PVCC has a formal emergency response plan and emergency procedures, which are reviewed regularly. Public safety officers are on campus 24/7, augmented by closed-circuit cameras in strategically placed locations. The college has a public address system in all buildings, a telephone in every classroom, emergency call boxes prominently located in the parking lots, electronic messaging capability and other measures in place to help ensure the security and safety of everyone on campus. PVCC also maintains a collaborative relationship with the Albemarle County Police Department and other local and state law enforcement agencies.
PVCC Emergency Procedures
Procedures to follow in the event of an emergency. These procedures are posted in all campus classrooms.
Emergency Operations Plan
The purpose of this plan is to direct actions intended to preserve life and protect property from further destruction in the event of an emergency.
Emergency Response Plan
Under the Clery Act, PVCC is required to immediately notify the campus community upon confirmation of a significant emergency or dangerous situation involving an immediate threat to the health or safety of students or employees occurring on the campus. An “immediate” threat as used here encompasses an imminent or impending threat, such as a fire currently raging in one of our buildings, an active shooter, a terrorist attack, or an earthquake.
Threat Assessment Manual
The purpose of the threat assessment procedures is to provide guidelines for threat assessment on the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) campus and identify resources, programs, procedures and safeguards that will ensure the safety and security of the PVCC community.
PVCC also maintains a confidential Continuity of Operations Plan, which serves as a recovery plan after an event.