The Department of Security and Safety operates on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week schedule. The Director of Safety and Security, , and the Shift Managers manage the Department. Site officers oversee the day to day operations. The Main Campus and the Regional Centers are staffed with security supervisors, plus stationary and roving patrol security officers. Security officers patrol the interior and exterior of the campuses. The roving patrols include the parking lots and other parking areas located on campus. In addition to our roving patrols, we are equipped with state of the art surveillance cameras located throughout our campuses. The surveillance cameras are monitored by security supervisors 24 hours daily.
Overview of Community of College of Philadelphia Security
The Department of Security and Safety operates on a 24 hour a day, seven days a week schedule. The Director of Safety and Security, , and the Shift Managers manage the Department. Site officers oversee the day to day operations.
The Main Campus and the Regional Centers are staffed with security supervisors, plus stationary and roving patrol security officers. Security officers patrol the interior and exterior of the campuses. The roving patrols include the parking lots and other parking areas located on campus. In addition to our roving patrols, we are equipped with state of the art surveillance cameras located throughout our campuses. The surveillance cameras are monitored by security supervisors 24 hours daily.
The Community College of Philadelphia in compliance with the College and University Security Act of 1988 (PA) and the Federal Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 annually provides the following information and statistics on frequency of crime, known and reported to it, on campus and crime prevention policies, procedures and educational programs which the College has put into effect to ensure the safety of the College community. The document is available at the Right to Know website. Copies are also available in the Security office.
Click here to view the College's Emergency Operations Plan
View the Northeast Regional Center (NERC) Emergency Response Plan
View the Northwest Regional Center (NWRC) Emergency Response Plan
View the West Regional Center (WRC) Emergency Response Plan
View the General Evacuations Procedures for Main Campus
View the Active Shooter Presentation from 11/12/2015
Watch the Department of Homeland Securty Options for Consideration Active Shooter Training Video
Security at the College is the responsibility of the Office of Business and Finance. The Manager of Security and Safety directly oversees all staff and is responsible for insuring that all policies and procedures are followed. Since the College is situated in an urban environment, a primary consideration in any new construction or renovation planning is the use of higher intensity lighting levels combined with low-lying shrubbery and a minimum of trees to afford safe walkways.
The Security Department advises the Facilities Management Department via a work order system when lighting levels are inadequate. Safety hazards are noted for action and eliminated or corrected via Security Condition Reports submitted to the appropriate managers.
The Safety Committee meets regularly throughout the year. The list below contains links to recent Safety Committee meeting minutes.
Safety Committee Minutes 1/21/15
Safety Committee Minutes 2/18/15
Safety Committee Minutes 3/18/15
Safety Committee Minutes 4/15/15
Safety Committee Minutes 5/20/15
Safety Committee Minutes 6/17/15
Safety Committee Minutes 7/15/15
Safety Committee Minutes 8/19/15
Safety Committee Minutes 9/16/15
Safety Committee Minutes 10/21/15
Safety Committee Minutes 11/24/15
Safety Committee Minutes 12/16/15
Safety Committee Minutes 1/15/14
Safety Committee Minutes 2/19/14
Safety Committee Minutes 3/19/14
Safety Committee Minutes 4/16/14
Safety Committee Minutes 5/22/14
Safety Committee Minutes 6/18/14
Safety Committee Minutes 7/16/14
Safety Committee Minutes 8/20/14
Safety Committee Minutes 9/17/14
Safety Committee Minutes 10/15/14
Safety Committee Minutes 11/19/14
Safety Committee Minutes 12/17/14
Safety Committee Minutes 1/16/13
Safety Committee Minutes 2/20/13
Safety Committee Minutes 3/20/13
Safety Committee Minutes 4/17/13
Safety Committee Minutes 5/15/13
Safety Committee Minutes 6/19/13
Safety Committee Minutes 7/17/13
Safety Committee Minutes 8/21/13
Safety Committee Minutes 9/18/13
Safety Committee Minutes 10/16/13
Safety Committee Minutes 11/20/13
Safety Committee Minutes 12/17/13
Safety Committee Minutes 1/18/12
Safety Committee Minutes 2/15/12
Safety Committee Minutes 3/21/12
Safety Committee Minutes 4/18/12
Safety Committee Minutes 5/16/12
Safety Committee Minutes 6/20/12
Safety Committee Minutes 7/18/12
Safety Committee Minutes 8/15/12
Safety Committee Minutes 9/19/12
Safety Committee Minutes 10/17/12
Safety Committee Minutes 11/21/12
Safety Committee Minutes 12/19/12
The Security Office/Communications Center is located in M1-23 Mint Building, 1700 Spring Garden Street. Serving as the radio-dispatching center and monitoring point for alarms and CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) systems, this facility can be reached at any time by dialing 215-751-8111/8811/8940 (for emergencies call ext. 5555) from campus phones.
Community College of Philadelphia currently has a security staff of 60. Sixteenof the officers are College employees and 45 (full and part-time) are provided through a private security agency. At any given time a College security officer is on the premises to oversee all security-related matters.
Randolph Merced: Director of College Safety & Security
Phone: (215) 751-8188
Mark Pino - Manager, Safety and Security
Phone: (215) 751-8165
Julian Fields - Manager, Safety and Security
Phone: (215) 751-8369
Security is everyone's concern. The College community is the eyes and ears of the Security Department. We cannot be everywhere at the same time. We depend on you to let us know when you observe a security problem or a situation that may be unsafe. Since security is everyone's concern, we have placed a suggestion box at the Security Office. We sincerely invite your comments, feedback and ideas on how we may be of better service to the College community. You may also reach us at ext. 8111 for service and general information.
For emergency service call ext. 5555 on any campus phone. From an outside line dial (215) 751-8111 or 8811. The security number at the West Philadelphia Regional Center is (267) 299-5863, Northwest Regional Center is (215) 496-6012, and the Northeast Regional Center is (215) 972-6219.
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