COVID-19 Campus Update

As public health concerns surrounding COVID-19 continue to grow, Community College of Philadelphia has made the careful decision to move coursework to online or other remote alternatives, beginning March 30 through the end of the spring semester, and to keep Main Campus and its Regional Centers closed through at least May 6, 2020. All courses remain suspended through March 30, 2020. Students will receive details on coursework from individual instructors. Faculty and staff will be issued guidance by supervisors. At this time, the commencement ceremony for spring 2020 is postponed. The College will continue to update you via email, web updates and text alerts as this situation evolves during the closure. During this time, please follow all CDC guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus and remaining healthy, including hygiene recommendations, social distancing practices and remaining home when you are sick.

About Public Safety


The Department of Public Safety operates 24/7 and is managed by the Director of College Public Safety. Shift managers and site officers oversee daily operations.

In addition to the security supervisors on staff at the Main Campus and Regional Centers, stationary and roving security officers provide a visible presence on campus. Security officers patrol the interior and exterior of each campus, including parking lots and other parking areas. In addition, state-of-the-art surveillance cameras located throughout our campuses are monitored by security supervisors 24 hours a day.

Campus Building Hours

The campus is open from 7 a.m. to 11p.m. Monday - Friday, and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. During holidays and breaks, the building is shut down completely unless prior arrangements have been made. Please notify Security if you are in the building after hours, or working in an isolated area.

Security Personnel

Community College of Philadelphia currently has a security staff of 60. Sixteen of these officers are College employees and 45 (full and part-time) are provided through a private security agency. At any given time, a College security officer is on the premises to oversee all security-related matters.

Randolph Merced
Director of Public Safety
Room MI-5
Phone: 215-751-8188
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David Caristo
Manager, Public Safety
Room MG-12B
Phone: 215-751-8165

Julian Fields
Manager, Public Safety
Room MG-12
Phone: 215-751-8369
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Rasheed Williams
Coordinator, Security Operations
Room MG-12G
Phone: (215) 751-8940