NW-SCC Campus Security

At Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC), the NW-SCC Security works to help you maintain your personal safety by providing security, emergency preparedness, and educational programming services. While NW-SCC can never guarantee that accidents and criminal activity will not occur, we make every effort to ensure that students, employees and visitors to campus enjoy a safe learning environment.

Remember! Personal safety starts with you. Protect yourself by becoming informed and using good judgment. Take the first step toward protecting yourself by familiarizing yourself with safety procedures and services at the College. Remember: Always use good judgment, and do not hesitate to contact NW-SCC Campus Security when you need help or more information about our services.

For more information on NW-SCC campus security policies please review the Annual Security Report, student handbook portion of the College Catalog and the College Policies portion of the website.

Active Shooter Response Training

Run. Hide. Fight.

The following campus and area resources are also available to you:

NW-SCC Security, Shoals Campus
(256) 331-5415 or (256) 627-1526

NW-SCC Security, Phil Campbell Campus
(256) 331-6304 or (256) 417-4731

Emergency – Dial 911

Emergency Preparedness and Response

NW-SCC has a comprehensive emergency plan in place to deal with crises that may occur on campus. NW-SCC performs emergency situation drills every year to prepare for such events. Campus security employees have gone through training regarding emergency situations and participate in training exercises. All local police and fire departments respond to campus emergencies as needed.

College Emergency Notifications

The College is prepared to notify students, faculty and staff of emergencies through the Patriot Alert. The Patriot Alert is an emergency communication system comprised of e-mail, voice and text messaging that is designed to send emergency messages to thousands of individuals in minutes. This system is designed to inform you of emergency situations and campus closings only.

Emergency notifications are also made via NW-SCC social media and the website. Firearms, smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited from all NW-SCC property.

NW-SCC Title IX

Northwest-Shoals Community College is committed to providing a workplace and campus community free of sexual misconduct and harassment. As required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the College does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. This includes discrimination affecting employees of the college and applicants for employment, students and applicants for admission, or members of the public. All members of the College community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others, whether on college premises or at any College owned off campus location, and while participating in any educational program or activity of the College. Learn more about Title IX and the College’s policy at https://nwscc.edu/title-ix

Community Online Resources

Ready Alabama – Ready Alabama is a state-wide emergency preparedness initiative designed to encourage Alabamians to develop and use an emergency kit.

Tickets/Fines

  • Handicap Parking Only / Each Offense $25.00
  • Faculty/Staff Parking Only / Each Offense $10.00
  • No Decal / Each Offense $5.00
  • Improper Parking / Each Offense $10.00
  • Loud Music / Each Offense $10.00
  • Littering / Each Offense $5.00
  • Speeding / Each Offense $25.00
  • Running Stop Sign / Each Offense $10.00
  • Other / Each Offense $25.00

Campus Crime Statistics 

In compliance with the Clery Act, statistics relating to incidents occurring on the campuses of Northwest-Shoals Community College for the calendar years 2018-2020 (January 1, 2018 – December 31, 2020) are posted in the Annual Security Report.