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Safety & Security

Education first, Safety Always

We are working to provide a safer educational environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors on our campuses.

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 who have completed Security Training through the Department of Criminal Justice System of Virginia and hold a license by the state to work Security.

Our campuses have 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

Omnigo Community Mobile Application

In January, 2020, Tidewater Community College launched Omnigo Community, a mobile app designed to improve communications among students, staff, faculty and TCC’s Department of Public Safety.

Users will have the ability to report a crime or suspicious activity. The app will provide informational resources, such as campus camps, student handbook and a crime log, there is also a silent alert button that will call TCC dispatch and provide a GPS location. There is also an emergency one push 911 call button. Additionally, users will have access to chat live with a public safety dispatcher and report information anonymously. 

To obtain the app, search and download it for free from the Apple or Google Play Store. Use the Organization ID: Tidewater Community College and the PIN: 1122.


CRIME & INCIDENT REPORTING

If you know of or have heard of a crime occurring on campus and you would like to report it, please submit a report with as much detail as possible, including the contact information field. This will allow the Department of Public Safety to contact you if additional information is needed. You may remain anonymous if you choose.

All information may be kept strictly confidential. If you wish to speak to someone after filling out this form, contact the Director of Public Safety. If you see a crime being committed, report it immediately to the TCC Dispatch Center’ #757-822-7777. Your call may be transferred to a 911 center if first responders are needed.

Confidential Report Form

All information will be kept strictly confidential. However, if you wish to speak to someone after filling out this form, contact the Director of Public Safety, or fill in the optional last field of this form. If you see a crime being committed, report it immediately to the police.

Submit a Report form

Campus Security Authority Crime Incident Report

If you are an individual identified as a “Campus Security Authority,” use the following form to report the required information about specified crimes pursuant to the federal Clery Act. Information collected from these forms is used to prepare a compilation of statistical crime information for inclusion in TCC’s Annual Security Report.

The Clery Act identifies four specific categories of individuals and organizations who shall be designated as CSAs. The specific designations for TCC are listed below:

  • (1.) All members of the TCC Department of Public Safety who have security-related responsibilities, whether directly employed by the college or contracted.
  • (2) Other Individuals Responsible for Campus Security are College staff who are not assigned to the TCC Department of Public Safety. A campus security authority (CSA) is defined in the federal regulation as any person with significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but no limited to, student discipline and campus judicial proceedings. An official is defined as any person who has the authority and duty to take-action or respond to a practical issue(s) on behalf of the institution.
  • (3) College staff and organizations identified to receive reports of criminal activities in TCC’s Annual Security Report; i.e. VP for Student Affairs, Campus Deans, Discipline Deans.
  • (4) TCC Officials with Significant Responsibility for Student and Campus Activities and other college officials to whom students may report/confide criminal activity.
CSA Incident Report

Department of Public Safety

one call, one phone number: 757-822-7777

Hear it, See it, Report it.

Chesapeake

George C. Pass
Building 1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322

Norfolk

Andrews Science Building,
315 Granby St.,
Norfolk, VA 23510


Portsmouth

Building A
120 Campus Dr.,
Portsmouth, VA 23701


Virginia Beach

Princess Anne Building, A-100G
1700 College Crescent,
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Contact Us

Department of Public Safety
121 College Place, Suite 404
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Phone: 757-822-7777
Fax: 757-822-1245

Mike Powell, Director of Public Safety & Emergency Management
Shawn Deans, Public Safety Manager
Andrea Beale, Assistant to Director of Public Safety
Eddie Perry, Public Safety Planner