Public Safety

Pictured: Rick Walbeck, Captain of Public Safety (left) and Walt Beaupre, Director 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

Due to COVID-19, the Live Scan Office, located on the North East campus in the Technology Center (building D), room 204, is currently open by appointment only. Please call (410) 287-1619 or email for more information.

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


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 $54.00
Childcare – Vol $52.00
Gold Seal/Adoption $39.00
Gold Seal/Visa $39.00
Gov't Employment – State Only $38.00
Gov't Employment – State & FBI $54.00
Gov't Licensing – State Only $38.00
Gov't Licensing – State & FBI $54.00
Immigration/Visa $38.00
Individual Review $38.00
Private Employer Petition $38.00
Ink Fingerprints $15.00
Passport Photo $10.00
MD HQL $54.00
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.

Appointments can be made by calling (410) 287-1619 or by emailing

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)

Reporting a Hate Crime

To file a hate crime report, students should call or visit Cecil College Public Safety:

  • North East Campus, call or visit (410) 287-1601, Room 205D in the Technology Center
  • Elkton Station Campus, call or visit (410) 287-1602, Room 114

Safety on the Modern Campus

Cecil College Public Safety encourages employees to complete ALICE Training and offers the same free 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. Emergency phones are located on the North East and Elkton Station campuses and can be found near entrances, elevators, and in hallways.
  2. Walk in well-lit areas and avoid taking shortcuts.
  3. Be aware of your surroundings. Avoid looking down at your cell phone while walking.
  4. Never leave your personal belongings unattended.
  5. Always have your keys ready.
  6. Report suspicious people or activity to the Department of Public Safety.

Website Privacy Policy

Cecil College maintains this website to inform you of the many offerings and activities pertinent to the institution. We appreciate the trust you place in Cecil College, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy statement, dated October 2006, describes the information we collect and how we use it. When using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in the statement.

Privacy Statement

For each visitor to our web site, the web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. No marketing databases are created as a result of your visit, nor are there any commercial uses made of any such data.

Cecil College does collect the following information:

  1. the domain name of visitors to our web page.
  2. aggregate information on what pages visitors access.
  3. certain technical information, such as the browser version and operating system.
  4. broad demographic information for aggregate use.
  5. the e-mail addresses of those who voluntarily communicate with us via e-mail.
  6. information volunteered by the visitor, such as survey information and/or site registrations.

The information collected is used:

  1. to improve the content of our web site.
  2. to analyze usage trends.
  3. to notify visitors about updates to our web site.
  4. by us to contact visitors for marketing purposes.

If you supply us with your postal address on-line, you may receive periodic mailings from us with information on new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you supply us with your telephone number on-line, you may receive telephone contact from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

If you contact us voluntarily via email, you may receive email messages from us with information regarding new class offerings, services or upcoming events.

The Cecil College web site may contain links and information from other institutions and/or organizations. Cecil is not responsible for the privacy practices of these institutions and/or organizations, access is at your own risk. Cecil College will not sell, rent, or lease your e-mail address to others. Cecil does not set any cookies.

If you have questions about this privacy statement, you may contact us by mail at the following address:

Communications Office
Cecil College
One Seahawk Drive
North East, MD 21901

You may send e-mail to the Communications Office at You may call us at (410) 287-1000.

If you do not wish to receive emails, mailings or phone calls from Cecil College please request removal from our lists through the contact information listed above. If you wish to update your contact information, please inform us at the above.