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Welcome to the webpage of the Southern College of Optometry Security Department. Our mission is to provide a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus through a risk-based, layered security approach that includes physical security measures, student and staff education, and other safety services. SCO’s Security Department aims to provide security, good customer service, and a commitment to serving the campus population.
The college maintains a 24-hour security operation staffed by trained security officers. The SCO Security Department can be reached at (901) 722-3306/3307 or cell: (901) 212-0772.
Throughout the campus, SCO utilizes card-accessed doors and prominent surveillance cameras located strategically across the campus as well as various parking lots. The cameras are programmed to record 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
It is very important for all members of the college community to report any unsafe or dangerous situation to the Campus Security Department.
SCO’s campus consistently ranks among the safest optometry school campuses in the country:
Tennessee Crime Statistics - Crime on Campus (Click Here)
Federal Clery Act - Annual Security Report 2021 (Click Here)
Daily Crime Log (Click Here)
Safety Data Sheets may be found via the link below for contract personnel and vendors who visit campus:
Safety Data Sheets - (Click Here)