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Safety and Security

The Office of Safety and Security is a full-time, 24-hour, 365-days-a-year operation. Our goal is to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to live, work, and study.

Our staff is trained to respond to many types of situations, including emergencies such as fire, medical illness and injury, and criminal activity. We work closely with local law enforcement, fire department, and EMS personnel.

All security officers are licensed and trained according to state standards. The staff receives training in basic first aid, conflict management techniques, first response for mental health concerns, and violations of rules and laws.

In addition, we directly act upon our motto of "serve, guide, and protect:"

Serve – escorts, unlocks, jump starts, investigate.

Guide – direct proper behavior, educate to rules and laws.

Protect – check suspicious persons and behavior.