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Reacting to Fire Alarms; It’s More Than Just Evacua...

By Rob Pigman, Assistant Director, Security, and Deborah Larew, Director, Students with Disabilities Quick, the fire alarm has just sounded. You’re in class or at your desk. What should you do? Based on conventional thinking, the answer would appear quite clear. Stay calm and immediately exit the building in an orderly manner, avoiding the elevator and using […]

Clery Act CSA Training Notification

A Message from Mike Favorit, Managing Director, Safety and Security As a part of Valencia’s continued practice to ensure a safe environment, we are launching an updated Clery Act Campus Security Authority training. Select employees have received an email because they have been been identified as a Campus Security Authority, or CSA, because of their position […]

Behavior Assessment Team and Campus Safety

Faculty, staff and student safety is always a priority at Valencia, and the College will continue to work hard to ensure a safe environment across all campuses and offices. One way the College is achieving this is with Valencia’s Behavior Assessment Team (BAT). Formed in 2011-12 as part of the College’s Emergency Response Plan, the team follows protocols to […]

Valencia’s Annual Security Report for 2018; Reporting...

A Message from Misty Ellis Peaslee, Assistant Director, Campus Security Services The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies. The Valencia College Annual Security Report includes statistics for the previous […]

Details on the Recent East Campus Incident

A Message from Mike Favorit, Managing Director, Safety and Security As many of you may be aware, on Friday, August 31, 2018, one of our students was arrested in connection to a threatening post on Snapchat. This information was subsequently picked up by the news media and ran as a story on the evening news on […]

Help Prevent Violence on Valencia Campuses

It’s natural to think it could never happen here, but with school shootings becoming increasingly common across the nation, the reality is that it could. That doesn’t mean, however, that there’s nothing we can do to stop it. In the wake of recent shootings like Santa Fe and, uncomfortably close to home, Parkland, it’s more […]

Are You Ready for Hurricane Season (And a Sales Tax Holid...

Are you ready for the 2018 hurricane season, which starts Friday, June 1, 2018? There’s a lot you can do now to get ready and avoid the last-minute rush to grocery or home-improvement stores by developing a plan, knowing your risk, preparing financially and staying informed. Hurricanes not only affect coastal communities, but can also […]

Security Officer Jeff Post Heroically Rescues Endangered Cat

In the below article, Managing Director of Safety and Security Mike Favorit details a simultaneously hilarious and touching example of Valencia’s heroic Security and Plant Operations teams in action. A Message from Mike Favorit, Managing Director, Safety and Security Upon arrival to work, I was approached by Security Officer Jeff Post in a panic. He was out of […]

Help Promote Campus Security with CERT Training

A Message from Mike Favorit, Managing Director, Safety and Security Ensuring the safety of our Valencia community is everyone’s responsibility. For example, we should all report suspicious activity (see something, say something) and keep ourselves informed through Valencia resources like the recently-launched mobile app, Valencia College Safety. However, if you’re interested in further contributing to protecting our […]

Finding a New Home for Lost and Found Items

What happens to Valencia’s lost and found items when they are not claimed by the owner? Valencia’s Security offices are the temporary depository for lost and found items. All items are held at the respective campus Security office for 60 days. This actually exceeds state law to ensure that students, employees and visitors have sufficient […]