Terra State Community College is not only concerned about your education, we’re concerned about your safety too. Our campus public safety officers are well versed in security procedures and have no problem sharing pertinent information with you.
Terra Public Safety Officers
The Public Safety officers at Terra State Community College are required to have First Aid/CPR certification. Most of the public safety officers have worked in law enforcement or security. Because Terra's Public Safety officers often work full/part-time for other law enforcement agencies and part-time for Terra State Community College, the college has established and maintained excellent working relationships with state and local agencies. Campus public safety officers are highly visible and accessible, and have established good rapport with students and staff which allows for prompt reporting of any criminal activity that might occur on campus.
Terra's Public Safety Officers patrol buildings and grounds for any irregularities or unsafe conditions, report violations of the law, investigate rule infractions, testify in court, direct traffic, provide crowd control, administer first aid and respond to emergencies. The safety officers have the authority to use the minimum amount of force necessary to enforce rules at Terra State Community College and possibly minimize injury or the loss of a life. The officers have the authority to stop any unsafe act. They also have the right to detain someone in violation of state and/or federal law, and have arrest authority according to Section 2935.04 of the Ohio Revised Code.
Campus Security and Crime Prevention Programs
The Public Safety officers regularly meet with students and employees to promote responsible actions and ensure the safety of individuals on campus. At various times, the Business and Public Services Division coordinates the "Law Enforcement Open House." The open house features demonstrations, mini-seminars and information provided by members of the law enforcement community regarding law enforcement, crime prevention and personal security.
Reporting Emergencies or Criminal Actions on Campus
In case of emergency or criminal actions on campus, students or the involved party should report to the campus public safety office, B107. Once an incident has been reported, the public safety officer on duty will respond and investigate the incident. If further assistance is needed, the Fremont City Police Department will be called.
Security and Access to Campus Facilities
During campus hours, all buildings are open to the public. After hours, the doors are secured. Maintenance and custodial staff may exit but no one may enter. All campus buildings are equipped with security/fire alarm systems that notify the Fremont Fire Department, the Fremont Police and the public safety coordinator in the case of entry or fire after general operating hours.
Contact Terra Campus Safety
The security personnel at Terra are on campus during normal school hours. Feel free to contact us. If you have a problem, concern or wish to report a violation of school policy or a crime; contact the security division by:
- Stopping at the office in room B-107 or calling (419)559-2253
- Requesting a security officer from any Terra employee or at the Information Center in Building B.
- Or emailing the Coordinator of Safety and Evening Services at J. Huffman.