CCC&TI is committed to providing the safest educational environment possible for faculty, staff, students, and visitors at all campus locations. Crime awareness is a collective responsibility of the college, its staff, faculty, students, and visitors. All must recognize that they must take individual steps to protect themselves and college staff, faculty, students, and visitors.
Campus law enforcement is provided at the Caldwell Campus under a contract with the town of Hudson. Sworn officers, who report to the vice president of administrative and facilities services, help to develop, enforce, and communicate security and safety programs that are available for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors. CCC&TI also contracts with Griffith Security, Inc. to provide security support for all facilities of the institution located in Caldwell and Watauga counties.
Law enforcement support agencies include the N. C. State Bureau of Investigation, N. C. State Highway Patrol, Caldwell County Sheriff's Department, Hudson Police Department, Lenoir Police Department, Boone Police Department, Watauga County Sheriff’s Department, and other appropriate agencies.
Known and suspected violations of federal and state criminal laws should be reported to the Vice President of Student Services. The Vice President of Student Services will provide timely warnings for all Clery Act crimes committed on campus that are reported to campus security authorities or local police and represent a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.
All CCC&TI campus locations are open to faculty, staff, students, and visitors during normal operating hours. Access during closed hours will be governed by prior arrangements with the office for administrative support and facilities services. All persons, while on the premises, are expected and required to obey all federal, state, and local laws and ordinances, as well as college procedures governing appropriate conduct. Persons in violation of the above will be subject to any action deemed appropriate by competent authority.
CCC&TI’s Campus Security Report is available online at www.cccti.edu/ConsumerInfo/Documents/CampusCrimeSurveyReport.pdf. The report, compiled on or before October 1 of each year, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from, the campus. A printed copy of this report may be obtained by contacting the college’s Vice President of Student Services.
The Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 requires colleges and universities to inform students and employees how to learn the identity of registered sex offenders on campus. This law contains the Campus Sex Crimes Protection Act, which became effective October 28, 2002. Sex offender information is compiled by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and posted at http://sexoffender.ncsbi.gov/. Information about registered sex offenders also can be obtained from the local sheriffs’ department in Caldwell or Watauga counties.