Annual Campus Security Report

The following document is the annual report to the campus community from the Pitt Community College Campus Police Department as mandated by the CRIME AWARENESS AND CAMPUS SECURITY ACT OF 1990. In 1999 this Act was renamed the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or The Clery Act. It is the policy of Pitt Community College’s Campus Police Department to fulfill this obligation by October 1st of each school year.

The mission of the Campus Police Department is to assist in providing a safe and secure environment for students, employees, and visitors on the campus of Pitt Community College. The Department consists of Campus Police Officers with full law enforcement authority, Campus Security Officers, and Student Patrol Officers. It shall be the policy of Pitt Community College to require all persons to report all incidents of criminal activity that occur on campus to the Campus Police Department. All criminal incidents that occur at PCC-sponsored activities off campus shall be reported to the appropriate law enforcement agency having jurisdiction. The PCC Campus Police Department shall be notified of the incident by the College representative present at the activity. The Campus Police staff will investigate and document incidents that are reported. The Campus Police department is located at the corner of Bulldog Run and Eddie Smith St. The phone number is 252-493-7777.

PCC has initiated an email and telephone text message service to notify students and employees of the college in the event of emergencies and weather notifications. The Alert Notification is a free service offered through PCC’s Internet Portal. Students and employees must go online to the Internet Portal to enroll in the message service. PCC will notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health and safety of students and employees on campus. Warnings may be withheld if they would compromise efforts to contain the emergency.

Pitt Community College endorses North Carolina General Statute 14-269.2, “WEAPONS ON CAMPUS”. Possession of weapons is prohibited as defined by G.S. 14-269.2 on the campus, on any property controlled by the College, and at any activity associated with the College. This prohibition includes hunting rifles left in vehicles in parking lots. Exceptions are noted in G.S. 14-269.2. A firearm is permissible on a community college campus only under the following limited circumstances.

  1. The firearm is a handgun; AND
  2. The individual has a valid concealed handgun permit or is exempt from the law requiring a permit; AND
  3. The person has a handgun in a closed compartment or container within the person’s locked vehicle or in a locked container securely affixed to the person’s vehicle AND only unlock the vehicle to enter or exit the vehicle while the firearm remains in the closed compartment at all times AND immediately locks the vehicle following the entrance or exit.
  4. The person has a handgun concealed on the person and the person remains in the locked vehicle AND only unlocks the vehicle to allow the entrance or exit of another person.

In accordance with N.C.G.S. 14-269.2 (k1) and (k2)

(Copies of the statute are available in the Campus Police Office.) Criminal as well as College administrative charges may be imposed for violations of this policy.

PCC Campus Police offers periodic seminars concerning crime prevention issues for both students and employees. The Department also has available literature on crime prevention and other related issues. Students and employees must recognize the necessity of individually taking steps to protect themselves from becoming victims of crime as well as the importance of working together as a campus community to prevent crime.

Most areas of the campus are accessible during regular student hours. Sensitive areas and building entrances are under key control that is administered by Campus Police.

PCC supports the goals of the DRUG FREE CAMPUS ACT OF 1989. For more information concerning campus policies regarding alcohol and drug abuse, refer to the PCC publication, ALCOHOL/DRUG ABUSE: POLICY, HEALTH RISKS, TREATMENT/RESOURCES AND PENALTIES.

The Sex Offender Registry for the State of North Carolina can be accessed on the Internet at sexoffender.ncsbi.gov. Searches can be made by county or by individual names.

PCC Campus Police maintains close working relationships with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies for the purpose of sharing information and assisting in investigations. PCC Campus Police has entered into a written mutual aid agreement with other Pitt County law enforcement agencies to share manpower for planned events or to assist in emergency situations.

As required by the Campus Security Act, the following statistics are provided for your information: