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Physical facilities and resources are important in education by assuring accessibility to all students, college personnel, the community, and to comply  with ADA and OSHA requirements.  Patrick Henry Community College is committed to developing a facility and physical resources plan that is adequate for instruction and support services, and provides an acceptable, safe, and secure environment conducive to student learning and community service programs.  The Facilities Department exists to meet these needs and to provide a safe, functional and aesthetically pleasing environment.  We endeavor to deliver high quality service through planning, building, operating and maintaining facilities and grounds within a cooperative and accommodating schedule. 

The mission of the office of Emergency Planning is to ensure the safety and security of the campus of Patrick Henry Community College by coordinating emergency management and disaster preparedness programs for response, recovery, and mitigation in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Emergency Planning trains faculty, staff, and students in emergency response procedures and safety issues, develops and coordinates emergency drills, and conducts safety drills. The Emergency Planner functions as the college’s liaison with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, Office of Commonwealth Preparedness, local/state emergency planners and local and state law enforcement by serving as the Emergency Planning Coordinating Officer in accordance with Governor’s Executive Order 60. The Emergency Planner writes and updates policies associated with all areas of safety including but not limited to; Emergency Operation Plan, Pandemic Flu Plan, and the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP). The Emergency Planner is responsible for implementation of the Continuing Preparedness Initiatives as established in the Governor’s Executive Order 41. The Emergency Planning Coordinator’s office is responsible for the PHCC identification/photo ID badges for students and staff.

This web page is part of Patrick Henry Community College's (PHCC's) effort to provide students and employees information about campus safety and security. We hope that you will read it carefully and use the information to help the college provide a safe learning and working environment. PHCC is required to inform students of the risks to their safety and security according to the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990.

Reporting of Criminal Actions and Other Emergencies
Uniformed guards provide security enforcement on the PHCC campus and at college off-campus sites. The guard sergeant plans and supervises work schedules, performs inspections to insure that proper patrolling methods are maintained, and assigns security personnel for special college events. The guards maintain scheduled patrols and inspections of campus grounds and facilities. They also coordinate efforts with local law enforcement agencies on matters pertinent to and within the jurisdiction of the Virginia Community College System. The Virginia State Police are contacted as required by current regulations.

It is your responsibility to report all actual and suspected criminal acts and to encourage everyone to be responsible for their own safety as well as each others'. You can contact security by calling the on-campus office at (276)656-0221 or (276)732-2406. You may also contact the vice president of financial and administrative services at (276)656-0205. For emergencies requiring an ambulance, fire department or police, call 911 and then contact campus security.

Access and Security
The college security guards and other college personnel maintain security and access to the campus. Buildings are closed to students after evening classes On weekends, the library and computer laboratories are available only during designated times. The hours of operation for each laboratory are posted and are also available from personnel in the respective laboratories.
We suggest you follow these guidelines to minimize security risks:

  • do not prop open doors to the outside
  • lock rooms that are unavailable on weekends;
  • travel in pairs or groups if going from campus buildings to parking lots after dark;
  • stay within the lighted walkway areas at night;
  • avoid working or studying alone on campus at night or on weekends;
  • keep car doors and windows locked;
  • do not leave purses, book bags or other valuables open or unattended.

Crime Statistics
PHCC security personnel gather statistics on crimes that occur on the college campus.

Number of Occurrences Reported During
the Last Three Years - Criminal Offenses
On campus and Non campus
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Forcible sex offenses (including forcible rape) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nonforcible sex offenses  0 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0
Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0
Negligent Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of Arrests/Disciplinary Action for Selected Crimes
On campus and Non campus
Liquor Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Law Violations 0 0 0 0 0 0
Illegal Weapons Possession 0 0 0 0 0 0

Patrick Henry Community College uses PHCC Alert to notify students and campus personnel in the event of an emergency or weather-related delay or closure. To sign up for PHCC Alert or to learn more, visit the homepage and follow the PHCC Alert link.