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FDTC Emergency Information

What to do in case of emergency can be most easily accessed in the FDTC Emergency Response Guide.

Florence-Darlington Technical College's Campus Safety Department provides a 24-hour-a-day, year-round security and safety program.

Members of the department are under the guidance and control of the Director of Physical Facilities. Officers work eight-hour shifts to perform their duties, which include:

  • Preventative patrol of grounds and buildings
  • Emergency medical assistance
  • Incident investigation and reporting
  • Hazard control
  • Crime prevention
  • Parking and traffic management
  • Special services including lockout assistance, noise and nuisance control, security escorts, lost and found, and any other needs associated with the quality of life, safety, and security of those on campus.

Members of the department have portable radios and are centrally dispatched by control operators in the Campus Safety Building who monitor emergency and normal telephone lines as well as fire and security alarm panels. College buildings are linked for fire alarm monitoring, and all of the buildings have security alarm systems.

The Campus Security Department is a private security force empowered by the college to enforce its rules, regulations and policies. Enforcement procedures include issuing parking tickets, issuing summary fines, filing conduct charges, and citizen's arrests.

The Campus Security Department works closely with federal, state, county and local authorities in the investigation and prosecution of crimes and in fire, safety, and health-related issues.


The possession or use on campus of any firearm or other dangerous weapon or incendiary device or explosive, unless such possession or use has been authorized by the college, is prohibited and punishable.  See the Student Code & Student Grievance Procedures Manual. 

Student Right-To-Know And Campus Security Act

Public Law 101-542 as amended by Public Law 102-26, the Higher Education Technical amendments of 1991, is known as the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act.

Reporting of Incidents and Crimes

Students, employees and visitors are required to immediately report any criminal activities, crimes or emergencies to the Main Campus Security Office.  The Security Office can be contacted by campus phone at ext. 8210, 8510, or 2510.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

On October 28th, 2000, Congress adopted the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which amended the Wetterling Act to require registered sex offenders to notify the state of each institution of higher education at which the offender is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. The registered offenders also must notify the state of any change in enrollment or employment status.

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