Campus safety utilizes the C.O.P. model, which supports the systematic use of College partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to proactively address the immediate conditions that give rise to public safety issues such as crime, social disorder and fear of crime.
The Hood College Campus Area Ride and Escort Service (C.A.R.E.S.) program is designed to provide for the safety of Hood College students, faculty, staff and guests who need an escort and do not wish to walk alone.
Campus safety officers will also provide escorts to residential students who live on College property.
Campus safety officers are trained in basic first aid, CPR and AED.
In the event of a medical emergency, call the communications center by dialing 0 or ext. 3111 from a campus line, or 301-696-3111 from an outside line. An officer will respond immediately.
Where seconds counts, dial 911.
Campus safety issue keys and identification cards for all students, faculty and staff.
Residential students' building access is linked directly to the identification cards that they are issued. Initial student identification cards are issued to students free of charge. Residents are issued keys upon their arrival for their assigned room, per the Office of Residence Life.
- Commuter students: $15/no-building-access card
- Residential students: $30/building-access card
- Room Keys: $100
If a residential student has forgotten their room key or identification card, a campus safety officer will provide access to the building or dorm room by following these procedures.
- Verifying with switchboard the request is from an assigned occupant of the room or hall.
- Checking the students I.D. requesting the let-in.
- Officers can only grant let-ins to students assigned to the room or hall.
Note: The first two weeks of the semester are considered a learning period. After the second week of the semester, a $15 fee will be charged for let-ins.
If any type of plumbing, electrical heat or air condition problem occurs during normal working hours (7 a.m.-4 p.m, Monday-Friday), the shop personnel will be contacted immediately.
The type of problem reported and its location will be given. Should a problem occur after normal working hours, a campus safety officer will notify shop personnel for emergencies or place an online work order for minor repairs.
Campus safety has a "battery booster" and will aid a stranded motorist on campus with a jump start.
Motorists on campus who lock their keys in their car can also contact campus safety, who will attempt to open the vehicle doors. Campus safety does not take responsibility for damages that may occur as a result of attempting or successfully opening vehicle doors. This service is at the risk of the owner.