Reporting Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies

  1. It is the policy of Coastal Alabama Community College that any criminal act, or threat of violence, injury, destruction of College or personal property, traffic accident, or other situation which occurs on the main campus of, any branch campus of, or any other site operated by, Coastal Alabama Community College, and which may constitute an emergency, a danger to the health, safety, or property of any person, or a threat to the public order be reported immediately to College Police, at 251-580-2222. In the event of the absence or unavailability of the Police Chief, the situation should be reported to the Dean of Operations and/or Designee.
  2. All witnesses to any situation which fits into any of the above-described categories shall make themselves available to make written statements and otherwise assist College officials and law enforcement officers in the investigation of the situation. It shall be an offense subject to appropriate disciplinary action for any Coastal Alabama Community College employee or student to file a false report of, knowingly make a false statement about, or interfere with the investigation of, any situation of the nature described in paragraph 1 above.

  3. It shall be the duty of the College, upon its designated official or officials being made aware of any situation of a nature described in paragraph 1 above, to immediately take all reasonable action to prevent or minimize any harm or threat of harm to the employees, students, and visitors of Coastal Alabama Community College. Furthermore, it shall be the duty of said official(s) to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency in the event of an act of criminal nature, or of any other nature (for example, a traffic accident) which would ordinarily involve law enforcement officials. Additionally, it shall be the duty of said official(s) to contact the appropriate fire department, emergency medical agency, or other authority or agency which is due to be notified of the respective incident.

  4. The Coastal Alabama Police Department is under the supervision of the Dean of Operations. The Regional Police Office is located on Hammond Circle on the Bay Minette Campus. The Chief of Police is responsible for the management of the College Police Department and reports to the Dean of Operations. All public safety services are coordinated with other key College officials and local law enforcement officers and agencies.