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CSB Dept. of Security and SJU Dept. of Life Safety

Since no campus is completely free of crime, CSB and SJU have developed a series of policies and procedures relating to campus security. These policies and procedures are designed to ensure that community members are fully aware of the safety issues on the campuses and to take action to prevent and to report illegal and inappropriate activities. CSB/SJU expressly reserves the right to modify or adopt additional policies or procedures at any time without notice. Such changes may appear in successive issues of this report. The CSB Department of Security and the SJU Department of Life Safety have been established to assist the institutions in this objective. Representatives of the student body, faculty and staff have collaborated over time to develop policies and procedures to assure the well-being of all persons and the safety of their possessions. The effects of these policies and procedures also extend to members of our academic community who live away from the campus.

The CSB director of security and the SJU director of life safety maintain close working relationships with the St. Joseph Police Department and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Department for assistance with criminal incidents occurring on the campuses and support services for special events. The directors also maintain a close working relationship with all elements of the criminal justice system. Regular meetings are held with other agencies, both formally and informally, and crime-related reports and statistics are routinely exchanged.

CSB Department of Security

CSB Department of Security, under the administration of the director of security, is responsible for the enforcement of federal, state and local laws as well as college policies and rules. Security officers are responsible for first-response services until
emergency assistance is available by local police, fire or medical agencies. Security officers provide a safe environment that enhances the campus learning experience and complements the
college’s Benedictine values.

The Department of Security is located in the west wing of Mary Commons. A security officer is available 24 hours a day. The security staff consists of non-commissioned professional security officers augmented by student security officers. The staff meets all standards as established by Minnesota state statute to provide routine security services including the escort service as well as emergency response services. The uniformed security officers patrol the campus buildings and grounds either in vehicles, on bicycles or on foot 24 hours daily.

SJU Department of Life Safety

SJU Department of Life Safety, under the administration of the director of life safety, is responsible for the enforcement of
federal, state and local laws as well as college policies and rules. Security officers are responsible for first response services until emergency assistance is available. Security officers provide a safe environment that enhances the campus learning experience and complements the university’s Benedictine values.

The Department of Life Safety, located in the lower level of Thomas Hall, operates with a dispatcher and a security officer available 24 hours daily.  The security staff consists of non-commissioned professional security officers augmented by students serving as dispatchers and student security officers. The staff meets all standards as established by Minnesota State statute to provide routine security services including the escort service as well as emergency response services. The uniformed security officers patrol the campus buildings and grounds either in vehicles, on bicycles or on foot 24 hours daily.

Because of its location apart from a municipal jurisdiction, Saint John’s University has over the years developed its own municipal services, including a staffed health center capable of dealing with medical emergencies through a volunteer student EMT rescue response team, a fully equipped volunteer fire department and the Life Safety Services security staff.