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  • Campus Safety and Security

    The Edison State Community College have been persistently safe… but crimes can occur anywhere and college campuses are not exempt. While on campus, individuals must be aware of personal safety along with the safety of personal belongings. Students, faculty, staff and visitors are expected to conduct themselves as law-abiding members of the campus community. 


    Reporting an Incident

    If you are a victim or if you witness a crime, you are encouraged to report the incident immediately. Depending upon the situation, please use one of the phone numbers on this page to contact an official. Please review the Emergency Procedures Manual for details regarding crisis situations. Daily crime logs and incident reports are available to view in the Safety and Security Office. 


    Rave Guardian

    Rave Guardian App

    To further ensure your safety, Edison State offers the Rave Guardian mobile app, a safety feature which turns your smartphone into a personal safety device. Download the free Rave Guardian safety app to check in with family, friends, campus security or others you trust to help you stay safe both on and off campus. With the app you can:

    • Call Edison State Security  You can use text tips, including photos, to contact campus security if you are in trouble or if you want to report something suspicious. To call security, simply press the Rave Guardian panic button. It shows the officer important information such as your name, location and any other pertinent information that you choose to include when setting up your account. This dramatically increases the odds that help will find you quickly.

    NOTE  Your personal information and location is accessible to Edison State Security ONLY if you actively signal for help.

    • Set a Safety Timer  Notify people you trust to check in on you if you are alone or in an unfamiliar place. 
    • Manage and Message Your Guardian  Invite family, friends or others to be your Guardian, and communicate with them within the app as needed.
    • Call local 9-1-1.

    • To download the Rave Guardian App, go to the App Store on iTunes or Google Play on your smartphone. After downloading, set up a Guardian account using your Edison State email address. For questions regarding the Rave Guardian app, contact Helen Willcox or Campus Security .

  • Edison Alerts

    Edison State Community College has partnered with Rave Mobile Safety to provide an emergency alert system called Edison Alerts. All current students, faculty and staff are automatically enrolled in the program. Upon enrollment, you will receive an email notification from Edison Alerts, prompting you to complete the registration process. This email notification will be sent to your Edison State email account.

    Text or Voice Message Alerts  Those registered are highly encouraged to login to the Rave Mobile Safety site to add cell phone numbers and any additional email addresses where you would like to receive Edison Alerts. You must complete the registration process in order to receive Edison Alerts by text, phone or personal email.

    NOTE  Your cell phone provider may charge a per-text message fee for the delivery of emergency notifications to your phone.

    If deemed necessary by the Vice President of Administration and Finance, a campus-wide alert will be issued in the event that a situation arises and causes a threat either on or off campus. Students, faculty, staff and other registered users will receive the warning through Edison Alerts. Depending upon the particular circumstances of the situation, especially in all situations that could pose an immediate threat to the community and individuals, a notice may also be posted on the College website homepage and on social media channels.

    If you have questions or problems setting up your Edison Alerts, please contact Helen Willcox or Campus Security for assistance.

    2017 Annual Security Report

    Edison State Community College, in compliance with the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990) provides the following 2016 crime statistics and information for calendar years 2015 and 2014. These crime statistics were compiled with the cooperation and input of the Piqua Police Department, the Greenville Police Department and the Miami County Sheriff's Office.

    Crime Statistics for 2014-2016

    Piqua and Darke County Campuses

     On-Campus Non-Campus Public Property
    Offense2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016 2014 2015 2016
    Murder/Non-Negligent Manslaughter0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Negligent Manslaughter0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sex Offenses, Forcible0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Sex Offenses, Non-Forcible0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Robbery0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Aggravated Assault0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Burglary0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Motor Vehicle Theft0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Arson0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liquor Law Arrests0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Liquor Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Drug Law Arrests0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Drug Law Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Illegal Weapons Possession Arrests0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Illegal Weapons Possession Violations Referred for Disciplinary Action0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

    * Crime Statistics from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
    ** There were no reported hate crimes for the years 2014, 2015, 2016.

    Edison State Community College contracts with U.S. Security Associates, Inc. to provide security services to our campus. Edison State security officers have the responsibility to provide building and premises security to all property within the limits of the Edison State facility and property, and to protect the lives and safety of employees, students and guests on the property. Security officers have the authority to enforce all Edison State rules and policies that have been established for the protection of our stakeholders. They have the authority to ask persons for identification to determine whether individuals have lawful business on campus. Security officers do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents at the Piqua campus are referred to the Piqua Police Department and incidents at the Darke County campus are referred to the Greenville Police Department. Because Edison State is a state community college, the Ohio State Highway Patrol has primary jurisdiction over both campuses. Edison State security maintains a highly professional working relationship with all agencies. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to immediately report the crime to campus security and to the Piqua or Greenville Police Departments. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on-campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics.

    ! Familiarize yourself with the emergency procedures and evacuation routes of classrooms or areas that you frequently use.
    ! Contact security at 937.778.7820 to report anyone who looks suspicious or does not appear to have business on campus.
    ! Be aware of what is going on around you at all times. Awareness is a proven method for increasing personal safety.
    ! Avoid walking around campus alone after dark and normal campus hours. If you must be out after dark:
    • Travel with others whenever possible.
    • Ask a security officer to walk with you.
    • Have your keys in your hand so you don't have to search for them.
    • Don't forget - you have an alarm button on your car key.
    • Be aware of your surroundings. Do not walk and text. Walk confidently and at a steady pace.
    ! Always let someone know where you will be and when you plan on arriving at or returning to your destination. You can alert campus security by using our Rave Guardian app.
    ! Practice caution and common sense not only on campus, but everywhere.

    All students, faculty and staff must display a current, valid parking permit when parking on the Edison State campus. Student permits may be obtained free of charge at the Cashiers Office in Room 160. All lots are patrolled by security personnel and violations will be issued for inappropriate parking.

    Student and General Parking
    General parking is any space not designated for faculty/staff, visitors, disabled/handicapped or childcare drop-off. Anyone may park in general parking. 

    Faculty and Staff Parking 
    Only faculty and staff with valid faculty/staff permits may park in faculty/staff parking spaces. These spaces are limited in number so faculty and staff must also use general parking. 

    Adjunct Parking 
    Only adjunct instructors with valid permits may park in designated adjunct parking spaces.

    Childcare Drop-off Parking
    Several parking spaces in lot 4 are dedicated to those dropping off children who attend the Edison State Childcare Center. Parking in these spaces is limited to 10 minutes. 

    Disabled/Handicapped Parking
    Special parking spaces are set aside to make the campus accessible to people with disabilities. These spaces are marked with a blue disability sign and/or paint. Only those with a disability parking placard or license plate issued by the State of Ohio or another state may use these parking spaces.

    Anyone who is temporarily disabled (e.g. as a result of an injury or surgery), may obtain a temporary disability parking permit by contacting Disability Services in Room 160.

    Visitor Parking
    Visitor parking spaces have been set aside for the convenience and hospitality of those visiting the college. No permit is required for visitors to park in visitor parking spaces on an occasional basis.

    All visitor spaces are monitored on a daily basis to make sure that they are only being used by visitors, and that faculty, staff and students are not utilizing them.

    Parking Appeals Form
    A Parking Appeals form may be obtained here.

    Edison State Community College is reviewing and updating policies and procedures to comply with the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), which was signed into federal law on March 7, 2014.

    In an effort to keep Edison State employees and students aware of safety information, the following are links to the Darke, Miami and Shelby County Sheriff's websites and the State of Ohio's website where information on sexual predators is posted.

    Darke County Sheriff's Department | Search for Offenders
    Miami County Sheriff's Department | Search for Offenders
    Shelby County Sheriff's Department | Search for Offenders
    Ohio Attorney General's Electronic Sex Offender Registration and Notification (eSORN) Searchable Database