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At Northern Essex, Public Safety is a High Priority

Public Safety personnel are on duty 24 hours a day at both Haverhill (C112) and Lawrence (414 Common St) campuses. Use 978-556-3333 or Ext. 3333 from a campus phone to reach either campus. The Public Safety Department is a hybrid department consisting of sworn personnel and contract security officers. 

In addition to conducting patrols of the campuses on a regular basis, Public Safety provides assistance in emergency situations, investigates suspicious activities and intercedes in volatile situations. They work closely with local and state police when incidents may require the response of law enforcement officers. Public Safety is responsible for a wide range of safety services including the preparation of crime reports and the preliminary investigation of crimes, medical or fire emergencies and accidents. 

Emergency Preparedness

Public Safety participates in at least one emergency drill a year. Emergency drills help the college and public safety test its Emergency Response Plan and assess how that plan can be improved.

Education is also an important part of the college’s approach to public safety at Northern Essex. The college regularly offers workshops for faculty, staff, and students on topics such as personal safety and self-defense. The college also offers a variety of resources online devoted to public safety. The college also participates in awareness campaigns such as the Department of Homeland Security’s “If You See Something, Say Something”.

Local Partnerships

A hallmark of the college’s Public Safety efforts is its relationships with area fire and police departments. Our Public Safety staff work in partnership with local first responders. On NECC’s Haverhill Campus, the Essex County correction officers and a local municipal police training academy have training facilities on-site.

Public Safety Escort

If requested, Public Safety officers can provide a safety escort to your vehicle. Officers will respond as soon as possible, however, emergency or high-priority calls may delay the response for the escort. If this occurs, persons should remain in a secure location until Public Safety arrives. To request an escort, contact Public Safety at 978-556-3333 or dial Ext. 3333 from a campus phone. In case of an emergency on any campus, dial 9-1-1 immediately and then contact Public Safety at 978-556-3333 or dial Ext. 3333.

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