The Public Safety Department, located on the lower level of Tomson Hall, is dedicated to the security, safety and protection of the entire college community consisting of approximately 3,100 undergraduate students and 850 faculty, staff, and administrators. Staffed with a director, and nine full-time public safety officers, Public Safety provides 24-hour incident response and security patrol to the St. Olaf community throughout the year. The safety and security of students, faculty, and staff remain one of St. Olaf College’s primary concerns.
All members of the campus community are expected to support the efforts of the Public Safety Department in developing and maintaining a safe and secure living/learning environment. Public Safety strives to provide a safe college environment by following the procedures set forth in this document and encourages all community members to assume responsibility for their own safety and security. If a student or employee believes that appropriate security procedures are not being followed, or that the College environment is unsafe, please contact the Director of Public Safety at (507) 786-3636 or by email at email@example.com.
The mission of the Public Safety Department is “To support and advance the educational objectives of St. Olaf College by fostering a safe, secure and stable environment for living, learning and working”. The success of this mission depends on an interactive partnership between Public Safety and the students, faculty, staff and visitors to the College. This partnership is based on the realization that all students, faculty, and staff accept their individual and collective responsibilities with respect to crime prevention and incident reporting to make St. Olaf College an institution that fosters a civil, orderly and safe environment for all.