Statement of Intent
Stanly Community College (SCC) recognizes the importance of a person’s right to know about the matters that could impact their safety while at the College. The College further recognizes the necessity of providing information about campus crime and security to current and prospective students as well as current and prospective employees of the College.
SCC is committed to maintaining a safe, healthy, and positive work and learning environment. The following procedures and statements have been adopted by the College in compliance with federal and state mandates and in a good faith effort to ensure the health and safety of all members of the campus community.
Since SCC is a public institution, all behavior which is prohibited by federal, state, and local laws is prohibited on the campus or off the campus during an institutional activity, function, or event and will be referred to the proper authorities for action. Students and employees may be suspended for disposition of court action for any violation of a criminal law committed on campus or off campus at an institutionally sponsored function. Additionally, students may be removed from classes and employees removed from duty pending action of charges during an investigation or appeal for reasons relating to his/her physical or emotional safety and well-being of other students, faculty, employees, or college property. Behavior that disrupts the normal environment for instruction and campus life will not be tolerated.
The reputation of the College rests upon the shoulders of students, as well as, the administration, staff, and faculty, and it is hoped that each member of the college community will maintain high standards of citizenship. The campus and College will not be a place of refuge or sanctuary for illegal or irresponsible behavior. Students and employees, as all citizens, are subject to civil authority on and off the campus. SCC does not have or provide any residential housing for students, faculty or staff.
Notification of the annual report and its locations will be emailed to all students, faculty, staff, and employees annually. The annual report will be available on the college website in the campus safety section.
Access to Campus Facilities
The college campus is closed from 10:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday. Additionally, the college campus is closed from 5:00 p.m. Friday until 7:00 a.m. Monday and on holidays. Students are not permitted to use classrooms and laboratories after scheduled class hours unless supervised by the appropriate faculty/staff members.
College Policy on Campus Crime
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Campus Security Act of 1990, the Clery Act of 1998, the SAVE Act, and the Higher Education Act of 2008, SCC has zero tolerance toward violence on campus, including sexual assault, aggravated assault, physical confrontations of any kind, verbal threats of intent to cause harm, harassment designed to intimidate another, hate crimes, robbery, burglary, and property crimes such as destruction, theft, employees, or that precipitated by visitors to campus.
A Campus Crime Statistics Report shall be generated from data for the most recent calendar year, as well as the two preceding years. The following criminal offenses are to be reported: criminal homicide, murder, negligent and non-negligent manslaughter; sex offenses, forcible (rape, sodomy, fondling, and sexual assault with an object) and non-forcible (incest and statutory rape); robbery; aggravated assault; burglary; motor vehicle theft; arson; arrest or persons referred for campus disciplinary actions for liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, and weapons violations; and hate crimes. Commission of all crimes previously listed as well as larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, and destruction, damage, or vandalism of property, and of other crimes involving bodily injury to any person that manifests evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin, or disability. This report is updated annually and reported to the U.S. Department of Education, in accordance with the law, in October of each year.
In accordance with The Clery Act, The SaVE Act, and SCC policy, postings will be made to all persons at SCC with directions to the Annual Crime Report, Statistics, and the required crime log.
Drugs, alcohol, and weapons are all specialty crime areas when related to SCC. They are prohibited on our campus. Please review the entire policy in regards to each at the link on the end of this report.
Campus Law Enforcement Authority
The College strives to provide an educational and working environment that is safe for everyone, through its reliance on existing policies, emergency procedures, internal vigilance, local and county law enforcement agencies, and the 911 system.
SCC utilizes a proactive approach to law and order through our Director of Security, Michael Hinson, and our evening security officers. Michael Hinson and our evening security officers are contracted full-time sworn officers that may be assigned to security coverage. These officers are empowered to protect the college community by enforcing laws and college rules and regulations. Albemarle Police officers are contracted to provide coverage for campus security and during special events. In situations where an officer is not on campus and law enforcement authority is required, 911 will be contacted.
Off-duty, sworn Locust police officers are contracted on a part-time basis to patrol the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. These officers are empowered to protect the college community by enforcing laws and college rules and regulations. The Locust Chief of Police and the Director of Security coordinate with the officers to insure that quality security is provided for the Crutchfield Education Center. In situations where an officer is not on campus and law enforcement authority is required, 911 will be contacted.
Our security officers are accountable to the policies and procedures of Stanly Community College as well as the CALEA accredited policies and procedures of the Albemarle Police Department and the Locust Police Department.
Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
Stanly Community College maintains the SCC Critical Incident Plan for instances of fire, weather disturbances, emergencies, and violence. Evacuation routes and safe areas are posted around the campus.
The campus community is to be immediately notified upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, employees, and visitors on or off campus, unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to contain the emergency.
When a determination has been made confirming a significant emergency or dangerous situation, the College President or his/her designee will inform the campus community by immediately placing a message on the public address system, phone tree, campus-wide email, and/or have an announcement posted on the campus website (www.stanly.edu). The announcement may include, but is not limited to, the following information: type of situation, location of occurrence, and any available information. The decision to issue an emergency response or dangerous situation announcement shall be decided on a case-by-case basis considering all available facts surrounding the campus community, whether the situation is considered a serious or continuing threat to students or employees and the possible risk of compromising local emergency management efforts.
Emergency Call Telephones
Stanly Community College is equipped with “Code Blue” non-dial outdoor emergency telephones located in two parking lots on campus. These phones are easily identified by their columns topped with blue lights. When the red button is pushed, the caller is in immediate contact with Stanly County 911. These phones are for emergency use only.
Reporting Criminal Actions
On-Campus. Emergency Situations should be reported by calling 911. During the hours of operation (Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.), individuals may voluntarily report a crime/emergency by notifying the switchboard operator who will contact campus law enforcement or contact campus law enforcement by calling 704-991-0300; ext. 300 or 704-991-0118; ext. 118. Off-Campus. Individuals in classes or college sponsored activities located off-campus should call 911.
Michael Hinson, Director of Security, (704) 991-0118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Evening Security, (704) 991-0300
CEC Security with Locust Police Department (704)-991-0364
Jeff Parsons, Executive VP of Academic Affairs, (704) 991-0321
Kimberly Bradshaw, VP of Administrative Services and CFO, (704) 991-0206
Carmen Nunalee, VP of Strategic Planning and Compliance, (704) 991-0249
Myra Furr, VP of Student Success/Dean of Students, (704) 991-0202
Terri Dunlap, Administrative Assistant to the CFO, (704) 991-0157
Ashley Smith, Executive Aide to the President, (704) 991-0275
All reasonable efforts shall be made to maintaining confidentiality. Upon receiving a report, an investigation into an incident will begin. In consultation with the President, Executive Leadership Team, and law enforcement, it will be determined if a campus and /or community alert should be issued in the interest of public safety.
The College shall take whatever legal steps necessary in the investigation to resolve the issue and reach restitution. Employees involved in campus violence shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. Requests for information on non-criminal matters shall be forwarded to the Director of Security and he shall properly lodge the request with the appropriate college authorities.
Students who participate in campus violence shall be subject to disciplinary actions up to and including expulsion. Visitors who engage in disruptive activities or crime shall be removed from the scene and may be denied admission, readmission, or entry onto college property. Any person found guilty of criminal acts shall be prosecuted.
Criminal Investigations at Stanly Community College will be investigated in the accredited procedures of the Albemarle Police Department and the Locust Police Department; their policy shall be applied to all involved in the investigation. Requests for information in regards to a criminal investigation shall be made known and requested to the District Attorney of this 20th judicial district and the Chief of Police of the Albemarle Police Department and/or the Chief of Police of Locust Police.
Stanly Community College maintains a Daily Crime Log that records all crimes and other serious incidents. The Daily Crime Log is available for public inspection in the office of the campus Director of Security. The Daily Crime Log includes the nature, date, and general location of each crime reported, as well as the disposition of the complaint, if this information is known at the time the log is created. Campus law enforcement posts specific incidents after receiving the incident report and reserves the right to exclude reports from the log in certain circumstances.
Stanly Community College works in conjunction with the Albemarle Police, Locust Police, Stanly County 911 and the Stanly County Sheriff’s Department to promote safety and security to all persons. We utilize documentation provided by the Albemarle Police, Locust Police, Stanly 991 center, and the Stanly County Sheriff’s department to keep our population and security aware of crime related to campus life.
|Medical Facilities & Contacts|
|Stanly Regional Medical||(704) 984-4000|
|Stanly County Health Dept.||(704) 982-9171|
|Mental Health Agencies/Counseling|
|Piedmont Behavioral Health||(704) 983-1123|
|Foundation Behavioral Services||(704) 983-3916|
|Bridges of the Carolinas||(704) 983-0911|
|Dept. of Social Services||(704) 982-6100|
|Albemarle Police Dept.||(704) 984-9500|
|Stanly Co. Sheriff's Dept.||(704) 986-3714|
|Crisis/Rape Counseling/Emergency Assist|
|Pregnancy Crisis Center||(704) 983-2100|
|NC Crime Cont. Vic. Asst.||(800) 348-5068|
|Stanly Co. Christian Ministries||(704) 982-7915|
|Stanly Co. Hope Line||(704) 983-4673|
|Baptist Center||(704) 983-1747|
|Transportation, Shelter, Clothing and Family Management|
|Christian Ministries||(704) 982-7915|
|Senior Services||(704) 986-3769|
|WIC Program||(704) 986-3003|
|Paternity Support||(704) 982-6100|
|Guardian Ad Litem||(704) 983-2889|
|Red Cross||(704) 982-0070|
|Ester House Domestic Violence Shelter||(704) 961-7500|
|NC Division of Serv. For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing|
|Environmental Health/Animal Iss.|
|Environmental Health||(704) 986-3675|
|Animal Control||(704) 986-3881|
|Witness Protection, Probation Court, Related Issues|
|District Attorney||(704) 986-7010|
|Pretrial Release||(704) 982-1887|
|Intensive Probation||(704) 982-6818|
|Albemarle Police Dept||(704) 984-9500|
|Stanly Co. Sheriff Dept||(704) 986-3714|
|Stanly Co. Magistrate's Office|
|NC Crime Control Vic. Asst.||(800) 826-6200|
|District Attorney||(704) 986-7010|
|NC Vic. Assist. Net.||(919) 831-2857|
|Financial Assistance||(919) 733-7974|
|Butterfly House||(704) 984-4626|
|Alcohol & Drug Counselors|
|Alcohol Abuse Treatment||(800) 234-0246|
|Better Day||(704) 983-6800|
|Kelly Shephard Work||704-982-1249|
|610 Pond St. Cell||704-244-6906|
|Liane Honeycutt Work||704-991-0257|
|Stanly Community College|
|Kimberly Bradshaw VP of Administrative Services & CFO...||Ext. 206|
|Jeff Parsons, Executive VP of Academic Affairs...||Ext. 321|
|Dr. Cindy Dean, Title 9...||Ext. 329|
|Michael Hinson, Security...||Ext. 118|
Security Maintenance of Campus Facilities
Stanly Community College maintains a strong commitment to campus safety and security. Exterior lighting and landscape control is a critical part of that commitment. SCC’s maintenance department and campus law enforcement make checks of lighting on campus. If lights are discovered to be out or dim, the problem is acted on by the maintenance department. Community members are encouraged to report any deficiency in lighting to any college official.
SCC’s maintenance department and campus law enforcement work together to identify inoperative locking mechanisms. Employees are encouraged to promptly report any locking mechanism deficiency to a representative of the maintenance department or campus law enforcement.
Maintenance staff is available to respond to calls for service regarding unsafe facility conditions or those raising concerns for personal safety and property protection. These conditions also may include unsafe steps or handrails, unsafe roadways on campus, and unsecured equipment.
Prevention and Awareness Activities
Crime Prevention and proactive patrol efforts are two ways that security will ensure a safer environment. Training and dialogue with the campus population are another way to promote safety. Below are listed a few approaches that we utilize to provide security, prevention, and awareness.
- Participation in assistance programs with the local mental health center
- Referrals to local agencies such as hospitals, social services, and self-help groups
- Counseling through Student Services
- Literature available in Career Center on various health and safety issues including alcohol prevention, drug abuse, and sexual offense.
- Education of students, faculty, and staff in self-defense and crime issues.
- Participation in groups such as NC Safe Kids, Partners in Health, and Leadership Stanly
- Education of security officers in all NC required areas for certification, crime prevention, and critical incident training.
Information is updated annually as required by the Cleary Act, and incorporation with the SaVE Act. Critical crime statics are collected and maintained from the Albemarle Police and the Stanly County 911 center.
The Clery Act requires annual reporting of statistics for various criminal offenses, including forcible and non-forcible sex offenses and aggravated assault. VAWA’s SaVE Act provision adds domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking to the categories that, if the incident was reported to a campus security authority or local police agency, must be reported under Clery. Parsed for clarity, these offenses are defined:
- “Domestic violence” includes asserted violent misdemeanor and felony offenses committed by the victim's current or former spouse, current or former cohabitant, person similarly situated under domestic or family violence law, or anyone else protected under domestic or family violence law.
- “Dating violence” means violence by a person who has been in a romantic or intimate relationship with the victim. Whether there was such relationship will be gauged by its length, type, and frequency of interaction.
- “Stalking” means a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person to fear for her, his, or others' safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
We have experienced events of larceny, minor conduct violations and a couple of small drug arrests. Our students are well behaved and attend college to grow. We are proud of our students and respect their responsible approach to education.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus
|Sex Offense - Forcible||0||0||0|
|Sex Offenses - Non-Forcible||0||1||0|
|Motor Vehicle Theft (Does not include theft from a motor vehicle)||0||0||0|
|Weapons on Campus||0||0||0|
|Domestic Violence - On-Campus||0||0||0|
|Domestic Violence - Off-Campus||0||0||0|
|Assault of Sexual Nature||2||0||0|
|Violence Related During Dating||0||0||0|
In accordance with the Student Right-to-Know Act, the Campus Security Act of 1990, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008, the College is required to provide information about serious crimes on campus, as defined by the acts, which have occurred during the last three (3) years. Additionally, a log of minor infractions or incidents is maintained on file in the office of campus law enforcement. This Crime Statistics Report is updated annually and reported to the U.S. Department of Education, in accordance with the law, in October of each year. Information can be found at http://ope.ed.gov/security/GetOneInstitutionData.aspx
The Annual Security Report is at a direct link on the Campus Security area of our website.
In 2018, Stanly Community College had a total of 61 calls for Emergency Service response. The calls for 2018 are defined as follows: motor vehicle accidents and license checks, EMT response for minor health issues, and investigation of suspicious vehicles on campus, larceny, disturbance, property damage, and 911 emergency telephone calls that included the hanging up of the phone after accidental dialing. The College did not experience any major crimes during 2018. SCC had no Clery Act reportable crimes in 2018. In 2018, our calls for service at SCC was 56 total calls and 5 total calls at CEC Locust, NC. Our office will continue proactive efforts to reduce our calls and promote safety and security at SCC.
Registered Sex Offenders
Stanly Community College educates persons under the age of 18 years at all campuses or locations. As such, the College notes that NC General Statute 14-208.18 makes unlawful the presence on any SCC campus or SCC location of persons required to register for sex offenses or offenses against minors. Campus law enforcement will act accordingly in response to any unlawful presence by such persons.
Effective October 2002 the Campus Sex Crime Prevention Act requires that institutions of higher education advise the campus community where it can obtain information about registered sex offenders as provided by the state of North Carolina. This information is located at: http://sexoffender.ncsbi.gov/.
The Stanly Community College President or his/her designee is responsible for issuing timely warnings in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Act. Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to the switchboard operator or campus law enforcement. In the event that a situation arises that requires issuance of a warning, the proper timely warning procedure should be followed. These warnings are provided in order to keep the campus community informed about safety and security matters on an ongoing basis and in an effort to prevent similar crimes from occurring.
The decision to issue a timely warning shall be decided on a case-by-case basis in compliance with the act and considering all available facts surrounding the campus community, whether the crime is considered a serious or continuing threat to students or employees, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. The campus community is to be immediately notified upon the confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students, employees, and visitors on or off campus, unless issuing a notification will compromise efforts to contain an emergency. Timely warnings are usually issued for the following classifications, but not limited to these:
- Aggravated assault
- Criminal homicide
- Motor vehicle theft
- Sex offenses
- Any other crimes as deemed necessary
- Domestic Violence
- Sexual Assaults
- Date Rape and Violence
When a determination has been made that a timely warning should be issued, the College President or his/her designee will inform the campus community by immediately using the public address system, phone tree, campus wide email, and/or have an announcement posted on the campus website (http://www.stanly.edu/). The warning may include, but is not limited to, the following information: type of crime, location of occurrence, and available suspect information. The Emergency Broadcast System will be utilized as the first line of announcement during an emergency.