The Department of Campus Safety operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus Safety consists of 10 safety officers and four dispatchers. They oversee risk management, environmental health and safety issues. Officers patrol the campus in vehicles and on foot, and routinely patrol all residential living areas, classrooms, and office areas on campus.
The Department is a proprietary security force of fully trained and certified security officers as required by New York State Law. Campus Safety Officers are not police officers and do not make arrests. The Department does, however, work closely with local and state police departments in investigating criminal activity on campus.
Campus Safety Officers are primarily responsible for maintaining:
They are also responsible for assuring compliance with the rules and regulations of Hartwick College.
The Office of Campus Safety works closely with the Student Affairs and Residence Life staff to implement programs aimed at increasing student awareness and safety while minimizing criminal incidents.
A truly safe campus can only be achieved through the full cooperation of all students, faculty, and staff. The website linked below contains valuable information about topics vital to maintaining a safe environment. Those of us in the Department of Campus Safety hope you will take the time to read through it as part of your responsibility in creating a safe environment for yourself and others on campus.
It is our goal that all students feel comfortable here. Therefore anyone may address their concerns directly to the Director of Campus Safety at any time. We believe student, faculty, and staff input and feedback is an integral part of a professional, proactive campus safety department.
The prevention of crime and ensuring a safe and secure environment is the responsibility of everyone. Working together we can keep Hartwick College a safe place to live, learn, work, and visit.
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