About the Police Department
Columbus Technical College is concerned about the safety and security of all students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The College is committed to providing a safe and protected environment with the Campus Police Department in partnership with hiring part-time law enforcement officials to provide protection to the main campus as well as all off-site locations that promote the pursuit of the College’s mission. Since the total preclusion of crime from this or any campus is not possible, the College has put into effect policing and strategies as precautionary measures to protect campus members.
When to contact the College Police:
- If you witness a crime
- If you are a victim of a crime
- If you feel that your safety or the safety of others is being threatened by someone’s behavior
- If you witness any violation of the student code of conduct
- If you see someone acting suspiciously or who does not belong in your area
Message from the Chief
The Columbus Technical College Police Department is a full service, professional law enforcement agency that is committed to providing a safe and secure educational environment for students, staff, faculty and visitors. The Police Department is dedicated to the Community Policing Philosophy; providing pro-active service through inter-departmental and inter-agency collaboration to meet the ever-changing needs of the college community. We welcome input from the college community regarding security issues, needs, and concerns, and pledge to work as partners with the college community to provide quality police and security services.
In addition to providing high visibility patrols of the campus, the Columbus Technical College Police and Security Officers provide a variety of services including parking enforcement, enforcement of smoking regulations, and safety escorts. They also investigate all criminal activity and motor vehicle accidents on campus.
I would encourage you to get to know the Police and Security Officers on the Columbus Technical College campus. We are here to keep you safe and assist you with all your security needs. I think you will find our officers friendly and approachable and willing to assist you in any way possible.
I urge you to keep safety in mind at all times and if I may ever be of assistance to you in any way please do not hesitate to call upon me at any time.
Chief Charles Pickett
- 2023 Annual Security Report
- Biennial Report of Institutional Compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulations (2019-2021)
- Campus Security Authority Reporting Form
- Drug and Alcohol Awareness and Prevention Plan
- Victims’ Rights brochure