Serve and protect in order to establish a safe and secure learning environment for all members of the Carroll community, as well as visitors to the college; protect physical assets of the college in accordance with Maryland and County laws, using sound security principles; ensure that the rules and regulations of the college are upheld and equitably enforced; and support the mission of the college.
Carroll Community College's Campus Police is staffed by highly trained personnel including seven full-time security officers (all of whom are sworn special police officers) and several part-time public safety officers. All sworn Special Police personnel have successfully completed certified basic police academy training and have satisfied the requirements to be state-appointed as Special Police Officers. They are sworn in through the jurisdictional circuit court and are empowered to enforce all state and local laws on campus and adjacent properties. They have full authority to arrest and carry firearms. All officers are certified in first aid/CPR/AED and can provide quick medical attention on campus whenever needed.
Officers respond to, investigate and report all crimes and incidents for proper action. To prevent crime and enforce college policies, officers provide routine vehicle and foot patrols, enforce parking regulations, issue parking citations and provide escort service for individuals to vehicles when required or requested.
The college publishes an Annual Security Report, available by Oct. 1 of each calendar year, in support of and pursuant to 20 United States Code section 1092(f), the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act.
View our current Emergency Management Plan (PDF)
The purpose of developing this Emergency Operations Plan is to define and describe actions to be taken by the Carroll community to effectively prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from various critical incidents, major events, emergencies, or disasters that may affect lives, property, and the College.
Carroll Community College (Carroll) prohibits the possession of weapons at the main campus, off-campus location and other locations owned, leased, occupied or used by and under the control of the College. Weapons include guns, firearms, ammunition, explosives, dangerous chemicals, metal knuckles, knives with blades more than 3 inches long, electronic devices/Taser, other weapons and any object or instrument which has been designed or altered to appear to be a weapon, or which can reasonably be construed or used as a weapon (dependent on the circumstances of its use, possession or display).
This prohibition applies to employees, students, guests, tenants, visitors and other persons on Carroll Community College properties.
a. Employees in violation of this policy are subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment in accordance with Carroll's employee standards of conduct and ethical behavior.
b. Students in violation of this policy are subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion in accordance with Carroll's student Code of Conduct.
c. Other persons in violation of this policy will be barred from Carroll Community College locations.
d. Where applicable, criminal sanctions for violation of state, federal or local law relating to the illegal or unauthorized possession of weapons will be sought.
This prohibition (of handguns) does not apply to:
a. A law enforcement officer in the regular course of the officer's duty;
b. A law enforcement officer-recruit in the regular course of the recruit's training;
c. An off-duty law enforcement officer or
d. A retired or past law enforcement officer in good standing from a law enforcement agency of the United States, the State, or a local unit in the State who has met the standards of LEOSA (the Law Enforcement Officer's Safety Act) provided that:
i. The officer or retired officer is in possession of the officer's or retired officer's badge or credential (and a current LEOSA card for retired or past officers);
ii. The weapon carried or possessed by the officer or retired officer is concealed, or worn openly as part of the officer's uniform or official dress; and
iii. The officer or retired officer is authorized to carry a concealed handgun in Maryland.
e. A uniformed employee of an armored car company who is authorized to carry a firearm in Maryland in the regular course of employment.
f. A Carroll employee carrying or possessing a weapon on college property who is required or authorized by Carroll policy to possess a weapon.
g. Persons who are granted permission to possess a weapon or replica weapon by the Campus Chief of Police for historical or educational purposes, or for other good reasons.