After registering for classes, you may receive a photo identification card from the Department of Public Safety. If you are a returning student, your ID must be validated at the department after registration.
You will need a card for admittance to computer labs, college functions, and to the Athletic and Fitness Center. They are also required to check out materials from the HCC Library.
- Proof of enrollment at the college
- A valid photo ID
- Vehicle information including license plate number (if parking on campus)
Public Safety Escort
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to use any security phone or stop by the Department of Public Safety to request an escort to or from an on-campus location. Use one of the red emergency phones located strategically throughout campus. Dial ext. 5500 from an on-campus phone, or directly at 443-518-5500 from an outside line such as your cell phone.
Emergency phones are located throughout the campus' buildings and grounds. There are three types; red, blue and the elevator phones. All can be used to contact the Department of Public Safety. Red security phones are located throughout the buildings and outside entrances. Blue light phones are on the paths and parking areas. Elevator phones are located in each elevator. By picking up a red phone or pushing the button on a blue light phone, the call goes to the security office and patrol units. Elevator phones connect to a 24-hour elevator repair service that will call Public Safety and send a repair person, if needed.
In addition to requesting help, the security phones can be used to contact the Department of Public Safety for the following:
- report a suspicious person
- request medical service
- request escort service
- report an incident
- recover property
- report thefts
- request building or room access
- report disorderly conduct
Lost and Found
All lost and found items are turned over to the Department of Public Safety at the main campus, the Hickory Ridge Building, and the English, Language, and Business Building. Our HCC security personnel make every effort to identify and contact the owner of the property. After thirty days, the Department of Public Safety will dispose of all unclaimed property at their discretion.