Crime Prevention Programs
Crime prevention and awareness at Central Texas College (CTC) requires the involvement of all members of the college community. The CTC Police Department (CTCPD) strives to provide leadership and direction for this effort through programs ranging from crime prevention presentation to on-site inspections. CTC police officers participate in many crime prevention and community awareness programs each academic year.
CTCPD crime prevention programs stress campus community awareness through the dissemination of materials and presentations to familiarize students, faculty, and staff of their individual responsibility to help reduce criminal activities. Presentations, posters and handouts are all utilized in an effort to make all members of the campus community aware of the potential for crime and information on how to reduce or prevent becoming a victim of crime.
The CTC Student EagleMail, and the weekly employee publication NewsLink, are used for presenting crime information to the campus community which may include the occurrence of serious crimes on the campus. Security awareness and crime prevention programs are based upon a dual concept of eliminating and minimizing criminal opportunities when possible and encouraging students, faculty and staff to share safety responsibilities. Campus Police disseminate serious criminal activity which may have a direct impact on students and staff through the use of Timely Warnings.
Crime prevention and sexual assault programs are presented to students each academic year. Topics covered in these presentations include:
- Sexual offenses
- How to report offenses
- Who to contact
- How offenders choose victims
- Prevention practices
- Parking lot safety
- What to do if assaulted
- Victim services
The following crime prevention programs are available on central campus:
- CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) Course: The course uses the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy, a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event. The CRASE course includes the history and prevalence of active shooter events, civilian (student, staff, and
- Operation Identification: To discourage theft on campus, under this program, personal property items are engraved with the owner’s personal identification number.
- Campus Escorts: Courtesy escorts are provided to anyone desiring the need for additional safety when walking to or from their class or vehicle.
- Vehicle Assistance: The campus police will assist you with your stranded vehicle by providing a courtesy jump start or unlocking it if you accidentally lock your keys inside. Campus police also carry compressed air in case you have a flat tire while on campus.
- Child Identification: Complimentary fingerprinting of your child and providing an identification kit in case your child is missing, has run away, or is kidnapped.
External resources available to our CTC community:
- iWatchTexas school safety website
An easy way that Texans can report suspicious activity is through iWatchTexas.