The Wilkes Community College (WCC) Police Department is responsible for helping provide a safe and secure learning environment for all WCC students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The WCC Police Department is a sanctioned, full-service law enforcement agency. Sworn WCC Police Officers have full powers of arrest within the jurisdictional areas of the campus and adjoining streets or highways. They receive their agency commission and authority via NC General Statutes. In addition to the sworn police personnel, WCCPD employs and utilizes non-sworn security officers to provide for the physical security of WCC facilities and enforcement of campus parking and driving policy and assist with providing traffic control and security for special events on campus.

For complete information on parking and driving policies, traffic rules and regulations, fines and appeals, please reference the Campus Security Office pages in the current WCC Catalog.

WCC Police Department:
336-838-6274 or 336-838-6275

Wilkes Community College’s emergency notification system approach is based on redundancy, using multiple methods to reach members of the college community with information as quickly and accurately as possible.

WCC will issue primary alerts using the college’s alarm system, the phones located in classrooms, offices, stairwells and other public locations, and the speaker system.

WCC alert message may also be sent to the mobile devices of WCC students, faculty and staff who register their mobile numbers to receive WCC alerts through the Campus Alert Notification System.

Regular updates regarding campus closing and other emergency information will be provided to the news media. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to consult local media broadcasts particularly during inclement weather.

WCC will post alert messages on the college home page.

WCC will post alert messages and updates to the college’s official Facebook page and Twitter account.

Depending on the nature and location of an emergency situation, WCC may send an alert message to all students, faculty and staff at their WCC email accounts using the Campus Alert Notification System.

Watch the video below to learn about SELF, a set of sequential steps that will help protect you and others in the event of an on-campus emergency involving an active shooter.

Be aware of your surroundings, where you are, and what is available if you need to make yourself safe and assist others to safety.

If you can leave the area of danger, do it. As soon as you are safe, call or text 9-1-1 and alert authorities.

If you cannot leave the area of danger, make your space inaccessible to the danger by safely locking or securing doors. After securing the space, move to an area out of sight. Turn off the lights, close any blinds, and silence cell phones. Though being quiet is important, it is still necessary to call 9-1-1. Do this in a low voice or with a text.

Only confront the aggressor if you are in immediate danger and have no other option. Backpacks, books, water bottles, coffee cups, or similar sized items can be thrown at the aggressor. If the weapon is separated from the aggressor, put any large item over the weapon, such as a trash can or backpack. If it becomes necessary, it is important that you resist forcefully and however possible.

Contact Information

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Jamie McGuire, BS
Chief of Police
Phone: 336-838-6482
Fax: 336-903-3168
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Clegg Scroggs, AAS
Phone: 336-838-6481

Campus Police Information

Campus Alert Notification System

For parents and community to receive WCC text alerts, text WCCALERTS to 226787.

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