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Safety Policies

SMCC campus security policies & safety information

Crime Statistics

Crime Statistics

Public disclosure of SMCC campus crime statistics

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Student & employee safety are our highest priorities


Safety Report

Data obtained from SMCC Public Safety Office reports


Making Safety A Priority

Emergency Police Related Calls

480.784.0911 (x40911)

  • Disruptive/Disorderly Conduct
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Use of Alcohol/Drugs
  • Harassment/Fighting
  • Crimes in Progress
  • Active Fires
  • Weapons
  • Children/Animals in Vehicles
  • Verbal or Physical Threats
  • Suspicious Packages
  • Suspicious Persons
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Trespassing
  • Theft

Non-Emergency Community Related Calls

SMCC Public Safety Office

602.243.8100 (x38100)

  • Lost/Found Property
  • Door Locks/Unlocks
  • Parking Violations
  • Facilities Issues
  • Animal Issues
  • Shuttles


For any medical emergency on the South Mountain College Campuses, Public Safety should be notified. Employee Injury is classified as any injury or illness that arises out of the course of your employment during working hours. The following steps are to be followed in the event of an employee injury;

  • If medical attention is required immediately, call the Public Safety Emergency at 480-784-0911
  • Immediately notify Supervisor of injury-Supervisor and Employee must complete the Supervisor’s Report of Industrial Injury
  • Call Triage Now at 844-332-5221



The Department of Public Safety supports the educational mission of the Maricopa County Community Colleges by providing community-oriented services to ensure a safe and secure campus for our students, faculty, staff and visitors.


To be a model in providing ethical, effective and value-oriented emergency preparedness, law enforcement and public safety services within higher education.

To ensure the safety of the South Mountain Campuses, the Public safety office is staffed with AZ Post certified sworn police officers, public safety aides, student workers and support of office personnel. Public Safety is a 365 day/25 hour operation; however, for the normal business operations, the Public Safety Office is open 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To decrease the chance of crime occurring within the campus community, everyone’s cooperation and vigilance is needed. Campus safety is everyone’s responsibility, and our community members re-encourage to contact Public Safety if You See Something-Say Something!™


The Public Safety Commander and all College Police Officers have full peace officer authority, including arrest authority under Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Title 13-3883 and as further defined by the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board. The College Public Safety department’s Police Aides have no arrest authority except those granted under ARS 13-3884.