Safety and Security

Doreen Velasquez

Director of Security

Safety and SecurityCampus Safety and Security is available 24 hours a day to ensure a safe and secure environment for all City College students, staff members, and visitors.

In Case of Emergency

Call 911 from any CCC telephone or from any cell phone. Then notify Security at (773) 838-7608 or (773) 838-7944 to mobilize local emergency resources.


Evacuation Plan 
Active Shooter Quick Reference

Safety Resources

Daley College All Hazards Campus Emergency Plan and Violence Prevention Plan
Arturo Velasquez Institute All Hazards Campus Emergency Plan and Violence Prevention Plan
Assesses the current state of preparedness at a college, proposes measures to improve preparedness, and describes the coordinated response and recovery to a range of natural and man-made occurrences. The Addendum details the emergency and evacuation responsibilities and procedures for all CCC personnel.

CCC Alert Emergency Notification System
Notifies you quickly in the event of an emergency via email, text message, and/or voice messages.

Active Shooter Preparedness

Homeland Security Website’s resource to prepare you for an active shooter situation.

Supportive Intervention Team
Evaluates concerns about students or employees who may be distressed, disturbed, destructive, or dangerous. Find out more or submit a Person of Concern form.

Security Drills:
 Regular security procedure drills are held at each location to familiarize faculty, staff and students with emergency procedures.

Wellness Centers
Provide mental health and other social services to support personal well-being and academic success.



Harold Washington (312) 553-5643 Room 206
Harry S Truman (773) 907-4800 Room 1112
Kennedy-King (773) 602-5148 Room V-132
Malcolm-X (312) 850-7168 Room 1208
Olive-Harvey (773) 291-6348 Room 1109
Richard J. Daley (773) 838-7608 Room 1114
Wilbur Wright (773) 481-8970 Campus Center
District Office (312) 553-2575  Room 100



ID Card Policy
All personnel who enter the building must display an official CCC ID card at all times while in the building. Photo identification cards can be obtained at the District Office Security Desk on the first floor. Lost or stolen cards must be reported immediately. The CCC ID card is the property of the City Colleges of Chicago. You may be charged for a replacement ID card.

Sex Offender Registry Policy
Under the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, convicted sex offenders enrolled or employed at institutions of higher education, whether on a full- or part-time basis, must register with their employer or college.

Evacuation Plan

In the event of a fire alarm emergency, strobe lights and sirens will activate throughout the building. Students, staff and visitors should listen to the PA system announcement and follow the direction of the Safety and Security officers and floor leaders. If notified to evacuate the building, exit the building as quickly and safely as possible using the stairwells.

Richard J. Daley College

  • Evacuate immediately to the student parking lot or the faculty/staff parking lot. Follow the instructions of the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Police Department, Safety & Security officers, and the floor leaders.
  • Each floor has two volunteer floor leaders to assist you during emergencies. Ask a Safety and Security supervisor for a list of floor leaders.
  • Stairwells A and D are designated exits for persons with mobility impairments.

Arturo Velasquez Institute

  • Floor Leaders and CCC Safety and Security will direct the building occupants to the nearest stairwell and exit, away from the building, to either the North or South parking lots.
  • Stairwells A and D are designated exits for persons with mobility impairments.

How to Respond to an Active Shooter Situation 

An active shooter is an individual engaged in randomly killing or attempting to kill people in a confined and populated area, typically through the use of firearms.


  • Have an escape route and plan in mind
  • Leave your belongings behind
  • Keep your hands visible 


  • Hide in an area out of the shooter’s view
  • Block entry to your hiding place and lock the doors
  • Silence your cell phone 


  • As a last resort and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to incapacitate the shooter
  • Act with physical aggression 

For more information, visit the or more information, visit the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s website.