Campus Police

Campus Police Department
Emergencies Dial: 911
Non-Emergencies: 423-618-1720 (Cell # available 24/7)

The Campus Police at Cleveland State Community College exists to protect the people and property on the campus grounds. Trained and qualified officers work tirelessly to maintain the safety and security of the campus. However, a safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of students, faculty and staff.

Cleveland State’s Police Department is committed to serve, protect and assist.

Annual Security Report

Cleveland State Community College, in its continuing effort to maintain a safe academic and work environment for students, faculty, staff, and guests, presents this Annual Security Report with the knowledge that individual awareness and adherence to security procedures is the best method to maintain a safe campus environment.  Cleveland State Community College requests anyone who witnesses or is a victim of crime to report the incident immediately to the Campus Police at 423-618-1720 or call 9-1-1.

The campus crime statistics are furnished pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, the Tennessee College and University Security Information Act and the Robert Nottingham Campus Crime Scene Investigation Act.  Additional copies of the complete crime statistics report are available at the Campus Police office, upon request, or by calling Campus Police.  Written request may be made to the following address: Cleveland State Community College, Campus Police, 3535 Adkisson Drive, Cleveland, TN 37320.

Campus Police Department
(423) 618-1720
(423) 472-7141 ext. 202 and 236

2023 SECURITY REPORT

Daily Crime Log

Campus Police

Daily Crime Log 

Parking Regulations

General

  1. The purpose of the regulations is to facilitate the safe and orderly operation of college business and to provide parking facilities for this operation within the limits of available space.
  2. Campus Police are responsible for implementation and enforcement of these regulations.
  3. The responsibility for locating legal parking spaces rests with the operator of the motor vehicle. Lack of space will not be considered a valid excuse for violating any parking regulations.
  4. The college shall have no responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle or its contents operated or parked on the CSCC campus.

Student Parking Information

  1. Special permits for the physically handicapped or for medical reasons are available upon request at the Campus Police Department.

Vehicle Operation

  1. All persons operating a vehicle on college property must be properly licensed operators.
  2. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at established pedestrian crossings.
  3. Under normal conditions the maximum speed limit on campus is 15 MPH. However, vehicles may not be operated at any speed that is excessive for the conditions which may exist as a result of weather, traffic congestion, pedestrians, etc.
  4. Traffic control signs, devices and directions of officers must be obeyed.
  5. All persons operating vehicles are responsible for maintaining control of the vehicle, safe operation and observance of traffic control signs, barriers, devices, and Police Officers.
  6. Operating a motor vehicle in any area other than a street or roadway intended for motor vehicles is prohibited.
  7. The use of skateboards, roller skates and in-line skates is prohibited.
  8. All accidents must be reported immediately to the Campus Police Department at (423) 472-7141 or (423) 618-1720.

Violations

The following examples constitute violations of parking regulations:

  • Where Curb or Lines are Painted Yellow
  • Where stripes of any color are painted
  • Blocking Loading Zone or Dumpsters
  • Parking in front of Fire Hydrants
  • Blocking Driveway, Intersection or Sidewalks
  • Parking on Grass
  • Parking in Visitor Area
  • No Parking in Cross Walks
  • No Speeding (15 mph max.)
  • Parking in Reserved Areas
  • Exceeding Safe Speed for Conditions
  • Parking in Handicap Zone

Enforcement

College violation citations should be paid at the Business Office within 15 weekdays from the date of the citation.

Penalties

  1. Violation fees — faculty, staff, students and visitors. All violation fees will be paid at the Business Office.Cash should not be sent by mail.
    • Parking Violation ………… $25.00
    • Obstruction of Traffic …… $30.00
    • Fire Hydrant ………………… $50.00
    • Handicap Violation ……… $200.00
  2. Penalties
    • Students who fail to pay violation fees will not be allowed to receive an official transcript or graduate until the fees are paid.
    • A faculty or staff member who persists in violating these regulations or fails to pay a citation will be reported to their appropriate supervisor.
    • Repeated violations of parking regulations will be grounds for administrative action.
    • Repeated or gross violations could result in vehicle being towed from campus.

Appeals

  1. Students may appeal to the Parking Ticket Appeals Committee. Forms may be picked up at the Switch Board, Business Office or Campus Police and turned in to the Office of the Vice President of Student Services (U117) or the Student Senate Office (U100).
  2. Staff, faculty or visitors may appeal directly to the Vice President of Finance and Advancement.
  3. Appeals may be made in person or in writing. All appeals must be made within 15 workdays from the date of the citation.

Pedestrian Regulations

  1. Students, faculty and staff must not endanger their safety or create an unreasonable impediment to lawful vehicular traffic.
  2. Violations of these regulations will be cited through appropriate channels for disciplinary actions.

Special Occasions and Emergencies

On special occasions (for example; athletic events, concerts, graduation exercises, etc.) and in emergencies, parking and traffic limitations may be imposed by the Campus Police as required by the conditions which prevail.

Restrictions

College streets or grounds may not be used by any firm, corporation or person for advertising or commercial purpose.

Personnel

No matter what brings you to Cleveland State Community College’s campus, our team of professionals ensures your time here is pleasant and safe. Look below to meet the security professionals who work day and night to keep Cleveland State and our students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe and sound.

Robert Deyo

Chief of Campus Police

 

Cleveland

Cleveland Personnel
Name Position
Tim Fowler Deputy Chief
Vickie Kalabus Miller Police Officer
Jennifer Davis Security Officer
Ryan English Security Officer
Maddisen Santos Security Officer

Bill Mogensen

Security Officer
Bill Weaver Security Officer
Nathan Westfield Security Officer
Shanice Nault Security Officer

McMinn Higher Education Center

Athens Personnel
Name Position
Harvey Presley Police Officer
Scott Montgomery Security Officer
Shanice Nault Security Officer
Sexual Assault & Offense Policy Reporting

Cleveland State Community College will not tolerate sexual assault in any form. A student charged with sexual assault can be prosecuted under Tennessee criminal statutes and disciplined under the campus code of student conduct. Even if the criminal justice authorities choose not to prosecute, the campus can pursue disciplinary action.

The college uses the following methods to educate the college community about sexual offense prevention:

  • Counseling brochures designed to inform students of existing on- and off-campus counseling, mental health, and other student services for victims of sexual offenses.
  • Lectures open to all students and employees
  • Posters on campus bulletin boards
  • Other activities sponsored by student organizations

Students, faculty, and staff should report all crimes so that an investigation can be made to determine if any pattern of recurring crime can be determined. If a reported crime is considered a threat, alert posters are published and posted throughout campus as a form of direct communication in order to maintain a well-informed campus environment.

Reporting a Sexual Offense

Cleveland State Community College will not tolerate any acts of domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking.  ANYONE who knows of any incident that fits the definitions of these crimes needs to report it to Campus Police immediately.  The definitions of domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking are as follows:

Stalking- Stalking is the willful course of conduct involving repeated or continuing harassment of another individual that would cause a reasonable person to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested, and that actually causes the accuser to feel terrorized, frightened, intimidated, threatened, harassed, or molested.  Harassment means conduct directed toward the accuser that includes, but is not limited to, repeated or continuing  un-consented contact that would cause a reasonable person to suffer emotional distress, and that actually causes the accuser to suffer emotional distress.  Harassment does not include constitutionally protected activity or conduct that serves a legitimate purpose.  TCA 39-17-315

Sexual Assault-The nonconsensual sexual contact with the accuser by the accused, or the accused by the accuser when force or coercion is used to accomplish the act, the sexual contact is accomplished without the consent of the accuser, and the accused knows or has reason to know at the time of the contact that the accuser did not or could not consent.  Sexual contact includes, but is not limited to, the intentional touching of the accuser’s, the accused’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, or the intentional touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the accuser’s, the accused’s, or any other person’s intimate parts, if that intentional touching can be reasonably construed as being for the purpose of sexual arousal or gratification.

Domestic Violence-Violence against a person when the accuser and accused:

  1. Are current or former spouses;
  2. Live together or have lived together;
  3. Are related by blood or adoption
  4. Are related or were formally related by marriage; or,
  5. Are adult or minor children of a person in a relationship described above.

Domestic violence includes, but is not limited to,

  1. Inflicting, or attempting to inflict physical injury on the accuser by other than accidental means;
  2. Placing the accuser in fear of physical harm;
  3. Physical restraint;
  4. Malicious damage to the personal property of the accuser, including inflicting, or attempting to inflict physical injury on any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser; or,
  5. Placing the accuser in fear of physical harm to any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser.  TCA 36-3-601

Dating Violence-Violence against a person when the accuser and accused are dating, or who have dated, or who have had a sexual relationship.  “Dating” and “dated” do not include fraternization between two (2) individuals solely in a business or non-romantic social context.  Violence includes, but is not necessarily limited to,

  1. Inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on the accuser by other than accidental means,
  2. Placing the accuser in fear of physical harm,
  3. Physical restraint,
  4. Malicious damage to the personal property of the accuser, including inflicting, or attempting to inflict, physical injury on any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser; or,
  5. Placing a victim in fear of physical harm to any animal owned, possessed, leased, kept, or held by the accuser.  TCA 36-3-601 (5) (c).

For the purposes of the above terms, consent is defined as the following:

Consent-An informed decision, freely given, made through mutually understandable words or actions that indicate a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity.  Consent cannot be given by an individual who is asleep, unconscious; or mentally or physically incapacitated, either through the effect of drugs or alcohol or for any other reason; or, is under duress, threat, coercion, or force.  Past consent does not imply future consent.  Silence or an absence of resistance does not imply consent.  Consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Anyone who has knowledge of any of these crimes needs to inform Campus Police immediately!

Sex Offender

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002 require that whenever a sex offender becomes enrolls as a student or volunteers at an institution of higher education in the state of Tennessee, he or she must complete or update the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) sexual offender registration/monitoring form and deliver it to TBI headquarters in Nashville. As defined in section 40-39-102 of the Tennessee Code, a “sexual offender means a person who is, or has been, convicted in this state of committing a sexual offense or who is, or has been, convicted in another state or another country, or who is or has been convicted in a federal or military court, of committing an act which would have constituted a sexual offense if it had been committed in this state. A “sexual offense” means the commission of acts including but not limited to aggravated and statutory rape, sexual battery, sexual exploitation of a minor, aggravated prostitution and kidnapping.

Both acts designate certain information concerning a registered sexual offender as public information and therefore amend and supersede the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws that previously prohibited the disclosure of such personal information. Since the laws require the publication of information pertaining to sexual offenders enrolled or volunteering at an educational institution, said publication does not constitute grounds for a grievance or complaint under institutional or Tennessee Board of Regents policies or procedures.

In compliance with the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002, members of the campus community may obtain the most recent information received from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) concerning sex offenders enrolled or volunteering at this institution at the Office of the Vice President of Finance and Administration. Information is also available on the TBI’s website listing of sex offenders located on the internet at https://www.tn.gov/tbi/section/tennessee-sex-offender-registry 

 

CSCC Sexual Assault Policy Link (Click Here)

Important Contact Information

Rape Crisis Center (Chattanooga) Rape Crisis Center Website Link

300 East 8th st. Chattanooga TN

CRISIS HOTLINE – 423.755.2700 Available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Completely Confidential.

CEASE Inc. 

929a W. 1st N. St.
Morristown, TN 37814
HOTLINE: 1-800-303-2220
National Sexual Assault Hotline RAINN Website Link
HOTLINE: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Other Help Partners

ORGANIZATION LOCATION
The Hope Center, Inc. Athens, TN 37371
Partnership for Families, Children, and Adult: Rape Crisis Center Chattanooga, TN 37403
Family Resource Agency Cleveland, TN 37323
Center of Hope (COH) Columbia, TN 38402
Genesis House, Inc. Cookeville, TN 38503
Avalon Center: DV and Sexual Assault Program Crossville, TN 38557
Wo/Men’s Resource & Rape Assistance Program Jackson, TN 38301
Sexual Assault Center of East Tennessee Knoxville, TN 37919
Shelby County Crime Victims & Rape Crisis Center Memphis, TN 38104
CEASE Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Inc. Morristown, TN 37815
Domestic Violence Program & Sexual Assault Services Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Sexual Assault Center Nashville, TN 37228
Statistics & Links

A Safe Campus in a Safe City

Cleveland State Community College offers a stimulating educational environment and a safe environment. Every day, hundreds of individuals work to provide a safe living and learning environment so your experience at Cleveland State is as full of growth and as trouble-free as possible.

A Safe Campus Is Everyone’s Responsibility

Cleveland State Campus Police policies and procedures are aimed at your safety and welfare. You also play a key role in maintaining your own safety on campus by following security policies and using common sense safety practices, such as walking in groups; reporting suspicious activities; and not leaving books, coats or backpacks unattended.
The following provides an overview of helpful security facts. While aimed at students, much of the information is of value to CSCC employees and visitors.

The Office Responsible for Campus Safety

The administrative office responsible for security on campus is the Campus Police, which reports to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

Security Authority and Jurisdiction

Cleveland State’s Campus Police staffs three full-time P.O.S.T. certified police officers, one full-time unarmed security officer, and 4 part-time unarmed security officers at the main campus.  The Athens campus has one full-time P.O.S.T. certified police officer and one part-time unarmed security officer. Full-time police officers have complete authority to enforce State and Federal statutes on all CSCC properties owned or leased.  All officers have complete authority to enforce all CSCC rules and regulations. A security officer may also refer to an offender for further action. Joint efforts are made between Cleveland State Campus Police and Cleveland City Police should there be a serious crime that occurs on the campus. Prosecution of misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses are conducted by the Court System of Bradley County.

Services We Provide

Law Enforcement

  • Crime prevention duties
  • Crime reporting (i.e. thefts, assaults…)
  • Crime investigation
  • Crime training
  • Traffic Accident investigation
  • Traffic Accident reporting
  • Patrols on foot and in patrol cars
  • Coordinates with internal and external agency and departments in order to maintain the safety and security of the campus during regular business activities and special events

Security Activities

  • Unlock/Lock Door
  • Monitor parking lots
  • Security Escort
  • Security Checks
  • Safety Checks
  • Safety Patrols

Helpful Services (No Charge)

  • Unlock Cars (most makes and models)
  • Jump dead batteries
  • Safety escorts for employees and students
  • Secure requested reserved parking spaces
  • Traffic control for events
  • Parking monitoring for events
  • Issue Employee parking decals
  • Issue Student parking decals
  • Issue Temporary parking passes for Students and Employees (The front desk in the Admin Building can issue these passes as well)

*Note: These lists are not all inclusive and other services are provided. If you have any questions please stop by the Campus Police Office located under the black awning along the main sidewalk between the Administration building and the Gym. You can also call our cell number which is monitored 24/7 at 423-618-1720.