The St. Olaf campus is private property and as such, access to and the ability to remain on campus may be denied based on inappropriate behavior. Public Safety is responsible for checking and locking all academic and administrative buildings and checking residence halls. Public Safety strives to see that all appropriate doors are locked and asks that any student or employee who notices an unlocked or propped door to report the location immediately to Public Safety at x3666.
About Public Safety
Message From the Director
Thank you for visiting our site and I hope you find the information contained here to be informative and beneficial to you during your time on the Hill.
The Public Safety Department is composed of a Director, an Assistant Director, a Sergeant, and seven Public Safety officers. Our office is located in the lower level of Tomson Hall, accessible from the lower level parking lot. Public Safety officers are on-duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to respond to calls for service and are the first responders to incidents and accidents that occur on campus. Our responsibilities include building security, campus assists, community involvement, investigations, crime prevention, parking enforcement, vehicle assists and responding to medical and mental health concerns.
The success of this mission depends on an interactive partnership between Public Safety and the students, faculty, administration, staff and visitors that comprise our diverse community which is built on mutual respect and responsibility.
The foundation of this partnership is the realization that all students, faculty, administration and staff must also accept their individual and collective responsibilities to make St. Olaf College a institution that fosters and promotes a civil and orderly environment.
- Maintain administrative and supervisory structure for efficient coordination, management, and cooperation.
- Serve as a responsive and innovative service provider, sensitive to the needs of the college community.
- Deploy personnel throughout the campus to provide public safety functions utilizing a Community Oriented Patrol philosophy.
- Strive to ensure the protection and safety of students, faculty, administration, staff, and visitors while on campus.
- Promote the protection of personal and college property located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the College.
- Provide departmental personnel with the knowledge and equipment necessary to perform their functions safely and efficiently.