Safety Tips

Police Presence on Campus

Police officers patrol the campus on a regular basis, and in addition to police responsibilities, they are in charge of the safety and well-being of students, employees, and visitors. Wilson Community College police officers are vested with full law enforcement powers and responsibilities, just as any municipal police or sheriff’s department. These officers have jurisdiction on all property owned, leased or controlled by Wilson Community College.

The officers are authorized to enforce federal, state and local laws as well as certain campus policies. The Wilson Community College Police Department cooperates with federal, state, and local police agencies in law enforcement matters.

The WCC Police Department is located in Building D, Room D -103 and can be reached at extension 8921, or 1195 for the operator, if dialed from a campus phone (252-246-1393 from off campus during the day and 252-291-1195 in the evening). Students, employees and visitors should report any incidents and concerns immediately so that appropriate response measures may be taken.

We are committed to making Wilson Community College a safer place for all students and employees to work and learn.

By taking a few simple precautions, you can reduce the risk to yourself, and also discourage those who commit crimes.

Be Prepared

  • Always be alert and aware of the people around you.
  • Educate yourself concerning prevention tactics.
  • Be aware of locations and situations which would make you vulnerable to crime, such as alleys and dark parking lots.

Street and Parking Lot Precautions

  • Be alert of your surroundings and the people around you, especially if you are alone or it is dark.
  • Whenever possible travel with someone.
  • Stay in well-lit areas as much as possible.
  • Walk close to the curb. Avoid bushes and alleys where someone could hide.
  • If you carry a purse, hold it securely between your arm and body.
  • Walk confidently, and at a steady pace.
  • Park in well-lit areas.

Car Safety

  • ALWAYS lock your car doors after entering or leaving your car.
  • Have your car keys in your hand before you get to your car.
  • Check the back seat before entering your car.
  • If you think you are being followed, drive to a security, police, sheriff, or fire station.
  • Don’t stop to aid motorists stopped on the side of the road. Go to a phone and request help for them.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.

Office and Classroom Safety

  • Never leave your purse or wallet in plain view or in the pocket of a jacket hanging on a door or chair.
  • Don’t leave cash or valuables in offices or classrooms.
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Severe Weather Alert

Due to the threat of severe weather, the college will be closed on Friday, September 7, 2023.