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Reporting of Emergencies and Criminal Activity

South Florida State College has developed a set of guidelines for reporting emergencies and criminal activities. It is important to note that each emergency situation or criminal activity has different circumstances requiring different actions. Each action should afford the safety and security of victims and other participants. Reporting guidelines are published in the Student Handbook, Faculty Handbook, Adjunct Faculty Handbook, and Employee Safety Manual.

Criminal actions and emergencies should be reported as they occur to the Security Department or campus/center director. This allows security to respond as soon as possible. In addition to completing an internal Incident Report, the security officer/director will contact the appropriate law enforcement agency, if necessary, to ensure an appropriate response. Any violations, infractions, or potentially hazardous situation should be reported immediately to Security. Evidence should be preserved for use in possible criminal prosecution. In the event of a crisis, immediate danger, injury, or criminal activity, the victim/witness is advised to first call the local police, fire, or emergency service. Below is the contact information for agencies in each area.

Highlands Campus  
   Campus Security 863-453-0806 (24/7/365) OR
Press the button on security call
boxes located in the parking areas.
   Fire / Rescue / Ambulance 9-1-1
DeSoto Campus  
   Campus Director ext. 7040 or 863-993-1757
   Fire / Rescue / Ambulance 9-1-1
Hardee Campus  
   Campus Director ext. 7060 or 863-773-3081
   Fire / Rescue / Ambulance 9-1-1
Lake Placid Center and Lorida School House  
   Campus Director ext. 7080 or 863-465-3003
   Fire / Rescue / Ambulance 9-1-1
Jacaranda Hotel, Crews Center, and Teacherage 
   Fire / Rescue / Ambulance 9-1-1
South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-453-0806
Fax: 863-453-2437