EMERGENCY PROCEDURES PRACTICES
Besides providing general safety and security, District Safety Officers may perform the following services:
- Render first-aid when the Health Center is closed (Call 714-564-6333 for Emergencies - or 333 from a campus phone).
- Respond to emergencies on campus.
- Provide lost-and-found property services.
- Assist in starting vehicles by jump-starting dead batteries.
- Open locked vehicles (upon proper identification by owner).
- Take crime reports, assist in the recovery of stolen property, and help the parties involved contact the police department when necessary.
- Provide directions and information regarding campus facilities and events.
- Assist with traffic accidents on campus.
- Provide escort services for staff and students returning to their vehicles after dark.
- Direct a contingency of student security assistants who patrol parking lots and provide escort services.
- Support the College Injury and Illness Prevention Program through periodic safety inspections of all campus buildings and grounds.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING
Authorization is granted to the Safety Department of the Rancho Santiago Community College District by the Governing Board to issue traffic and parking citations on District premises. Citations may be issued for violations of:
- Regulations set forth by the RSCCD.
- California Vehicle Code (section 21113A).
Safety Officers are instructed to issue citations based upon the regulations, copies of which are available at the District Safety Offices and at the Student Business Office. They are not authorized to grant any privileges deviating from the regulations.
Santa Ana College, like most all colleges, does not have sufficient parking for all students at peak periods; therefore, cannot guarantee parking, nor does the college assume liability for damage sustained to vehicles in the use of its parking facilities. Please remember that our regulations are for the purpose of protecting vehicles from damage and to ensure the safety of all. Irresponsibility regarding campus traffic and parking regulations may result in a citation, restriction, suspension, and/or vehicle tow-away at owner’s expense. Your cooperation in adhering to the college’s regulations will certainly reduce potential safety hazards and assist the Safety Officers in performing their duties.
Vehicles may be issued citations for illegal parking, failure to display a current permit, or any other violation of parking and traffic regulations.
***Important – Citations are paid only by mailing the fine to the agency that processes our tickets in Santa Ana. Any person who feels a citation was issued in error may contest the notice with the Parking Administration in accordance with procedures on the citation. According to California law, disregard of citations will result in the filing of a Request to Withhold Renewal of Vehicle Registration at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) until the citation is paid.
All vehicles parking on campus must display a current permit: available at the student Business Office. Students driving vehicles without a permit should park off campus or purchase a one-day permit to avoid a citation. Daily permits may be purchased at dispensers. Dispensers in Lots 3, 6, 7, 9, 11 and 12 and must be displayed on the dashboard.
MOTORCYCLES, MOPEDS, BICYCLES
No permit is required if parked in designated area. Use of vehicular stall requires a permit.\
Once purchased, refunds for parking permits are made only if classes are dropped during the first two weeks. Parking permits may be purchased during registration at the Student Business Office (8:00 am - 5:00 pm), or the Santa Ana College Cashiers Office, S-104, 714-564-6965 (Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm).
Replacement authorization is not granted for lost or stolen permits, except at the full purchase price. Permits may be transferred and displayed on the owner’s other vehicle(s).
Staff members or students who hold a permit, but must drive a different car to the campus, may with proper I.D., obtain a temporary (one-day) permit at the District Safety Department.
DISABLED PARKING AREAS
Several areas on campus are designated for Disabled Parking. Vehicles in these areas are required to display a current permit as well as one of the following: District issued disabled permit, State placard, or special State license plate. District permits are available in the DSPS Main Office, Russell Hall Room R-101, 714-564-6295.