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About

The Public Safety Department welcomes you to Naugatuck Valley Community College. We are a law enforcement/public safety agency responsible for the enforcement of campus rules and regulations and local, state and federal Laws. All NVCC Police Officers are trained at the Connecticut Police Academy and derive their powers of arrest from the Commissioner of Public Safety.

Our Mission

The Public Safety Department at NVCC provides the campus community with proactive, professional policing services. As an integral link in the learning environment the Department responds to the changing needs of the college by stressing prevention above response, planning above reaction and service to all.

Contacting Public Safety

Location: 

NVCC Waterbury Campus
S520--Directly across from Cafe West.

Hours of Operation:

  • The department is staffed 24 hours per day, 365 days per year. 

Calling:

Off-campus dial:

  • ROUTINE CALLS
  • (203) 575-8113

  • EMERGENCY LINE
  • (203) 575-8112

On campus, utilize extensions 58113 or 58112.

Emergency phones direct dial Public Safety.

Public Safety Services

Responsibilities & Services

The Public Safety Department is responsible for the police and safety functions on all properties owned by NVCC.

This department will be the first responder to all your medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents and criminal complaints on NVCC property.

In addition, we will conduct motor vehicle accident and criminal investigations which occur on campus and, when necessary, engage other local, state and federal agencies who will support and assist this department in order to assure complete and thorough investigative findings.

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General services

  • staff parking permits
  • safety escort services
  • lost and found
  • information
  • seminars and presentations

Emergency services

Public Safety is the first responder to all major incidents on campus, including:

  • medical/first aid emergencies
  • fire
  • motor vehicle accidents

The Public Safety Department will:

  • in the case of family emergencies, make every effort to notify individuals on campus
  • issue campus closings and cancellations
  • activate myCommNet Alert for emergency situations

If you are on campus and need to contact our office, you may use one of the emergency phones to dial us directly.

Emergency Phone Locations

Emergency Phone Locations

The following emergency phones are located throughout campus and direct dial to the Public Safety Department: 

Building
Floor
Phone Location
Kinney Hall
4
next to elevators
5
next to elevators
6
next to elevators
7
next to elevators
Fine Arts (A)
P1
elevator lobby
P2
elevator lobby
3
Mainstage lobby
Cistulli Center (S)
P1
elevator lobby
P2
elevator lobby
5
Marigold's Cafe, across from vending machines
Traurig Center (L)
1
elevator lobby
2
elevator lobby
Core
1
Public Safety parking lot
Ekstrom Hall
1
elevator lobby
2
elevator lobby
3
next to elevators
4
next to elevators
5
next to elevators
6
next to elevators
Technology Hall
4
next to elevator
5
next to elevator
6
next to elevator
Founders Hall
1
next to elevator
2
next to elevator
3
next to elevator
Founders Annex
1
next to restrooms
1
outdoors, west side
2
next to restrooms
Parking Information

Parking Information

Specific parking areas are designated for visitors, students, faculty and staff.

Students are not required to obtain parking decals or permits. Students may park on a first-come, first served basis in the East or West lots, except in those areas designated:

  • reserved
  • fire lanes
  • grass areas
  • faculty and staff
  • visitors
  • handicapped.

Some parking areas may be restricted by a sign on special occasions. The speed limit in the parking areas and driveways is 15 mph.

The lack of parking space does not permit the violation of a parking regulation. Vehicles may be towed if they are in violation of the parking regulations without notice to the owner. The College does not assume responsibility for any motor vehicle, parked or in motion, or its contents.

Parking violations are as follows:

$10.00 Penalty

  • parking beyond established time
  • parking on sidewalk
  • improper parking
  • restricted parking (no permit/improper permit)
  • parking in police space/state vehicle/reserved space

$25.00 Penalty

  • parking in fire lane/fire hydrant
  • blocking crosswalk/driveway
  • obstructing/double parking
  • parking on grass

Failure to pay fines will result in further college action.

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Weather Closings/Alerts

NVCC Inclement Weather Policy and Notification Procedures

MONITORING WEATHER 

When inclement weather is forecasted, Naugatuck Valley Community College (NVCC) closely monitors the local weather reports to stay informed and to use as guidance in making decisions about the safety of our students, faculty, and staff and whether the campus should operate remotely, close or have a delayed opening.

NOTIFICATIONS

The NVCC community is notified of any changes to daily operations via our myCommNet alert system that sends a text message and an email. Students and employees are automatically enrolled in myCommNet upon registration or hiring. To confirm and/or update your information and priorities, follow these steps in the myCommNet Alert section. In addition, NVCC communicates changes in operations via the banner on the homepage of the website (nv.edu), local news stations, and the NVCC Information Line (203-575-8000).

TIMING OF DECISIONS

The College makes the determination to shift to remote teaching, learning, and working as early as possible so that students traveling to classes are made aware of the closing before they leave for school. This caution and care are also taken when making the decision to change the status once the school day has begun. If weather conditions deteriorate rapidly, a decision may have to be made on short notice, though the College makes every effort to notify students in a timely manner. One decision will be made for both the Waterbury and Danbury campuses.

NON-ALIGNMENT WITH PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

The College cannot cancel classes to align campus operations with the decisions of the public school systems  as we have two distinct student populations and classroom time requirements. NVCC is held to strict standards by our accrediting organization and we do not have the ability to extend our school year to compensate for lost classroom hours as the public schools do.

PRUDENT TRAVEL DECISIONS

The College recognizes that each student is coming from a different location and has different methods of transportation to school. If a student does not feel comfortable commuting to school on any given day due to the road conditions, the student may certainly choose to stay home and contact his/her professor to determine how the missed class time may be made up so the student does not fall behind in class. Faculty should work with students to accommodate weather-related absences.

SNOW PARKING RESTRICTIONS:  

Level 1 employees coming to campus will be directed to park in designated areas. All other employees are to remove cars from non-covered parking areas to facilitate snow removal.


Remote Non-Level 1 Work Procedures

Faculty are asked to transition any planned on-ground classes and/or exams to remote learning modalities. Faculty must ensure their students are aware that there will be no classes on campus or activities. Faculty unable to make the transition to an online learning modality must notify their respective Dean/Director immediately to determine what, if any, action may be needed to ensure we comply with classroom instructional hours and/or required make up time/exams.

Staff that are not Level 1 employees and have demonstrated a history of the ability to telework are not required to come to campus and should make plans with their supervisor to provide services remotely.

Staff that are not Level 1 employees and have not demonstrated an ability to telework, we ask you to speak with your supervisor. You will not be required to come to campus or use accrued time if you elect to remain at home. You will receive instructions on how to complete your timesheet at a later time.

We want to remind you that all employees are expected, during your normal working hours, to remain available to receive and respond to communications via email, Webex, Teams and other methods, attend scheduled meetings, and perform other job-related duties as you have done on days when you are scheduled for telework.  


myCommNetAlert

Get emergency and weather-related delays and closings texted to your cell phone with myCommNetAlert.

Students and employees are automatically enrolled in myCommNet upon registration or hiring. To confirm and/or update your information and priorities, follow these steps:

  1.  Log into your myCommNet account.
  2. Once on the myCommNet home page, click on the “myCommNet Alert” icon in the middle of the page.
  3. From here you will be able to update your contact information and preferences.
Don't have a cell phone?

The following television stations also carry updated cancellations:

TV Station (network) Channel City
WFSB (CBS) 3 HARTFORD
WVIT (NBC) 30 HARTFORD
WTNH (ABC) 8 NEW HAVEN

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Smoking on Campus

Smoking on Campus

Effective January 2018, NVCC is a smoke-free campus.  Smoking will only be permitted inside vehicles. Please refer to the student handbook to see the details on NVCC's smoke-free campus policy.

Smoking on campus may result in a minimum $20.00 fine.



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