Tompkins Cortland Community College is committed to creating an environment for student success and learning for all. To that end, the College has devoted resources to allow that environment to grow and prosper in a safe and secure setting. Your Campus Police are proud to be a campus partner supporting student success.
For your safety, we are reachable 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact us, dial 607-844-6511, or Ext.6511 from any campus phone. For emergencies, dial 911 and the 911 Center will immediately dispatch us along with other needed agencies to help with the emergency.
WHAT IS AN EMERGENCY?
An emergency is any situation that requires an immediate law enforcement, fire, or medical response to preserve life or property.
|Serious illness or injury||Fires|
|Assault or immediate danger of assault||Fight|
|Violent or criminal behavior||Explosions|
|Situation involving weapons||Chemical spill|
|Someone choking or drowning|
|Loss of consciousness|
And any other serious threat to the health and safety of you or another person
Your campus police staff includes sworn, armed officers pursuant to New York State Criminal Procedure Law, section 2.10(78). The officers have full authority to make arrests and/or referrals to the local criminal courts or the campus judicial administrator. These officers are highly trained officers who have either completed the rigorous six month NYS Municipal Police Training Council’s academy, or are already NYS Certified police officers.
Campus police staff will aim to protect the rights of all individuals to live, learn, work, and visit our campus. The Campus Police staff is committed to providing the highest quality services for our community by embracing the core values of truth, respect, excellence, teamwork, and integrity.
The potential for problems is reduced when students follow sound safety-oriented practices. While the residence halls may quickly feel like home, you have to remember they are not. Each of you must assume the responsibility for your own personal safety and the security of personal belongings by taking simple, common sense precautions. Simply put: lock up your valuables - ALWAYS. Lock your bedroom and your apartment door. Remind your apartment mates to lock the apartment door, too.
Everybody who violates the law on campus is subject to arrest and prosecution regardless of their status. Students, staff, and faculty who violate the law on campus may not only be subject to criminal prosecution, but also to the campus judicial process if the conduct leading to the arrest also constitutes a violation of campus regulations. We also patrol the roads on and adjacent to the campus and issue traffic tickets if warranted.
Throughout your time here, you will see Campus Police staff throughout our beautiful campus. We are in the residence halls everyday and even have satellite offices in Cayuga Lake and Cascadilla Halls. All your campus police are, by nature, very out-going and personable. Feel free to interact with them and do not hesitate to use them as a learning reference should you have questions.