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Campus Safety & Security

Your safety at Sussex County Community College is one of our top priorities. In fact, we just received top honors from the School Alliance Insurance Fund for our commitment to student safety for the sixth consecutive year! SCCC remains a safe and comfortable campus.

Campus safety is managed by the Campus Security Department and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year. Security officers utilize foot and vehicle patrols to observe and report situations or activities which may pose a danger to persons or property.

Security officers are patrolling to ensure your safety and well-being on campus, and the campus parking lots and walkways are well lit during evening hours.

Security Officers respond to all complaints and emergencies on campus. If warranted, security shall contact emergency services for Police/Fire/EMS response. Please be advised that Security Officers are not armed and do not have police powers, but they will assist you. Security Officers have received First Aid, CPR and AED training in addition to instruction in campus public safety procedures.
SCCC has a cooperative working relationship with the Newton Police Department. Their officers periodically patrol the campus roadways and parking facilities, maintaining public order, crime prevention, and provide for the enforcement of local and state laws.

SCCC offers an email and optional text messaging system, Rave Alert System, to alert our students, faculty and staff of emergencies, timely warnings, and closings. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to enroll in the RAVE system for their safety and well-being, as this serves the primary method of communication for emergencies and other issues that may affect the regular schedule of classes and activities.

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency, please review the College’s Emergency Procedures Guide.

For assistance, please call:
Campus Security at 973-300-2222
SCCC Receptionist at 973-300-2104
In the case that you are witness to a crime, please dial 911 and Campus Security immediately.

FBI Safety Video
The FBI is committed to working with its partners to protect schools, workplaces, houses of worship, transportation centers, other public gathering sites, and communities. Although local and state law enforcement agencies are virtually always the first ones on the scene, the FBI has played a large role in supporting the response to every major incident in recent years and has much to offer in terms of capacity, expertise, specialized capabilities, training, and resources before and after an incident occurs. The following video is produced by the FBI and offers response procedures in event of an active shooter incident.
>> Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event

Important Telephone Numbers

Emergency: 911
Campus Security Direct: (973) 300-2222 or 2103
College Phone Extension: 2222 or 2103
Non-Emergency Calls: (973) 300-2104
College Closings: (973) 300-2100
Police/Fire/EMS: 911
Newton Fire/Police/Ambulance 973-383-2525