Campus Security Policies

Campus Security

At Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC), the NWSCC Security works to help you maintain your personal safety by providing security, emergency preparedness, and educational programming services. While NWSCC can never guarantee that accidents and criminal activity will not occur, we make every effort to ensure that students, employees and visitors to campus enjoy a safe learning environment.

In compliance with the Clery Act, crime statistics relating to incidents occurring on the campuses of Northwest Shoals Community College for the calendar years 2020-2022 (January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022) are posted in the Annual Security Report.

Please direct any questions or concerns regarding the College’s security policy to the Director of Public Relations and Marketing, telephone 256-331-5260. For more information regarding College Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Notifications, Title IX, and more please visit the NWSCC Campus Security website at

A. Reporting Criminal Actions or Other Emergencies

  1. It is the policy of the College that any criminal act; act or threat of violence; injury; destruction of college or personal property; traffic accident; or other situation which occurs on any campus of, or any other site operated by, the College, and which may constitute an emergency, a danger to the health, safety, or property of any person, or a threat to the public order be reported to Campus Security at 256.627.1526, Shoals Campus or 256.417.4731, Phil Campbell Campus. If this is unsuccessful, the situation should be reported to the President’s Office.
  2. All witnesses to any situation which fits into any of the above-described categories shall make themselves available to make written statements and otherwise assist college officials and law enforcement officers in the investigation of the situation. It shall be an offense subject to appropriate disciplinary action for any College employee or student to file false report of, knowingly make a false statement about, or interfere with the investigation of, any situation of the nature described in paragraph A.1. above.
  3. It shall be the duty of the College, upon its designated official or officials being made aware of any situation of a nature described in Paragraph A.1. above, to immediately take all reasonable action to prevent or minimize any harm or threat of harm to the employees, students, and visitors of the College. Furthermore, it shall be the duty of said official(s) to notify the appropriate law enforcement agency in the event of an act of a criminal nature, or of any other nature (for example, a traffic accident) which would ordinarily involve law enforcement officials. Additionally, it shall be the duty of said official(s) to contact the appropriate fire department, emergency medical agency, or other authority or agency which is due to be notified of the respective incident.
  4. Firearms/weapons of any kind are prohibited on all properties of NWSCC. Violation of this policy will result in being trespassed from the campus and may result in arrest.

B. Security of Campus Facilities

The College has a security system for video recording buildings.