College safety

The safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Tidewater Community College is a top priority.

The Department of Public Safety at TCC strives to create and maintain a safe, secure environment for the college community. Each campus is staffed with security officials; emergency preparedness plans and an alert system (to communicate campus closures due to inclement weather or other safety issues) are in place to ensure a timely response to situations that may occur.

Stay informed: TCC Alerts

TCC Alerts is an opt-in emergency notification system used by the college. During an emergency, severe weather event, or other time-sensitive situation impacting the college community, TCC officials can send notifications to subscribed phone numbers and email addresses.

Sign up for TCC Alerts

Emergency preparedness

An emergency can occur at any time without warning. The Department of Public Safety provides guidance, direction and training to the college community on prevention, protection, response, and recovery from emergency incidents.

Learn more about emergency preparedness

Report a crime

Call 911 for fire or life-threatening emergencies.

Report any suspicious persons or criminal activity immediately to campus security so corrective action can be taken by the authorities. You may also report crime anonymously through the Anonymous Witness Form.

Contact Us

Department of Public Safety
121 College Place, Suite 404
Norfolk, Virginia 23510

Phone: 757-822-1555
Fax: 757-822-1245

Timothy Mallory, Director of Public Safety
Inda Walker, Assistant to Director of Public Safety
Shawn Deans, Security Manager
Beverly Crandell, Safety Program Coordinator

Campus Security

In an emergency, dial 911. Criminal incidents or emergencies are to be reported to campus security staff, local police or to the Campus Dean of Student Services.


George C. Pass Building

1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322

Phone: 757-822-5099


Andrews Science Building, Lobby

315 Granby St., Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-1201


Building A

120 Campus Dr., Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-2707

Virginia Beach

Princess Anne Building, A-100G

1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7038