Campus Police & Public Safety

 

The Atlanta Technical College campus is patrolled by security personnel 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Should you require assistance, the Security Office is located on the lower level of the Main Academic Building, in the lobby.

Security Office

ATC Public Safety
Campus Police, Security, and Dispatch
New Connections Building
404.225-4731
Anonymous email at: tctipline@atlantatech.edu

Weapons Policy

The Technical College System of Georgia is committed to providing all employees, students, volunteers, visitors, vendors and contractors a safe and secure workplace and/or academic setting. The possession, carrying, or transportation of a firearm, weapon, or explosive compound/material in or on college buildings or property shall be governed by Georgia state law. All individuals are expected to comply with the related laws. Failure to follow laws pertaining to weapons is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct. Relevant Georgia laws to be aware of and compliant with include but may not be limited to:

O.C.G.A.§ 16-8-12(a)(6)(A)(iii)
O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-80
O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-81
O.C.G.A.§ 16-7-85
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-121
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-125.1
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-126
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-127
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-127.1
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-129
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-130
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-133
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-135
O.C.G.A.§ 16-11-137
O.C.G.A.§ 43-38-10

Campus Carry Q&A

Q: Does the new law allow for open carry at Atlanta Technical College?
A:
 No

Q: What should I do if I see a handgun or any other type of weapon exposed on campus?
A: 
Notify ATC Police at 404.225.4730

Q: Do I have to have my weapons permit on my person?
A:
 Yes

Q: What weapons are covered under the Campus Carry law?
A:
 Handguns, firearms of any description, whereas the barrel does not exceed 12 inches.

Q: Where can weapons be secured when not being carried on campus by the permit holder?
A: 
Weapons should be stored in the gun holder’s vehicle; the college will not provide weapons storage facilities.

Q: Can faculty or staff ask a student to show a weapons carry license?
A: 
No

Q: What happens when high school (or younger) students are on tours of the campus or in hallways or break areas?
A:
 The law only applies to areas in current use for instruction of students who are dual enrollment or Move On When Ready students. Common areas where these students may be present are not covered.

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Clery Crime Statistics Report – National Site
Atlanta Technical College works to help you maintain your personal safety and to protect your property by providing security and safety services. We believe that an informed community is a safer community.

Each year, Atlanta Technical College publishes its safety statistics. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with this information so you’ll become an informed member of our community and can therefore contribute to the College’s efforts to create and maintain a safe environment in which we all can live, study, and work. Remember: Always use good safety sense and don’t hesitate to contact campus security whenever you need help or more information about one of our services.

To get crime data about other campuses, compare individual campuses or compare a group of campuses, please visit The Office of Post-secondary Education of the U. S. Department of Education Campus Security Statistics Website: click here

Dress Code

The primary mission of Atlanta Technical College is to prepare you for the world of work. The environment of this college is one that involves interactions with the students, business and industry representatives, and the general public. Therefore, as a student, you are expected to dress appropriately according to the occupation you are studying. Your instructors will provide you with written information regarding the appropriate attire for your occupation and program of study. Please cooperate accordingly.

Health Services

In the event of a medical emergency, Atlanta Technical College will refer a student to the nearest medical facility. As a non-residential institution, students are expected to secure medical services through a private physician. In the event of a medical emergency, it is understood that the student or parent will assume full responsibility for the cost of emergency care at the hospital including ambulance charges if such service is necessary.

First aid kits are available in the security office, in the office of the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, and in many laboratories throughout the building. Staff is instructed to call 911 for a potentially life-threatening emergency and then to report the incident to Ms. Caroline Angelo, the Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at 404.225.4545 or cangelo@atlantatech.edu.

Lost and Found

Campus security handles all lost and found items. This office is located in New Connections.

Parking

Parking decals are required for all vehicles parked on campus. These decals cost $23 each and may be obtained at the Business Office window, in building B, across from Admissions.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment complaints, which involve another student or a staff member, should be addressed to the Equity Coordinator, Mattie Goss, Student Affairs Division, Atlanta Technical College, Academic Building, C1111B, Atlanta Technical College, 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia, 30310, 404.225.4446. Procedures for filing a grievance are outlined in the student handbook.

Student Photo Identification

For security purposes, students are required to carry their college identification card whenever on campus, or when participating in college activities. Student photo identification cards are made in Room 2126 and in the Office of Student Activities. Students will be required to present the college identification card when using the library and other campus facilities and should be able to present it upon the request of a college official.

 

Safety Tips

    Report to campus Police
    • Immediately report any crime, suspected crime, or suspicious circumstances/persons to campus Police/Security, day or night.
    • If you observe criminal activity or suspicious circumstances/persons, call campus police or 911 and attempt to provide identifying information such as:
      Person – Name (if known), sex, age, height, weight, clothing, apparent condition, and any other identifying information.
      Auto – License number, make, model, color, outstanding characteristics (rust, dents, etc.), or special features.
      Property – Complete description, serial number, Operation I.D.
    Take your possessions with you
    • Never leave personal property unattended in your classroom.
    Park smart
    • Park your car in a well lit area. Always lock your car. Do not leave CD’s, personal information, or valuables in plain sight. Lock them in a trunk or keep them out of view.
    Safety on social media
    • Be careful when leaving status or away messages online and when using the “check-in” feature on Facebook or Foursquare. Leaving information about your whereabouts reveals details that are accessible to everyone. Use common sense so that someone can’t track your every move. If you wouldn’t give the information to a stranger, then don’t put it on your online profile.
    Be on gaurd
    • Wait to let your guard down until people earn your trust. A college campus can foster a false sense of security. Don’t assume people you’ve just met will look out for your best interests; remember that they are essentially strangers
    Trust your instincts
    • Trust your instincts and be yourself. If you feel unsafe, or even uncomfortable, in any situation, go with your gut. Don’t worry about what others think; your own safety comes first.
    Utilize your cell phone
    • Use your cell phone as a tool. Make sure it’s fully charged before you leave home. If you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, shoot a quick text for a “friend-assist.” Make a plan before you go out just in case your phone dies, so you can meet up with your friends at a specific location at a certain time.
    Your safety comes first
    • Don’t be afraid to hurt someone’s feelings. If you find yourself in an unsafe situation it’s OK to lie. Make up an excuse as to why you have to go. It’s better to make up a reason to leave than to stay in a possibly dangerous situation. Your safety comes before someone else’s feelings.
    See something, say something
    • If you see something, say something! Intervene if a situation seems questionable or if someone’s safety is at risk. By taking action you can prevent a crime from being committed. Remember you can also contact your resident assistant or campus police.
    Saftey in numbers
    • Stick with your friends, and watch out for each other. Arrive together, check in with one another throughout the night, and leave together. Think twice about going off alone and if, for whatever reason, you have to separate from your friends, let them know where you are going and who you are with.
    Be aware
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Whether you’re walking home from the library or at a party be mindful of potential risks. Get to know your campus and learn a well-lit route back to your dorm or place of residence. Think of a safe exit strategy. Are there people around who might be able to help you? Is there an emergency phone nearby?