BSC Campus Police
Birmingham-Southern College employs its own Campus Police personnel. The goal of our 18-person force is to ensure safety and provide service to the campus community. The Campus Police Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide immediate response to anyone requesting assistance.
In light of the uncertainty that we are facing in our world today, we want to assure you that the Administration, and the Campus Police at Birmingham-Southern College are prepared to deal with emergency situations whether they be natural or man made. The College's Emergency Response Team meets on a regular basis and has developed specific procedures for addressing the threats we face in today's environment. The Offices of Student Development, Business and Finance, Operations, Telecommunications, Campus Police, and Communications are examples of those comprising this organization. The ERT remains in close contact with the President's Office, and emergency procedures are reviewed and revised as needed.
In addition to on campus planning, the Campus Police and the ERT also rely on the expertise the local Emergency Management Agency, the Birmingham Office of the FBI and local law enforcement agencies as specific plans are developed for the College. These relationships provide us with the latest and most accurate information available as we plan emergency procedures.
While on our Home Page, we invite you to visit the link titled “Emergency Response Information” for a more in depth view of emergency procedures at BSC. We would further recommend that you visit the Web sites of the American Red Cross and the Federal Government related to this issue. They are www.redcross.org and www.ready.gov respectively.
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Any incident involving criminal activity, violations of College policies, or security concerns should be reported to the Campus Police immediately.
The ultimate responsibility for personal safety rests with each individual. Always be aware of your surroundings and potential risk, know evacuation procedures and report any security concerns to Campus Police.
The Campus Police force is always ready to assist you. If you are off campus and have car trouble, you can call the Campus Police for assistance. They will either pick you up or make arrangements to get you back to campus. If your car battery is dead or your keys are locked inside your vehicle, the Campus Police can help you.
Escorts are available 24 hours a day by the Campus Police. Anyone wishing to be escorted to their on-campus destination should inform the gate officer upon entering campus and an officer would meet you. If studying late at night in a classroom building, call the Campus Police for a ride back to your residence hall.