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The Office of Safety and Security is here to ensure your safety and to offer assistance in the case of any emergency. We work in tandem with the St. Augustine Police Department to maintain the security of Flagler College’s students, faculty and staff, as well as visitors to the campus. We are also responsible for enforcing legal statutes and college regulations and restrictions on campus and for protecting college property and equipment.


Contact by phone: (904) 819-6200, Kerry Davis, Director of Security.

Location: Rotunda of Ponce de Leon Hall at the original hotel check-in desk

Hours: Security personnel, under the direct supervision of the security director, are on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, along with two uniformed sworn police officers in the late evening to early morning hours.

Automated External Defibrillator's (AEDs)

Flagler College campus has automated external defibrillator's (AEDs) throughout campus. In a medical emergency, these devices can be used to diagnose and treat potentially life-threatening conditions related to cardiac arrest. Instructions for their use are included in many first aid and CPR classes, and the exact locations of all the AEDs on campus are listed below.
  Building                Exact Location          
  Lewis House         Wall - front desk   
  FEC Lobby           Security desk   
  Ringhaver              Wall - Security desk   
  Cedar Street         Wall - Security desk   
  Comm. Lab           Wall - by Dr. Halcomb    
  Auditorium             Lobby - north wall   
  Gym                     Court  - front west wall   
  Gym                     Portable - trainer's office    
  Ponce                   Portable - Security office west counter   
  Ball Fields             Ice room behind concession     
  Tennis Center        Outside Walter Shinn's office   
  Library                   Wall - circulation desk     
  Kenan Hall            Wall - 3rd floor by K300   
  Infirmary                Portable - nurse's office 

In the event of an emergency or a hurricane threatening the area, the college will begin posting advisories and other important information through the following channels:

For more information on Flagler’s emergency procedures, visit

Additional Information/Policies

The Security Office maintains and makes available campus crime statistics
. This annual report can be obtained three ways: in print at the security office, online on the Flagler College Web site and on the U.S. Department of Education Web site.

Unauthorized persons are not allowed on campus at any time. All guests must be registered with Security or Student Services. In order to prevent unauthorized individuals from entering the residence halls, and for the security of resident students, doors are locked at all times, and a current card key is necessary to gain entrance. It is against college regulations to prop open any doors. The main classroom building, Kenan Hall, the library and the art studio classrooms are locked at 6 p.m., and access may be gained only with a current student or staff ID card.

Criminal conduct, breaches of college regulations or any other incidents of concern to campus safety should be reported to the Security Office, where an incident report will be filled out and the appropriate law enforcement agency notified if needed.

In the event of an injury or emergency illness, the Security Office should be notified at once. Security has a direct link to the police dispatcher and therefore to Emergency Medical Services responders and the fire department.

Further safety and security policies are detailed in the Student Handbook.


Emergency Notification System: e2Campus

Flagler College has a state-of-the-art emergency notification system called e2Campus. The system allows the college to send instant text message or e-mail notifications to every mobile phone, blackberry, wireless PDA, pager and e-mail address included in its registry. Sign up is free and voluntary, but students are strongly encouraged to participate. Messages are limited to time-critical emergency notifications, which may include on-campus safety concerns or severe weather alerts; no promotional or other non-emergency messages are sent via Flagler’s e2Campus system.

Each person who registers for e2Campus can also sign up two alternate cell phones or e-mail addresses for notification of a campus emergency. This allows students to conveniently keep a parent or guardian updated during an emergency situation.

Students, faculty and staff should visit and click on "I need to create an account” to register. After following the prompts and providing the appropriate information, the system will send a confirmation message to the registered phone and/or e-mail account(s). There is also an “opt-out” field on the registration page, which allows users to set an end date for their e2Campus registration to expire.

Do you know what to do in an emergency?

As part of Flagler’s ongoing commitment to safety and security, the College has implemented a new alert system using speakers located in the towers of Ponce Hall and at the FEC Complex.

A steady siren indicates a tornado that is close or imminent. Shelter should be sought immediately.

When a tornado warning is announced at Flagler College:

  • Your residence hall or campus building has no basement. Take cover under heavy furniture on the ground floor in the center of the building, an interior hallway or in a small room on the ground floor that is away from outside walls and windows.
  • Stay away from windows to avoid flying debris.
  • If you are outside and there isn't time to get into a building, take cover and lie flat in the nearest depression, such as a ditch.

An alternating on/off buzzer of short intervals indicates other types of severe weather or any emergency situation. It will be followed by announcements indicating the action that should be taken, including, but not limited to “avoid campus,” “stay in the building,” or “seek protection in another area.”  Updates will follow the original announcement.  Once the emergency has passed, an all clear will be announced.

Both siren and buzzer will be followed with information through the e2Campus system, Flagler e-mail and, when possible, the College radio station (WFCF 88.5FM). In any emergency, additional information can be obtained by calling the college’s main line at (904) 829-6481, the security office at (904) 819-6200 or by visiting

If you are not signed up for e2Campus, please visit to sign up.