Safety & Security
Police Services are provided to the Anna Maria College Community through an agreement with the Paxton Police Department. All Police Services officers are employees of the Paxton Police Department and enforce all federal, state and local laws.
The mission of Police Services at Anna Maria College is to provide safety and security for its members through a model of Community Policing. The Police Services Office strives to achieve this mission through preventive patrols, 24-hour accessibility, proactive problem-solving, positive conflict resolution, educational programs and community engagement. All members of the Police Services Office shall show respect and compassion towards others and shall preserve the dignity and rights of each individual.
More InformationEmergency Numbers
Paxton Police/Fire Direct Line
Police Services Office
On-Duty Officer Cell
Crisis Help Lines
Alcohol & Drug Services - Adcare
Suicide & Crisis Hotline
Rape Crisis Hotline
Other Important Campus Numbers
Anna Maria College Health/Counseling Services
Vice President for Student Affairs
In the event an emergency occurs on campus, you may be asked to take certain protective actions. The most common protective actions requested will be:
All community members are encouraged to download the Anna Maria BlueLight App which can be used to contact Paxton Police by phone or text from anywhere on or off campus. Click here for directions on downloading and settings up the Anna Maria BlueLight App.
- Call 911 or the Paxton Police Officer on Duty at Anna Maria College at (508) 494-9010 to activate Emergency Medical Services (EMS). You can also contact an officer through the Anna Maria BlueLight App.
- Explain the type of emergency, the location of the victim, and the condition of the victim.
- Let the officer know of any safety hazards – weapons, chemical spill, fire, fumes, etc.
- Tell the officer if the person is unconscious, not breathing, is bleeding profusely, or has chest pain.
- Do not hang up unless told to do so by the officer.
- Reassure the victim that help is on the way.
- Do not attempt to move the victim.
- Do not give victim anything to eat or drink.
- Stay calm.
- Monitor the victim and assist the victim to your level of ability until help arrives.
Be sure to mention:
- Emergency Type
In the event an emergency occurs on campus, you may be asked to take certain protective actions. The primary method of communicating instructions during an emergency will be the College’s Emergency Notification system utilizing text messages, email and voice mail. A student may update contact information, notably a cell phone number by logging in to Online Services and selecting Personal Information under the Settings and Tools tab. The most common protective actions requested will be:
ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
Anna Maria College utilizes the ALICE Program as a tool to help improve our safety and security procedures, specifically in regard to active shooter and violent intruder response. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) training prepares individuals to handle the threat of an Active Shooter. ALICE teaches individuals to participate in their own survival while leading others to safety.
Though no one can guarantee success in this type of situation, this new set of skills will greatly increase the odds of survival should anyone face this form of disaster.
At the beginning of each semester, you will be notified of the schedule of on-campus training sessions open to all members of the College community.
- Get/stay indoors.
- Secure doors and windows; turn off any air conditioning units in room.
- Stay indoors until notified that it’s safe to go outdoors.
For Building Evacuation
- Evacuate building using nearest exit (or alternate exit if blocked).
- Take personal belongings (backpacks, keys, purses, wallets, etc.).
- Do not use elevators.
- Secure hazardous materials or equipment.
- Follow instructions by faculty, staff, or emergency personnel.
- Move away from the building.
- Activate the nearest fire alarm.
- Call Anna Maria Police Services and/or 911.
- Evacuate the building.
- Do not enter the building until authorized by emergency personnel.
- Seek shelter in lowest level of the building.
- Stay away from exterior windows and doors.
- If “drop and tuck” position is used: low squat, knees and chin to chest, facing wall with hands interlocked over head.
- Do not go outside until threat has passed.
- Try to seek shelter indoors immediately.
- If unable, get to a low area such as a ditch or ravine or depression works well.
- Lie flat in ditch or low area.
- Lie face down and cover your head and face.
High Rise Building
- In a high-rise building, go to a small, interior room or hallway with no windows.
- In the case of an emergency or if anyone is in danger, call Anna Maria Police Services and/or 911.
- Move away from the hazardous location to a safe location or evacuate the building.
- Alert others to stay clear of the area.
- Notify emergency personnel if you have been exposed or have information about the release.
- Secure any hazardous materials or operations.
- Move cautiously to a lighted area. Exits may be indicated by lighted signs if emergency power is operating.
- Consider switching off/unplugging sensitive equipment.
- Evacuate the area.
Identity theft is a growing concern for everyone. Click here for useful information on preventing identity theft.
Students should take steps to protect their personal information.
- Shred all credit card offers (don’t just toss them in the trash).
- Don’t give out personal information on the phone or computer unless you have initiated the contact (don’t fall for phishing on-line where you are asked for information in an email that looks legitimate but is not).
- Protect passwords (don’t keep your pin number with your ATM card and don’t share passwords with others, not even your roommate).
- Don’t use the same password for all of your sites and change your passwords often.
- Limit the access others have to your personal data and items (using a lockbox for paperwork such as credit card receipts, bank statements, social security card, etc., and keep your credit cards, wallet, checkbook in a secure location, not out in plain view).
Personal Accident Report Form