To promote the safety of faculty and staff members, students, and visitors as well as the security of College facilities, Wallace Community College conducts video surveillance of its premises, excluding private areas of restrooms, showers, and dressing rooms. Video cameras have been positioned in appropriate places within and around most buildings for legitimate safety purposes. Legitimate safety purposes include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Protection of individuals, property, and buildings
- Confirmation of fire, burglar, and other alarms
- Patrol of public areas
- Investigation of criminal activity
Any information obtained from video monitoring will be used exclusively for safety, security, and investigative purposes. When appropriate and in the investigation of a crime or attempt to identify a person involved in criminal activity, the information gleaned from the video cameras may be turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agency for additional investigative purposes. The decision to send material or images to law enforcement will be made by the Dean, Business Affairs, who serves as the College safety officer, and only when appropriate or to aid in solving a crime on a campus or if assistance is needed in identifying a suspect involved in criminal activity.