BSC Campus Police
Birmingham-Southern College employs its own Campus Police personnel.
The goal of our 18-person force is to ensure safety and provide service
to the campus community. The Campus Police Department operates 24
hours a day, seven days a week, to provide immediate response to
anyone requesting assistance.
In light of the uncertainty that we are facing in our world today,
we want to assure you that the Administration, and the Campus Police
at Birmingham-Southern College are prepared to deal with emergency
situations whether they be natural or man made. The College's
Emergency Response Team meets on a regular basis and has developed
specific procedures for addressing the threats we face in today's
environment. The Offices of Student Development, Business and Finance,
Operations, Telecommunications, Campus Police, and Communications
are examples of those comprising this organization. The ERT remains
in close contact with the President's Office, and emergency
procedures are reviewed and revised as needed.
In addition to on campus planning, the Campus Police and the ERT
also rely on the expertise the local Emergency Management Agency,
the Birmingham Office of the FBI and local law enforcement agencies
as specific plans are developed for the College. These relationships
provide us with the latest and most accurate information available
as we plan emergency procedures.
While on our Home Page, we invite you to visit the link titled “Emergency
Response Information” for a more in depth view of emergency
procedures at BSC. We would further recommend that you visit the
Web sites of the American Red Cross and the Federal Government related
to this issue. They are www.redcross.org and www.ready.gov respectively.
Campus Police Telephone Number:
Any incident involving criminal activity, violations of College
policies, or security concerns should be reported to the Campus Police
The ultimate responsibility for personal safety rests with each
individual. Always be aware of your surroundings and potential risk,
know evacuation procedures and report any security concerns to Campus
The Campus Police force is always ready to assist you. If you are
off campus and have car trouble, you can call the Campus Police for
assistance. They will either pick you up or make arrangements to
get you back to campus. If your car battery is dead or your keys
are locked inside your vehicle, the Campus Police can help you.
Escorts are available 24 hours a day by the Campus Police. Anyone
wishing to be escorted to their on-campus destination should inform
the gate officer upon entering campus and an officer would meet you.
If studying late at night in a classroom building, call the Campus
Police for a ride back to your residence hall.