Crime Awareness

Tri-County Community College is in compliance with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Clery Act) and strives to provide the safest educational environment possible for all students, faculty, staff and visitors.  Known and suspected violations of Federal and North Carolina Laws and other emergencies should be reported to Campus Law Enforcement or other college employee for action. Acts such as murder, sex offense, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, liquor law violation, drug abuse violation and weapons possession must be reported immediately.  Students, faculty and staff must recognize that they should take individual steps to protect themselves from becoming a victim of a crime and work together as a campus community in the prevention of crime and the promotion of security.


Law Enforcement


TCCC has sworn officers (with full powers of arrest) on campus. In addition to these officers, TCCC has the support of the entire Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the NC Highway Patrol, NC SBI, and other agencies. Additionally, the FBI and FEMA Department of Homeland Security, offer guidance and support both indirectly and directly through various programs and affiliated entities. TCCC follows the FEMA Incident Command System protocol when dealing with major emergencies.




The Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II, Public Law 101- and G.S. 74A – a.k.a. Jeanne Clery Act) and subsequent amendments require all institutions of higher education to publish and distribute information concerning crime on campus and ways to prevent it.  The intent of this information is to provide the students, faculty & staff with knowledge of the frequency of various serious crimes on our campus and what to do in case you become a victim.

Crime Statistics


Crime statistics for TCCC are posted annually on the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education’s web site.  Click the link below will take you to TCCC’s crime statistics:


Click to View TCCC's Crime Statistics


This site gives links to statistics on criminal offenses, hate offenses, and arrests.

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