Northwest Florida State College

Safety


Emergency? Dial 911.

It is the policy of NWF State College that all students and employees of NWF State College campuses are to report criminal acts and safety hazards or occurrences known to them. The proper reporting procedure is to contact the NWF State College Police Department, (850) 729-6888.

The Northwest Florida State College Police Department takes pride in protecting and serving the college community! Here you will find information on crime reporting, emergency action guides, general safety and security information, annual safety reporting, and anonymous reporting for criminal or suspicious activity.

Annual Safety and Fire Report

Emergency Action Guide

Injury and Incident Reporting

Please click on the link below to report any incident or information that you would like to report to the college. If you have been injured on college property or during a college sponsored event, please utilize this form.

Incident/Injury Report

Safety and Closure Notification

NWF State College employs a variety of methods to inform students and staff regarding safety or closure notices, such as storm-related/hurricane closures. Depending on the situation, some or all of the notification methods below may be used including:

What can I do to help myself stay safe?

Crime Statistics

Annually updated campus crime statistics can be found in the College Catalog indexed under “Crime, Summary of Reported Campus Crimes” or go to the US Department of Education’s Campus Safety and Security website. In all instances of criminal occurrence, loss of property, assault, threat, injury, or attempted crime, the Physical Plant Department must be contacted as soon as possible in order to facilitate proper reporting and resource utilization and to record the occurrence for further study and preventive action.

Sexual Predator Notification (Florida Statute 1006.695)

Federal and State law requires a person designated as a sexual predator or offender to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE).  The FDLE then is required to notify the local law enforcement agency where the registrant resides, attends, or is employed by an institution of high learning.

Information regarding sexual predators or offenders attending an institution of higher learning may be obtained from the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction for the particular Northwest Florida State College Campus or Center, or by calling the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) hotline at 1-888-FL-PREDATOR (1-888-357-7332), or by visiting the FDLE website.

I am a victim of sexual assault on NWF State College’s campus. What should I do?

If a sexual assault happens on campus, report it to the police (911) or campus security at (850) 729-6888, or call the Dean of Students at (850) 729-6671, Human Resources at (850) 729-5365, President’s Office at (850) 729-5360but you should report it to some member of the college staff. A report to any college employee will set off a chain of events designed to protect the safety and well-being of the person who has been assaulted, and the college community at-large.

If the victim does not want to file an official police report of the incident, he or she can still provide the police information about the assailant. This information may help the police arrest the assailant and prevent another assault. Information may be provided directly or through a friend or advocate.

All reports of sexual assault are treated as confidential. The college will work with authorized agencies such as hospitals, public law enforcement, and campus security to obtain needed assistance for the victims and to take steps for resolution. Disclosure is confidential and will not be released. If the victim is a minor, the parents or guardian will be informed. The College will ensure case follow-up and assist with person concerns, victim advocacy and counseling referral services.

Help is available from the State Attorney’s Office for victims with questions or doubts about prosecution.

Communicable Disease Safety

The Northwest Florida State College campuses and centers are an important part of the local communities that it serves. As in any community, it is important that students, faculty and staff realize that they should take every possible precaution to prevent themselves or others from contracting a communicable disease.

A common communicable disease for our region during the months of October – May is influenza. It’s not possible to predict how severe flu season will be each year, but it is possible to protect yourself and others from this disease. Seasonal influenza is a serious public health problem that causes severe illness and death in high risk populations.

Please read CDC – Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine for ways to protect yourself and others during flu season.