Campus Police & Safety

In case of an emergency, dial #2308 from any campus non-public telephone

HCC has its own Police Department, certified by the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions. The officers have full police authority on campus and at off campus locations under the control of HCC. The mission of the HCC Police is to serve and protect the college community and enforce all laws and college policies. The HCC Police Department embraces a community-based philosophy, in which the department strives to prevent crime, provide assistance to victims, investigate reported incidents and provide information to the college community regarding serious crimes or unsafe conditions in areas on campus and off campus but reasonably contiguous to the campus. The HCC Police patrol the campus and enforce all College and Maryland State traffic and parking laws, in addition to all applicable Federal and State criminal laws. They have the authority to make arrests, make traffic stops, and to issue Maryland State traffic citations. The HCC Police maintain a cooperative working relationship with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, the Maryland State Police and other law enforcement agencies.

Location & telephone number

The HCC Police Office is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), room 129, which is in the area of the loading dock. The office phone number is 240-500-2312, or dial 2312 from any campus network phone. The emergency number is extension 2308 from any campus network phone.

Title IX & Campus SaVE Act Information

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."

The Clery Act of 1990 amended federal financial aid laws to require all post-secondary schools receiving federal financial aid to annually disclose campus crime statistics and security information.

The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 established federal legal definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  In 2013, the Campus SaVE (Sexual Violence Elimination) Act amended the Clery Act to mandate extensive "primary prevention and awareness programs" regarding sexual misconduct and related offenses.

More information on Title IX and Campus SaVE Act Information is available at www.hagerstowncc.edu/titleix.