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Campus Safety

Safety is as simple as ABC - Always Be Careful. Unknown Author

The Department of Campus Safety at Hood College is a full service public safety provider with responsibility for campus safety, campus crime awareness and campus crime prevention and education. Additionally, the DCS has oversight for parking services, ID card services, emergency management services, plus duties including staffing special events, providing safety escorts, administering vehicle assistance, and managing vehicular and traffic control on campus.

The DCS is operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year round, and the Communications Center is staffed by a DCS operator at all times. DCS Officers are a well- trained team inclusive of security officers, switchboard operators and supervisory personnel. DCS Officers patrol the campus on foot and by vehicle, responding to all calls for service received by the Department, whether criminal or non-criminal in nature, both on and immediately near the campus. In partnership with the College community, the DCS team is committed to reducing, and in some instances even removing, those hazards, risks, conditions and circumstances associated with crime and the fear of crime on campus.

We’re Here to Help – Call Us First

Reporting Crime, Unusual or Suspicious Activity, and Other Emergencies – Call x3111

For activity occurring on the campus, the DCS is the best line of contact because we are most often the first responders to the scene. When you contact the DCS an officer(s) will be dispatched to the location of the incident.

The DCS will report major offenses to appropriate law enforcement authorities and emergency care providers as needed, or as required. The Department sustains an exceptional partnership with the City of Frederick Police Department; as such, when information is received regarding unusual, suspicious or criminal activity that may involve a member of the College community, the DCS will actively investigate information received and work in collaboration with the FPD.

Should you become a victim of a crime or should you witness a crime, immediately contact the Department of Campus Safety at 301-696-3111 or dial 3111 from a campus phone. We encourage all students, faculty, staff and visitors to immediately report all suspicious or unusual activity to the DCS.

Contact Us

Location: Whitaker Center 108 (Switchboard), 216, 219 and Apple Building Mezzanine


Phone: non-emergency 301-696-3548, emergency 301-696-3111