The College Campus Safety phone number is 954-201-HELP (4357).
The Campus Safety Department is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All Broward College Campus Safety Officers possess a Class D license issued by the State of Florida and/or an active law enforcement certification and are certified CPR/AED responders. Their duty is to assist students, faculty, staff, and visitors; conduct patrols of their assigned areas; respond to emergency and non-emergency calls for service on Broward College property; conduct investigations; prepare detailed reports; render first aid; provide traffic control and direction; enforce parking rules and regulations; assist in building evacuations; manage lost and found property; and identify individuals on college property to determine whether they have lawful business at Broward College.
Broward College maintains a highly professional and cooperative working relationship with those law enforcement agencies having police jurisdiction on our campuses and learning centers. Campus Safety refers incidents of a criminal nature occurring on Broward College campuses and centers to the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
Students, faculty, staff, and visitors should immediately call 911 to report police, fire, and medical emergencies. To report criminal activity and activity of a suspicious nature that occur at any of Broward College’s campuses and learning centers, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to contact the Camus Safety Department at 954-201-HELP (4357). There are also emergency call boxes and Blue Light emergency phones located on our campuses.
Visit the Campus Safety website at www.broward.edu/safety to access the Annual Security Report, active shooter information, safety policy information, the College’s Severe Weather Plan and other emergency plans, helpful brochures and pamphlets, information on how to download the Broward Safety Connection App, and much more. In addition to the College’s Annual Security Report, each Campus Safety office also maintains a daily incident log with up-to-date crime information, which is available upon request.
The Annual Security Report
Originally known as the Campus Security Act, the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Statistics Act (20 U.S.C. Section 1092(f)), is a federal law that requires many colleges and universities, such as Broward College, to disclose information on crime. The Clery Act requires colleges and universities to:
- Publish and disseminate an annual report every year by October 1 that contains the crime statistics for the prior three years and certain campus security policies and statements.
- Disclose crime statistics for Broward College occurring on its campuses, adjacent public areas, and certain non-campus facilities. The statistics gathered must represent those from campus safety, law enforcement, and Campus Security Authorities.
- Provide "timely warning" notices of crimes that meet specific guidelines and have occurred and pose an ongoing threat to students, faculty, and staff.
- Implement an emergency notification procedure to be utilized if there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of the students, faculty, and staff.
- Make available a public crime log that contains any crime that has occurred on campus and is reported to the campus safety department.
In accordance with Title II of the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act of 1990, Broward College holds that students, faculty, staff, and visitors have a right to be aware of the amount of criminal activity that occurs on its campus. Broward College encourages all persons to report criminal activity that occurs on campus to Campus Safety and/or the appropriate law enforcement agency.
Campus Security Authorities (CSA)
For those who would prefer to report a specific incident or crime to someone other than Campus Safety or local law enforcement officers, Broward College has designated certain members of its faculty and staff to serve as Campus Security Authorities (CSA). Persons designated by the College as CSA include, but is not limited to: Academic Deans and Associate Deans, Campus Life Directors and Administrators, The Athletic Director and Assistant Director, Athletic Coaches and Assistant Coaches, Faculty Advisors to student groups/clubs, and Student Affairs Officials. All CSA receive training and directives in accordance to their participation within the program and are capable of documenting related incidents. For the purpose of Clery Act reporting, all crimes reported to CSA are forwarded to the Clery Compliance Officer for inclusion in the Annual Security Report.
As a result of the negotiated rulemaking process, which followed the signing into law of the 1998 amendment to 20 U.S.C. 1092(f), clarification was given to those considered to be CSA. Pastoral and professional counselors acting in the scope of their professional license are not considered to be CSA and are not required to report crimes for inclusion into Broward College’s annual disclosure of crime statistics. Professionally licensed counselors can only encourage persons to report crimes to the appropriate authorities. Academic counselors employed at Broward College are not considered professional counselors and are not bound to confidentiality under the Clery Act. Broward College does not employ mental health counselors but instead has a partnership with Henderson Mental Health Services to provide services to students in need.
Parking, Traffic, and Removal of Vehicles Policy
Broward College Policy 6Hx2-7.13 states that, in accordance with Florida Statues 1001.64(24), the Board of Trustees is authorized to provide penalties for parking and traffic infractions to include towing of vehicles in violation of College regulations, and to use Campus Safety Officers to enforce College parking regulations on all locations of Broward College. Vehicles parked in violation of College parking rules and regulations are subject to warnings. After three documented warnings, a vehicle may be towed at the owner's expense. In accordance with Florida Statues Chapters 316, 320, and 322 law enforcement agencies are authorized to enforce all traffic and parking violations on College property. In accordance with Florida Statues 715.07, the College has the right to tow vehicles from College property. For more information on parking at Broward College visit www.broward.edu/parking.