For emergencies and crimes in progress call 911 and then Campus Safety at (386) 506-4444.
All crimes can be reported Campus Safety 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, including holidays and when the College is closed. You may also visit one of our offices during College business hours. (See locations and office hours below.)
To reach Campus Safety during a power outage or College network service interruption call (386) 290-0413.
Campus Safety officers are not sworn law enforcement officers and are not empowered as such. Daytona State College maintains an excellent relationship with local law enforcement, and the College often has a sworn law enforcment officer on campus available to take reports. Campus Safety can also assist you with contacting law enforcment and making a report. Campus Safety contacts local law enforcement directly via radio.
Non-Emergency Reporting Contacts
Campus Safety Contacts
Louie Mercer, Campus Safety Director - 386-506-4433
Paul Barnett, Campus Safety Associate Director - 386-506-3637
Russ Gibbons, Campus Safety Manager and Clery Act Coordinator - 386-506-3273
Charles Fordham, Regional Campus Coordinator - 386-506-3314 / 386-506-2008
Lonnie Thompson, Director of Equity & Inclusion//Title IX Coordinator/Counseling and Accessibility Services
Bldg 108, Room H
Local Law Enforcement Non-Emergency Numbers
Reporting Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Stalking
Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking have specific rights under the Clery Actand Title IX. These rights include assistance by Daytona State College Counseling Services at your request, being directed to local community resources for behavioral health and other assistance for survivors of crime, reasonable academic, transportation, and living accommodations, and rights associated with disciplinary proceedings. Your rights will be honored whether or not you choose to make a police report or Campus Safety report. You will be treated with dignity and sensitivity by College officials. If you choose to make a police report, Daytona State College officials will assist you in doing so at your request. Upon reporting an incident of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking, your privacy will be protected to the fullest extent possible; however, you should be aware that it may be necessary to share some of your information with College officials. More information on your rights as a survivor, resources, and Daytona State College policy and procedures is available by following these links:
Allegations of on-campus sex offenses, relationship violence, and gender-based misconduct will be investigated as violations of college policy. Violations of college policy are referred to the appropriate administrator for disciplinary proceedings. Incidents involving a Disciplinary Hearing will result in: Unfounded-Not Guilty; Warning; Reprimand; Probation; Loss of Privileges; Restitution; Suspension or Expulsion from Daytona State. During all phases of the disciplinary process, the accused and accuser are permitted to have others present with them. More information on disciplinary proceedings through the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.
Campus Security Authorities
Certain College officials are classified by the Clery Act as Campus Security Authorities (CSA's) and are trained in taking reports of crime. These include but are not limited to: academic club advisors, Athletics Department coaches and managers, Student Services managers, Judicial Affairs officers, Human Resources representatives, and College administrators (e.g. directors, deans, vice presidents). You may make a report of a crime to a Campus Security Authority as well as to Campus Safety, for example, if you feel uncomfortable talking with a Campus Safety officer. See more information on Campus Security Authorities.
You may report incidents in non-emergency situations by contacting Campus Safety, either by phone or in person at the Campus Safety office on your campus. The Campus Safety office on the Daytona Beach Campus is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regional campus offices are open during campus business hours. You may contact the Campus Safety officers on the regional campuss by calling (386) 506-4444.
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICE LOCATIONS
- Daytona Beach Campus - Bailey Hall (Bldg. 540), Rm. 116
- Advanced Technology College - Rm. 106
- DeLand Campus - Student Services Hall (Bldg. 7), Rm. 118
- Deltona Campus - Fathi Hall (Bldg. 1), Rm. 113
- Flagler/Palm Coast Campus - Smolen Center (Bldg. 2), Rm. 102
- New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus - Student Services Center (Bldg. 1), Rm. 132
- The News-Journal Center at Daytona State College - (Bldg. 810), Rm. 102
Non-Emergency Campus Safety Phone Numbers for Regional Campuses
- Advanced Technology College (ATC) - (386) 506-4190
- DeLand Campus - (386) 785-2024
- Deltona Campus - (386) 789-7304
- Flagler/Palm Coast Campus - (386) 246-4888
- New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus - (386) 423-6334
- The News-Journal Center at Daytona State College - (386) 226-1902
Tips for Reporting Crimes and Emergencies
Don't Hang Up
- Stay on the line unless doing so places you in immediate danger. 9-1-1 operators are trained to get as much information as possible to determine the nature of the problem and its seriousness. On emergency calls, the operator already has sent the information to a dispatcher while continuing to ask additional questions. Stay on the line and answer the operator's questions until he or she terminates the call.
Be Ready to Give Your Location
Learn the campus, especially the areas you frequent. Take note of parking lot names (e.g. Orange C) building numbers, and landmarks which will help a law enforcement officer or Campus Safety Officer find you.
Provide as Much Detail as Possible
When describing a person, try to take note of age, height, weight, hair color, clothing description, mode and direction of travel.
When describing a vehicle, try to include the make, model, color, license plate number, insurance company name & policy number, etc.
If your property is stolen, provide a complete description, times you left the property and discovered it missing, serial and model numbers (if known), estimated value, and any other information that could assist in recovery.
If the Situation Changes Before Help Arrives, Call 9-1-1 or Campus Safety Again to Update the Dispatcher.
Criminal or Suspicious Activity Can be Reported to Our Confidential Line. 386-506-4500