Public Safety

Pictured: Rick Walbeck, Captain of Public Safety (left) and John Capazzoli, Chief of Public Safety (right).

In our continued commitment to preparing our college community for an unforeseen situation, whether it be on our campus or wherever you are in your travels, I ask you to please take a few minutes to watch this important video. —Dr. Mary Way Bolt

Our Commitment to You

Cecil College Public Safety works to ensure a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Cecil College understands the concerns of students, staff and the community regarding the safety of individuals on a college campus and accepts the responsibility to employ appropriate security measures.

While all members of the community should exercise good judgment and take reasonable precautions to ensure their own security and safety, Cecil College is committed to working with the community to make our campuses safe, secure environments.

The Public Safety Department of Cecil College is responsible for protecting the property, students, staff and visitors of the College and works to provide a safe learning environment at all college sites. Cecil College employs a full-time Chief of Public Safety in addition to full-time and part-time officers. The full-time officers are sworn Maryland Special Police Officers.

Public Safety Services

Fingerprinting

In addition to campus security, Cecil College Public Safety offers fingerprinting services to the community (both electronic and ink) for the following fees:

Request Type Fee
Adult Dependent Care $38.00
Childcare – Full $52.75
Childcare – Vol $51.50
Gold Seal/Adoption $39.00
Gold Seal/Visa $39.00
Gov't Employment – State Only $38.00
Gov't Employment – State & FBI $52.75
Gov't Licensing – State Only $38.00
Gov't Licensing – State & FBI $52.75
Immigration/Visa $38.00
Individual Review $38.00
Private Employer Petition $38.00
Ink Fingerprints $15.00
Passport Photo $10.00
MD HQL $52.75
FBI Only $34.75

Be sure to complete a live scan application to bring with you if one has not been provided by your employer or licensing agency. If you don’t have an application, you must have an agency authorization and ORI number from your employer or licensing agency. You must also bring a valid government-issued ID with you for fingerprint services.

The Live Scan Office is located on the North East campus in the Technology Center (building D), room 206, and is open during the following hours:

Days Hours
Monday – Tuesday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday By appointment only

Appointments can be made by calling (410) 287-1619 or by emailing livescan@cecil.edu. Customers may walk in, but are encouraged to call in advance to schedule an appointment.

Lost and Found

The office also provides lost and found services. Items can be turned in or recovered at the Public Safety office located in Room D205 in the Technology Center on our North East campus as well as Room 114 at our Elkton Station campus.

Safety Escorts

Public Safety also provides safety escorts to employees, students and visitors on our campuses. Anyone needing a safety escort to vehicles in our parking lots at the North East and Elkton Station campuses can call the following numbers during campus hours of operation:

  • (410) 287-1601 (North East)
  • (410) 287-1602 (Elkton Station)

Safety on the Modern Campus

Cecil College Public Safety encourages employees to complete ALICE Training and offers the same training to students on a voluntary basis. ALICE Training is a research-based, proactive approach to responding to an armed intruder which authorizes and empowers those engaged in such an event to utilize existing building infrastructure, technology, and human action to increase their chance of survival. To speak to a Public Safety Officer about ALICE Training, please call (410) 287-1601 (North East) or (410) 287-1602 (Elkton Station).

Campus Safety Tips

  1. Walk in well-lit areas and avoid taking shortcuts.
  2. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid looking down at your cell phone while walking.
  3. Never leave your personal belongings unattended.
  4. Always have your keys ready.
  5. Report suspicious people or activity to the Department of Public Safety.