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Contact SMCC Campus Safety & Security

Security may be contacted 24 hours a dayfor any campus, year-round at 207-741-5553.

Located in the Fort Building, 92 Campus Center Drive

across from Preble Hall on the South Portland Campus

Orion Hall on the Midcoast Campus

207-741-5553     On campus x5553

Business Hours

The department office hours are: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm


Here at Southern Maine Community College, providing a safe environment in which to live, learn and work is our main objective.  Truly safe campuses can only be achieved through the full cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. Those of us in Safety and Security hope you will take the time to read this information as part of your responsibility in creating a safe environment for yourself and others on our South Portland and Midcoast campuses.

The Department of Campus Safety and Security works closely with the Student Life staff as well as local emergency responders to implement programs and training aimed at increasing student awareness and safety while decreasing criminal incidents. Security officers perform routine patrols of all residence halls, classrooms, and office areas on both campuses. We hope all students, faculty and staff feel safe and comfortable here.

We believe community input and feedback is an integral part of any effective policy and encourage anyone to write, visit and talk to our staff. In addition, anyone can address their concerns directly to me, the Public Safety Director.

Thank you,

Jay Manhardt    

Public Safety Director


Rave Guardian App

Students, staff and faculty can download the free Rave Guardian App in the Apple App Store or the Android App Store under key words "Rave Guardian".

  • Once installed choose your campus location, South Portland or Midcoast.
  • Anyone can submit a tip, access emer...
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Students Can Report a Person of Concern Here

Worried about a student's well being? Students can report a person of concern here. THIS FORM IS NOT FOR EMERGENCIES!  If someone may harm themselves or others, please call 207-741-5967 during business hours or 207-741-5553 after hours.  SM...

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Tips for Staying Safe in College

Click here for a great graphical representation of how to stay safe in college!

What to Do in an Emergency Lockdown

When directed in an emergency, please follow the guidelines below:

  • Lockdown Procedures can be found on your Rave Guardian App!
  • Remain calm. Encourage others to remain calm.
  • Lock or barricade all doors if possible. Use furniture or desks as cover.
  • If possible,...
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Active Shooter Training

It's in the news, and it's on everyone's mind.  What do we do if it happens here?  The link below is to the Run, Hide, Fight! video produced by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. It dramatizes...

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Late night classes?

The Campus Safety and Security Department encourages you to call for an escort any time you need to move around the campus. To request a Security Escort on either Campus at any time, please call the Campus Safey and Security office at 207-741-5553 and provide the following information:                  
  • Your name
  • Your location
  • A phone # where you can be reached
  • Your destination

A uniformed Security Officer will meet you and escort you to your destination.


You are not authorized to use this portlet; It is only available to users in certain roles within the portal.


Southern Maine Community College is a very busy campus. In order to assure the safety and welfare of all who bring their vehicles on campus, this parking policy has been developed. The policy was designed to keep parking orderly, provide as many spaces as possible for everyone in the community, and assure emergency vehicle access. Handicapped parkavailable throughout the campus; everyone is reminded to respect these spaces and campus property by parking in approved spots only.

Students may park in lots designated with single letters on green signs . Lots designated with double letters on a blue sign are for faculty and staff only. Students parking in these lots will be fined $25.00.

All faculty, staff and students must display a valid parking permit.  Students attending classes at SMCC must purchase a permit in order to park their vehicles on campus.  Permits are assigned to a particular vehicle, and should be affixed to the lower passenger side corner of the front windshield.  Any vehicle information changes during the course of the year should be reported to Safety and Security Department, ensuring any problems will be communicated to the registrant of the vehicle.

 The Safety and Security Department will issue temporary medical parking permits for valid medical reasons with appropriate documentation. These permits allow students to park in faculty and staff spaces, as well as student spaces.  These permits do NOT allow you to park in handicapped spaces or occupy reserved spaces.

Vehicles without a valid SMCC parking permit need to have a temporary permit in order to park on campus.  These permits are issued for a maximum of 2 weeks and are only valid for student lots. If an individual needs to use a vehicle for longer than 2 weeks they must purchase a permit.

Vehicles not parked in accordance with campus regulations will be issued a SMCC ticket, which carries a fine of $25.00 per violation. Fire lane violations carry a $50 fine and unauthorized parking in a handicapped parking space carries a fine of $100. Fire Lane and Handicap tickets are City of South Portland violations that must be paid within 15 days to the City of South Portland or fines will double. The Campus Safety and Security Department does not accept payment for permits or fines. All SMCC ticket payments must be made to the Student Billing Office. Handicap and fire lane violations are paid at South Portland City Hall, located at 25 Cottage Road in South Portland. Instructions are printed on the ticket. Tickets are issued for the following reasons:


            ·         Anyone parking in a fire lane (within 20 feet of any fire hydrant or designated by Signs)

            ·         Anyone parked in a handicapped parking space without a State of Maine issued Placard.

            ·         Anyone blocking roadways or access to college facilities

            ·         Parking the wrong way on a one way street

            ·         Anyone parking on the grass or parked in areas not designated for parking

            ·         Anyone with an altered, unauthorized, invalid, or absent permit

            ·         Anyone with an improper display of a permit

            ·         Students parking in a faculty lot

            ·         Students parking in a visitor lot

            ·         Taking up multiple parking spots

            ·         Reusing a ticket from a previous infraction

            ·         Erratic driving and excessive speed

            ·         Parking vehicle overnight without permission


Noncompliance with SMCC parking policy regulations may result in action beyond ticketing. Violations may result in ticketing, booting, towing and storage, suspension and/or revocation of parking privileges, or other appropriate action. Unpaid parking tickets may result in a hold being placed on student records. Safety and Security makes every effort to affix tickets to the front windshield, and are not responsible for lost or missing citations.

If you believe you have been ticketed in error, complete a ticket dispute form online or in person at the Safety and Security Department office and within 10 days of the date on the ticket.  A committee of staff and students (outside of Security) will review the dispute form and the registrant will be notified through the mail of the decision. If the appeal is found to be justified no fine will need to be paid. If issuance of the ticket is upheld, the registrant will need to pay the fine(s) at the billing office. Neither Security or the Billing Office can remove fines from student accounts. The decision of the Ticket Dispute Committee is final.

Vehicle registrants who have fines in excess of $75.00 or park in reserved spots will be subject to having their vehicle immobilized by the use of a boot. Once the vehicle is booted, the registrant will be charged a $40.00 administrative fee. All fines must be paid before the boot is removed unless payment arrangements can be made with the Student Billing Department.  The registrant of a booted vehicle who does not take appropriate action may be subject to having the vehicle towed from campus at their expense.

All overnight and school trip parking must be approved by the Safety and Security Department, who will inform vehicle operators of the areas they may park. Security reserves the right to tow vehicles from campus parking lots not designated for overnight or long-term parking.    SMCC makes every effort to provide parking to all members of the campus community, please realize that possessing a permit does not guarantee you a parking space on campus.  


Parking and Transportation Permits and Fees (Students who are enrolled in all online classes are not charged this fee.)

Fall Parking Permit: $40.00 

Spring Parking Permit: $40.00 

Summer Parking Permit: $15.00 

Students must display a valid parking permit when operating a motor vehicle on SMCC property.  To obtain a parking permit, please bring your vehicle registration and valid driver's license to the Safety and Security Office in the Fort Building on the South Portland Campus or in Orion Hall at the Midcoast Campus.  PLEASE NOTE:  PARKING PERMITS WILL NOT BE REQUIRED OR DISTRIBUTED FOR FALL 2020 SEMESTER.

Student ID Cards

To get your student ID, simply stop by the Security Office.  Be sure to let the officer who takes your picture know if you live in the residence halls or plan to use your student ID to ride the Portland Metro and South Portland City Bus for free so that they can give you the right type of ID card.  In addition to providing access to your residence hall room or to the bus, your ID also provides access to the library, HUB Gym and Midcoast Fitness Centers, SMCC activities and other events such as concerts, dances and athletic contests.  In addition, resident students use their student ID as a key card for residence hall access and may be used in SMCC dining venues by all students who have Beacon Bucks or a resident meal plan.