The Department of Public Safety and Security (DPSS) provides public safety services to the HACC community. Our goal is to serve with integrity, efficiency and professionalism.
What does DPSS do?
What can public safety officers do?
What should I do if I witnessed criminal activity on HACC property?
You can make a confidential report by:
Can I make an anonymous criminal report to HACC's Department of Public Safety?
You may elect to remain anonymous when you report a crime to HACC's Public Safety and Security Department. Anonymous reporting is available via the Report a Crime form.
Please note that while reports made to security personnel, Campus Security Authorities, or other responsible employees of the college will be held confidential, disclosure of personally identifiable information may be mandated by law in the furtherance of a Title IX investigation. Individuals reporting should also consider that reports which withhold information may affect the ability of the College or outside authorities to conduct a timely and effective investigation of an alleged crime.
How does DPSS handle criminal reports?
Who can I call for public safety and security assistance?
How does the DPSS issue alert notices?
DPSS issues alert notices when we become aware of a potential safety and/or security risk to HACC community. These risks may be on college property or within our immediate vicinity. DPSS will also advise local and state police agencies of potential risks.
We will issue alerts through:
Can I see the campus crime log?
The DPSS maintains a log of all criminal activity. The log includes the nature of offense, date, time, location and disposition of the complaint.
You can view the log at each campus's public safety and security office during campus operating hours. You may not be able to view the information if it:
We may archive logs older than 60 days. We will make them available within two business days of your request per federal requirements.
How does the DPSS educate the community on crime prevention?
Presentations covering crime prevention, emergency procedures, and general security and safety information, with question and answer sessions can be provided in the classroom, at a campus event, or for student organizations upon request.