Vidant Medical Center has a professional police department on campus that provides the same level of service offered by a municipal police department, as well as other services unique to an academic institution. The Vidant Medical Center Police and Public Safety Department is responsible for the well being of everyone at the hospital 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. The department works closely with staff, patients and visitors to create and maintain a secure atmosphere. Its statutory arrest jurisdiction includes all hospital property as well as streets and sidewalks adjacent to the property. The department is nationally accredited through the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. In addition, all officers are certified through the International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety.The Vidant Medical Center Police and Public Safety Department includes approximately 38 full-time sworn police officers certified by the state of North Carolina, 7 non-sworn public safety officers and 7 telecommunicators. In addition, the department uses sworn reserve police officers as needed. Vidant Medical Center officers patrol the campus on foot, in patrols cars and on Segways.As a public entity, Vidant Medical Center cannot assure or guarantee a crime-free working environment. Accordingly, it is the responsibility of members of the community to be security-conscious and to avoid actions that jeopardize themselves or others. Staff, patients and visitors should report all crimes, hazards, emergencies or dangerous situations to the Vidant Medical Center Police Department immediately.
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