About HACC

Safety & Security Services

Photo IDs and Parking Permits

Students should visit their campus security office after they have registered for classes to obtain a Photo ID and Parking Permit.   All students, faculty and staff are required to register their vehicles.  Vehicle registration allows us to notify the owner in case of emergency or other special circumstance which may affect their vehicle.  Also, the Photo ID is used for many purposes on campus such as registration, purchasing books, computer labs, the gym and signing out books from the library.

The process takes only a few minutes and is free of charge for the first issue. Students requiring a replacement for a lost or damaged Photo ID will be charged a $5. replacement fee.

Please bring your current class schedule, valid driver’s license and valid vehicle registration to facilitate the process.


Escorts are provided to members of the campus community by uniformed personnel between on campus parking areas and campus buildings. To request an escort, call the security phone number for your campus location or activate the nearest callbox. Escorts may be provided by vehicle or on foot at your option.

Access to Facilities

Students, faculty,  staff, and members of the public have access to most academic, recreational and administrative facilities on an open basis during operating hours. However, some facilities are considered secure, such as smart classrooms or labs. These facilities are to be locked unless they are in use. The Safety and Security Department is responsible for providing access to these facilities to persons with proper authorization.  After hours and holiday access needs should be brought to the attention of the campus Safety and Security office, which will make arrangements for access based on need.

Harrisburg Area Community College has no student residential facilities.

Jump Starts and Lockouts

Members of the campus community who are unable to start their vehicles or who have locked themselves out of their vehicles while on campus may contact the Safety and Security Department for assistance. Due to liability issues, we will not attempt to unlock a vehicle equipped with power locks or side airbags. We have jumper cables and portable battery packs for jumpstarts and can assist in contacting an automotive repair facility, tow service, or locksmith as necessary.

Lost and Found Program

The Safety and Security Department administers the lost and found program. Property found on campus should be turned in to the Department, where it will be recorded and secured. Individuals who have lost property on campus are encouraged to check with the Safety and Security office at their campus location to see if it has been recovered. The main lost and found desk can be reached by telephone at (717) 780-2620.

Information Center (Harrisburg Campus)

(717) 780-2300 (switchboard) or (717) 780-2620

The information center was established to provide the college community with assistance in locating and utilizing college services at our largest campus, Harrisburg. The staff of the Information Center consists both of college employees and student workers who are managed by the Director of Safety and Security. Services provided by the Information Center include the issuing of college ID cards, vehicle registration, lost and found administration, and temporary permits for overnight or handicapped parking. The college telephone switchboard is also located here.

Safety and Security Training and Awareness

The Safety and Security Department provides safety and security training to staff, faculty, and students. Topics include “Right-To-Know” worker protection, blood borne pathogens, fire safety and the use of extinguishers, crime prevention techniques, and other security-related topics.

Campus organizations may contact their campus security office to schedule a presentation. Additional safety and security information is disseminated through brochures, campus publications, and bulletins on safety hazards and criminal activity.

Firearms and Other Weapons

HACC AP 324 broadly prohibits the carrying and use of firearms or other weapons on any HACC Campus or College-owned or controlled property. This policy includes students, visitors, staff and faculty. A valid Pennsylvania License to Carry Firearms does not exempt the holder from this policy.

AP 324 specifically exempts pepper / OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) spray from the definition of a weapon. Students, visitors, staff and faculty may possess and carry pepper spray on HACC's campuses for the purposes of lawful self-defense.

HACC public safety officers are armed and certified to carry weapons on campus in the course of their duties. The policy also provides exemptions to allow firearms and other weapons to be brought onto the Harrisburg Campus for the specific purpose of Act 120, Act 44 and Act 235 training or other authorized training conducted at the Shumaker and Piccola Public Safety Centers.

Individuals seeking authorization to bring an item that may be considered a weapon onto any campus for use as a visual aid during a classroom presentation must first obtain permission from the public safety department of the local campus. The full text of AP 324 is available online at https://apps.hacc.edu/hacc_forms/E56hy9/openform.cfm?FID=806