Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE) Team
Colleges and universities around the country have become more diligent and proactive in providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to their campuses. More recently, the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) now requires all technical colleges to have a behavioral interventional team. The SAFE Team is dedicated to a proactive, coordinated, and planned approach to the identification, prevention, assessment, management, and reduction of interpersonal and behavioral threats to the safety and well-being of all Southern Regional Technical College students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
It is the responsibility of faculty, staff, and students to immediately report any situation that could possibly result in harm to anyone in the college community.
If a concern is behavioral, emotional, medical mental health, personal hardship, danger to self or others, the SAFE Team would want to be made aware to see if additional help can be provided. When there is an active or immediate risk of violence or harm to others, please call 911 or SRTC’s Public Safety at 229-726-9371.
What should I do if I am concerned?
Speak with the individual and express your concern about their behavior and how it is impacting your environment.
Inform and encourage the person to utilize support services that are available for them on campus.
Offer to help them to make an appointment or walk with them to where they can get help.
If you do not feel safe talking alone to the individual, seek support from a College representative from an instructor, Counseling, Human Resources, Student Affairs, or Campus Police.
When in doubt...Make a Call!
If you are uncertain whether an individual’s behavior is concerning, disruptive, or threatening, do not hesitate to consult with Campus Police or a College official.
SAFE Team Members:
- Leigh Wallace, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Student Affairs
- James Spooner, Campus Chief of Police
- Jennifer Simpson, Human Resources
- Dr. Ron O’Meara, Vice President for Academic Affairs
- Gloria Lowe, Student Navigator
- Darbie Avera, Student Navigator