Our Mission

The Mission of the Mountwest Community and Technical College Department of Public Safety is to provide a safe atmosphere conducive to the education, research, employment, and daily lifestyles of our College Community; deliver high-quality, efficient, professional, and consistent service; and to proactively build and strengthen community partnerships and engagement through education and awareness to reduce crime.

At Mountwest Community & Technical College, all the efforts of the Department of Public Safety are aimed at providing a safe environment where our community can thrive.  We take the issue of campus safety seriously, and we are determined to continue our efforts to assure our campus remains safe.  To do so requires not just our efforts, but the cooperation and understanding of every member of our community.

Mountwest Community and Technical College is proactive in promoting safety and preventing crime. Please familiarize yourself with the resources available on this page to assist you.  As an active member of our community, we solicit your assistance and suggestions in responding to crime and safety issues on campus.  A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the cooperation of its students, faculty, staff, and community.

Stop by the Security Desk in the Main Lobby, or call 304-710-3499 for any of the following services:

  • Report a Crime
  • Suspicious Activity
  • Vehicle Lock-out
  • Vehicle Jump Start
  • Escort to/from the Main Building
  • General Information

Message from the Chief Operations Officer

Welcome to Mountwest Community & Technical College! If you are new to us, please take time to review our annual reports. These documents show a history of working toward a safe learning and work environment, and I am very proud of the work our department has done. I have 30 years of experience in Law Enforcement (retired from Huntington Police Department) with a background which covers Patrol, Investigations and Administration. I lean on that experience to insure you arrive to our campus safely, and you leave safely.

If you plan to come by the Main Campus, feel free to stop by the Security desk and ask questions. My staff and I are always willing to address your issues and concerns.

If you would prefer to meet with me personally, please feel free to email me at pellr@mctc.edu or call 304-710-3499 to make an appointment. Although I make every effort to be readily available, I recommend scheduling a meeting to insure uninterrupted conversation.

Thank you for choosing MCTC to further your education. You are what makes this Community a success!


Rodney Pell

Chief Operations Officer

Core Values

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