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Campus Safety

Public Safety officers are committed to maintaining a safe environment for students, employees, and visitors to our campus, 24-hours per day, 365 days per year. 

Harford puts a high priority on campus safety. Our public safety officers regularly patrol and inspect all buildings on campus to ensure a safe and comfortable academic environment and provide physical security, investigative services, public safety education, first aid, and other assistance as needed.  

To maintain this level of safety on our campus, we ask everyone to do their part by being alert and getting involved. Students are required to abide by the Code for Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct, as well as all College policies, regulations, and procedures, and visitors to campus must be aware of and follow procedures when attending events or using our facilities. If you feel that someone you know may be a danger to themselves or others, contact Public Safety or, if the threat is not imminent, complete a Harford Cares referral form and someone will reach out.

Public safety can be reached from campus phones located throughout campus, as well as by calling 443.412.2272. 


Emergency Notifications and Closures 

Harford Community College uses the ALERT ME emergency notification system to provide urgent information to students and employees in the event of a non-scheduled College closing or emergency. 

If an off-campus location (APG, Harford County Public Schools, Leading Edge Training Center, etc.) closes, Harford Community College classes at that particular location will also close, even if the main campus is still open. If the main campus closes, all classes and activities at off-campus sites will also close. 

Communication Outlets

The College communicates important information through several media outlets, as listed below. Although we do our best to reach everyone, there are instances where a notification from one media outlet does not get updated as quickly as another. It is a student's responsibility to sign up for alerts and follow several outlets.

  • Alert Me System*: Email | Phone | Text  
    NOTE: phone call alerts are not made prior to 9 AM.
  • Emergency Notification Line: 443.412.2322
  • College Website
  • Social Media: Facebook and Twitter
  • Building Notices
  • WHFC 91.1 FM
  • Marquee Sign: Route 22 and Thomas Run Rd. 

*Students and employees should regularly update their contact information through OwlNet.


WBAL Baltimore (AM 1090) 

WNAV Baltimore (AM 1430) 

WCAO Baltimore (AM 600) 

WOLB Baltimore (AM 1010) 

WCBM Baltimore (AM 680) 

WWIN Baltimore (AM 1400) 



WIYY Baltimore (FM 97.9) 

WRBS Baltimore (FM 95.1) 

WEAA Baltimore (FM 88.9) 

WRNR Baltimore (FM 103.1) 

WERQ Baltimore (FM 92.3) 

WCHH Baltimore (FM 104.3) 

WHFC HCC (FM 91.1) 

WWIN Baltimore (FM 95.9) 

WLIF Baltimore (FM 101.9) 

WWMX Baltimore (FM 106.5) 

WPOC Baltimore (FM 93.1) 

WXCY Havre de Grace (FM 103.7) 

WQSR Baltimore, Jack FM (FM 102.7) 

WZBA Baltimore (FM 100.7) 








How to Opt-In

Sample text message for opt-inWhile credit students and employees are automatically added to the emergency notification system, anyone may join using the instructions below. This will add you to the system for weather and emergency alerts.  [This information will NOT be shared or used for any other marketing messages.]

Instructions on how to join (or leave) the Alert Messaging System using text messaging:

Text any of the following messages to the number 66893

  • To receive text messages only, text: Join harfordalerts 
  • To receive text messages AND emails, text: Join harfordalerts 
  • To be removed from the messaging system, text: Leave harfordalerts 

If you need additional assistance, contact the Public Safety office at 443.412.2272 or

Annual Security Report 

The Annual Security Report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the school. The statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, including Public Safety's responses to emergency situations and sexual offenses that were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. You may request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report by calling 443.412.2298.