The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management is responsible for the protection of the College community, first aid, emergency assistance, 24-hour escort service (upon request), enforcement of campus parking regulations, and the lost and found service. Officers on each campus are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
In Case of Emergency
In case of a life-threatening emergency, someone should call 9-1-1 and then notify the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Students and
employees are encouraged to carry a cell phone for reporting emergencies and receiving
county and College alerts. Emergency phones are located in all campus elevators and
in numerous internal and external locations. These phones will automatically ring
in the nearest Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management. Calls made on the
emergency phones are recorded. From off campus locations, call 9-1-1 and then notify
the appropriate College administrator.
In the event of emergency situations involving MC directly–or if an emergency occurs
at the local, regional, or national level that could impact the college community–MC's
Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management personnel and other College officials
utilize in-house emergency response plans and coordinate their response activities
with local, county, state and federal authorities, as appropriate. The College works
directly in conjunction with Montgomery County's Office of Emergency Management and
Homeland Security, in the event of any local activation of the county's Emergency
Operations Center. View the timeline of public safety preparedness (PDF, ) actions taken at MC.
The Montgomery College community should be aware of all of the resources available
regarding emergency preparedness. Our office works to ensure that everyone is well
prepared for emergencies when they impact any of our students, faculty, staff, or
locations. Use the following resources to get you prepared.
Active Attacker Training Video and Steps to Follow
Learning how to be prepared in the event of an active attacker can save your life. This video will teach you the steps that everyone should review and understand to help in case of an active attacker.
- Have an escape route and plan in mind.
- Leave belongings behind, get out.
- Keep your hands visible.
- Your second option should be hide.
- Do not huddle together.
- Lock down: barricade doors, shut off lights, silence phones.
- Fighting is the last resort.
- Try to incapacitate the attacker
- Find object to use as weapons such as a fire extinguisher, chairs.
What to Do During a Lockdown
Hide in the nearest room
Lock or barricade the door
Turn off lights
Do not leave until instructed to do so by law enforcement or public safety
Public Safety Launches New Centralized Dispatch Operation
Montgomery College’s Annual Security Report is prepared and distributed in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), and all implementing regulations issued by the US Department of Education (34 C.F.R. Part 668.46).
Dial 7-3333 from any campus phone or 240-567-3333 to reach the public safety office.
Central Services Public Safety
AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) are available in every building on each campus in the lobby/entry area.