The Campus Police Department and its officers provide the campus community with a variety of services. Whether it is a campus patrol or an informational program in the residence halls, Campus Police is available and visible throughout the campus community.
For more information about any of the services listed here, please contact the Campus Police Department at 276-328-0190.
Officers provide patrols of campus grounds and facilities 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Campus Transport Service
On-campus transportation is provided to those individuals who have legitimate concerns for their personal safety while on campus. Call the COPS-line at (276) 328-COPS.
Emergency Call Boxes
Emergency call boxes are located on campus and may be activated by pushing a button. The activated call box will automatically notify Campus Police. The caller should give the necessary emergency information to the officer and, if possible, remain at the call box until an officer arrives. Tampering with these units or making false emergency calls is strictly prohibited. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
The Campus Police Department offers a variety of educational programs for the campus community and in the residence halls. Topics include drug and alcohol awareness, crime prevention and safety, internet awareness and safety, personal safety, travel safety, etc.
The Rape, Aggression, Defense (RAD) system, photo at right, is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women. The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training; it is not a martial arts program. RAD is offered as a Women's Self Defense 7-week course each fall and spring semester. This 0.5 credit hour class will fulfill half of the General Education physical education requirement. Officer Nichole Davis the nationally-certified RAD instructor for these courses. For more information, contact Officer Davis at 276-328-COPS or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are given the opportunity to label personal property and valuables brought to campus with hand-held engravers. The Department maintains records of these items.
Semester & Year-End Transports
The Campus Police Department works with students to provide transportation assistance for residential students who are leaving/returning to campus for semester and/or year-end breaks. This transportation is only provided to students who do not have a vehicle on campus. Please note the following details:
- Students must provide a five (5) day advance notice of transportation needs to the Campus Police Department, except in the case of a verifiable emergency.
- There is a $25 one-way fee required per student being transported to or from the Greyhound Bus Stations (Bristol or Kingsport, TN) or the Tri-Cities Regional Airport (Blountville, TN); the roundtrip fee is $50.
- Each student must be at the designated pick-up point ten (10) minutes before campus departure time. It is the responsibility of the student to be on time. The driver is not responsible for contacting individual students who are not present when the shuttle is ready to leave campus.
- If a student requests transportation and then makes other arrangements without notifying Campus Police, the transportation fee will still be billed to the student's account.
- Transportation requests must be arranged during regular business hours each week day with the Campus Police Department at 276-328-0190 or by coming into the Cantrell Hall office.
Siren Alert System & AlertNow
The Siren Alert System is for campus emergency notifications and will only be activated by Campus Police personnel in the event of a dire campus emergency. Both tonal and voice broadcast alert capabilities are available.
The AlertNow phone and email notification is used only in emergency situations, and will provide employees and students with notifications to registered home phone, cell phone, and/or email address. You may register up to six (6) numbers for campus alerts and notifications [click here].
Vehicles & Parking
All vehicles parked on campus must be registered with the Campus Police Department and display a valid parking decal. Decals, which are valid for one year (August to August), may be purchased in the Campus Police office for a $60 annual fee for full-time employees and students; a $24 annual fee is charged for part-time employees and students. See the Resources link, above left, for more information.