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Dothan Campus Police Services

About Dothan Campus Police Services

Troy University Police are part of the Student Services division. All public safety services are coordinated with key University officials and Troy University Police. Police functions are handled by Troy University Police. Twenty-four hour patrol and services are provided with access to the Dothan Police Department for law enforcement support, fire and EMS emergency services.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

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You may contact the Dothan Campus office for more information at (334) 983-6556

 Parking Regulations are enforced 24 hours per day.

Campus Parking Maps are available at the Malone Hall Reception Desk.

Campus parking is divided into six areas labeled as E-1, E-2, E-3, W-1, W-2, W-3 and N-1. Parking regulations for each area are as follows:

W-1 & E-1 Student Parking and Event Parking

W-2 Faculty, Staff and Visitor Parking 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Student parking permitted after 5:00 p.m.

E-2 & W-3 Reserved for Faculty & Staff 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 6:00 a.m. to noon on Friday. Student parking permitted after 5:00 p.m. daily.

E-3 Reserved for Faculty & Staff only at all times. No Student Parking Anytime:

N-1 Student, Visitor, and general parking.
Note: Handicapped spaces are available in E1, W1, and W3. Visitor spaces are available in W2.

* A weekend is from noon on Friday until 6:00 A.M. on Monday.

The speed limit for motor vehicles on campus is 20 miles per hour except where slower speed is essential for safety. University regulations are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Parking permits are available at the reception desk in Malone Hall, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students, faculty and staff must present a valid Troy University ID to obtain a parking permit. Those with handicapped tags or placards must bring the placard or tag receipt for verification. The vehicle must be registered to the student, staff or faculty member to park in handicapped parking areas.

All students, faculty and staff are required to maintain a valid University ID. IDs are made at the reception desk in Malone Hall, Monday - Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those requiring an ID must present a governmental ID card with a photograph to verify identify prior to the issue of the ID card.

Registration fees are the same as the Troy Campus.

 Parking fines are the same as the Troy Campus or as posted.

All fines are payable online at

Students may appeal a traffic/parking citation to the Traffic Appeals Committee provided appeal is filed with the SGA (Malone Hall, room M-100)within 72 hours after receiving the citation. THE DECISION OF THE TRAFFIC APPEALS COMMITTEE IS FINAL.


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Safety & Security

All reports of crime or suspected criminal activity at TROY-Dothan Campus should be reported to University Police in Malone Hall, room 121. University Police can be reached by cellular telephone at 334-701-7280.  The switchboard operator also assists in receiving security messages. Operators can communicate with Troy University Police and emergency services as needed. Call extension 21500 for the switchboard operator or 334 983-6556 ext. 21500.

TROY-Dothan Campus officials and Troy University Police coordinate an effective response to crime reports with local and state law enforcement officials. A working relationship exists with the Dothan Police Department for assistance and coordination of investigations.

The switchboard operator monitors the NOAA Weather Alert Radio during office hours and the security officer monitors the NOAA Weather Alert Radio at all other times. A campus-wide alerting system notifies the Dothan Campus community of environmental and safety emergencies.

All emergency calls should be made to one of the following:

  • University Police cellular telephone (334-701-7280)
  • University Police (extension 21225)
  • Switchboard Operator (extension 21500)
  • Dean of Student Services (extension 21204 or 21206)

The University Police are also responsible for the safety and security of Dothan Campus facilities. Security personnel lock buildings at designated hours and secure facilities when not in use.

University Police are also responsible for patrolling the campus to deter criminal activity. Security personnel monitor parking lots and campus areas 24 hours a day.

Employees may return to buildings after hours. To enter a building, the employee must contact University Police. University Police will only allow entry into the employee designated work area. Entrance into other areas will be permitted only with the written approval from the department head of the area the employee requests to enter. When leaving the building, the employee is responsible for securing doors. Students are not permitted to enter administrative offices after they are closed. Security procedures are provided for the protection of the Dothan Campus community.

In addition to securing facilities, University Police are also responsible for equipment security. An inventory control system is in place to ensure no loss of equipment.

Dothan Campus property will not be removed from the campus without coordination by University Police and appropriate administrators.

Campus grounds are maintained to deter criminal activity. Routine trimming of shrubbery and trees is completed to provide a safe campus. Campus lighting is monitored continually.

Crime prevention requires the cooperation of students, faculty, and staff in order to be effective. Employees and students can assist in the crime prevention effort by acting as the eyes and ears of the security department.

Students are given information about security during orientation sessions. Information concerning security is an integral part of the orientation process. Information such as criminal statistics, campus problem areas, and topics on general personal security is provided to heighten the awareness of entering students about the University environment. Memos and newsletters are used to inform employees of any security concerns.

Some guidelines for helping to deter crime are outlined below:

Dothan Campus Buildings

  • Avoid working or studying alone in a building.
  • When working late, make sure doors are locked.
  • Lock valuables in a cabinet or drawer. The open display of valuables frequently results in their loss.
  • Report lost keys or damaged locks immediately.
  • Do not prop open exterior doors or open for strangers after normal operating hours.


  • Always lock your car.
  • Have keys in hand ready to unlock car.
  • Before getting into the car, check the front and back seats for strangers who may be hiding.
  • Do not leave valuables in car.
  • Never leave keys in an unattended vehicle.
  • Park only in well-lighted areas at night.


  • Avoid walking alone at night whenever possible. Walk on well-lighted and well-traveled routes.
  • If you think you are being followed, change direction and head for bright lights and other people.
  • Never give the impression you would be an easy victim.
  • Keep a safe distance from strangers.
  • Don't enter an elevator with someone who makes you feel uneasy.
  • Plan ahead. Know what you would do if attacked.

How to Report an Incident

When calling University Police to report an incident, be prepared to provide the following information:

  • Your name.
  • Location of incident.
  • Description of the scene and suspects.
  • A description of any vehicles involved, especially license plate numbers.

University Police and Dothan Campus officials will investigate all reports immediately.

If you are assaulted or witness an assault, call:

  • University Police cellular telephone (334-701-7280)
  • Switchboard Operator (extension 21500)
  • Dean of Student Services (extension 21204 or 21206)

Try to remember as much about the attacker as possible:

  • sex
  • race
  • hair color
  • body size
  • clothing description
  • scars
  • mode of travel
  • type of vehicle, color, and license plate number

Do not disturb any evidence.

If you see a suspicious person, call University Police immediately. Report the type of suspicious activity and provide a description of the subject(s) involved.

If you experience a theft, call University Police immediately. Do not touch or disturb anything at the scene of the crime.

Troy University Dothan Campus Annual Security Report is now consolidated with the Troy University Annual Security Report.

The unlawful possession, use, consumption, manufacture, distribution, or dispensation of alcohol or controlled substances on TROY-Dothan Campus property, in the work place of any employee of TROY-Dothan Campus, or as a part of a TROY-Dothan Campus employee or student function or activity is prohibited. TROY-Dothan Campus Security and officials cooperate with local law enforcement agencies to enforce all local, state, and federal laws relating to alcohol and illicit drugs. The University's Drug-Free Workplace Policy Statement, distributed annually to employees and students, outlines the legal sanctions for breaking these laws, a description of the most common drugs and their side effects, and drug and alcohol education and treatment programs that are available.

TROY-Dothan Campus is a smoke-free environment with no smoking allowed in University buildings or in any classroom, lab, or office at any TROY-Dothan Campus location. Students taking classes at the Ft. Rucker location will be advised of the specific smoking areas.

Emergency Procedures


To provide a procedure to maximize the security of Dothan Campus faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of an explosion or aircraft crash on campus.


The TROY-Dothan Campus is located near a military base (helicopter training) and a commercial airport. Thus, a safety plan for explosions and downed aircraft is essential.

Aircraft disasters present a unique set of circumstances and require considerable flexibility in dealing with them. Small single or twin engine aircraft or helicopters usually affect a relatively small area upon impact. Fire, if any, resulting from a crash is usually of short duration and quickly extinguished.

A commercial airliner crash could result in a path of fire and destruction one-half mile long and 200 yards wide. Fire tends to be very intensive with large amounts of smoke.

Disaster activities will be mainly directed toward evacuation of buildings and preventing the spread of fire to other buildings or areas. Actual rescue and fire fighting will be accomplished by local crash/rescue units.


In the event a mishap occurs, such as an explosion or a downed aircraft (crash) on campus, take the following action:

Immediately take cover under tables, desks, and other objects which will give protection against falling glass or debris.

After the effects of the explosion and/or fire have subsided. call 911. Provide your name and describe the location and nature of the emergency.

If necessary, or when directed to do so, activate the building alarm.

All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds. (See Evacuation Procedures.)

When the building evacuation alarm is sounded or when told to leave by Dothan Campus officials, walk quickly to the nearest marked exit and ask others to do the same.


Once outside move to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and crews. Know your area assembly points.

If requested, assist the emergency crews as necessary.


The crash scene will be controlled by the University Police until the appropriate federal officials arrive. These officials will establish a perimeter for the crash site. Damaged campus areas outside of their established perimeter will be controlled by the Public Safety Coordinator or Public Safety Director unless control is monitored by federal officials.

Contact Information
University Police Department
Troy Campus
First Floor Hamil Hall

If you have an emergency, call 911


Chances are that a bomb threat call may not be directed toward an individual, but rather to the person who answers the telephone first, normally the Switchboard Operator. The most important thing to remember is CONCENTRATE ON LISTENING.


Any person receiving a bomb threat should write down what is being said. Be calm. Be courteous. Do not interrupt the caller.

Ask the caller the following:

When is the bomb going to explode?
Where is the bomb located?
What kind of bomb is it?
What does it look like?
Why did you place the bomb?
Ask the caller to repeat message.
Keep talking to the caller as long as possible and record the following:

Time of call.
Age and sex of caller.
Speech pattern, accent, possible nationality, etc.
Emotional state of the caller.
Background noise.
Try to form an image of the caller. From listening to the caller, write down what you think the caller looks like, height, weight, age, fat, skinny, old, young, and any other impression you have of the caller.

If possible, use the bomb threat caller information sheet to collect as much information as possible about the caller.

Immediately after the caller hangs up, contact the Switchboard Operator, Ext. 21500. Do not spend critical time attempting to call or notify any other persons or departments.

If an evacuation is required, follow the Evacuation Procedures.

The University will follow the course of action recommended by the Public Safety Director in concert with University Police.

The telephone is the primary means of emergency notification at TROY-Dothan Campus. This system is intended for immediate transmission of specific information regarding an emergency to all affected areas of the campus. During an emergency, campus phones must be restricted to Dothan Campus official traffic only. In the absence of phone services, runners for emergency notification will be used.

A NOAA Weather Alert Radio is monitored at all times by the switchboard operator or University Police. Upon receipt of an NOAA Weather Alert broadcast stipulating a possible emergency, the Dothan Campus Safety Director is contacted. When reporting an emergency, stay calm and carefully explain the problem and location. DO NOT HANG UP UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO.

The Public Safety Director and Public Safety Coordinator both maintain cellular telephones capable of receiving emergency notifications from the Emergency Management Agency, NWS, and Houston County Sheriff's Department.

On-Campus Assistance

Dial 21500 when dialing on-campus for the Switchboard Operator. An operator is on duty from 7:45 A.M. until 5:30 P.M. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Friday. Emergencies at the Ft. Rucker location should be called in to the Assistant Directors' offices. They, in turn, will notify the TROY-Dothan Campus switchboard of any emergencies.

University Police Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial extension 21225 for University Police or cellular telephone number 334-701-7280. Troy University Police are present when students are on campus.

Off-Campus Assistance

Local law enforcement agencies at 334 -677-4808 or 911.
Local fire department and paramedic units at 615-3000 or 911.
State law enforcement agencies (emergency only) at 983-4587.
EMS at 334 794-4444 or 911.
Local Hospital 793-5000 (Flowers Hospital).
Local Hospital 793-8111 (Southeast Alabama Medical Center).


To provide a procedure to maximize the safety and security of Dothan Campus faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a hazardous waste emergency.


An environment safety plan as presented by Hale and Dorr, Environmental Requirements for Colleges and Universities, October, 1989, is used as a guide. A copy of this publication is available in the Finance and Business Affairs office.


In the event of a spillage of a hazardous chemical radioactive material or natural gas leak, the following procedures should be followed:

Report immediately to Switchboard, Physical Plant, University Police.
When reporting, be specific about the nature of the involved material and exact location.
The key person on site should evacuate the affected area at once and seal it off to prevent further contamination of other areas until the arrival of Campus Security.
Anyone that may be contaminated by the spill is to avoid contact with others as much as possible, remain in the vicinity and provide names to University Police. Required first aid and cleanup by specialized authorities should be started at once.
If an emergency exists, activate the building alarm.
All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds. (See Evacuation Procedures).
Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet from the affected building (s). Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrants and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and cars.
If requested, assist emergency crews as necessary.


Some emergency situations will require the evacuation of only one building or area, while others may dictate the entire campus be evacuated. The type of emergency situation will dictate the method of evacuation. When a building is evacuated, all persons will leave immediately and in an orderly and safe manner.

Building Evacuation

All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds and/or upon notification by Building Coordinator.

When the building evacuation alarm is activated during an emergency, everyone must leave by the nearest marked exit and alert others to do the same.


Once the alarm has been sounded, Building Coordinators will physically check each room/area in the building to ensure everyone has left the building.

Once outside, everyone must proceed to a clear area that is at least 500 feet away from the affected building. Keep streets, fire lanes, hydrant areas, and walkways clear for emergency vehicles and personnel. Assembly areas for fires are the E-1 Parking Lot.

No one is to return to an evacuated building unless told to do so by Safety Director or University Police.

Campus Evacuation/Building Control

Vehicle Control:

When the emergency dictates that the campus be evacuated, consideration must be given to vehicle traffic control.

Personnel will be strategically placed at specific locations to direct vehicle traffic. Specific location assignments and instructions will be secured by the Safety Director or University Police.

Securing Buildings or Areas

Maintenance personnel will assist in securing any damaged buildings or areas. Specific locations and directions will be issued by the Safety Director. Securing the area will consist of:

Placement of physical barriers such as ropes, barricades, cones, etc.
Strategic placement of personnel to physically restrict access by unauthorized person.
Utilities Control

Maintenance personnel will secure all utilities to the damaged building or area as required by the Incident Commander.

Evacuations of students and/or employees at the Ft. Rucker Location will be managed by military and duly appointed civilian personnel authorized by the Department of the Army. The Ft. Rucker Assistant Director will contact the TROY-Dothan Campus Switchboard Operator with appropriate information as soon as students and employees are out of immediate danger.


To provide a procedure to maximize the security of Dothan Campus faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a fire.


Fire: The active burning or smoldering of combustible material.
Fire Alarm: The continuously ringing of the alarm bell.


Three things must be done in pursuit of fire prevention and control. First of all, it is necessary to do things to prevent fires from ever starting. Second, if a fire does start, it is necessary to notify fire authorities. The third thing to do in case of a fire is to react in whatever manner the situation dictates.

Fire Prevention

All employees must be alert to fire hazards and conditions which cause fires. Fire prevention is the elimination of all conditions that may lead to the cause of fires. Examples of the causes are: violation of "No Smoking" policies, carelessness, spontaneous combustion, and poor housekeeping.

Fire Notification

During normal operating hours (Monday through Thursday, 7:45 A.M.-5:30 P.M. and Friday, 8:00 A.M. through 12:00 noon), pull the local fire alarm pull station in the affected area, evacuate the area and dial 911.

During the evening hours (Monday through Thursday, 5:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.) pull the local fire alarm pull station in the affected area, evacuate the area and dial 911.

University Police should be notified after 911 has been called.  The officer on duty will then stand by to direct the fire department to the fire and assist them if needed.

Reacting to the Fire

If a minor fire appears controllable, immediately report the fire as described above and return to the scene of the fire. If possible, attempt to extinguish the fire. Every precaution should be taken to avoid personal injury. Do not place yourself in a dangerous situation.

Upon encountering large fires that do not appear controllable, immediately report the fire as described and evacuate the building.

When a fire alarm is activated, the evacuation procedures as described in the Evacuation Procedures will be used.

The Fire Department suggests that handicapped persons should respond to the alarm as follows if they are not able to exit the building:

Position themselves just inside the door of the fire exit stairs, prop the door open, and await Fire Department rescue.
Have someone to notify the Switchboard Operator of their location. University Police have a stair chair and may evacuate the handicapped.
The area shall be checked floor-by-floor by University Police and Campus Security.
NOTE: If you become trapped in a building during a fire and a window is available, place an article of clothing (shirt, coat, etc.,) outside the window as a marker for rescue crews. If there is no window, stay near the floor where the air will be less toxic. Shout at regular intervals to alert emergency crews of your location. DO NOT PANIC!

Fire Plan for Fort Rucker Location

This plan pertains to building 4502.

Upon discovery of a fire, the individual will:

Sound the alarm and move occupants to the parking lot.
Notify the Fire Department (ext. 44), giving building number and location of the fire.
Check to ensure that all windows and doors are closed and secure and post himself/herself where he can direct the fire fighters to the fire.
The use of a fire extinguisher is done by all occupants. Anyone is authorized to use a fire extinguisher to put out small fires or to help in removing occupants from the building.

The purpose of this plan is to provide a procedure to maximize the security of Dothan Campus faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a hurricane.

Tropical Storm: Distant rotary circulation's; constant wind speed ranging from 39 to 73 miles per hour.

Hurricane: Pronounced rotary circulation constant wind speed of seventy-four miles per hour or more.

Hurricane Watch: A hurricane may threaten coastal and inland areas.

Hurricane Warning: A hurricane is expected to strike an area within 24 hours.

Upon receipt of an NOAA Weather Alert broadcast stipulating a "Hurricane Watch" or "Warning" for the Gulf Coast, the Switchboard Operator will notify the Public Safety Director, Public Safety Coordinator, or University Police.

The Public Safety Director or Public Safety Coordinator will perform one or more of the following action statuses based on the EMA's initial assessment and subsequent updates on the situation:

Monitoring Status: This status is taken when the hurricane is more than 48 hours away from the TROY-Dothan Campus.

Monitor NOAA Weather Alert Radio and NWS Tallahassee

Monitor WTVY-FM (95.5) or WOOF-FM (99.7).
Notify and inform members of Crisis Action Team
The primary objective is to mentally prepare for "Watch" and "Warning" status actions.
Watch Status: This status is taken when the hurricane is 24-48 hours away from the facility.

Monitor NOAA Weather Alert Radio and NWS Tallahassee
Monitor WTVY-FM (95.5) or WOOF-FM (99.7).
Notify and inform members of Crisis Action Team.
The Public Safety Coordinator will inform the Safety/Emergency Team of their duties in the event the storm enters mainland and is a threat to the Dothan area.
Warning Status: This status is taken when the hurricane is less than 24 hours away from the facility and a storm is imminent.

Monitor NOAA Weather Alert Radio and NWS Tallahassee
Monitor WTVY-FM (95.5) or WOOF-FM (99.7).
Notify and inform members of Crisis Action Team as directed in Section IV of this manual.
Troy University's Chancellor or his/her designated representative will issue orders suspending all classes and closing the campus at a prescribed date and time.
Closing of the campus shall be accomplished in three distinct stages:

Stage 1: All classes and student-related activities shall be suspended. During this stage, students will be requested to leave campus.

Stage 2: All faculty, office, and other nonessential personnel will leave campus. The time of initiation of employee evacuation and the deadline for completing evacuation will be determined by Troy University's Chancellor or his designee. Once the evacuation order is given, it is mandatory that all affected persons leave at this time so emergency preparations can be completed.

Stage 3: This will be the final closing stage and all personnel will leave campus. This will normally be two to three hours after Stage 2 has been implemented. Stage 3 will be declared when all buildings have been secured and the Physical Plant department has completed their tasks. No person may remain on campus after Stage 3 is declared unless expressly approved by the Chancellor or his designee. University Police will remain on campus.

Contact Information
University Police Department
Troy Campus
First Floor Hamil Hall

If you have an emergency, call 911


Questions about an emergency situation from the news media or other non-University individuals will be handled by the Public Relations Office. The main purpose of the Public Relations Office will be to provide useful and accurate information during a crisis.

Medical Emergencies

The purpose of this section is to establish procedures to be followed when necessary to administer temporary care to a victim of an accident or sudden illness until the services of qualified persons can be obtained. The first response of any student, employee, or guest seeking aid for an injured or ill person must be to call 911 and then notify the Switchboard, Extension. 21500, or if after hours University Police at 334 701-7280, to request immediate medical assistance.

Ft. Rucker Location personnel will follow emergency procedures established for that location.

Zoll automatic AED (Defibrillators) are located as follows: Malone Hall (First Floor near the Harrison Room), Adams Hall (First and Fourth Floors near the elevators), Everett Hall (First Floor hallway) and Coleman Hall in the safe room area.

The following information is provided in the event that faculty and staff, students, or guest administers temporary care to a victim until the services of a qualified person can be obtained.

First Aid: The immediate and temporary care provided to a victim of an accident or sudden illness until the services of a physician can be obtained.
Administration: Call 911 immediately! Do not attempt to administer first aid unless you have had a first aid training course from a qualified instructor. Make the patient comfortable, but avoid moving him or her as much as possible. Do not attempt to do too much. Use common sense. First aid kits, including gloves, are available on the first floor in each campus building. If a student, employee, or guest finds it necessary to render first aid, the use of gloves is strongly encouraged.
Fainting: The patient will be pale and often covered with perspiration. The patient's pulse will usually be fast. Allow the patient to lie down and recovery usually occurs promptly.
Shock: A patient may go into or be in a state of shock because of an injury to the body from burns, wounds, or fractures. A state of shock may result from electrocution or insulin (too much). If a person develops shock and remains in it, death may result, even though the injury ordinarily may not be fatal.
The shock victim will feel weak and the skin will be pale and moist and cooler than usual. The pulse will be fast and weak, sometimes even imperceptible. The patient may be breathing faster than usual, occasionally taking deep breaths.
Keep the patient lying down. If the victim is lying on the ground or floor, place a blanket beneath him and cover him according to the surrounding temperature. Do not cause sweating. In cold weather, hot water bottles or heating pads may be used. The utmost care should be taken not to burn the patient.
If difficulty in breathing exists, the patient's head and chest should be elevated.
Electric Shock: In a building, shut off the current at the switch. Separate the person form contact by means of a rated insulated "hot stick." Outdoors, with high tension wires, the danger to yourself is much greater. Telephone the power company to turn off the current before you attempt a rescue. Once the rescue is made, provide CPR if needed.
Fractures: A fracture is a break in the bone. Never attempt to test for a fracture by having the victim move the part or attempt to walk. Keep the broken ends at rest and prevent the moment of the fractured bone. When applying a splint DO NOT manipulate the broken limb. Improvised splints should be carefully fashioned or selected.
Sprains: A sprain is an injury to the soft tissues surrounding joints. Elevate the part. apply cold, wet applications or an ice bag during the first half hour following the injury to reduce the swelling. Keep the joint at rest.
Wounds: A wound is a break in the skin. Wounds are subject to infection and bleeding.
In a minor wound where bleeding is not severe, clean the injury, apply a dry, sterile, or clean dressing. In a wound that produces severe bleeding, the object is to stop the bleeding at once. Always, if possible, apply pressure directly over the wound with a clean or sterile dressing or cloth. Application of a gloved hand may be necessary for quick action in stemming a major blood loss.
The use of a tourniquet in case of bleeding from an extremity is justifiable only rarely. The decision to apply a tourniquet is only performed when other methods fail or by a trained individual.
Burns: Treat for shock. Relieve pain, and prevent contamination. The danger of infection is greater in second and third degree burns. The exclusion of air from a burn by the application of a thick dressing relieves pain. If your dressing is sterile, it will prevent further contamination. Do not break blisters. Treat as for shock.
Liquid Stimulants: Do not provide water or other liquid to an unconscious or partly conscious person because it may enter the windpipe. Hot teas or coffee may be offered if the patient is cold. Stimulants should not be provided in cases of severe bleeding, suspected internal bleeding, or head injury.
HIV: Human immunodeficiency virus is a blood-borne and sexually transmitted disease that destroys the body's immune system. It leaves a person defenseless to infections that are not normally a problem for healthy individuals. It is caused by a virus called HIV that attacks and destroys certain white blood cells that are the body's first line of defense against invading germs.
HGB: Hepatitis B is a virus which attacks the liver which is blood-borne and sexually transmitted disease. This virus is more easily transmitted than HIV.

When faced with an incident, you may not be able to determine with certainty whether an individual is infected with a communicable disease before taking appropriate action. While recognizing that the risk of infection is minimal, you are to exercise caution.
Whenever possible, you should wear disposable nitrile gloves when doing any of the following:Handling items which may contain contaminated blood or body fluid products (hypodermic needles, syringes, bloody items).
Cleaning up blood or other secretions that have contaminated floors, seats, and equipment.
All employees who have a substantial chance of exposure to blood may request the Safety Coordinator arrange for them to have the hepatitis B vaccine, a three series injection, at University expense.
Wash hands thoroughly with warm water and soap after removing gloves after contact with the subject.
Carefully handle contaminated items. Contaminated items shall be double-bagged and closed tightly masking tape.
Contaminated items to be disposed of shall be disposed of in an approved manner as directed by the Public Safety Director or Public Safety Coordinator.
Clean up blood spills or other body fluids with regular household bleach diluted as one part bleach to nine parts water. Wear gloves during this procedure.
A soiled uniform (by blood or body fluids) should be changed as soon as possible. Dispose of in a method approved by the Public Safety Director or Public Safety Coordinator.
Though the danger of infection through bites is low, a person bitten by an individual should immediately encourage the wound to bleed by applying pressure and "milking" the wound. Wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.
Seek medical attention at the nearest hospital.
Report the event to the Public Safety Director or Public Safety Coordinator.
HIV and HGB - Related Concerns of Personnel
Human Bites: Person who bites is typically the one who gets the blood. Viral transmission through saliva is highly unlikely. If bitten by anyone, milk the wound to make it bleed, wash the area thoroughly, and seek medical attention.
Spitting: Viral transmission through saliva is not likely unless visible blood is, present.
Urine/Feces: Virus concentrations in urine and feces are low.
Cuts/Puncture Wounds: Use caution in handling sharp objects and searching areas hidden from view. Needle stick studies show risk of infection which is low for HIV but higher for HGB. Seek medical attention and report the injury to the Public Safety Director or Public Safety Coordinator.
CPR/First Aid: To eliminate the already minimal risk associated with CPR, use the bag mask. Avoid blood-to-blood contact by keeping open wounds covered and wearing gloves when in contact with bleeding wounds.
Body Removal: Observe crime scene rule by not touching anything. Those who must come into contact with blood or other body fluids should wear gloves.
Casual Contact: No cases of infection attributed to casual contact.
Any Contact with Blood or Body Fluids: Wash thoroughly with soap and water.
Clean up spills with 1:9 solution of household bleach (hypochlorite).
Note: This section pertaining to First Aid is a guide only. Do not attempt to administer first aid unless trained by an approved instructor in a nationally recognized course.

To provide a procedure to maximize the security and safety of Dothan Campus faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of psychological, violent, or criminal behavior.

A psychological crisis exists when an individual is threatening harm to himself/herself or to others or is out of touch with reality due to severe drug reactions or psychotic breakdown. A psychotic breakdown may be manifested by hallucinations and/or uncontrollable behavior.

Dothan Campus officials/University Police provide twenty-four hour help and protection for faculty, staff, students, visitors, and property. This service is provided seven days a week on a year-round basis. Everyone is asked to assist in making the campus a safe place by being alert to suspicious situations and promptly reporting them.

If you are a victim or a witness to any on-campus offense, AVOID RISK.

Promptly notify Dothan Campus officials by calling the Switchboard Operator (ext. 21500), University Police at (334) 701-7280, or 911, if after normal working hours, as soon as possible and report the incident, including the following:

Nature of the incident.
Location of the incident.
Description of the person(s) involved.
Description of property involved.
If you observe a criminal act or whenever you observe a suspicious person on campus, immediately notify University Police at (334) 701-7280 and report the incident.
Assist Dothan Campus officials when they arrive by supplying them with any additional information and ask others to cooperate.

Should gunfire or discharged explosives hazard the campus, you should take cover immediately using all available concealment. After the disturbance, seek emergency first aid if necessary.

If taken hostage:

Be patient. Time is on your side. Avoid drastic action.
The initial forty-five minutes are the most dangerous. Follow instructions, be alert, and stay alive. The captor is emotionally unbalanced. Don't make mistakes which could hazard your well-being.
Don't speak unless spoken to and then only when necessary. Don't talk down to the captor who may be in an agitated state. Avoid appearing hostile. Maintain eye contact with the captor at all times if possible, but do not stare. Treat the captor like royalty.
Try to rest. Avoid speculating. Comply with instructions as best you can. Avoid arguments. Expect the unexpected.
Be observant. You may be released or escape. The personal safety of others may depend on your memory.
Be prepared to answer the police on the phone. Be patient and wait. Attempt to establish rapport with the captor. If medications, first aid, or restroom privileges are needed by anyone, say so. The captors in all probability do not want to harm persons held by them. Such direct action further implicates the captor in additional offenses.
If a psychological crisis occurs:

Never try to handle on your own a situation you feel is dangerous.
Notify University officials by contacting the Switchboard Operator (ext. 21500) during normal working hours or University Police at (334) 701-7280.
Clearly state that you need immediate assistance. Provide your name, your location, and the crisis involved
In extreme emergencies, dial 911.

To provide a procedure to maximize the security of faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a severe thunderstorm.

The primary dangers associated with thunderstorms are lighting, tornadoes, strong winds, and flooding.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch: This status means conditions are favorable for thunderstorms. The National Weather Service will rarely issue this status.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: This status means thunderstorms are in or moving to an area. A "Lighting Advisory" may or may not be issued with this weather status.

Lightning: If there are less than five seconds between the flash and the thunderclap, take shelter and stay inside.


The purpose of the plan is to provide a procedure to maximize the security of faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a tornado.

A tornado is a rapidly rotating wind funnel in contact with the ground spawned by severe thunderstorms or hurricanes. Winds may approach 300 miles per hour. Their usual direction of travel is from southwest to northeast. The weather service uses a two-stage system to alert people to a tornado danger:

WATCH: Atmospheric conditions are conducive for tornadoes, although none have been sighted.
WARNING: A tornado has been spotted, visually or on radar.

Upon receipt of an Emergency Management Agency (EMA) broadcast stipulating a "Tornado Watch" or "Warning" for Houston County, the Switchboard Operator will notify the Public Safety Director or Public Safety Coordinator. The Switchboard Operator will monitor the weather radio and listen for further bulletins.

Upon notification by the Switchboard Operator, the Public Safety Director will take the following actions based on the type of alert.

Tornado Watch
University Police must be prepared to move employees and students to designated areas in the event of a "Tornado Warning" and be prepared in the event a tornado hits the facility.

Tornado Warning
University Police will move employees and students to designated areas. The designated areas are as follows:

Malone Hall

All second and third floor classes/office personnel must be moved to the first floor hallway near the Switchboard.
All first floor classes/office personnel must be moved to Admissions, Records, or Restrooms

Adams Hall

All second, third, and fourth floor classes/office personnel must be moved to the first floor. The refuge area is on the First Floor near the elevator
Individuals/personnel in the Early Childhood Center, Deli, and offices must move to hallway. Bookstore Manager will direct those in Bookstore.

Everett Hall

All second and first floor classes/office personnel must move to the inner hallways or basement.

Coleman Hall

All staff and children will be moved to the Coleman Hall "safe" room.

Ft. Rucker

Shelter areas for Ft. Rucker students and staff are designated in plans directed by military and Ft. Rucker civilian employees.
Upon arriving in the designated areas, everyone is to crouch on their elbows and knees and put their hands over the back of their heads.

Everyone should stay clear of windows and exterior doors.

Individuals should leave vehicles and seek shelter in a building.

Any outdoor activities should be ceased and everyone moved inside.

The large areas of the Harrison Room, Deli, and Early Childhood Center should be evacuated and individuals moved to the interior hallways.

Everyone is to stay in the designated area until "All Clear" word is given.


To provide a procedure to maximize the security of faculty, staff, students, and property in the event of a major utility failure.

Utility failure at TROY-Dothan Campus would result when the following occurs:

Electrical Failure
Water Failure/Flooding
Gas Leak Detected
In the event of a major utility failure occurring during regular working hours (7:45 A.M. through 5:30 P.M., Monday through Friday), immediately notify the Switchboard Operator (21500), Maintenance personnel, or University Police at (334) 701-7280.

In the event of a major utility failure occurring during the evening program (5:30 P.M. through 10:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday), immediately notify the Switchboard Operator at extension 21500 or University Police at (334) 701-7280.

If there is potential danger to building occupants or if the utility failure occurs after hours, weekends, or holidays, notify University Police at (334) 701-7280.

In the event of plumbing failure/flooding, cease using all electrical equipment.

In the event of a gas leak, cease all operations. Do not switch on lights or any other electrical equipment.

All building evacuations will occur when an alarm sounds (See Evacuation Procedures.)

Malone Hall, Adams Hall. Everett Hall and Coleman Hall are equipped with emergency lighting to provide sufficient illumination in corridors and halls for safe evacuations.


Once outside, move to a clear area at least 500 feet away from the affected building(s). Keep the walkways, fire lanes, and hydrants clear for emergency crews.


Important Telephone Numbers
TROY-Dothan Campus (334) 983-6556
University Police ext. 21225
University Police Cellular Telephone 334-701-7280
Switchboard ext. 21500
Student Services ext. 21204 or 21206
Emergency (Fire, Police, EMS) 911


Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The BIT contributes to the climate of academic success at Troy University Dothan Campus. It promotes a healthy lifestyle and contributes to a safe and secure campus by:

  • Facilitating rapid assessment and effective referral of students with mental health issues and behavioral issues
  • Assisting and supporting students to optimize their performance in the academic environment
  • Reducing risk of harm to self or others
  • Contributing to a safe and productive living and learning environment for our students, faculty and staff
  • Educating and training students, faculty and staff to recognize students in need of referral

Four components of the BIT

  • A multi-disciplinary team of student services and academic professionals that addresses current student concerns and creates protocols and procedures surrounding student behavior and mental health issues
  • A quick-response team that immediately responds to campus crisis situations. The team performs threat assessments, makes recommendations and interventions in regard to issues of campus safety
  • Campus representatives who act as liaisons between the campus and local community resources
  • Provides training and education for students, faculty and staff regarding the issues of safety and mental health in our campus community

For More information contact the Associate Dean of Students at (334) 983-6556, ext. 1206 or

Campus Action Plan Presentations

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For More information contact the Dean of Students at (334) 983-6556, ext. 1206 or