, manufacture or possession
of illegal drugs or narcotics on campus or at College
- carrying any type of weapon,
concealed or otherwise, on campus except as part
of the law enforcement training program.
In addition, College policy prohibits
smoking in any of its buildings.
Sexual Assault Sexual
assault (rape) is a serious crime which has a major impact
on the campus community as well as on the students who are
victimized. Florida Community College will not tolerate sexual
assault in any form, including date and acquaintance sexual
assault. Should probable cause be determined that campus regulations
prohibiting sexual assault have been violated, disciplinary
action will be pursued through the code of student conduct
or other appropriate internal processes. Discipline may result
in suspension or dismissal from the College.
Any student or employee reporting a sexual assault
will be treated with respect and sensitivity. Contacts and
conversations which transpire pursuant to this procedure will
be held in confidence.
Individuals who believe they have been sexually
assaulted and wish further information or assistance may contact
the campus staff member designated to assist with sexual assaults.
Any person wishing to file a complaint may contact a campus
All reported cases will be referred
to the appropriate campus/center security officer
in charge as listed above.
This office will discuss the matter with
the student and make referrals as appropriate. The
person reporting the incident may request to be kept
anonymous. A report will be completed and forwarded
to the director of equal access/equal opportunity,
MCCS, Room 246A, telephone 904.632.3221.
Situations requiring immediate administrative support
will be referred to the campus dean of student affairs.
Employee complaints will be referred to
the director of budget and human resources.
Your compliance with the policies outlined
above and in helping to prevent crime at Florida Community
College facilities is appreciated. Only with your
help can a safe and secure working and learning environment
be provided for all employees and students.
The chart below indicates the number of
occurrences for various types of crimes that have
occurred on Florida Community College facilities over
the last three years. As required by the Crime Awareness
and Campus Security Act of 1998, campus crime statistics
are available at the safety and security department,
11 W. State Street, phone 904.632.3112.
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