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Safety & Security

The safety and security 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


If you know of or have heard of a crime occurring on campus and you would like to report it anonymously, please submit a report with as much detail as possible.


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 confidential 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.

Report an incident

Campus Security


George C. Pass
Building 1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: 757-822-7777


Andrews Science Building,
315 Granby St.,
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-822-7777


Building A
120 Campus Dr.,
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: 757-822-7777

Virginia Beach

Princess Anne Building, A-100G
1700 College Crescent,
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Phone: 757-822-7777

Contact Us

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

Shawn Deans, Public Safety Manager
Inda Walker, Assistant to Director of Public Safety
Eddie Perry, Public Safety Planner
Phyllis Carter, Lead Dispatcher