In order to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students, employees and visitors, Cabarrus College has an emergency preparedness plan in place. For more information about the plan, please see policy 07-04 Emergency Preparedness and Safety.

Facility Safety
The College building is open to employees and students from 7:00am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday when classes are in session. During the times the College is closed, which includes Saturday, Sunday, holidays, and designated "closed days", the College is accessible to employees and students having a valid identification badge via card swipe access.

Employees and students are encouraged to maintain a secure building by not propping exterior doors open. Offices, classrooms, and laboratories are secured by key locks. Keys are prohibited from being duplicated and employees are responsible for securing their offices when unoccupied.

Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Security Services monitors the building perimeter, front entrance, and parking lot through surveillance cameras 24 hours per day. Additionally, security officers provide vehicle patrol of the parking lot and walking patrol of the building twice a day.

The College's security systems (fire alarms, electronic card access, emergency telephone systems, and Contact Now) are tested by Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Facilities Management Services, the Concord Fire Department, Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Security Services, and others.

Reporting Criminal Actions or Other Activities
Individuals should immediately report criminal activity, suspicious activity, and emergency situations to Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Security Services (704-403-1192 or extension 6.6595 from a College phone). Security Services can also be contacted through the Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast telephone operator at 704-403-3000.

Special Alerts
Special alerts may be posted around the College building in the event of an incident that might pose a threat to the College community.

A daily crime log is available for review at the Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Security Services office, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday thru Friday, excluding holidays. The information in the crime log typically includes the nature, time, location, and disposition of the criminal activity.