Reporting Criminal Incidents and Other Emergencies
Daytona State College strongly encourages anyone who is a victim of or witness to a crime to promptly report the incident to Campus Safety. Students, employees and guests should immediately report crimes in progress, accidents and other emergencies by dialing
9-1-1, (remember to dial 9-9-1-1 from a campus phone)
or by contacting Campus Safety at
(386) 506-4444 (extension 4444 from a campus phone)
In case of power outage or College network service interruption call (386) 258-7374.
Daytona State enjoys an excellent working relationship with the local law enforcement agencies. During the course of any problem, the responding Campus Safety officer will obtain the information necessary to make a complete report for campus files. It is Daytona State policy to report all felonies occurring on campus to the appropriate law enforcement agency. Felonies occurring off campus and reported to Campus Safety will be reported at the victim's request. Campus Safety personnel are not police officers and are not empowered as such. The protective means used are restricting campus access and use to only those authorized students, staff, and visitors for reasonable and safe purposes.
Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct
If you are the victim of a sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking, help is available. You will be treated with dignity, sensitivity, and referred to victim's advocacy professionals if you choose. Upon reporting an incident of sexual assault or relationship violence, your confidentiality will be protected to the fullest extent permissible by law. More information on your rights as a survivor, resources such as counseling and victim's advocacy, and Daytona State College policy and procedures is available by following these links:
Allegations of on-campus sex offenses will be reported to the appropriate authorities and also investigated as violations of college policy. Violations of college policy are referred to the appropriate administrator for disciplinary proceedings. Incidents involving a Disciplinary Hearing will result in: Unfounded-Not Guilty; Warning; Reprimand; Probation; Loss of Privileges; Restitution; Suspension or Expulsion from Daytona State. During all phases of the disciplinary process, the accused and accuser are permitted to have others present with them. For more information on disciplinary proceedings refer to the Judicial Affairs website and the Student Handbook.
Campus Security Authorities
Certain College officials have the qualification of "Campus Security Authority" ("CSA") under federal guidelines, and are trained in taking reports of crime. These include but are not limitied to: academic club advisors, Athletics Department coaches and managers, Student Services managers, Judicial Affairs officers, Human Resources representatives, and College administrators (e.g. directors, deans, vice presidents). You may make a report of a crime to a Campus Security Authority as well as to Campus Safety, for example, if you feel uncomfortable talking with a Campus Safety officer. More information on Campus Security Authorities.
You may report incidents in non-emergency situations by contacting Campus Safety, either by phone or in person at the Campus Safety office on your campus. (Daytona Beach Campus is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Regional campus offices are open during campus business hours. You may contact Campus Safety 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (386) 506-4444.
CAMPUS SAFETY OFFICE LOCATIONS
- Daytona Beach Campus - Bailey Hall (Bldg. 540), Rm. 116
- Advanced Technology College - Bldg. 1, Rm. 106
- DeLand Campus - Student Services Hall (Bldg. 7), Rm. 118
- Deltona Campus - Fathi Hall (Bldg. 1), Rm. 113
- Flagler/Palm Coast Campus - Smolen Center (Bldg. 2), Rm. 102
- New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus - Bldg. 1, Rm. 132
- The News-Journal Center at Daytona State College - Rm. 102
Non-Emergency Campus Safety Phone Numbers for Regional Campuses
- Advanced Technology College (ATC) - (386) 506-4190
- DeLand Campus - (386) 785-2024
- Deltona Campus - (386) 789-7304
- Flagler/Palm Coast Campus - (386) 246-4888
- New Smyrna Beach-Edgewater Campus - (386) 423-6334
- The News-Journal Center at Daytona State College - (386) 226-1902
TIPS FOR REPORTING CRIMES OR EMERGENCIES
DON'T HANG UP
- Stay on the line unless doing so places you in immediate danger. 9-1-1 operators are trained to get as much information as possible to determine the nature of the problem and its seriousness. On emergency calls, the operator already has sent the information to a dispatcher while continuing to ask additional questions. Stay on the line and answer the operator's questions until he or she terminates the call.
BE READY TO GIVE YOUR LOCATION
Learn the campus, especially the areas you frequent. Take note of parking lot names (e.g. Orange C) building numbers, and landmarks which will help a law enforcement officer or Campus Safety Officer find you.
PROVIDE AS MUCH DETAIL AS POSSIBLE
When describing a person, try to take note of age, height, weight, hair color, clothing description, mode and direction of travel.
When describing a vehicle, try to include the make, model, color, license plate number, insurance company name & policy number, etc.
If your property is stolen, provide a complete description, times you left the property and discovered it missing, serial and model numbers (if known), estimated value, and any other information that could assist in recovery.
IF THE SITUATION CHANGES BEFORE HELP ARRIVES, CALL 9-1-1 OR CAMPUS SAFETY AGAIN AND UPDATE THE OPERATOR.
SUSPICIOUS OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY CAN BE REPORTED CONFIDENTIALLY TO OUR DAYTONA STATE CONFIDENTIAL HOTLINE. 386-506-4500
All calls will be investigated.