Albany Technical College recognizes the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment in which the education and personal accomplishments of its members can be fully realized. As a campus community, we all share in a collective responsibility to ensure our own personal safety and security, as well as that of others, and of our property.
OVERVIEW OF CAMPUS SAFETY & SECURITY
In accordance with the guidelines established by Albany Technical College and pursuant to federal law, identified as the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (Attachment I), all currently enrolled students, campus employees, and all prospective students and prospective employees are entitled to request and receive a copy of the Annual Clery Campus Security Report (“Clery Report”). The report contains crime statistics about specified crimes/incidents that have been reported to Albany Technical College Police Department in Albany, Georgia and/or campus security authorities over the past three years.
For protection of the campus community, Albany Technical College maintains police presence on campus at all times. Albany Technical College premises are protected by the Albany Technical College Police Department and by Dynamic Security (for after-hours coverage). Campus Police Officers are certified law enforcement officers with full powers of arrest. Police Officers actively patrol the campus and learning centers, issue citations, investigate crime, and provide assistance as needed. It is the administration and the Police Officers' responsibility to enforce Georgia law and campus rules. The College maintains an excellent working relationship with city and state law enforcement authorities for crime reporting and investigation purposes.
For police assistance on the Albany Technical College campus, faculty, staff, students, and visitors should contact campus security at 229.430.1727. After business hours and/or holidays, persons in need of Police assistance may contact Dynamic Security at 229.809.6545 or 911. On the following learning centers, persons in need of police assistance should dial the Police Department by dialing the telephone number indicated below, or 911.
|Baker County Adult Learning Center||229.734.5331|
|Calhoun County Adult Learning Center||229.835.2323|
|Clay County Adult Learning Center||229.768.2505|
|Lee County Adult Learning Center||229.759.6012|
|Randolph County Adult Learning Center||229.732.2323|
|Terrell County Adult Learning Center||229.995.4414|
As students, employees or guests, you can, to a great extent, add to or detract from our efforts to keep criminal activity on the campuses to a minimal level. To that end, here are a few safety tips, which we hope you will read and follow:
>DO Report all crimes or suspicious activity to campus security or the police.
>DO Mark personal property such as books, calculators, cell phones, adaptive equipment, etc., with a secret pin number or some form of identification.
>DO Protect your personal property just as you would protect your money or other valuables.
>DON’T leave personal items unattended, including books, jewelry and backpacks.
>DON’T leave valuable items on or in your car.
>DON’T leave purses in desks or file cabinets unless they are locked.
>DON’T leave personal items unattended on restroom vanities.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
In accordance with Public Law 101-226, Section 22, Albany Technical College declares itself a Drug and Alcohol-Free campus. No student may engage in the unlawful manufacture, possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol on the College’s property or as part of any of its sponsored activities. Such lawful activity may be considered grounds for serious punitive action, including expulsion. The policy extends to vehicles, as well as clinical affiliates. Specifically, in the case of a drug-related offense, the student shall be suspended for the remainder of the semester and forfeit any academic credit for that period.
It is unlawful for an individual to bring, possess or have under such person’s control any explosive compound, firearm or knife designed for the purpose of offense or defense while on the Albany Tech campuses. The provisions of this policy also include, but are not limited to, any function or event of, or at any of the State’s Technical Colleges, its campuses, satellites, buildings, vehicles or involving its employees or students. Having a license to carry a pistol is no justification under this policy. However, these provisions do not apply to those persons who are specifically exempted by law, including school personnel who are authorized to carry weapons, including campus police or security officers, state or federal prosecuting attorneys, federal law enforcement officers and public safety directors.
For more information about these policies, please refer to the Student Handbook.
*Campus Security and Crime Statistics are updated in October of each calendar year.