District Emergency Procedures
Emergencies, whether man-made or natural, can occur at any time and for any reason. Hinds Community College strives to keep our students, faculty, staff, and visitors safe at all times. Hinds Community College’s Emergency Alert System is called EagleOne Alerts. The EagleOne Alert Network uses SMS/Text messages, Emails, Social Media, Emergency Info Line (601.857.3600), the EagleOne Website, and Eagle Vision to communicate vital information to let students and staff know when there is an emergency on or around campus and what they need to do to be safe. Parents can sign up under their student’s account for alerts. EagleOne Alert is the accurate source for emergency information for Hinds Community College. More information about the EagleOne Alert Network and how to sign up for alerts can be found here. The EagleOne Alert Network is tested on the first day of every month at noon (weather permitting).
Further information about the emergency procedures concerning the operation of the Hinds Community College District can be found here under the “Planning and Response” section of the Office of Emergency Management web page or in the Hinds Student Handbook.
Campus Public Safety
Campus Public Safety is provided by a College-employed staff of MS Certified Police Officers and Campus Security officers supplemented with contract security officers. It is the mission of Hinds Community College Campus Police to provide campus security services which enhance and support the mission of the college. Our goal is to promote a safe and welcoming environment which recognizes and is respectful of diversity, thus improving the quality of campus life for faculty, staff and students.
All faculty, staff and students contribute to making Hinds Community College a safe, nurturing environment conducive for learning. We cannot isolate ourselves from the outside world, but Hinds Community college is committed to ensuring the safety of faculty, staff and students through “Community Policing”, as well as effective policies and procedures, educational programs and community involvement. philosophy in order to ensure the safety and security of our students and campus employees and visitors.
More information about Campus Public Safety can be found here.
Crime-Emergency Reporting Policy and Response
Current Hinds Community College District Policy requires that members of the college community report all criminal actions and other emergencies to the Campus Police/Security Department. The Campus Police/Security Department or campus Dean’s Office will initiate an immediate response to any reported emergency. If circumstances require expertise or assistance beyond the Campus Police/Security’s abilities, the Campus Police/Security or campus Dean’s office will immediately notify and request assistance from local law enforcement or other emergency services via telephone or radio.
There is an Anonymous Confidential Crime Report located on the Campus Public Safety Page. This page is not intended to replace the normal crime reporting process. The form is provided as a special service for those who wish to report criminal activity confidentially. CPS Office personnel will not contact you because they will not know who you are, unless you provide that information to them.
A full publication has been given to students and employees to meet the requirements of federal law since September 1, 1993 concerning crime report data and drug/alcohol information. Beginning in 2000, these documents have been available on the Hinds website. Beginning in Fall 2009, an email announcement with links to the “It’s Your Right to Know” - Clery Act Campus Crime Report and “Drug/Alcohol Information: Penalties, Symptoms, Laws, Consequences and Assistance” is sent to students and employees.