CATALOG • 2009-2010
Safety and Security
Cedar Crest College’s excellent Safety & Security record is attributable to the College’s location in a low crime area, its efforts to ensure the safety of students, faculty and staff and through the cooperation of the entire campus community. An annual security report is available to all students, faculty and staff online at http://www2.cedarcrest.edu/security/SecurityBooklet01-06 low.pdf. The annual security report is a comprehensive look at campus safety detailing three years of statistics, listing all reported crimes on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned/controlled by Cedar Crest College, as well as on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also provides information on institutional policies concerning campus security. All information contained within the annual security report has been prepared in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act.
The campus safety and security staff consists of a Chief, Assistant Chief and seventeen full- and part-time officers along with one Administrative Assistant. All but two officers are commissioned and the majority is trained in basic first aid, use of an AED, emergency oxygen and CPR. Safety & Security Officers monitor the campus twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling on foot, bicycle and in three marked patrol vehicles. Recently, the Board of Trustees approved the carrying of firearms by members of Cedar Crest Safety & Security. Safety & Security is currently testing, training and developing policies and protocols as a prerequisite to arming. The Office of Safety & Security is located in the Physical Plant Building and is open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week to serve the needs of the campus community.