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Campus Safety

  • St. Petersburg College's Security Department is dedicated to ensuring the safety of students, staff and visitors by providing quality services and information to help make the time that you spend at SPC safe and enjoyable.

  • 911For assistance, call Campus Security Dispatch:

    • From a college phone dial extension 2560
    • From cell or other phones dial 727-791-2560

    IN AN EMERGENCY --- Dial 911

    For immediate emergency assistance, on all campuses (police, fire, medical) dial 911 and then call Security Dispatch at 727-791-2560.

    Learn how to report abuse of a minor.

    Non-emergency phone numbers

    • St. Petersburg Police Department: 727-893-7780
    • Clearwater Police Department: 727-562-4242
    • Tarpon Springs Police Department: 727-938-2849
    • Pinellas Park Police Department: 727-541-0758
    • Largo Police Department: 727-587-6730
    • Pinellas County Sheriff: 727-582-6200 
  • In addition to the safety tips on this page, review the following information:

    Safety On Campus 

    • Avoid using stairs in remote sections of a building
    • Never prop doors open, especially fire doors, even for a short time.
    • Do not hold a locked door open for stranger
    • Call security if you wish to arrange an escort to your car
    • Employees - when working late, make sure doors are locked
    • Keep your valuables secured in a locked cabinet or drawer 

    Tips for Pedestrians

    • Be alert and conscious of your surroundings
    • Utilize sidewalks where provided
    • Walk in groups and stay in well lit areas
    • If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic
    • Avoid walking out in front of moving vehicles
    • Use available crosswalks when crossing service road
    • Yield to vehicles when not crossing at a crosswalk

    Safety Tips for Drivers  

    • Drive defensively: Anticipate the unexpected
    • Yield to all pedestrian traffic, exercising extra caution in parking lots
    • Always stop for pedestrians in crosswalks
    • When turning, be especially watchful for pedestrians and bicycle traffic
    • When passing pedestrians, reduce speed and maintain a safe distance
    • Avoid distractions and use cell phones equipped with hands free communication devices whenever operating a vehicle 
  • Clery Act

    Crime ReportsThe Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, that requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses. The definitions used for purposes of these reports are particular to the act and may not be entirely consistent with those definitions used by other entities that collect crime information.

    The act requires universities to report statistics for the three most recent years. The statistics were gathered from police reports, college security reports and from reports made to Campus Security authorities. The college's Campus Security authorities for purposes of this report include: college security, provosts, associate provosts and their professional staffs, Disability Resources counselors, academic advisers in all divisions, student organization advisers, athletic coaches, sports club advisers and visitor control attendants. A formal police report or investigation is not needed in order for a crime report to be included in the statistics.

    The act also requires reporting of not only arrests for liquor law, drug law, and illegal weapons violations, but also referrals for college disciplinary actions of both students and employees based on these violations. A recent clarification in the act requires reporting of not only disciplinary referrals for students but referrals of employees. Therefore, the statistics as of 2002 reflect referrals of students and employees.

    Campus Crime Reports

    The Clery Act, a federal law, requires colleges and universities that receive federal money to report statistics regarding criminal activity on campus and in the neighboring area for the three most recent years, as well as safety information, to the campus community. Use the link below to review or print the report or contact us for a copy.

    2010-2012 Campus Crime Statistics Report

  • Sexual Offenders List

    By law we are required to notify you of sexual predators or sexual offenders attending or working at St. Petersburg College. The sexual predators or sexual offenders listed below have been identified by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement as indicating they either plan to attend or are attending St. Petersburg College.

    There are no known sexual predators or offenders employed by the college.

    St. Petersburg College provides the link to state sexual offender and predator database but is not responsible for the site’s maintenance. If the link to the state's sexual predator site does not work, the information can be obtained in the office of the campus provost, associate provost or security.

    The following registered sexual offenders and predators either notified SPC of an intention to enroll for class and/or have actually enrolled in the summer 2014 term.

    Registered sexual offenders:

     To search the Florida database, visit http://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/homepage.do 

  • Reporting abuse of a minor on college property or during any college sponsored activity or event

    Under Florida Law, all persons have a legal obligation to report suspected instances of child abuse, neglect or abandonment, regardless of whether an alleged perpetrator is the child’s parent, legal custodian, caregiver or other person responsible for the child’s welfare.

    Any student, employee or visitor to the campus who has knowledge of, or has reasonable cause to suspect, the abuse, neglect or abandonment of a minor shall report such knowledge or suspicion to the Florida Department of Children and Family through its Florida Abuse Hotline.

    If you suspect or know of an instance where a child was abused, neglected or abandoned on college property during a college sponsored activity, event or function, you must immediately report that information to Campus Security and the Provost on your campus and report such information on the Florida Abuse Hotline (1-800-962-2873 or online via the website). Get more information on reporting directly to the Florida Abuse Hotline.

    Reporting Sexual Harassment

    For more information on reporting sexual harassment visit www.spcollege.edu/sexual_harassment.

    Reporting Sexual Misconduct

    For more information on reporting sexual misconduct visit www.spcollege.edu/sexual_misconduct.