Campus Police

As Chief of Police, it is my responsibility to provide students, staff, faculty and visitors of Northeast State a safe and secure environment in which to work and learn. This mission cannot be accomplished without your assistance and support.

I hope you find our website both informative and helpful. If you would like more information or have any questions, please stop by our office located in room C2401 or call 423.323.0255 (off campus) or extension 3255 (on campus). Campus police are on duty 365 days a year, 24 hours per day.

John Edens
Chief of Police
Office: C2401
Extension: 3355
Phone: 423.279.7655
jeedens@NortheastState.edu


Crime Bulletins and Alerts


Crime bulletins or crime alerts will be communicated through this web page as well as through memorandums, the campus newsletter, flyers and other forums. Please check this web page periodically for updates.

Over the last several weeks, one LCD projector, two computer monitors and various computer parts have been taken from the main campus. The majority of these incidents occurred inside the Classroom Building.

We are asking for your assistance! If you have seen anyone carrying any of the items mentioned above around campus or any unusual activity, please contact the Campus Police at 423.323.0255 or call the Campus Police emergency cell number at 423.677.7927.

Information received will remain confidential. Simply call the Campus Police and leave your name and phone number. The officer conducting this investigation will return your call as soon as possible.

Security Reports

2014 Annual Security Report

Emergency Procedures in the Event of Illness/Injury

In the event of illness or injury to an employee, student or visitor, the Campus Police should be contacted immediately. Police officers will manage all emergency situations involving illness or injury. Depending upon the nature and seriousness of the illness/injury, the Campus Police will contact an external agency that provides emergency medical care. If an external agency responds to a request from the campus and provides emergency medical care, the individual receiving the care is financially responsible for the cost of the medical service.

Sex Offender Directory

The federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002 require that whenever a sex offender becomes employed, enrolls as a student or volunteers at an institution of higher education in the state of Tennessee, he or she must complete or update the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) sexual offender registration/monitoring form and deliver it to TBI headquarters in Nashville.

As defined in section 40-39-102 of the Tennessee Code, a “sexual offender” means a person who is, or has been, convicted in this state of committing a sexual offense or who is, or has been, convicted in another state or another country, or in a federal or military court, of committing an act which would have constituted a sexual offense if it had been committed in this state.

A “sexual offense” means the commission of acts, including but not limited to, aggravated and statutory rape, sexual battery, sexual exploitation of a minor, aggravated prostitution and kidnapping.

Both acts designate certain information concerning a registered sexual offender as public information and therefore amend and supersede the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other federal and state laws that previously prohibited the disclosure of such personal information. Since the laws require the publication of information pertaining to sexual offenders employed, enrolled or volunteering at an educational institution, said publication does not constitute grounds for a grievance or complaint under institutional or Tennessee Board of Regents policies or procedures.

In compliance with the federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act and the Tennessee College and University Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2002, members of the campus community may obtain the most recent information received from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) concerning sex offenders employed, enrolled or volunteering at this institution from the Campus Police, in room C2401 or by calling 423.323.0255 off campus or extension 3255 on campus.

Correspondence may be sent to the following address: Northeast State Community College, Campus Police, P.O. Box 246, Blountville, TN 37617. Information is also available on the TBI’s website listing of sex offenders located on the Internet at http://www.tbi.state.tn.us under “Sexual Offender Registry.”

Firearms and Other Dangerous Weapons on Campus

As provided in Tennessee Code Annotated §39-17-1309, any unauthorized or illegal possession of, use of, or wearing of firearms or dangerous weapons of any kind shall not be permitted on the Northeast State campus.

State law prescribes a maximum penalty of six (6) years imprisonment and a fine not to exceed three thousand dollars ($3,000) for carrying weapons on school property.

Weapons shall include, though not exclusively, the following:

  • An explosive or an explosive weapon. Explosive weapon means any explosive, incendiary or poisonous gas bomb, grenade, rocket, mine or shell, missile or projectile that is designed, made or adapted for the purpose of inflicting serious bodily injury, death or substantial property damage.
  • A device principally designed, made or adapted for delivering or shooting an explosive weapon.
  • Any knife that has a blade that opens automatically by applied pressure, gravity or inertia or other knives with a blade length exceeding four inches (4").
  • Any other device used for infliction of serious bodily injury or death that has no common lawful purpose.

Daily Crime Log


Emergency Procedures (PDF)

Emergency Preparedness Plan (PDF)