Crime Prevention Programs
It is the goal of the campus safety and security department to prevent crimes from occurring rather than reacting to them after the fact. In order for a crime to take place three things must be present: desire, ability and opportunity. Crime prevention and safety programs are based on the concept of eliminating or reducing the opportunities for crime. Trinity Christian College encourages students, faculty, and staff to be responsible for their own security and the security of others by being aware and reducing the opportunities for crime to occur.
Prevention programs that are available to support those safety measures are:
- Escort Service- availability of officers to accompany students and staff walking on campus during hours of darkness
- Rape awareness and self-defense programs
- Special alerts if circumstances warrant notification of crimes that would pose a threat to the college community.
- Security phones and cameras are located at various locations throughout the campus.
- Fire evacuation drills and Tornado drills are done throughout the school year.
- Bicycle Registration is available to deter theft and aid in the recovery of lost or stolen bicycles.
- Personal safety information is handed out at new student orientations.
- Printed and video prevention materials are available from Campus Safety & Security pertaining to crime prevention tips and other safety information
- Crime prevention tips and other safety inform
- SEE SOMETHING…..SAY SOMETHING Campaign encourages students and staff to report suspicious activity to Campus Safety.
Additionally, the college seeks to maintain a campus which reduces the opportunities and likelihood of crime by the following measures:
Access Control on Residence Halls- All residence halls have electronic access controls on the exterior door entrances.
Residence Life / Security Patrols- Security staff conduct premise checks in all residence halls during the evening hours, and residence life staff performs checks until 1am on weekends.
Lighting- Trinity has an extensive exterior lighting system throughout campus. Problems with exterior lighting should be reported immediately to the Physical Plant office at 239-4788 or 4789.
General Maintenance- Any problems or damaged doors or window locks which pose a security issue should be reported to the Physical Plant office at 239-4788 or 4789.
Classroom Shelter in Place- All classrooms have the ability to be locked from the inside of the classroom should a shelter-in-place situation arise.
Security Cameras- The college utilizes numerous security cameras in public spaces on campus.
Blue Light Emergency Phones – Emergency phones are located at various locations on campus for use in the case of emergencies or for requesting escorts. The phones are connected directly to the Department of Campus Safety and Security.
Emergency Notification System – A campus-wide broadcast system which allows the Department of Campus Safety and Security to advise the campus community about emergency situations or service interruptions. The system broadcasts messages to every building on the college campus.
Maintenance of Campus Facilities
Facilities and campus grounds are maintained in a manner that minimizes hazardous and unsafe conditions. Campus Safety regularly patrols the campus and reports malfunctioning lights and other unsafe conditions. Other members of the campus community are also encouraged to report unsafe or equipment issues to the Physical Plant or the Department of Campus Safety and Security.