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Troy Campus Police Services

About Troy Campus Police

Troy University Police Department provides many services for the students of our Troy, AL campus.  Some examples are, but not limited to:

  • 24 hour/ 7 days a week security and police services are provided by the University Police Department in the form of car and foot patrols.  The police have primary responsibility for patrolling all areas of the campus.  They also provide building checks and perform crime prevention tasks on the campus.  Police are dispatched through the University Police Department's communication center and through the City of Troy Police Department’s central communication center after hours or on holidays.
  • Escorts are given at anytime when a student feels unsafe walking back to their dorm or car.
  • Vehicle unlocking and jump starting car batteries- Troy University P.D. will assist students with dead batteries and students that have accidentally locked their keys in a vehicle that is located on campus.
  • Safety talks- Throughout the school year, the University Police Department host safety talks concerning a number of different subjects that are not limited to residential safety, self-defense, and protection against domestic violence and rape.
  • Traffic and parking monitors- there are traffic/ parking monitors that patrol the campus throughout the week, ensuring that vehicles follow the rules and regulations of the university.
  • Security checks are done throughout the nights checking dorms to ensure all the doors are locked and windows are closed.  Parking lots and other areas of low light are checked to make certain these areas have the proper lighting.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

You may contact the Troy Campus office for more information at 334-670-3215 (non-emergency only)

 Troy University Parking Map

Parking and traffic regulations established in this brochure apply to all Alabama campuses.  Procedures may vary at the Dothan, Montgomery and Phenix City Campus. 

Parking privileges are provided under established regulations which are designed to facilitate the work of the University.  For the safety and convenience of all concerned, the enforcement and administration of regulations governing motor vehicles on the campus shall apply to visitors, students, faculty, staff and all others employed on the campus.

All student and employee (faculty and staff) permits expire August 1 annually.  Expired permits must be removed.

All vehicles must be properly registered in accordance with these regulations.

Registering your motor vehicle is part of the academic registration process at the beginning of each Fall Semester.  After Fall Semester registration, you must register the vehicle the day you arrive on campus. University Police Department is located in Hamil Hall.

Registering another person’s vehicle is prohibited.

University parking permits are required to park at fraternity and sorority houses.

Students enrolled in evening and weekend classes must register their vehicles with the University Police Department.

Employee permits are available from the University Police Department.

Non-students (spouses/dependents) residing at any University owned property are required to obtain a parking permit.

Visitors are required to obtain a “Visitor Permit” from the University Police Department.

Persons substituting for a faculty or staff member should notify the University Police Department and obtain a temporary permit on day of arrival.

Temporary permits are available at the University Police Department for the convenience of those who will bring a vehicle on the campus for short periods of time.

Students moving on or off campus after receiving their initial decal (Resident or Commuter), must acquire the new appropriate decal from the University Police Department. 

Each student and employee operating a motor vehicle on the campus is required to register the vehicle.  To be valid, the permit must be mounted (taping not permitted) per instructions with permit in the lower left hand corner of the rear glass behind the driver or in the case of a convertible the lower right hand corner (passenger side) of the windshield.  Motorcycles will be issued a metal washer with the permit number and expiration date stamped on it.  The metal washer will be attached to one of the license tag bolts.  Students will be given the appropriate colored permit that relates to either Residential or Commuter parking lots.  Loss or destruction of a permit shall be reported immediately to the University Police Department and a new permit must be purchased.  Any employee or student driving or parking on the campus without a permit will be in violation of these regulations.  Permits should be removed when student or employee, or the vehicle, is no longer connected with the University.  Permits must be removed from vehicles when sold or traded. 

All city and state regulations and all directive signs governing the use of motor vehicles shall be observed at all times to include vehicles with loud music.

The speed limit for motor vehicles on campus is 25 miles per hour except where slower speed is essential for safety.

All vehicles must come to a complete stop at intersections where stop signs are located.  Motorists must give right-of-way to pedestrians.

Unnecessary noise from horns, radios and mufflers is strictly prohibited.

No parking at any time on yellow curbs or in No Parking areas.

No parking is permitted on unpaved areas of the campus unless the area is designated for parking.

Motor vehicles must be parked within the markers in all campus parking areas. Parking on or over a line, curb or backing into a parking space is a violation of regulations.

Parallel parking, where permitted, must be on right side of street.

Students and employees parking in a prohibited zone or visitor space will be subject to being wheel locked at their expense.

Loading zones and service zones are reserved exclusively for service vehicles and Physical Plant activities.

Vehicle owners must provide the University Police Department with their current license plate numbers.  When a new tag is issued owners must also provide this information immediately.

Transferring a permit from one vehicle to another is prohibited. Vehicle permits will be displayed ONLY on the vehicle for which it was issued. The owner and/or operator of a vehicle violating this section will be subject to disciplinary action in addition to a fine, and the permits shall be returned to the University Police Department to be cancelled.

When a vehicle is sold, traded or wrecked, the owner is responsible for removing the current permit and registering the new vehicle. Any violation noted against any permit number will be charged to the person to whom it was originally issued. The operator to whom the parking permit was issued is responsible for any infractions involving the vehicle, unless the vehicle is reported stolen before the infraction occurs.

If a vehicle is found on campus in violation of any provisions of these regulations and the identity of the driver cannot be determined, the person in whose name such vehicle is registered shall be held responsible for violations committed.

Employee reserved parking spaces will be used by the registered employee only. Violators are subject to the loss of the reserved parking privilege.

Employees are not authorized to purchase an employee reserved or employee parking permit for anyone other than themselves. Violators are subject to the University disciplinary process.

The University reserves the right to regulate the use of motor vehicles on the campus and to forbid the use of a motor vehicle by any student, faculty, or staff member whose conduct in any way reflects failure to cooperate with published University parking and traffic regulations.

The University reserves the right after a reasonable attempt is made to contact owner, to remove and impound illegally parked or abandoned vehicles, and any vehicle found on campus without a permit, with an unauthorized or altered permit, with no license plate, or parked in such a way as to constitute a serious hazard to vehicles or pedestrians or to the movement and operation of emergency equipment.  The owner shall be responsible for cost involved in removing, impounding and storing of such vehicles.  The University shall not be liable for any damage to such vehicle occurring during removal or impoundment.

If a vehicle is inoperative and cannot be parked in a designated area, it is the registered operator’s responsibility to notify the University Police Department immediately.

NOTE:  The use of emergency flashers while parked in a restricted area will not prevent the issuance of a citation.

Unnecessary noise from mufflers is prohibited.

Passing on the right of other vehicles is prohibited.

Driving on sidewalks, lawns, recreation areas, playing fields or within buildings is prohibited.

Speed zones and traffic signals are to be obeyed.

Parking regulations and penalties for motor vehicles are also applicable to motorcycles and motor scooters.

(Red Zone) will be used for students residing in University Housing in the following buildings. (Hamil, Gardner, Pace, Shackelford, Clements, Cowart, Trojan Village, Newman, New Residence Hall)

(Black Zone) will be used for all other students, including those living in Fraternity, Sorority, Honors House, University Apartments or Hill Crest Housing and Paden.

(Open Lots) are those lots designed for any student, or staff member to park in any time day or night, as long as the appropriate parking decal is displayed on the vehicle.

Responsibility for finding an authorized space rests with the operator of each vehicle.  The lack of space in a certain area, or inclement weather will not alter any of the provisions of the parking regulations.  Timed spaces are provided around campus with a time limit stated on the curb.  These spaces may be used to transact University business ONLY.

The following are violations that will result in a fine/citation.

  • Parking by yellow curb
  • Parking in a “No Parking” area
  • Backed into a parking space
  • No permit on vehicle
  • Failure to remove old permit
  • Transferring permit to another vehicle
  • Parking on or over a line
  • Excessive speed    
  • Parking in a visitor space
  • Parking or driving on grass
  • Parking in the wrong zone
  • Overtime parking
  • Double parking
  • Parking in handicap space
  • Parking in service space
  • Blocking handicap ramp
  • Reserved parking
  • Altering to parking decal
  • Permit improperly mounted
  • Wrong way on one-way Street
  • Fire lane
  • Blocking/parking behind another vehicle
  • Littering        

Violations of parking and traffic regulations will subject the violator to fines.

 University Police will use “WHEEL LOCKS” for the following reasons:
  • Failure to have a permit on the vehicle, after three (3) citations and verification that the vehicle is being used by a Student or Employee.
  • Illegally parked in a Handicap space or any restricted area.
  • Parking/driving on grass.
Enforcement of University regulations begins the first day of registration. Faculty and Staff parking is enforced between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Except during official University holidays, General traffic regulations and parking spaces are enforced 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Students may appeal a traffic/parking ticket to the Traffic Appeals Court provided appeal is filed with the SGA (Trojan Center Room 215) within 72 hours after receiving the ticket.  THE DECISION OF THE TRAFFIC APPEALS COURT IS FINAL. File appeal at: https://my.troy.edu/student-involvement/traffic-appeals.html

Students

Academic year
with TROY plate
$100
$25
Summer session only, all permits $25
Motorcycles $25
Temporary permits $5 weekly
Replacement permits $15*
Visitor permits NC
   

Faculty and Staff

   
Named Parking Spaces
(If the named space becomes vacant it will not be re-issued).   
$150
Zoned Parking Spaces
with TROY plate
$100
Free
Second and Subsequent decals $15
Note:  Prices are for Faculty/Staff vehicles only and can’t be used for dependents.
 

Parking fines will be $10 for each offense except those listed below:

  • Moving Violation: $75
  • Speeding
  • Running Stop Signs/Red Lights
  • Wrong Way on One-Way Street

Note:  Persons ticketed for reckless driving or driving under the influence will be referred to Local Municipal Court, and forfeit driving privileges on campus for a minimum of 90 days for the first offense. Subsequent violations could result in permanent revocation of driving privileges on campus and additional disciplinary action.

A $75 fine will be levied for the following violations:

  • Handicap parking and blocking handicap ramp (Vehicle must be properly identified with appropriate handicap credentials belonging to operator of vehicle.)
  • Littering (students, faculty and staff are requested to help keep the University free from litter and waste. Persons found guilty of littering are subject to provisions of state law.)
  • Fire lane
  • Service areas/loading docks
  • Blocking dumpster (TOW AWAY ZONE)
  • Noise ordinance

Wheel lock removal $50 except when parked on grass $100

When in violation of the parking regulations the registered owner is solely responsible and all penalties apply even though a ticket was claimed not to have been found on the vehicle.

Payment of outstanding fines shall be prerequisite to completing registration for any term.

Students who accumulate excessive traffic/parking fines during any one semester will be subject to disciplinary action.  This could result in the vehicle being towed and on-campus driving privileges being suspended.


Residential Student Missing Person Policy

The purpose of this policy is to establish procedures for the university’s response to reports of missing University residential students, as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.  (Note: Missing University non-residential students are reported to the local law enforcement authorities.)

For purposes of this policy, a University residential student may be considered to be a “missing person” if the person’s absence is contrary to his/her usual pattern of behavior and unusual circumstances may have caused the absence. Such circumstances could include, but not be limited to, a report or suspicion that the missing person may be the victim of foul play, has expressed suicidal thoughts, is drug dependent, is in a life-threatening situation, or has been with persons who may endanger the student’s welfare.

I. Procedures for designation of emergency contact information

  1. Residential students age 18 and above and emancipated minors

    Students will be given the opportunity during each semester registration process to designate an individual or individuals to be contacted by the university no more than 24 hours after the time that the student is determined to be missing in accordance with the procedures set forth below. A designation will remain in effect until changed or revoked by the student.

  2. Residential students under the age of 18
    In the event a student who is not emancipated is determined to be missing pursuant to the procedures set forth below, the university is required to notify a custodial parent or guardian no more than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing in accordance with the procedures set forth below.

 

II. Official notification procedures for missing persons

 

  1. Any individual on campus who has information that a residential student may be a missing person must notify Troy University Police as soon as possible.
  2. Troy University Police will gather all essential information about the residential student from the reporting person and from the student’s acquaintances (description, clothes last worn, where student might be, who student might be with, vehicle description, information about the physical and mental well being of the student, an up-to-date photograph, class schedule, etc.). Appropriate university staff will be notified to aid in the search for the student.
  3. If the above actions are unsuccessful in locating the student or it is apparent immediately that the student is a missing person (e.g., witnessed abduction), the Troy University Police will contact the appropriate local law enforcement agency to report the student as a missing person and request assistance as needed.
  4. No later than 24 hours after determining that a residential student is missing, the Dean of Students will notify the emergency contact (for students 18 and over) or the parent/guardian (for students under the age of 18) that the student is believed to be missing.

III. University communications about missing students

In cases involving missing persons, law enforcement personnel are best situated to provide information to the media that is designed to elicit public assistance in the search for a missing person. Therefore, all communications regarding missing students will be handled by law enforcement authorities, who may consult with the Office of University Relations. All inquiries to the university regarding missing students, or information provided to any individual at the university about a missing student, shall be referred to the Troy University Police.

Prior to providing the Troy community with any information about a missing student, the Office of University Relations shall consult with the Troy University Police to ensure that communications do not hinder the investigation.