College Police Department
With a commitment to provide a safe learning and working environment for our students and employees, the College has a full-time highly trained, APOST (Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission) certified Police Department. The College's police officers, under the supervision of the Chief of Police, the Dean of Student Services and the President of the College, work tirelessly in conjunction with other local, state, and federal agencies, to enhance the safety of our campuses. College Police are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including holidays.
Each Police Officer functions under the provisions of the Code of Alabama, 1975. Alabama Code 16-22-1 and 16-22-2 grants authority to institutions of higher learning to appoint and hire Police Officers. The College Police Department is committed to working with the College to maintain a safe environment for the three main campus locations (Bay Minette, Fairhope, and Gulf Shores), which includes more than 5,000 students, 400 residential students and 200 faculty and staff.
To report a crime on any of the College's three campuses, call 251-580-2222. In case of an emergency, call 911.
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College Police Department
College Police Department - 251-580-2222 or 251-656-4950
City of Bay Minette Police Department - 251-580-2559
City of Fairhope Police Department - 251-928-2385
City of Gulf Shores Police Department - 251-968-2431
To unite with members of the the College community to maintain an environment of safety favorable to the execution and success of the College’s overall mission by providing information and services that increase personal safety and safeguards vital resources
The College Police Department strives to continuously improve the quality of service provided to the College community through the effective prevention of crime by utilizing technological resources, personal communication skills, superior training and professional principles.
The College Police Department holds high regard for its members to be honest, ethical and professional. The Department seeks to preserve individual rights and to treat all with dignity, respect and courtesy.
The College's Annual Fire and Safety Report
Originally known as the Campus Safety Act, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act requires colleges and universities to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. For more information on the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), please click here.
The College publishes all Annual Fire and Safety Reports in the current edition of the College Catalog and Student Handbook. Copies of the Reports are available in large type upon request. Also, the Reports will be read to any person making the request.
- To view the 2015 (most current) Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, click here.
- To view the 2014 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, click here.
- To view the 2013 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, click here.
- To view the 2012 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report, go to pages 225-236 of the 2014-2015 College Catalog and Student Handbook.
Police Chief Christopher Johnson discusses our Safety and Security measures at the College with Local 15 News.
See the story here.
Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Important Health Information
The College's Primary Contact for Ebola Reporting - Mike Nikolakis, Dean of Student Services, 251-580-2122, firstname.lastname@example.org
For anyone traveling to West African countries (specifically Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Mali), please contact Mike Nikolakis prior to your travels so he can notify the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. At a minimum, anyone who travels to West African countries and who has been screened for symptoms will be contacted by the Alabama Department of Public Health for a period of 21 days to ensure timely reporting of any symptoms.
Information and Helpful Links Pertaining to EVD:
Policies Pertaining to Safety
Violation Information (traffic, alcohol and drug violations):
Interested in a degree in Criminal Justice? We have that, too.
- CRJ Degree Plan
- CRJ Brochure
- 2+2 Program with Huntingdon College - Students graduating from the College with an Associate's Degree or related course work in Criminal Justice may transfer designated courses and continue their education to complete a Bachelor’s Degree from Huntingdon College. The 2+2 program is designed to assist College graduates with program options that provide credit equivalency in mutually agreed upon curriculums.
- With a STARS transfer guide, students can transfer academic credit to any Alabama public university. Many private universities also accept STARS transfer guides, so check with your Admissions Advisor today.
- For more information on a degree in Criminal Justice, call 251-990-0450.
Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA)
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External Helpful Links - Domestic and Sexual Violence:
Information on Dating Abuse Provided by the Lighthouse:
Dating Abuse - Did you know? (Provided by The Lighthouse, Information found at the "Love is Not Abuse" website)
- 32 percent of college students (1 in 3) have reported dating violence by a previous partner
- Developing a dating safety plan helps the victim to think in advance how to be protected from harm, instead of waiting until the danger occurs.
- More than 60 percent of acquaintance rapes on college campuses occur in casual or steady dating relationships.
- Students should always save threatening e-mails, text messages or any other forms of communicating threats made against them. This can be key evidence to prosecute the perpetrator.
- A shocking 90 percent of victims know their attackers.
External Helpful Links - Community Safety and Weather Notifications:
External Helpful Links - Sex Offender Registry: