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Campus Security

All crimes occurring on campus should be reported immediately to both campus administration and local law enforcement to ensure that appropriate action is taken. Crimes can be averted and suspects apprehended more quickly if suspicious activity is reported promptly. If someone's actions or the situation is disturbing or out of the ordinary, report it to the Campus Administration.

If you have an emergency call 911, your local law enforcement. The administration and police will assess the situation and take any necessary and appropriate action. Forms for "Reporting a Criminal Act" and a "Suspect Description Sheet" are available from the College's front desk receptionist and in the Student Services office. Immediate documentation of the incident provides valuable information to law enforcement should you be either a victim of or witness to a crime.

College personnel have no enforcement authority over instance of criminal actions, thus college personnel are not expected to attempt to detain a person suspected of such actions. The College cooperates closely with local and state law enforcement.

 

Crime Bulletins and Statistics

M State shall on September 1 of each year, publish and distribute an Annual Security Procedures and Statistical Report as required by the Campus Security Act of 1990. A copy of the annual security procedures and statistical report is available at the Student Services Office on each campus and on the College website. The security report contains information regarding any documented activity on campus or off campus if such activity takes place during an event sponsored by an organization recognized by the College. This report is published and distributed yearly. It is printed as a brochure and is also posted on the College's web page.

The Senior Dean of Student Success, working with local law enforcement, promptly publicizes any incident of criminal activity that poses a potential threat to the campus. See the downloadable publication "Annual Security Report" for statistics concerning the occurrence of crimes reported to campus officials and local law enforcement.

EMERGENCIES: DIAL 911 to report crimes in progress or police, fire, or medical emergencies on campus. Dial 0 for assistance from the campus operator, Monday - Friday, during campus hours.

If there is a fire and no telephone is available, activate one of the fire alarms located throughout campus.


City Police

  • Detroit Lakes (218) 847-4222
  • Fergus Falls (218) 736-5438
  • Moorhead (218) 299-5120
  • Wadena (218) 631-7700
  • Perham (218) 346-4452

County Sheriff

  • Detroit Lakes (218) 847-2661
  • Fergus Falls (218) 736-5421 b
  • Moorhead 911 or (218) 299-515
  • Wadena (218) 631-7600
  • Perham (218) 736-5421

 

Security and Access to Campus Buildings and Grounds

The campus maintains posted hours that the campus is unlocked. Access to the buildings and offices is managed by the Facilities Services Supervisor and the building staff . Specific security methods are established by the Campus Safety Committee. Although most buildings can be accessed by key after business hours, many are locked and alarmed after school hours. It is essential that staff, faculty, and students cooperate to keep locked facilities locked (do not prop open doors or leave doors unlocked if you enter after hours) and to ensure that unauthorized individuals do not enter campus buildings (do not open the door for individuals you do not know, protect the security of campus keys, and report immediately the loss or theft of keys to the Facilities Services Supervisor).

 

Educational and Prevention Services and Programs

Information concerning campus security procedures and practices is presented annually as part of the student orientation process and at a staff in-service session. The Campus Safety Committee will review campus crime statistics and present the campus security techniques.
Information to promote awareness of crime prevention tactics and encouragement for students and staff to be responsible for their own security and the security of others is presented at those times through the use of video tapes, brochures, and speakers.

 

Campus Safety Tips

  1. Travel in a group or pairs during evening hours.
  2. When attending evening classes, attempt to park as close to an
    entrance as possible.
  3. Escort service is available during evening hours. Custodial/security personnel are
    available on each campus to provide escort services as needed. Courtesy phones are
    located throughout each campus.
  4. The College encourages all members of the College to report any activities and/or
    conditions that affect campus safety to the campus administration.

The College encourages all members of the College to be responsible for their own safety. Educate yourself on these safety guidelines and use common sense.

Last modified: October 4th, 2012 at 02:01pm