Public Safety is responsible for the safety of the campus and the community, as well as fostering crime awareness, prevention, and education.

Public Safety members are a well-trained team inclusive of uniformed campus police officers and state-certified security officers.

In addition to Patrol and Security Services, the office is comprised of Parking Services, Environmental Health & Safety, and Student Auxiliary Safety Patrol (SASP). Areas of responsibility include:

  • Emergency Response

  • Fire Safety

  • Crime Prevention Programming

  • Publication of Daily Crime and Fire Log

  • Publication and dissemination of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

  • Special Event Staffing

  • Providing Safety Escorts

  • Repository for Lost and Found

  • Administering Vehicle Assistance, and

  • Managing Vehicular and Traffic Control on Campus.

Mission:

To provide and promote a safe, secure and healthful environment for all to live, learn, teach and work, in support of the College's commitment to excellence, and in collaboration with the community we serve.

Vision:

To be an elite community-based public safety agency in higher education. Recognized for achieving our intended mission through the exemplary application of problem-solving, partnership-building, education, and outreach.

Guiding Principles (what we believe in and what we model):

  • Community Policing: Constantly building positive and meaningful partnerships for problem-solving.  We resolve to address the conditions that give rise to public safety concerns, in constant collaboration with our campus community, and through the application of community-oriented, problem-solving strategies and techniques.
  • Positive Engagement: Enthusiastically protect, serve, and educate our community with the highest degree of professionalism.  With flexibility in providing services, we lead by example and are committed to proficiency, reliability, innovation, efficiency, and excellence, in all aspects of our conduct and performance.
  • Teamwork: Working together with trust, and with positive open minds, to create new ideas and identify and resolve problems.  We foster camaraderie by supporting one another through cooperation, collaboration, inclusiveness, praise, and encouragement.