Campus Safety and Security
The safety and security of all members and guests of the campus community are of primary concern to Itawamba Community College. Students, faculty, staff and guests of the college are encouraged to report emergencies and criminal activity to the Campus Police office. An officer will take a report and follow up on the complaint. Officials strongly encourage adherence to all college, local, state and federal laws and rules of conduct, as well as a measure of common sense to assure maximum security.
The primary objective of the Campus Police department is to provide a safe and healthy environment that enhances the campus learning experience and complements the college's educational mission.
Not only is the department responsible for law enforcement, security and emergency response but it is also responsible for providing support services tailored to meet the needs of the college community.
- Vehicle registration and registration information
- Vehicle assistance - booster starts, vehicle unlock, etc.
- Lost and found
- Surveys of lighting and potential hazards
- Operation identification
- Property registration file/resident students
- First aid station and emergency medical response.
Full-time Campus Police officers are certified by the State of Mississippi and are sworn police officers. Most officers have received basic training from the area's academies. All receive continuous in-service training in law enforcement areas and human relations. The Campus Police officers conduct vehicle and foot patrols and are charged with the responsibility of enforcement of federal, state and local laws as well as college policies and regulations. Staff members are service-oriented and committed to the safety and well being of those associated with the campus. The Campus Police department provides crime prevention, criminal investigation, traffic and parking control, disaster coordination, maintenance of public order and other related services.
Campus Crime Reports for Itawamba Community College
As part of the new amendment to the Jeanne Clery Act, colleges are now required to report crime statistics that occur on property adjacent to the college campus and makes an arrest for drugs, that could count as a statistic for a drug arrest occurring on our campus. If you have any questions about the crime statistics or safety issues on campus, do not hesitate to contact the Chief of Campus Police at 662.862.8020.
Information on Campus Security and Crimes at Itawamba Community College can also be located on the website (http://ope.ed.gov/security/) then click on "Get data for one institution/campus". Then you can search for institution for by name. To find Campus Security and Crime stats for Itawamba Community College simply enter "Itawamba" in the search window under the Name of Institution.
Itawamba Community College - OPE ID: 00240900
Campus Security Act of 1990
Under the provisions of this Act, students, employees and applicants are notified of the prevalence of crimes on campus. Annual reports of major crimes and lesser crimes are reported to students annually. Statistics listed below inform students, employees and applicants of the crimes that were committed on the Itawamba Community College campus.
- Major Crimes: Include statistical information for murder, forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary and motor vehicle theft.
- Lesser Crimes: Include statistical information for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations and weapons possession.
- Interim reports of major crimes are reported whenever major crimes, as listed above, are committed.