Campus Police and Safety

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 2013 Report

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 & 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.

HCC student receives Maryland Sheriffs’ Institute scholarship

(November 1, 2005) - Hagerstown Community College student Ray Wharton of Smithsburg was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Maryland Sheriffs’ Institute.

To be considered for the scholarship, students must be in the administration of justice program with an ambition of entering the law enforcement field, have at least a 3.0 GPA, and have sophomore status.