Safety - Security
Saddleback College Police and Emergency Information
The Saddleback College Police Department is a service-oriented police agency. The Department is staffed by fully-sworn Police Officers, trained and regulated by standards established by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) Commission. The officers have the same authority as a Municipal Police Officer or County Deputy Sheriff.
Saddleback College Police Officers are responsible for patrolling campus grounds, taking crime and incident reports, conducting investigations, enforcing all applicable laws, traffic regulations and providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and guests.
In an emergency, dial ext. 4444 from any campus phone, 24-hours a day. All crimes, suspicious activities, and any emergencies should be reported to the Saddleback College Police Department. Saddleback College Police can be contacted at any time by calling (949) 582-4585 from your cell phone or at ext. 4585 from any campus phone.
Andrew Craven, Police Technical Services Specialist, and Jean Lukas, Senior Administrative Assistant can be contacted by calling the main office number.
Office Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Friday 7:00 a.m-5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday CLOSED.
Saddleback College seeks to offer the safest possible campus environment for students. However, students are encouraged to follow a few common-sense guidelines applicable to being in any public place, particularly at night.
- Try to walk with other people to and from your car, or keep other people in view. The college also provides free Security Escort through the Campus Police Department.
- Be sure to lock your car. Don’t leave valuables on the seat where they are visible.
- Be alert to your surroundings, and project that alertness by keeping your head up and walking in a purposeful manner. Don’t text while walking, particularly on or near a roadway or in parking lots.
- Stay on the lighted main walkways throughout campus. Additional lighting has been added throughout the campus for increased night visibility. Keep your personal items with you at all times.
- If a situation, circumstances or person(s) make you suspicious or uncomfortable, trust your instincts and call Campus Police immediately. Don’t reason away your suspicions or hope someone else will call.
- Report any suspicious activity or persons to Campus Police at ext. 4444 for an emergency from any campus phone or (949) 582-4585 or ext. 4585.
**Page 44 of the Saddleback College Student Handbook 2015-2016
Saddleback College provides a Security Escort Service to walk you between classrooms and other areas of the campus. Students wishing to use this service should dial 949-582-4585 to make arrangements for the security escort.
**Page 18 of the Saddleback College Course Catalogue 2015-2016
Campus police has an emergency procedures manual available for all staff and faculty. The manual provides the emergency operations center (EOC) Activation, emergency operations center locations, explains the procedures of Saddleback College in case of a medical/first aid emergency, First aid for seizures, power blackouts, fire, emergency, earthquake, bomb threat, and campus evacuations.
Emergency Procedures for Web 1-6-06.pdf
Parking at Saddleback College
Student and Staff Parking Permits: On-line Only
Effective Fall 2014 Student Parking Permits are ONLY available ON-LINE. To Purchase a parking permit online you will need to log into your MySite account. On the left side of the page you will see "PARKING" then click "Go to Parking Website" you will be directed to the Saddleback College outside vendor to purchase your parking permit. It is important that you type in your complete mailing address to include your zip code. There is no service fee.
Student Parking Permits will allow Parking in areas posted or marked "Student Parking by Permit" Parking Permits are not valid in Metered parking. Students may park in Staff Parking after 5pm. There is no student in staff parking lot 9a at any time.
Student Parking Permit Fees:
- Semester Student Permit - $40.00
- Annual Student Permit - $80.00 (Only available for purchase during Fall Semester)
- Summer Student Permit - $25.00
- Motorcycle - Semester $20.00, Annual $40.00, Summer $10.00
Staff Parking Permit available on line only. Log on to MySite and click "PARKING"
Student and Staff Semester and Annual Parking Permits are valid at Saddleback, Irvine Valley College and ATEP
CAMPUS CLOSED: 11:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Your first few weeks on campus will be exciting, but they also can be confusing. Listed below are some of the most frequently asked questions by new students regarding the parking rules on campus. If your specific questions aren't addressed, call (949) 582-4585 or stop by Campus Police and Parking Services on the lower campus in parking lot 2. We're here to help you understand the rules that you will have to follow if you choose to bring a motorized vehicle to campus.
WHAT HOURS ARE PERMITS REQUIRED?
Permits are required Monday through Sunday at all times. Semester parking permits are purchased online by logging into your MySite account and clicking on "Parking" the cost is $40.00. Day parking permits can be purchased for $5.00 at any one of the seven parking permit machines. (location: Medical Center Drive campus entrance next to the flag pole, lot 9, at the north end of parking lot 10, at LOT 5A (Near Tennis Courts), lot 4, lot 1 and lot 1A. Timed metered parking is available at the north end of lot #9 and lot 7A at a rate of $1.00 per hour.
IS THERE A TIME WHEN STUDENTS ARE ALLOWED TO PARK IN STAFF LOTS?
Students may park in staff parking AFTER 5:00 PM with valid permit. (Excluding lot 9A)
IS MY SEMESTER OR DAY PARKING PERMIT VALID IN PARKING METER SPACES?
No campus parking permit (except handicap placards) is valid in metered spaces. Meters are enforced at all times. Students are welcome to use the metered spaces, but meter rates must be paid.
I HAVE AN IVC PARKING PERMIT, IS IT VALID AT SADDLEBACK COLLEGE?
Yes, your semester or Annual Student or Staff Parking Permits are Valid at Saddleback College, Irvine Valley College or ATEP Education Park. The following Permits are valid only at the school they are issued by: Daily Permits, Volunteer Permits and any Temporary Permits.
I'VE HEARD ABOUT A "GRACE PERIOD" DURING THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF EACH SEMESTER WHEN I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE A PERMIT ON MY CAR. IS THIS TRUE?
There is no grace period. Parking permits are required on campus at all times.
CAN I GET A REFUND FOR MY PARKING PERMIT?
YES. Only if you drop all your on campus classes within the first two weeks of semester classes and the first week of summer or 8 week classes and return the permit to the Police department within that same time. A refund can be requested.
WHAT IF I USE A DIFFERENT CAR OR FORGET TO BRING MY PARKING PERMIT?
It is common for students and staff to temporarily change vehicles and forget their parking permit as a result. If this happens to you simply stop by the Campus Police Station in parking lot 2 and we will issue a temporary parking permit at no cost to you.
WHAT IF I LOSE MY PARKING PERMIT, OR WHAT IF IT IS STOLEN....WILL I GET A FREE REPLACEMENT PERMIT?
Parking permits are personal property, just like books, calculators, and jewelry. To replace a lost permit you will have to purchase another one. As for stolen permits, if you are the victim of a theft you should report the circumstances to Campus Police. Depending on the circumstances of the crime a stolen permit may be replaced to you free of charge.
I RIDE A MOTORCYCLE. DO I HAVE TO BUY A PARKING PERMIT?
YES, if you plan to park it on campus. Motorcycles are restricted to parking within designated spaces set aside for motorcycles.
Parking Citation Process: PAY FOR YOUR PARKING TICKET ONLINE
O.K.! SO I GOT A PARKING CITATION....NOW WHAT DO I DO?
Please understand that absolutely no one enjoys getting a parking citation. But getting angry about it and being rude to people will not make it go away. If you get a parking citation you have two options. You MUST do one of two things within 21 days of receiving the citation.
- Pay the citation, by mail using the envelope provided with the citation, pay online at Pay Parking Citation or pay at the Campus Police Department.
- Contest the citation if you believe it was issued in error. You can do this by filing an appeal on-line at saddleback.edu or at the Campus Police station IPads. The appeal process is in accordance with California law, so you will be required to submit a "Parking Citation Review Request." This can be done by going to www.paymcite.com/saddleback and clicking on "contest your citation".
WHAT HAPPENS TO A CITATION THAT ISN'T PAID?
If a citation is not paid or appealed within 21 days from the date it was issued a “Notice of Intent" to place a hold on the vehicle registration is mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle. Failure to respond to this "Notice of Intent" results in a hold being placed on the vehicle registration through the Department of Motor Vehicles. Saddleback College increases the citation amount by $23.00, and the DMV adds their own fee to the penalty. If you have five or more unpaid citations at any time your vehicle(s) are subject to immobilization and/or impoundment until you pay the citations and all penalty and impound fees in full.
I HAVE OTHER PARKING QUESTIONS I NEED ANSWERED. WHEN IS THE CAMPUS POLICE AND PARKING OFFICE OPEN?
For non-emergency inquiries or assistance, our office hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., and Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. IF YOU NEED EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE, you can contact Campus Police anytime (24 hour per day) during the day or week at the following campus telephone numbers:
Campus Police: (949) 582-4585
EMERGENCIES: (949) 582-4444
Information; Parking Services; Lost & Found; Campus Police: (949) 582-4585
4.3 Tailgating Rules and Regulations
Parking & Tailgating Guidelines
Parking Guidelines: Parking rules and regulation are enforced 24/7. Patrons must park in designated lots for sporting event attending (i.e. football, baseball). All vehicles must park in designated parking stalls. Vehicles must park head in to stall. Please refer to Saddleback College web site for complete rules, regulations and map at www.saddleback.edu/police/parking-citation-information
Tailgating Guidelines: Saddleback College invites fans, parents, and alumni to enjoy tailgating football and events in a friendly and safe environment. The tailgating guidelines below are designed to ensure your safety and comfort.
Tailgating will be allowed only in parking lot 1 located in the lower campus. This area will have signage and will be patrolled by Parking Enforcement and Campus Police Officers to ensure the guidelines are followed.
- Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Spots will not be reserved in advance. No blocking or saving spots will be permitted.
- Parking Lot 1 will open for tailgating four hours before the event and/or kick-off and closes one hour after conclusion of the game or event.
- Trash bags and receptacles are provided for refuse.
- Ticket booths and stadium will open two hours before kickoff or scheduled event.
- Tailgating is not permitted during the game or at half time, no carry?ins to stadium allowed.
- All entrances and traffic lanes must remain clear at all times.
- RV’s/oversize vehicles must park in the designated parking Lot 1 area.
- The Stadium is a smoke free facility.
- Propane grills. NO CHARCOAL!
- Portable outdoor furniture.
- Tents and awnings that do not block adjacent parking spaces, impede drive aisles or require the use of stakes.
- All alcoholic beverages, regardless of age, on any part of the campus or on public sidewalks or streets and strictly enforced.
- Open flames, wood, fire pits, fireplaces, tiki torches and other combustible burning materials.
- Glass containers of any kind.
- Amplified music or loud and disruptive noise.
Carry-ins to the stadium:
- Any non-college sponsored sales of food.
Individuals attending football games or events at Saddleback College are expected to conduct themselves in a manner respectful of the nature and character of the college. Persons acting in a disruptive, disrespectful or disorderly manner may be asked to leave the premises or be subject to arrest. Students may also be recommended or charged with a violation of the Student Code of Conduct.
4.4 Motor Vehicle Request
For Field Trips or any event that is NOT an Athletic event, use the Motor Vehicle Requisition (MVR) form. Fill in all fields. Have the form signed by the Dean, Director, or higher that you report to. Fax form to the FM&O office at 949-364-9461. Keep the original for your records.
For Athletic Events, use the Motor Vehicle Requisition – Athletics (MVR-A) form. Fill in all fields. Have the form signed by the Dean, Director, or higher that you report to. Fax form to the FM&O office at 949-364-9461. Keep the original for your records.
Vehicles will not be reserved on a permanent basis for any function.
The use of district motor vehicles is restricted to district business, by authorized district personnel. In addition to the required paperwork, students must be enrolled in the current session and volunteers must be approved by the Board of Trustees to be eligible to drive.
*STATEMENT OF INTENTION and AUTHORIZATION:
I, the undersigned, do hereby agree to abide by and observe all the policies, rules, and regulations of the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) and to operate said vehicle in a careful and reasonable manner. By signing this form, I hereby authorize the California Dept. of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to disclose or otherwise make available my driving record to SOCCCD. I understand that SOCCCD may enroll me in the Employer Pull Notice (EPN) program to receive a driver record report at least once every 12 months or when any subsequent conviction, failure to appear, accident, driver’s license suspension, revocation, or any other action is taken against my driving privilege during my driving assignment with SOCCCD. The EPN program is an effort to promote driver safety. My driver license report will be released to SOCCCD to determine my eligibility to drive SOCCCD vehicles.
- The use of district motor vehicles is restricted to district business, by authorized district In addition to the required paperwork, students must be enrolled in the current session and volunteers must be approved by the Board of Trustees to be eligible to drive.
- Requisitions shall receive consideration in the following order:
a. Date and hour the Transportation Offfice receives the requisition.
b. Requisitions will not receive consideration unless the designated administrator approves the purpose of the purpose of the use.
c. The “Purpose of Use” will prevail whenever more than one request is received at the same time for use on the same day and hour, according to which request serves the best interests of the district.
- The person making the request will be responsible to determine if enough fuel is in the vehicle, and obtain a credit card from the Transportation Drivers must complete the Daily Inspection Form for each trip.
- Vehicle keys, credit cards, and gasoline receipts must be turned into Transportation upon the return of the For vehicle return after hours, leave packet with keys, credit cards, receipts and completed Daily Inspection Form in the after-hours drop box at Transportation.
- In the event of an accident, complete the “Report of Accident” form contained in the vehicle packet, and an “Incident Report” from the district Both forms must be completed and submitted to the FM&O office.
Approved By: Dean/Director Title Date
Fax to the FM&O office at 949-364-9461. Keep original for your records