9 AM, Sunday Update: All EFSC Campuses will reopen Monday, Oct. 3rd and classes and events will resume tomorrow as scheduled. Students should contact their instructors for questions about the impact on class assignments or tests during the closure for Hurricane Ian, which began on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. Updates will be shared here and via email, text and social media as needed. View our Student Services Guide for more information about the impact for on-campus and virtual student services.

EFSC Campus Security Alert Archive

Information is posted on the website and archived on this page by the date posted, with the most recent archived alerts posted at the top.

July 13, 2022: Bomb Threat, Cocoa and Palm Bay Campuses

12:18 PM Alert: EFSC's Cocoa and Palm Bay Campuses are under evacutation orders as a precaution due to bomb threats on both campuses. Police are on scene and investigating. All buildings and on-campus classes in Cocoa and Palm Bay are impacted. This alert will be updated as new information is available and when those two Campuses have reopened.

1:20 PM Updated "All Clear" Alert: EFSC's Cocoa and Palm Bay Campuses have reopened after being closed since about 12:15 PM as a precaution due to a bomb threat. All buildings are safe for return and on-campus classes have resumed. Police say the FBI believes the local bomb threats are part of a nationwide series of threats that have proven to be hoaxes originating from Ethiopia. This alert will be updated if needed.

April 30, 2018: Non-Credible Threat, Melbourne Campus

Eastern Florida State College has increased security patrols on all four of its campuses following a threat about a possible shooting on the Melbourne Campus on Wednesday, May 2, 2018.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Melbourne Police Department are investigating the threat, which was found written on a restroom wall, and do not believe it is credible. However, the college and law enforcement agencies take all threats with the utmost seriousness.

As a result, the EFSC Security Force has increased its armed patrols on the Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay campuses as a precaution. The Sheriff’s Office and Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay police have also heightened their patrols on those campuses.

Final exams will continue as planned today and throughout the week on all EFSC campuses.

February 4, 2016: Car Burglary Alert, Cocoa Campus

The EFSC Security Office has responded to two car burglaries in the past few days on the Cocoa Campus. Cocoa Police are also investigating 10 vehicle burglaries in different areas of their city. Suspects of crime are always looking for unlocked vehicles and checking for valuable items lying in open view such as purses, wallets, cell phones, computers or money.

In the wake of the break-ins, College Security Officers are carefully patrolling all four of campuses. Here are some safety tips you can use to keep your valuables safe in your vehicles:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Place your valuables out of site such as in a locked glove box or trunk.
  • Lock your vehicle.
  • Keep your keys, and keyless entry systems, secure.
  • Report suspicious activity to College Security or dial 911 in an emergency.

Review the latest annual security report for a more comprehensive list of safety tips.

Chief Joe Ambrose
Chief of Collegewide Security, EFSC