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General Campus Safety and Security Policies


General Campus Safety and Security Policies

The Daytona State Campus Safety Department provides security information, assistance, and service to aid campus occupants in the protection process. Seminars are provided upon request.safet vehicleThe Campus Safety Department utilizes patrolling officers to observe and detect crimes and threats on the main campus. Their function is primarily informational and advisory, rather than regulatory. Campus Safety personnel are not police officers and are not empowered as such. The primarily protective means used are restricting campus access and use to only those authorized students, staff, and employees, or their guests, for reasonable and safe purposes.

The actions taken by a person to increase security in his or her residence, vehicle, or personal activity can prevent a crime by causing the perpetrator to think twice and be deterred. Simple actions include: 

Report all Crimes & Property Loss
General Security
On Campus
Elevators
On the Street
In your Car
Jogging
On the Bus
Emergency Telephone System
Weapons
Smoking Policy
Lost & Found

REPORT SUSPICIOUS OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY TO OUR DAYTONA STATE CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE.
386-506-4500
All calls will be investigated
 

REPORT ALL CRIMES & PROPERTY LOSS
In all instances of criminal occurrence, loss of property, assault, threat, injury, or attempted crime, the Campus Safety Department must be contacted as soon as possible in order to facilitate proper reporting and resource utilization and to record the occurrence for further study and preventive action.
To relay confidential information to Campus Safety, call 386-506-4500.

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  General Security

When you are at home alone, pull shades or curtains after dark. If you let someone in and then have second thoughts, be assertive and demand that the person leave or leave yourself. Call a friend or neighbor to come over. Pretend you are not alone, mention a friend or family member asleep in the next room. Anyone who refuses to leave is a trespasser, and you should call the local police (911) to have them removed.

Make sure hallways, entrances, garages, and grounds are well lighted. Leave porch lights on all night. When away from home for the night, or when you expect to return after dark, leave an interior light on in a room or two with shades drawn. Leave a television or radio on to give the impression that someone is at home. Install a peephole in your door.

When someone is at your door, never open it until you know who is there. Repair and sales people, police and survey takers carry identification. Ask to see it and, if you have any doubt or question, call the company to verify the person's identity before you permit entry. On campus, call Campus Safety at 506-4444. There is no soliciting allowed on campus.

If someone wants to use the phone, make the call for him or her without opening the door.

Get to know your neighbors so you can get help if necessary. Be familiar with who is coming and going in the neighborhood.

List initials and last name only on mailbox or door. Consider not listing your address in the phone book.

Avoid giving out information about yourself or making appointments with strangers over the phone.

To deter theft and fencing of stolen goods, engrave or mark all valuable personal property with your name and phone number and/or driver's license number.

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The Campus Safety Department operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the protection of students, staff, faculty, and visitors. Officers patrol the campus by marked vehicles and by foot patrol.

Daytona State uses silent electronic surveillance equipment to monitor our properties.

The Campus Safety program announces to criminals that we at Daytona State are aware of possible crime and are alert enough to report it. A criminal does not want attention. Attention leads to prevention.

Preventative Measures: The following preventive measures will help minimize your chances of being attacked:

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Elevators

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whistle  On The Street 
Be alert. Look around you. Be aware of others on the street. Make it difficult for anyone to take you by surprise. Women should carry a whistle on a key chain. Walk with keys in hand. Walk or bike with others if you have a choice. Try not to go alone.

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car3  In Your Car

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Jogging

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On the Bus

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Emergency Telephone System
Emergency telephones with direct access to the Campus Safety operator are located at all Daytona State campuses and in all elevators. Emergency assistance may also be requested by dialing 911 from any of the public telephones located throughout each campus. Each of these phone systems may be used for emergency or non-emergency reasons. The Campus Safety operator will ask if you need assistance or help. Please remain at the location until an officer arrives (if the situation is safe).

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Weapons
Pursuant to Florida Statue 790.115

A person shall not possess any firearm, electric weapon or device, destructive device, or other weapon as defined in Florida Statute 790.001(13) including a razor blade or box cutter, on Daytona State College property or at a College-sponsored event, except as authorized in support of College-sanctioned activities; however, a person may carry a firearm:

  1. In a case to a firearms program, class or function which has been approved in advance by the principal or chief administrative officer of the school as a program or class to which firearms could be carried;
  2. In a case to a career center having a firearms training range; or
  3. In a vehicle pursuant to FL Statute. 790.25(5);

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Smoking Policy 
Daytona State College has a tobacco-free policy. The use of tobacco products is prohibited on all Daytona State College property, with the exception of inside a vehicle in the parking lots. The use of vaporizers (electronic cigarettes, personal vaporizers, etc.) is allowed on campus grounds but prohibited in all College buildings.

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Lost & Found
The Lost & Found department of Campus Safety is located on the Daytona Beach Campus in Building 540. Items left over sixty (60) days will be deleted.

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Last Updated: 7/2/14