Campus Safety

We strive for a safe and well-ordered campus, effective communications, relevant education and respectful service of the highest integrity.

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The Campus Safety Department is responsible for policy enforcement, security, and emergency response on the campus. The Department is staffed 24 hours a day/7 days a week and strives to work collaboratively with campus community towards a safe campus environment.

The Campus Safety Department consists of a director, assistant director, systems analyst, office manager, patrol supervisors, patrol officers, student security officers, and student dispatchers.

The patrol supervisors and patrol officers are armed employees who are the primary responders for all on campus occurrences, including any criminal incidents. They also enforce all college rules and regulations contained within the student, staff, and faculty handbooks. The patrol supervisors and patrol officers oversee the student security officers and their functions for the department. Student security officers are unarmed student employees who conduct building checks to ensure the security of campus buildings after they are closed. They check on the validity of persons in closed buildings and observe buildings for signs of intrusion and mechanical failures. Student security officers will also provide escort service every night from dusk to dawn.

In case of an emergency

Contact Campus Safety:
On campus, call:
x3-3333

24-hour dispatch:
616-526-6452

Text*:
33333@calvin.edu

*NOTE: Due to texting limitations, Campus Safety may not be able to respond to your specific message. It is vital that you send enough information to initiate a response. In an emergency it is always best to speak directly to Campus Safety.

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