Crime Awareness and Prevention

Every student, faculty, staff and visitor is Campus Police. You are part of our eyes, nose and ears. Please call Campus Police if you are a victim of a crime or observe anything suspicious. Call Ext. 7911 or Ext. 7243.

  • Be alert and aware of your surrounding at all times.
  • Remember to lock your vehicle.
  • Do not leave belongings (purse, books, equipment, etc…) unattended.
  • Lock office doors, even if leaving for only a few minutes.
  • Do not lend office or class keys to anyone.

Contact Campus Police – Ext. 7911 – if:

  • A student is verbally disruptive, abusive, appears to be emotionally unstable or is acting out of character.
  • A student threatens another.
  • You observe a medical emergency.
  • You observe illegal activity.

Emergency Phone Locations on Main Campus

Emergency Phones should be used to contact Campus Police in an EMERGENCY. These phones are located at the below locations throughout Main & West Campus. There are no numbers to dial. Picking up the phone automatically calls the emergency line. Phones are not operational after 10:00 PM, when campus is closed or on the weekends.

  • Allman Center
    • Room # 317 – Chemistry Lab
    • Room # 349 – Biology Lab
  • Ardmore Hall
    • 2nd Floor outside Room # 215 & # 238
  • Carolina Building
    • Outside Room # 101
  • Greene Hall
    • 1st Floor outside Room # 125
    • 2nd Floor outside Room # 238
    • 3rd Floor outside Room # 310
  • Hauser Hall
    • 1st Floor outside Room # 102
    • 2nd Floor outside Room # 258
    • 3rd Floor outside Room # 347
  • Oak Grove Center
    • 1st Floor outside Room # 1102
    • 2nd Floor outside Room # 2321 & 2350
    • 3rd Floor outside Room # 3352 & 3366
    • 4th Floor outside Room # 4444 & 4457
  • Snyder Hall
    • Ground & 1st Floor (Student areas)
  • Technology Building
    • All five floors – right of elevators
    • 3rd Floor labs – Rooms 308, 310, 312 & 314

Preventing Date Rape and Sexual Assault

First, remember that date and acquaintance rape does occur! Most students who are raped or sexually assaulted don’t report it. They fear publicity, blame, disbelief or reprisals – especially if they know their attackers. Dates and acquaintances commit most college sexual assaults.

Protect yourself:

  • Know whom you are dating before the date. If this person is somewhat of a stranger, stay in well populated areas.
  • Avoid those people who ignore you, pretend not to hear you, talk over you or are hostile in disagreement.
  • Avoid those people who stare at the sexual parts of your body and invade your personal space by unwanted touching or making you feel uncomfortable.
  • Let a friend or family member know where you will be on the date and what time you plan to return.
  • Don’t use drugs or alcohol on dates.
  • Clearly communicate your sexual limits to your partner. Say “no” forcefully if pressured for unwanted sex.
  • If “no” doesn’t work, try to get away by running and screaming for help.
  • If you don’t feel safe walking to your vehicle, contact Public Safety or walk with classmates.

Know what to do if you are sexually assaulted:

  • Report the crime to Campus Police or a law enforcement agency.
  • Get medical attention. The physician should collect specimens and make detailed notes about the physical evidence, such as bruises, cuts, torn clothing and traces of semen. You should be tested later for pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV.
  • Don’t wash or change clothes – you could destroy evidence.
  • Contact a rape crisis or counseling center.

Self Defense Classes

R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) Systems Inc. is a program specifically designed for women who are willing to consider defense as a viable option, in situations where their life is in jeopardy. Rape Aggression Defense means “Defense Against Abduction”. R.A.D. is a program that is designed to help women overcome the effects of sexual harassment and sexual violence by teaching assertiveness, awareness, risk reduction, risk recognition, avoidance and physical defense strategies. The class is approximately nine hours long and includes both instruction and demonstration/practice of basic self-defense techniques. Students will be given an opportunity to do an optional simulation scenario upon completion of the course. We do not certify the students upon completion of the class.

If you want to participate in a class, or you have any questions, please contact us via telephone at 336.734.7243 or e-mail Jamesina Woodyard at jwoodyard@forsythtech.edu or Officer Mike Moore at mlmoore@forsythtech.edu. You will need to include your full name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and if you have a daughter over the age of 16 that you want to participate with you. You may also sign up in the Campus Police Office with Jamesina Woodyard or Officer Mike Moore. Keep in mind that class space is limited and there may not be space available. However, we will keep your contact information on file and as we schedule more classes, we will try to get to everyone. If you are chosen to participate in a class, you will receive a confirmation letter either by mail or e-mail.

Important Guidelines When Reporting A Crime Or Incident On Campus

  1. Listed below is important information that will assist you here at the college and in your everyday activities when reporting information to law enforcement:
  2. Location of Incident – exact location if known, building, room number, parking lot, direction of travel, etc.
  3. What is the emergency or purpose for assistance – medical assistance problem of the victim, conscious or not etc., suspicious person/package, vehicle unlock, motorist assistance, etc. Public Safety/law enforcement need to know what the incident or problem is so we can act/respond accordingly.
  4. Description of an individual – race, gender, approximate height, approximate weight, clothing, special features (ex. moustache, bald head, accent, any distinguishing feature that will help identify someone).
  5. Description of a Vehicle – make, model, color, tag number, and distinguishing feature that will help identify the vehicle (ex. stickers, missing hubcap, loud muffler, etc.).
  6. Campus Police/Law Enforcement response – officer(s) arriving at the scene of emergency/incident need certain information. If there is a suspect in an incident, the officer(s) need information described above, 1 – 4. This information can then be passed onto other Public Safety personnel/other law enforcement agencies to assist in the locating process.
  7. Reporting Person/Caller response – It is very important that steps 1 – 4 are followed. Public Safety at times will need to speak with the individual reporting an emergency/incident or the individual who actually observed what happened. Often there will be a report that will be completed by the officer(s), and the information needed for the report has to come from the reporting person or an actual witness. Second-hand information, at times, may help, but information gets distorted after being passed from person-to-person. It is also very important to report the emergency/incident immediately and not wait until you exit campus or wait days/weeks later.

The goal of the Forsyth Technical Community College Campus Police Department is to provide service, safety and security to the entire college community.

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act Of 1990/Clery Act

In accordance with the Campus Security/Clery Act, U.S. Public Law 101-542, the following information is submitted for Forsyth Technical Community College.

The Campus Security/Clery Act was amended in 2000 to require schools beginning in 2003 to notify the campus community about where public “Megan’s Law” information about registered sex offenders on campus could be obtained.

This information can be obtained at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Web site at: http://sexoffender.ncdoj.gov. Go to the North Carolina Sex Offender & Public Protection Registry and follow the listed instructions.

If there are any questions, please contact the Forsyth Technical Community College Campus Police Department.

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