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The mission of the Campus Safety Commission is to provide a collaborative community to address the diverse safety and security needs, situations, practices, policies, and procedures of each of the 28 community and state colleges in Florida.


The Campus Safety Commission was created to provide a collaborative community in which all 28 state-assisted colleges in Florida could discuss and learn from each other’s diverse safety and security needs, situations, practices, policies, and procedures.

Areas of Focus for the Campus Safety Commission:

  • Safety, security and overall wellness of our campus communities
  • Crisis/behavioral intervention, crisis management and suicide prevention
  • Mental health awareness and counseling
  • Emergency management and preparedness
  • Threat assessment and management
  • Campus policing, security, crime and loss prevention
  • Risk management
  • Laws, regulations, and compliance concerns
  • Best practices related to all aspects of campus security and safety

WELCOME - A Message from the 2022 Chair

Gordon Bass

As the new Chair of the Safety Commission for the AFC, I am excited about this opportunity to serve our membership in 2022 and I welcome you to our commission.

The past couple of years has been challenging for us all as we have had to venture into new territory of pandemic response.  As we begin to transition from a pandemic to what now appears to be the endemic phase of this crisis I am optimistic about the potential of our great 28, and our ability to rise to the occasion to bring new training opportunities for meeting the safety and security needs of our Colleges.  I am certain there are plenty of lessons learned, best practices to share, and new policy and procedures revisions with regards to pandemic response, recovery and mitigation efforts for us to apply in our quest for continuous improvement.   We will have the opportunity to share these and engage in valuable networking sessions amongst our peers in the coming months.

In addition to our commitment to providing excellent opportunities for professional development, I would also like to solicit your assistance in promoting participation and membership in our Safety Commission and our AFC in general.

As you may be aware, our Campus Safety Symposium will be held July 14 – 15, 2022, at Daytona State College.  I hope to see you all there. 

I leave you with a quote and a challenge.

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.” 

Thomas A. Edison

Let’s literally astound ourselves in 2022 by achieving new heights in professional development and working to increase our membership and participation in our Association of Florida Colleges.

I look forward to working with you all.


Gordon Bass



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Who Should Get Involved in the Campus Safety Commission:

  • Campus compliance officials
  • Conduct officers
  • Mental health counselors
  • Faculty members
  • Human resources professionals
  • Risk managers
  • Title IX coordinators
  • Facilities workers
  • College attorneys
  • Campus police and security officers
  • Front-line student support staff


Check out the Premiere Edition of the Campus Safety Commission Newsletter

Campus Safety and Wellness


If you were unable to attend AFC’s Annual Conference, please find the Campus Safety Commission presentation information here:

Comprehensive Approach to Safe and Secure Campuses (PowerPoint)


Chair: Gordan Bass[email protected]Florida State College at Jacksonville, Phone: 904-357-8891

Immediate Past Chair: Daniel Barto, [email protected], St Petersburg College, Phone: 727-341-3051

Secretary: Nancy Jontes-Lee, Daytona State College, [email protected] , Phone: 386-506-3604



Recognizing the need to establish procedures and guidelines as they reflect the rights, responsibilities, and objectives of its membership, the Campus Safety Commission hereby adopts these Bylaws:

Campus Safety Commission Bylaws (adopted 2015)