Annual Security Report
Campus Security and Crime Reporting
Campus Security (CS) is responsible for enforcing all rules and regulations necessary to the safe operation of the College campus and its family. The
Chief of Security reports directly to the Vice President of Financial Affairs and is responsible for the optimal functioning of CS. The Environmental,
Health and Safety Committee (EHSC) establishes policies and procedures for ongoing general campus safety issues and serves in an advisory capacity to CS
in matters pertaining to its oversight.
Students, employees, and members of the community who visit the College are required to adhere to all local, state, and federal laws, statutes, and ordinances,
as well as to the College's administrative rules, policies, and procedures. Though no written memoranda of understanding between the College and local law
enforcement agencies exists, such agencies will be contacted in reference to any criminal offenses which occur at the College and assume control of any
necessary investigation. In such occurrences the Chief of Security serves as the primary liaison.
All students and employees are required to prepare and submit to the Chief of Security an Incident Report for emergencies or any crime committed or
alleged to be committed on campus property or property immediately contiguous to the campus. Reports should include even those matters when the one
submitting the report is uncertain that the action constitutes a crime. Forms are available from CS. Nothing in the College policies should be
construed to prevent the direct contact of any law enforcement agency by any member of the College family. (The College does not have off-campus
student organizations. Consequently, there are no procedures for recording criminal activities that might occur in such venues.)
The College requires that any resident student who is determined to be missing for 24 hours must be reported to the Chief of Security.
(A report can be made prior to the 24 hour period if there is a belief that a student is missing for suspicious reasons.)
The report can also be made to the Vice President for Financial Affairs or the Vice President for Student Life. Upon such
notification, the local law enforcement
officials will be notified by the College. Every resident student has the option of providing a contact
person(s) whom the College shall notify if the
student is determined missing. This contact information is confidential, accessible only to authorized campus officials and law enforcement, and will
not be disclosed outside of a missing person investigation.
The College does accept anonymous reports of criminal activity using the same Incident Report form accessible through the College intranet. Anonymity
is possible whether reporting observed criminal activity or whether the individual reporting was the actual victim of such. Regardless of the nature
of the report, i.e., anonymous or otherwise, all reports are treated with the highest level of discretion.
This Annual Security Report is prepared in compliance with the "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act"
(Clery Act). The Crime Statistics Report is prepared annually by October 1st for the preceding calendar year and submitted to the Department of Education.
A copy of that report is available upon request from the Chief of Security or the Office of Administrative Affairs.
The Chief of Security monitors inclement weather and potential severe storm warnings 24/7 in order to stay abreast of current weather conditions and take
any action necessary. If a weather emergency does not merit evacuation according to governmental agencies, no evacuation will be ordered. Should evacuation
be required, an order will be announced to the College family publicly and published on the landing page of the CCC website with additional instructions
provided through the College intranet memo system. If internet connection to the main website is lost, information will be posted on an alternate, remote
website that is directly linked to the main page. All decisions to evacuate campus are made with safety in mind; information for a safe return will be made
available as soon as possible.
In the event of a non-weather related emergency, the College has developed a First Alert text message warning system. Students, staff, and faculty
will be notified immediately of the situation and will be given direction on how to respond. Phone numbers for inclusion in this system are updated and
the system tested for functionality at least twice annually.
General Security Matters
Campus Hours and Visitation - The campus opens to casual traffic at 5:30 a.m. and closes at 10:30 p.m. Resident Directors monitor activities in the
residence halls. Men's residence halls are secured at 10:30 p.m. from Saturday through Thursday, and at midnight on Friday. They are reopened at 6:00
a.m. Women's residence halls are locked 24 hours a day. No members of the opposite sex are permitted in residence halls except for those times designated
by the Office of Student Life. Solicitors and other unauthorized persons are not permitted on campus or in residence halls.
Student Information - Inquiries by telephone or in person concerning whether a student is attending the College will be directed to the Office of Student Life.
Students, faculty and staff are discouraged from giving student addresses and telephone numbers to third parties.
General Security - Two uniformed security officers are on duty 24 hours daily. All full time CS staff personnel are armed and appropriately licensed and
trained. One officer monitors the entry and exit of all individuals to and from the campus. Security officers are authorized to prevent the entry of
individuals who do not have the express invitation of the Administration and to deter any who are deemed to represent a threat to the security of students or staff. Traffic regulations are enforced and violators are ticketed. Upon request and with the approval of the Office of Administrative Affairs, CS will provide an escort for female students on campus.
Students are informed about security operations and their relationship to CS, including efforts they can pursue themselves to further their own protection,
through periodic dorm meetings and the student handbook, The Guide.
General Safety - CS conducts routine inspections of the campus in its entirety daily. Unsafe conditions, e.g. lights that are out, are recorded in the security
log and submitted electronically to the Maintenance Department.
Firearms, Fireworks, Weapons - Students are not permitted to bring or store firearms, fireworks (For campus purposes, this includes sparklers.),
or weapons of any kind anywhere on campus. This
includes fixed blade knives, swords, air guns, BB guns, and/or pellet guns. The use of fireworks is illegal in Pinellas County and is prohibited by the College.
Drugs and Alcohol - The College consistent with its spiritual culture and submission to Biblical authority maintains a zero tolerance posture against the
use of illegal drugs and/or alcohol. Students found guilty of partaking of such are subject to expulsion.
Sexual Assault - Sex offenses such as rape, date-rape, etc., are not only criminal offenses, but, more importantly, violate God's holy standards for behavior.
Any student who has been sexually assaulted in any way should report the offense immediately either to the Chief of Security or to the Office of Student Life.
The student should be careful to preserve all evidence of the assault. A Dean will assist a student with counsel and advice relative to the incident or refer
the student for counsel.
A student who perpetrates sexual assault is subject to both criminal charges and immediate expulsion from the College.
Changes in the academic or living situation of a victim of sexual assault will be made if requested and if such changes are reasonably available.
Information concerning registered sex offenders is available through the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department:
Sexual Predator and Offender Tracking Unit
11439 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
The Greenhouse Shoppe's Plaza
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(727) 582-5601; Phone: (727) 582-SPOT (7768)
Additional information can be found through the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office web site,