Campus Safety and Security

Clery Act

Per the Clery Act, WCC makes available to all faculty, staff, and students an annual report which sets forth its policies on crime prevention issues and provides statistics on specific crimes which have occurred on campus. This information can be obtained in hard copy from Campus Police as well as through

Security Incident Reporting

Campus Police Officers are trained to observe and report. Upon receipt of a call, Campus Police Officers are dispatched immediately to the site of the complaint to render assistance, write an incident report, take statements from witnesses, and conduct follow-up inquiries as required. A Daily Incident Log is maintained by Campus Police and is accessible by visiting the Campus Police Department.

Campus Law Enforcement Authority

WCC Campus Police have complete police authority to apprehend and arrest anyone involved in illegal acts on-campus and areas immediately adjacent to the campus. Campus Police may also refer curriculum students to the Director of Counseling Services for possible disciplinary action if offenses involving College rules and regulations are committed.

Major offenses such as rape, murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and auto theft are reported to the local police and joint investigative efforts with investigators from WCC and the city police are deployed to solve these serious felony crimes. The prosecution of all criminal offenses, both felony and misdemeanor, are conducted by the North Carolina 8th Prosecutorial District in session at the Wayne County Courthouse.

Campus Police personnel work closely with local, state, and federal police agencies and have direct radio communication with the Goldsboro Police Department and Wayne County Sheriff’s Office on the County Emergency Services network. The Campus Police Department is also a part of the Wayne County 911 Emergency System.

Notice: Wayne Community College is randomly patrolled by police K-9 units. All staff, students, visitors and vehicles on WCC property are subject to K-9 exposure.

Emergency Phone Numbers

CAMPUS POLICE (919) 739-7050

Timely Warnings and Emergency Notifications

In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of Campus Police, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat, a campus-wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning will be issued through the WCC Alert system. If a situation elevates to an immediate threat, an emergency notification will be issued using the WCC Alert system.

Depending on the particular circumstances of the crime, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the College community and individuals, Campus Police may also post a notice on the campus-wide MagicNet monitors as well as the College website:, providing the College community with more immediate notification.

Anyone with information warranting a timely warning or emergency alert should immediately report the circumstances to Campus Police by phone (919-739-7050) or in person on the first floor of the Wayne Learning Center building, WLC-195.

Identity Checks

All employees, including Campus Police Officers, are empowered to stop and identify any person on campus. Anyone on campus should be prepared to show campus or other identification at all times. Any individual who disrupts the educational process, endangers someone else, or fails to identify themselves shall be asked or directed to leave the campus. If a person refuses to leave, student disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct and/or a second-degree trespass warning will be administered and failure to comply will result in trespass charges being filed.

Campus Access

There will be no access to Wayne Community College buildings during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. During business hours, the College will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non-business hours, access to all College facilities is by key, if issued, or by admittance via the Campus Police Department. In the case of periods of extended closing, the College will admit only those with prior written approval to all facilities.

Some facilities may have individual hours which may vary at different times of the year. Examples are the Fitness Center, the Library, and the Open Computer Lab. In these cases, the facilities will be secured according to schedules developed by the department responsible for the facility. Two persons must be present at all times when using a facility such as a shop, fitness center or laboratory where potential for injury exists. Students desiring access to any academic facility at any time must be accompanied by a staff member, preferably from that department.

Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules. Campus Police and Plant Maintenance routinely examine security issues such as landscaping, locks, alarms, lighting, and communications. Anyone can report concerns to the Campus Police Department at any time by calling (919) 739-7050.