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Safety and Security

The safety of students, faculty, staff, and visitors at Tidewater Community College is a top priority.

The Department of Public Safety at TCC strives to create and maintain a safe, secure environment for the college community. Each campus is staffed with security officials; emergency preparedness plans and an alert system (to communicate campus closures due to inclement weather or other safety issues) are in place to ensure a timely response to situations that may occur.

Stay informed: TCC Alerts

TCC Alerts is an opt-in emergency notification system used by the college. During an emergency, severe weather event, or other time-sensitive situation impacting the college community, TCC officials can send notifications to subscribed phone numbers and email addresses.

Sign up for TCC Alerts

Emergency Preparedness

An emergency can occur at any time without warning. The Department of Public Safety provides guidance, direction and training to the college community on prevention, protection, response, and recovery from emergency incidents.

Learn more about emergency preparedness

Campus Security


George C. Pass
Building 1428 Cedar Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: 757-822-5099


Andrews Science Building,
315 Granby St.,
Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone: 757-822-1201


Building A
120 Campus Dr.,
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: 757-822-2707

Virginia Beach

Princess Anne Building, A-100G
1700 College Crescent,
Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Phone: 757-822-7038

Contact Us

Department of Public Safety
121 College Place, Suite 404
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Phone: 757-822-1555
Fax: 757-822-1245

Timothy Mallory, Director of Public Safety
Inda Walker, Assistant to Director of Public Safety
Shawn Deans, Security Manager
Beverly Crandell, Safety Program Coordinator