To provide a safe and secure environment conducive to promoting a respectful and educational atmosphere for all members and guests of the Campus community.
Columbia College fulfills this mission by providing 24/7 security services through the office of Campus Safety. Using a combination of foot and vehicle patrols throughout all shifts, safety officers are continuously visible on campus as a deterrent to crime. Campus Safety officers are non-commissioned yet responsible for maintaining a safe campus. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- 24-hour campus patrol
- Response to emergency situations on campus
- Reporting and documenting criminal activity on campus property
- Fire system evaluation, testing and monitoring
- Coordination with law enforcement agencies and other emergency services
- Safety/mechanical system monitoring for all campus buildings
- Disposal of hazardous material
- Identify, assess and address possible safety hazards on campus property
- Collect lost and found property and maintain inventory of items
The director of Campus Safety, Bob Klausmeyer, may be reached by phone at 875-7304 or in person at the Wightman Building (Office 102). Safety and security concerns or related issues may be referred to him at any time.
The director's responsibilities include overseeing all safety and security issues on campus, emergency management, ensuring reliable security services and acting as the liaison for all safety and security matters within the campus community. In addition, they serve as the liaison with local law enforcement agencies concerning security incidents.
Campus Safety is also responsible for enforcing parking regulations and managing parking permits. Parking permits may be purchased online.
Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act
(Public Law 101-542)
It is unfortunate that criminal activity occurs on college campuses. The student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act requires campuses nationwide to investigate and make public the nature of crimes, the quantity and how they are investigated.