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Report a Safety or Security Concern

Emergency Protocol

Parking Regulations

Emergency Operations Plan

Workplace Violence

Hazardous Weather Conditions

2017 CPTC Clery Report

Campus Carry Law


Security Staff


James Mock, Campus Police Chief

Coastal Pines Technical College is committed to a safe educational environment for students and a safe working environment for faculty and other staff. For details, see Emergency Operations.

CPTC has a security officer on campus during the hours students occupy the buildings. For an emergency requiring immediate assistance please dial 911. For non-emergency assistance:

  • Alma: 912-632-0951
  • Baxley: 912-367-1700
  • Camden: 912-510-3300
  • Golden Isles: 912-424-9405
  • Hazlehurst: 912-379-0041
  • Jesup: 912-424-9403
  • Waycross: 912-424-9410

Any student desiring to be escorted to their vehicle in a CPTC parking area should check-in with the front desk or your instructor for assistance. Special arrangements to and from a vehicle for parking or assistance will be considered on a case-by-case basis. In order to obtain assistance please contact your instructor, security staff, or the administrator on duty. 


Emergency Protocol   back to top

  • Active Shooter
    • Move to safe location away from shooter
    • Remain in place or hide if moving is unsafe
    • Lock and barricade doors, block windows and close blinds
    • Turn off lights
    • Silence cell phones
    • Take cover behind dense, solid objects that might be effective in stopping bullets
    • For more tips, view the “Run. Hide. Fight.” video
  • Civil Disturbance
    • Call 911 and then notify CPTC Police at 912-288-7810 if activities threaten or may result in damage to college grounds or buildings
    • Give CPTC Police your name, exact location of disturbance and any information known about the disturbance
    • Remain calm
    • Alert all persons in area of the situation
    • Lock doors and windows and close blinds to prevent flying glass
  • Crime in Progress
    • Report crimes observed or believed to be in progress to 911 and then notify CPTC Police at 912-288-7810
  • Fire
    • Activate building fire alarm pull station if you discover fire or smell or see smoke
    • Immediately leave the building and, if possible, shut off equipment and quickly stabilize experiments
    • Close your door
    • Alert others
    • Assist others in evacuating if possible. Have those you cannot assist wait in areas designated “Areas of Rescue Assistance”
    • Call 911 and then notify CPTC Police at 912-288-7810
    • Stay low to the floor when escaping from a fire
    • Assemble at safe place away from danger and account for others in your office/classroom/floor
    • Have person with knowledge of situation meet with first responders
  • Hazardous Material Release
    • Report all spills or releases of hazardous materials observed to 911 and then notify CPTC Police at 912-288-7810
    • Give CPTC Police your name, exact location of spill or release, and source, character, amount, and extent of material spill/release if possible
    • Advise CPTC Police of any injuries associated with the incident
    • Shut windows, turn off open flames and open hoods in the area, if possible
    • Remain a safe distance from released or spilled material
    • Keep others from entering the area
    • Wait for CPTC Police and emergency responders to direct them to the area
  • Lightening and Thunderstorms
    • Postpone outdoor activities if a thunderstorm is audible via thunder, evident visually, likely because of current weather conditions or has been forecasted in your area
    • Secure outdoor objects that could cause damage; shutter windows and secure exterior doors
    • Watch for darkening skies, lightning and increasing winds
    • Go quickly inside a sturdy and enclosed building. If no building is close, get in a car and avoid touching metal surfaces
    • Go to the lowest area nearby and make yourself the smallest target possible if no shelter or car is available
    • Get to land and shelter immediately if on open water
  • Medical Emergency
    • Call 911 for emergency medical service (EMS/ambulance) if injured or encountering someone who is injured and then notify CPTC Police at 912-288-7810
    • Give CPTC Police your name, exact location and any key information regarding the injury
    • Remain with injured person until CPTC Police or EMS arrives
    • Remain calm and tell the injured person (even if they appear to be unconscious) that help is on the way
  • Suspicious Person
    • Notice persons going door to door, office to office
    • Notice persons loitering in hallways or commons areas
    • Notice persons entering private offices unescorted
    • Notice persons offering items for sale in buildings
    • Notice persons entering secure areas
    • Notice persons asking for an unknown individual or department
    • Notice persons asking for money
    • Notice persons leaving packages
    • Notice any person who does not appear to belong in the area
    • Call 911 or CPTC Police at 912-288-7810
    • Provide authorities a description and where person(s) was last observed
    • Alert others on your floor or area
    • An easy-to-remember phrase is “See something, say something”
  • Tornado
    • Monitor weather status
    • Move immediately to a predetermined shelter location
    • If outside, seek shelter inside the nearest building
    • Move as close to the center of the building as possible
    • Stay away from windows and doors with glass panes
    • Sit or crouch in an inner hallway, bathroom or room


Report Potential Problems   back to top

Safety issues or suspicious behavior should be reported immediately to security or any available administrator on duty.  You may also report this behavior anonomously by clicking here to Report a Safety or Security Concern.


Parking Regulations   back to top

Parking areas for student, staff, handicapped, and visitor use have been specifically designated. Students are required to obtain a parking decal and to display the decals on all student vehicles parked on campus, including cars, trucks, motorcycles, and mopeds. Illegally parked vehicles (those without parking decals or those parked in reserved areas) will be issued parking ticket by the security officers. Violations may result in fines. 


Workplace Violence   back to top

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) and Coastal Pines Technical College CPTC are committed to providing all employees, students, volunteers, visitors, vendors and contractors a safe and secure workplace and/or academic setting free of intimidating, threatening, or violent behavior. To this end, it is the policy of the TCSG and CPTC that any violent act or threatening or disruptive behavior, language, or communication in any form (including telephone, facsimile, electronic mail or written communication) will not be tolerated. It is each individual’s responsibility to report any act of violence or threat of violence to CPTC administration.

An employee who believes that he/she has been subject to workplace violence should report the matter to the immediate supervisor or on-site administrator as soon as possible after the incident. A student, volunteer, visitor, vendor or contractor who believes that he/she has been subject to workplace violence should report the matter immediately to a CPTC employee as soon as possible after the incident.  


Campus Security Report (Clery Act)   back to top

The "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" (originally the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990) is a federal law that requires institutions of higher education in the United States to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus. These reports are currently available in the office of Campus Security. 


Hazardous Weather Conditions   back to top

Announcements regarding the closing of Coastal Technical College due to hazardous conditions will be posted to the CPTC website and sent via email to faculty, staff, and students. The following radio or television stations will announce the information:

WAJQ – FM - Alma
WBYZ – 94.5 FM - Baxley
WFNS – 1350 AM – Sports Radio
WGA – 1230 AM – News Talk
WJXT - Channel 4 in Jacksonville
WKUB – 105.1 FM Kub Kountry
WOKA – 106.7 FM Dixie Country
WTLV - Channel 12 in Jacksonville
WTOC - Channel 11 in Savannah
WWUF – 97.7 FM Oldies Radio
WYNR – 102.5 FM – Fun Country 

Although CPTC will contact the stations above, as indicated, the station manager will ultimately determine whether the announcement will be aired. 

Because CPTC serves a large thirteen-county geographic area, weather conditions may vary among the counties. Students should use their own judgment regarding the safety of travel conditions


Telephone numbers are accessible to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing through the Georgia Relay by dialing 711 or 1-800-255-0056 from a TTY/TDD.

Los números de teléfono son accesibles a las personas que son sordos o con pérdida de la audición a través de Georgia Relay marcando 711 o 1-800-255-0056 de TTY/TDD.


Waycross Camden Baxley
1701 Carswell Ave 100 Keith Dixon Way 1334 Golden Isles Pkwy, W
Waycross, Georgia 31503 Kingsland, GA 31548 Baxley, Georgia 31513
912.287.6584 912.522.4510 912.367.1700
  Camden Golden Isles
Alma Cosmetology Program 3700 Glynco Pkwy
101 West 17th St 8001 The Lakes Blvd Brunswick, Georgia 31525
Alma, Georgia 31510 Kingsland, Georgia 31548 912.262.4999
912.632.0951 912.510.3364  
  Hazlehurst 1777 West Cherry St
  677 Douglas Hwy Jesup, Georgia 31545
  Hazlehurst, Georgia 31539 912.427.5800


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