• Public Safety Information

    The Department of Public Safety will assist the local authorities with investigating and documenting any on-campus crime incidents such as theft, vandalism, etc. All incidents requiring physical intervention are referred to the Rock Hill Police Department. Student problems are referred to the Dean for Students Office or the Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs with assistance provided from the Department of Public Safety.

    The Chief of Public Safety is an armed certified law enforcement officer. Public Safety Officers are First Aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation), and AED (Automated External Defibrillator) certified. The Chief of Public Safety urges the campus community to provide feedback that might help the department enhance its services to students and to the York Technical College community in general. E-mail comments and ideas to:


    • Enforces College policies and parking regulations.
    • Assists in investigating on-campus crimes.
    • Assists in investigating accidents - Department should always be notified in the event of on-campus accidents.
    • Addresses any safety concerns.
    • Assists with starting or opening vehicles in emergency situations. (Vehicles are opened only in an emergency.)
    • Escorts students to vehicles (if necessary for safety reasons).
    • Makes emergency contacts.
    • Assists with sick students, faculty, staff, or visitors.
    • Directs visitors or tours parking, and gives directions to their destination.
    • Directs traffic.
    • Oversees parking areas.
    • Other services provided based on need and staff availability.

    Parking decals are issued by the Business Office, which is located in the Student Services Building. All employees and students are required to display a vehicle-parking permit for all vehicles brought on campus. Please have your vehicle tag numbers available when registering for your York Technical College decals. Open parking in authorized areas is available to all employees or students. Unauthorized areas are fire zones, handicapped spaces, visitor parking, loading zones, and “No Parking” zones. Parking in grass areas is only allowed when concrete car stops are placed in these areas, or when directed to do so by Public Safety Officers. Temporary placards for disabled employees or students are available through the Human Resources Office or from the Special Resources Office in Student Services.


    • All motor vehicle operators on campus should familiarize themselves with the parking and traffic regulations below.

    • The operation of motor vehicles on York Tech College property is a privilege granted by the college administration.

    • Failure to comply with the laws of South Carolina or College regulations will result in a warning or penalty that may include the loss of motor vehicle privileges.
    • Obtaining a permit does not guarantee a parking place, but merely allows for general parking in an appropriate area.
    • The College shall assume no responsibility for the care or protection of any vehicle or its contents at any time while operated or parked on College property.
    • Regulations apply to drivers of all vehicles and are in force 24 hours a day unless other- wise noted.

    • Drivers of all vehicles shall obey the lawful instruction of any Public Safety Officer and any official traffic sign on campus.

    • Parking areas are enforced at all times.

    • Owners of disabled (broken down) vehicles should contact the Department of Public Safety.

    • Disabled vehicles not registered are subject to tow at the owner's expense. Any vehicle left abandoned for more than fifteen days is subject to being towed at the owner’s expense.

    *On-Campus Driving Speed = 15 Mph

    D lot, located between the Administration Building and A Building is used only for handicapped parking, visitor parking, or 30 minute parking from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

  • Turn Down the Radio!

    While on campus, automobile stereos and boom boxes are to be turned down to a moderate level so as not to be heard outside the automobile and/or disturb surrounding offices and classes. 

  • Parking Decals

    Vehicle decals provide a way for Public Safety to identify and locate the owner or operator of vehicles in reference to:

    • Car fires (owner/operator vehicle or other vehicles nearby).
    • Break-ins.
    • Damage/Accidental (from lawn mowing, etc.).
    • Vandalism.
    • Accidents (parked and unoccupied vehicles may get hit or damaged).
    • Illegal cars on campus (Trespassers, Illegal Activity, etc.).
    • Alarm activations.

    Vehicle Decals must be displayed on the left (driver’s side) of the rear window. Motorcycles shall display permits on the front forks of the bikes.

    Vehicles are subject to be issued a citation if the vehicle does not display an up to date York Tech College parking decal.

    Application of the Decal to Vehicles

    • All expired decals should be removed.

    • Vehicle registration information should be kept up-to-date (re: change in tag numbers, etc.)

    • Public Safety Officers can locate all students’ schedules in the system even if the York Technical College decal is not affixed to the vehicle by checking the current tag information.