Anne Arundel Community College works to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Department of Public Safety and Police is an internationally accredited agency. Its college police officers are empowered by state law to make arrests (Education Article 13-601; and Title 2 Criminal Procedure Article; Annotated Code of MD) investigate crimes, and carry firearms. The college's special police personnel are commissioned by the Governor of the State of Maryland as special police officers and have full police authority to make arrests, conduct investigations and otherwise enforce the law on all property owned or operated by the college.
The officers are formally trained and patrol the college responding to calls for service to include crimes and emergencies. They are certified in basic first aid, CPR and AED. Officers work closely with the Anne Arundel County Fire Department to promote personal safety.
The officers have primary responsibility for campus security and safety. Officers patrol the campus by motor vehicle, bicycle and on foot. The officers have legal authority under Maryland law to demand identification and evidence of qualification from any person who desires to use or enter the college property. They may deny access to buildings and grounds to persons who trespass, disrupt or disturb the normal educational functions of the institution.
The Department of Public Safety and Police has a good working relationship with the Anne Arundel County Police Department and has a Memorandum of Understanding with them for the investigation of alleged criminal offenses occurring on college property. The college encourages accurate and prompt reporting of all crimes to the Department of Public Safety and Police at 410-777-1818.
The Department of Public Safety and Police operates an escort service at GBTC, AMIL and on the Arnold campus for any member of the College community who requests an escort. The escort service provides a uniformed Police Officer or Student Lot Patrol Assistant who will accompany any member of the College community to or from any location within the college property, during normal College operating hours, seven days a week. You can request an escort by calling 410-777-1818 or activating one the Code Blue Emergency Phones around the campus.
The Department of Public Safety and Police prepares the Annual Security Report and distributes the report in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Paper copies are available at the DPSP Office at the Arnold campus. The report is also available online at: www.aacc.edu/publicsafety/file/AnnualSecurityReport.pdf
Members of the College Community can send an electronic submission to commend or complain of a Public Safety service. Submit your information here.
View the 2013 Citizen and Internal Complaint statistics.
The Anne Arundel Community College Public Safety Department and Police is a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators (IACLEA).