Department of Public Safety
One of the essential ingredients of any successful crime
prevention program is an informed public. It is the intent of Harford
Community College to inform students and staff in a timely manner of any
criminal activity or security problem that may pose a reasonable threat to
their physical safety.
The College Life Office sponsors crime
awareness/prevention programs from which information can be obtained.
Notices of scheduled events are posted on OwlNet,
placed in the student newspaper, and published in other schedules of
events. Programs include forums on self-defense and lectures on prevention
of date rape.
Campus facilities are accessible to students and staff
during the College’s normal operating hours. Facilities are opened and
monitored during non-operating hours for scheduled special events. When the
College is closed, buildings and facilities are secured and inaccessible.
HCC has installed surveillance camera throughout the
campus to enhance safety and security. Additionally, emergency phone
lines have been installed in all classrooms. The phones will dial
directly in to 911 or Public Safety by pressing the corresponding speed dial
and should only be used in the event of an emergency or presumed
emergency. the phones can not be used to manually dial any phone line
and may not receive incoming phone calls. In the event of a campus
emergency, HCC may activate the emergency notification system, , HCC
AlertMe. Students must keep their contact information updated