Livingstone College

Message from the Chief of Police

The purpose of this report is to equip you with the information that you need to stay safe while at the College.

The Department of Public Safety is charged with creating a safe and secure learning and living environment, however we can not accomplish this feat alone. Crime prevention, risk identification, and problem solving are the responsibilities of everyone. We ask you to join us in these efforts by reading this report and referring to it often.

Our efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment rely on our ability to develop collaborative relationships with the many communities that make up the college. We believe that through partnering and problem solving, we can make Livingstone College one of the safest colleges in the nation. We are committed to the philosophy of community policing and problem solving,

We hope you will find this information helpful, and that your stay at Livingstone College will be both pleasant and safe. If you have questions or would like further information about safety and security at Livingstone College, please visit us at Livingstone.edu

Why a campus security report?

The Campus Security Act – Legal Requirements the Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities to: publish an annual report every year by October 1 that contains three years of campus crime statistics and certain campus security policy statements. Disclose crime statistics for the campus, public areas immediately adjacent to or running through the campus, and certain non-campus facilities and remote classrooms. The statistics may be gathered from campus police or security, local law enforcement, and other University officials who have “significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Provide “timely warning” notices of those crimes that have occurred and pose an ongoing “threat to students and employees”; and disclose in a public crime log “any crime that occurred on campus . . . or within the patrol jurisdiction of the campus police or the campus security department and is reported to the campus police or security department.” You may contact the department by calling (704) 216-6164 for a hard copy.

The Department of Public Safety is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The telephone number for emergency calls is (704) 216-6164 the telephone number for routine business is (704) 216-6244

The Department of Public Safety —Who We Are

The department consists of professional police and security officers and other team members dedicated to providing first-class service to the community. Officers patrol the campus on foot, by bicycle, and in vehicles. Sworn Officers have the authority of commissioned police officers with full powers of arrest under N.C.G.S. 74 G under the authority of the Attorney Generals Office and are required to complete a rigorous basic police officer training program. In addition, specialized advanced training continues throughout their careers. The Department of Public Safety maintains a close working relationship with local law enforcement agencies. Local police agencies may provide information to the Department of Public Safety on matters of criminal activity at off- campus sites. Crime statistics are compiled by coordination with these local police agencies.

Reporting Emergencies on Campus Call (704) 216-6164

For any fire, police or medical emergency, call the Department of Public Safety immediately. from any campus phone or press the button on any blue light emergency phone. We encourage you to report any crime, regardless of how insignificant it may seem.

Give your location
Describe the nature of the emergency
Be prepared to respond to the communications officer’s questions or instructions In response to your call, the officer will dispatch Public Safety personnel and the appropriate local police, fire and medical teams to your location.

Access to Livingstone College University – Grounds and Buildings

If you are a visitor at Livingstone College please stop at the security booth to obtain a visitors pass. You must come in through the front entrance. Vehicular access to campus is carefully controlled by uniformed officers of the Department of Public Safety.

College facilities are open only to members of the College community and escorted or authorized visitors. Academic and administrative buildings are locked after normal working hours.

Crime Prevention

The Department of Public Safety offers a comprehensive crime prevention program
as well as self defense classes to female faculty; staff and students
Informal meetings with the Campus Safety Committee can also be scheduled for groups with security concerns or interests.

Livingstone College University Alcohol and Drug Policy

Students at Livingstone College are expected to be acquainted with and abide by state laws and College regulations regarding alcohol and drugs and to be aware of the social, physiological, and psychological consequences of excessive drinking in order to make responsible and informed decisions about the serving and consumption of alcohol. The College provides regular educational programs on alcohol and drug abuse as well as counseling services. The College alcoholic beverage policy is designed to be consistent with the laws of the State of North Carolina, which, in general, prohibit the possession, consumption and serving of alcoholic beverages by and to persons under 21 years of age.

Sexual Assault

Livingstone College is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which students, faculty, and staff can work and study in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation or intimidation.

If you are the victim of a sexual offense, you have the right to:

Report the incident to Public Safety at (704) 216-6164
Report the incident to the appropriate police agency and pursue criminal charges
Seek medical treatment as soon as possible, including the collection and preservation of evidence that is crucial to pursuing criminal prosecution.
Access the support services provided by the College.

If you need medical transport, call Public Safety at (704) 216-6164 for transport.

It will not result in an investigation unless you disclose the particulars of the assault. Regardless, seek medical treatment immediately and get counseling.

By calling (704) 216-6164, Public Safety will respond to assist you in receiving medical treatment and/or contacting off-campus authorities.