The department provides twenty-four hour coverage for the campus by both foot patrol and vehicle patrol.
An escort to any location on campus may be obtained by calling the department of public safety, and a member of the department will provide this service.
The department of public safety is responsible for parking and enforcement on campus. Parking permits are required to park anywhere on campus. Parking permits are available at the public safety office.
Emergency Phones and Lighting
The department of public safety currently maintains eight blue-light emergency phones located at various places around campus. These phones are easily recognized by the blue light located above the phone. The phones are equipped with a red emergency button which, when pushed, automatically connects you to the 911 emergency operator and activates the blue light to flash, drawing attention to the area. These phones also have a conventional key pad which can be used for non emergency calls. All academic and residence hall buildings have a phone located in the lobby or foyer areas. Everyone should observe and become familiar with the locations of these phones.
Outside lighting is checked regularly and improperly working or burnt out lights are reported to the physical plant for repair. The physical plant department has a person on call twenty-four hours a day to provide emergency repairs that pose a safety or security concern.
If you get locked out of your residence hall room and cannot find a member of the residence life staff, the department of public safety will assist you in getting back into your room.
Rape Aggression Defense Program R.A.D.
The Rape Aggression Defense
Basic Personal Defense System is a national program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques taught for women only. All courses are taught by nationally certified R.A.D. Instructors.
The goal of R.A.D. is to provide realistic self-defense options to women, regardless of their level of physical conditioning. Students at all levels of ability, age, experience, and strength will be provided with techniques and information that can be effectively used from the first day of class. R.A.D. is not a martial arts program, nor does it require students to be athletes in training to succeed. The R.A.D. system will provide students with the knowledge to make an educated decision about personal defense. We provide information on physical and non-physical options, as well as insight into the attacker mindset.
Every student receives a manual for reference and practice. Once a student has completed a R.A.D. program, their signed manual becomes a ticket for free lifetime return and practice with any R.A.D. instructor in the US and Canada.
IC ALERT is a state-of-the-art emergency notification system. IC ALERT sends emergency notifications and important messages from the College to your mobile phone, Blackberry, wireless PDA, pager, Smart or Satellite phones, and e-mail addresses, including “pop-ups” to Google, Yahoo, or AOL Personal pages. To enroll in IC ALERT click on the IC ALERT button on the left side of the page.
The department of public safety will also provide help in obtaining emergency and medical assistance and assist with filing police reports, if needed.