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Want to get the scoop on additional services the Methodist
University Department of Public Safety offers to the campus community?
Well, you've come to the right place! Most services offered are free of
charge to students, faculty or staff.
Campus community members and guests may request a security escort to or
from any location on campus at any time by calling 630-7098 or 630-7577.
A University Police or Security Officer will be dispatched to assist.
In addition, specially screened and trained students also provide escorts
Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm during the Fall and Spring
University Police Officers are equipped to "jump-start" dead
batteries, unlock vehicles when keys are left inside or provide access
to a phone to summon additional assistance. NOTE: The vehicle's owner
or operator must sign a liability waiver prior to assistance being provided.
Lost and Found
The Public Safety Office serves as the primary clearinghouse for lost
and found items on campus. Call or stop by our office during business
hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday) to inquire about any items you
may have lost. You may also speak with a Security Supervisor (630-7098)
at other times regarding lost or found items. Items not claimed within
thirty days are donated to local non-profit organizations.
Crime Prevention Services
A highly-trained Crime Prevention Officer is on staff to provide safety
advice, instruction. and support to the campus community. The Crime Prevention
Officer is also responsible for all campus crime prevention programs.
(including Operation ID, Student Escorts, Community Crime Prevention Classes,
Personal Safety Classes, and the Crime Stoppers Program).
Crime Stoppers Program
Methodist University Crime Stoppers (630-7287) provides monetary rewards
for information resulting in the identification or arrest of persons who
commit crimes on campus. Calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous
- you will never be asked to disclose your name!
Silent Witness Program
The Silent Witness program provides yet another option to anonymously
provide information about a crime. Simply click on the link for the Silent
Witness, fill out the form and click submit.
The Campus Safety Officer is responsible for all campus fire equipment
and inspections thereof. Additional responsibilities include, but are
not limited to, fire safety plans/procedures and proper compliance with
all local and state fire codes and regulations.
Parking Stickers & ID Card
Student, faculty, and staff parking stickers and ID cards are issued at
the Public Safety Office Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Fees
are listed in the Student
Driver's Familiarization Course
By utilizing classroom instruction and practical exercises, the Driver's
Familiarization Course acquaints individuals with some effective defensive
and emergency driving techniques. This course is required if a community
member is under 25 years of age and desires to operate a Methodist University
vehicle. If a prospective driver is over 25 years of age but has no verifiable
experience driving 15 passenger vehicles, they must attend the class as
well. If the perspective driver is over 25 years of age with verifiable
experience, they must successfully complete only the practical portion
of the course.
Operation ID is a Crime Prevention service offered across the country
by numerous law enforcement agencies. The Methodist University Crime Prevention
Unit also offers this service to our students, staff and faculty. A record
of your valuables' serial numbers is kept on file at the Crime Prevention
Office. If those items are ever stolen, law enforcement can obtain the
serial number(s) for entry into the NCIC database. This will assist law
enforcement nationwide with positive identification of your items should
they be found or sold.
Public Safety Bulletins and Crime
The Department of Public Safety periodically posts flyers on campus and
bulletins on our web page regarding issues of concern, such as theft,
suspicious persons or other potential threats to the Methodist University
community. These Bulletins and Alerts are intended to enhance the community's
awareness of important issues.