At Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC), the NW-SCC Police Department on campus works to help you maintain your personal safety by providing law enforcement, security, emergency preparedness, and educational programming services. While NW-SCC can never guarantee that accidents and criminal activity will not occur, we make every effort to ensure that students, employees and visitors to campus enjoy a safe learning environment.
Remember! Personal safety starts with you. Protect yourself by becoming informed and using good judgment. Take the first step toward protecting yourself by familiarizing yourself with safety procedures and services at the College. Remember: Always use good judgment, and do not hesitate to contact the NW-SCC Police Department when you need help or more information about our services.
Run. Hide. Fight.
The following campus and area resources are also available to you:
NW-SCC Police Department, Shoals Campus
(256) 331-5415 or (256) 627-1526
NW-SCC Police Department, Phil Campbell Campus
(256) 331-6304 or (256) 412-4731
Emergency - Dial 911
Emergency Preparedness and Response
NW-SCC has a comprehensive emergency plan in place to deal with crises that may occur on campus. Campus safety employees have gone through training regarding emergency situations and participate in training exercises. All local police and fire departments respond to campus emergencies as needed.
The College is prepared to notify students, faculty and staff of emergencies through the Patriot Alert.
The Patriot Alert is an emergency communication system comprised of e-mail, voice and text messaging that is designed to send emergency messages to thousands of individuals in minutes. This system is designed to inform you of emergency situations and campus closings only.
Emergency notifications are also made via NW-SCC social media and the website.
Firearms, smoking, alcohol and illegal drugs are strictly prohibited from all NW-SCC property. For more information on NW-SCC policies please click here.
Meet Our Campus Police Officers
Chief Doug Hargett
Officer Jeff Thompson
Officer Terrance Freeman
Officer David Thomason
Officer Sam Hillman
Officer Mike Smallwood
Officer Jonathan Foster
Officer Matthew Green
Officer Robert Pace
Officer Wes Holland
Officer William Nale
Officer Stuart Setliff
Officer Joy Bates
Officer Leon Brown
Tickets / Fines
Handicap Parking Only / Each Offense $25.00
Faculty/Staff Parking Only / Each Offense
No Decal / Each Offense $5.00
Improper Parking / Each Offense $10.00
Loud Music / Each Offense $10.00
Littering / Each Offense $5.00
Speeding / Each Offense $25.00
Running Stop Sign / Each Offense $10.00
Other / Each Offense $25.00
Campus Crime Statistics
In compliance with the Clery Act, the following are statistics relating to incidents occurring on the campuses of Northwest-Shoals Community College for the academic years
2011-2015 (September 1, 2012 - August 31, 2015):