Mitchell Community College plans significant security upgrades that the quarter-penny sales tax could fund.
With an historic, open Statesville campus, a downtown Mooresville campus, and satellite locations in northern and western Iredell County, Mitchell Community College has a wide variety of security needs. While the college has worked to identify funding that addresses a number of improvements, the quarter-penny sales tax revenue will support several critical safety upgrades for their students.
The college plans to implement an “Alert Duress System” for the historic Statesville, Mooresville, and Continuing Education campus locations, complete with audible features that will alert the entire campus to any security threats.
Emergency Call Boxes
With parking located across multiple downtown areas, the college will install emergency call boxes that provide beacons for any student in a potentially unsafe situation to use to hail assistance.
To help monitor multiple locations simultaneously, the college will improve its current camera security system, adding new and improved equipment that will keep students safer and more quickly identify potential threats.
Because Mitchell’s campuses are open (and not gated), providing more secure access to buildings outside of normal business hours ensures that only people who need access into facilities are granted entrance.
Additional Campus Security
Often the best preventative safety measure is a physical presence. To that end, Mitchell has planned to use additional funding to improve its on-campus security force.