Campus Police and Safety

Coronavirus Information

Washington County government, health, school, first responder, and law enforcement agency partners, along with the city of Hagerstown, are working together to plan, respond, and communicate on COVID-19. Questions from the public may be directed to COVID-19@MeritusHealth.com or by calling 2-1-1 (press 3) or 301-790-9170. Up-to-date information is available online at www.washco-md.net/coronavirus-info. COVID-19 and Distance Learning Plan All credit classes will be held via remote instruction through the end of the spring semester. Information for students and faculty can be found here. For StudentsFor Faculty COVID-19 Preparations at HCC Administration At HCC, we continue to monitor the ever-evolving situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19). Working in close coordination with our state and local partners, including the Governor’s Office, Maryland Higher Education Commission, and local agencies, we are taking the following actions at this time: Hagerstown Community College is currently operating remotely. All buildings are locked. All extracurricular events and activities are canceled. Employees are working remotely until further notice. All credit classes and final exams will be held via remote access, through the end of the spring semester. Students will receive instructions via their HCC email accounts. Workforce Solutions and Continuing Education classes (non-credit), with the exception of those already operating online, are suspended until further notice. The staff of this division is working with governmental agencies to place select training classes online, as possible, during the temporary displacement. Unfortunately, not all classes are able to be delivered online. Staff are working with instructors and will notify students of cancellations, with the option of refunds or transferring to a section that will meet at a later date. Student Services are being provided remotely. See contact info for various services here. The Police Academy and Corrections Academy will continue their classes as scheduled. All extracurricular events and activities are canceled through May 16, including end-of-year recognition ceremonies. Graduation will not be held as scheduled, but plans are forthcoming about an alternate recognition to be held at a later date. Students who will be receiving a financial aid refund should register for direct deposit ASAP to expedite the processing of their financial aid refunds. Paper checks will still be cut as scheduled for those who are unable to provide banking information. Questions? Email finance@hagerstowncc.edu. Sanitization Sanitization efforts across campus have been increased significantly. As the risk of infection is dependent on exposure, we have provided some resources and links to assist you in staying informed and keeping yourself healthy. Take everyday preventive steps that are always recommended to slow the spread of respiratory illnesses and other communicable diseases: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, your sleeve, or your elbow Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, including phones and other handheld devices, using standard cleaning practices Avoid close contact with people who are sick If you are sick, stay home, except when seeking medical care HCC’s Director of Public Safety, Eric Byers, is an active member of the county-wide task force that continues to monitor, plan, and coordinate communications and response. (3/23/20)  

Parking on Campus

Parking Permits All students and employees must display an HCC parking sticker on their vehicle parked on campus. Stickers must be placed on outside (and not inside) the bottom right corner of the rear window. Parking permits are free and may be picked up in the Student Activities Office (Student Center, Room 163) after completing the online registration form. Parking Areas Student parking spaces are designated with white lines. Employee parking spaces are designated with yellow lines. Parking is not allowed in grass, on curbs, or along roadways. After 5:00 pm, students may park in Lot C, which is a staff parking area during the day. Citations will be issued for violations. Fines will be assessed per HCC board-approved fees. Temporary Vehicles Anyone driving a temporary vehicle for a day or longer should phone the Campus Police at 240-500-2312 for authorization and instruction. Campus Maps All parking areas on campus Handicapped accessible parking areas on campus Questions should be directed to Campus Police at 240-500-2312.

Emergency Management Response Plan

The safety and security of the College community are of vital concern. Hagerstown Community College is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all employees, students, visitors, and guests. The College will adopt reasonable and practical means to prevent, deter and respond to campus emergencies.

The preparation of the Emergency Management and Response Plan (EMRP) and the allocation of resources to support the plan are part of the commitment HCC has for the College community.

In order to provide a safe environment, the College will:

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Campus Police Annual Security Report

The safety and security of the college community are of vital concern to Hagerstown Community College. As part of the efforts to control crime on the campus and to assure a safe environment for students, faculty and staff, the HCC Police Department prepares an Annual Security Report in compliance with 20 United States Code section 1092 (f), the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.” The report reflects policies and services designed to provide a safe environment and set a standard of conduct which is most conducive for a safe college campus. Campus Police Annual Security Report 2019 Report

Emergency Response Guidelines

The safety and security of the College community are of vital concern. Hagerstown Community College is committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for all employees, students, visitors, and guests. The College will adopt reasonable and practical means to prevent, deter and respond to campus emergencies.

The preparation of the Emergency Management and Response Plan (EMRP) and the allocation of resources to support the plan are part of the commitment HCC has for the College community.

In order to provide a safe environment, the College will:

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