Safety & Security
It is the obligation of Oconee Fall Line Technical College
(OFTC) to ensure orderly operation, to protect the rights of all members of the
OFTC community, to prohibit acts which materially and substantially interfere
with legitimate educational objectives or interfere with the rights of others.
OFTC will take disciplinary action where conduct adversely affects the
college’s pursuit of its educational objectives. The OFTC Student Code of Conduct can be found in the Student
In emergency situations, uniformed security officers, the
Emergency Coordinator, the Alternate Coordinator and evening Administrators in
Charge (AIC) serve as Campus Security Officers. The Security Officers will provide assistance in both
external and internal disruptions. In such incidents, the security officer's directions are to
be followed explicitly by all visitors, students and employees.
Emergency Phone Numbers:
- North Campus - Sandersville: Campus Security Day: 478-240-5176; Evening: 478-357-0091
- North Campus - Jefferson County Center: Campus Security Day & Evening: 478-625-1901
- South Campus - Dublin: Campus Security Day: 478-595-6603; Evening: 478-595-6596 or 478-595-6553
- South Campus - Little Ocmulgee Instructional Center: Campus Security Day & Evening: 229-868-7834 or 229-868-7857
- Hancock County Center: Campus Security Day & Evening 478-232-7241
Emergency Alert Notification
OFTC has an on-campus alert system where students and employees are notified of emergency situations. The alert systems on each campus will be used as a “Best Effort” attempt to notify faculty/staff and students of any event which may affect the opening/closing of the college, require a campus lock down, evacuation or other event, as determined necessary by authorized officials of the College. The Emergency Procedures Guide for each campus spells out specific procedures to take in the event of an on-campus emergency.
These web sites allow faculty, staff, students and visitors to set up an emergency alert notification on their cell, pager or email. Persons in our service area can check for alerts while at home or at school.
CodeRED Weather Warning is a unique service that automatically notifies citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service. This limited CodeRED Weather Warning subscription is available at no direct cost. This system will telephone all or targeted areas of the County in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, missing child or evacuation notices).
Be Prepared to Act
Safety and security is everyone’s business. Suspected safety violations, hazards,and suspicious activity should be reported to the nearest
OFTC employee in a timely manner.
Be aware of your surroundings and who is around. Do not become a victim by not being safe:
Tips: Lock your car, don’t leave your property unattended
anywhere. Put 911 on the speed dial of your cell phone. Don’t walk alone after dark,
have a security officer walk you to your car. Always let someone know where you
are and who is with you. If followed go to the nearest OFTC employee. Don’t
take chances with people you do not know or those you know well.
Emergency Procedures Guide
The Emergency Preparedness Guide is posted in all rooms at
all campuses of OFTC. The EPG serves as a quick reference for OFTC employees and
students by providing a timely response
plan to prevent injury or damage to persons or property. Use this guide as a
supplement for the purpose of quick notification for crisis response. In
critical situations, dial 911 and speak to a public safety official.
OFTC is committed to providing a safe and healthful environment for its employees, students and visitors. An Exposure Control Plan has been established to inform and prepare individuals as to the possible occupational exposures to bloodborne pathogens and airborne pathogens/tuberculosis. A Hazardous Communication Program Plan is in place which informs individuals of the hazardous properties of chemicals with which they work, of safe handling procedures and of measures to take to protect from such chemicals.
Campus Security Act
In compliance with Section 485 (a) and (f) of the Higher
Education Act, also known as the Jeanne Clery disclosure of Campus Security
Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act,
20 U.S.C. 1092 (a) and (f), Oconee Fall Line Technical College is required to
disclose, on an annual basis, data on crimes committed on campus and campus
safety policies and procedures.
OFTC is committed to the enforcement of the Campus Security
Act of 1990 which requires a school to publish and make available the report on
criminal offenses reported to the campus authorities or local police agencies
for the period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of each calendar
Sexual Violence Prevention
OFTC has partnered with EverFi to provide education in critical life skills such as sexual assault prevention and alcohol abuse prevention. Haven is an online sexual assault awareness and prevention course, available to all students at OFTC.