Campus Safety

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Mission Statement

The Campus Safety and Security Department at Terra State Community College provides a safe and secure environment for all members of the Terra State family, including students, faculty, staff and campus visitors. The Office of Campus Safety supports student learning by ensuring a safe and secure environment on campus by enforcing the policies and regulations set by the college. The Campus Safety and Security Department is located on the first floor of the Engineering Technologies Building, E104 and is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The College encourages anyone who believes a crime or violation of college policy has occurred to report it to either the Fremont Police Department or Campus Safety and Security Department.

Campus Safety and Security has a close working relationship with the Fremont Police, Sandusky County Sheriff Department and Fremont Fire Department. Campus Safety and Security Officers are not police officers and do not maintain legal authority to arrest individuals. They do maintain the authority to detain any individual(s) if the need arises.

The Campus Safety and Security Department’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  1. Securing on campus buildings, and the Terra Village Landings

  2. Responding to any emergency on campus, fire alarms, maintenance situations, panic alarms, and elevator alarms

  3. Providing student, faculty/staff/visitors escorts on campus

  4. Providing background checks for incoming or graduating nursing, HIT, Medical Assisting, PTA, Phlebotomy, and felony application students.

  5. Enforcement of the Terra State Community College's policies. Student code of conduct and regulations

  6. Traffic control for Terra State Community College events, or community events if deemed necessary.

  7. Maintaining a safe and secure environment for the campus community

Important Information for Main Campus and The Terra Village Landings

Background check prices for incoming or graduating Nursing, HIT, PTA, Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy or Felony Students:

  • BCI/FBI - $60
  • BCI - $35
  • FBI - $35

Call 419.559.2253 to schedule your appointment.

Escorts

Campus Safety officers are available to provide escort services to and from any location on Terra State Community College Grounds and Landings. Please be patient when calling as we may be busy handling other calls.

Keys Locked in Your Vehicle

If you lock your keys in your vehicle, Fremont Police Department at 419.332.6464 to come out and assist you, as long as you are the owner of the vehicle, if you are not the owner, you will need to have the owner present. If the owner cannot be present, you will need to contact Triple AAA at 1.888.222.6446.

Locked Out of Landings

If you are locked out of your room, please contact the Office of Residential Life for assistance or the RA on duty at 567.314.9209.

Stay Safe

  • Program your phone with Campus Security’s number 419.559.2253
  • Do not opt out of the Terra State Community College Terra Alert
  • Call for an Escort when walking alone at night or anytime you feel uncomfortable.
  • Know your surroundings
  • Report anything you deem suspicious
  • Remove yourself from unsafe conditions and report them

Steps to enhance personal safety

When in any public place, keep these general safety tips in mind:

  • Alcohol and other drugs can impair your perceptions and decision-making. Do not place yourself in a vulnerable position by being intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs.
  • Travel in groups late at night. Often, there is safety in numbers. If you are going to separate from your group, tell someone when you will return. Take a cell phone.
  • If you feel threatened, cross the street or enter a store or business.
  • Have your keys in hand as you approach your car. Check under the car and the back seat before you enter.
  • Stash valuables in your trunk.

In the Terra Landings:

  • Always lock your door; even when you’re sleeping or just going down the hall.

  • Do not allow strangers to enter your room or your complex. Do not open your door unless you can identify the person seeking entry.

  • Do not prop any exterior doors open to allow unescorted visitors into the residence hall.

  • Report lost or stolen residence hall keys immediately to your residence hall staff.

  • Report any malfunctioning locks, doors or windows to your residence life staff.

  • Do not leave your keys lying around in your room when you are not in the room.

  • Do not leave messages on your door about when you will be returning to your room.

  • End of the term? Load your car up just before you leave rather than the night before. You never want valuables be in plain view in your vehicle.

Out and about:

  • Use the campus escort service. Campus Safety staff will escort students between campus locations during all patrol hours.

  • If you feel threatened or if you want to report something suspicious, report it to Campus Safety.

  • Notify the, RA, Housing Director and Campus Safety if you notice anything suspicious or unusual.

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Contact Information:

  • Contact by phone at 419.559.2253 or 2253 from any campus phone.
  • The Sandusky County Regional Dispatch Center 419.334.6432.
  • The Fremont Police Department 419.332.6464.
  • 9-911 from any on campus main college telephone if it is an emergency.
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