Description of Services
The Security Department consists of three full-time employees and several part-time employees. Full-time personnel are certified CPR/First Aid instructors in addition to having many years of experience and training in the fields of safety, security, and law enforcement. Hillsdale College Security personnel are not sworn police officers and do not carry firearms. Night shift personnel are equipped with two-way radios, flashlights and wear navy blue clothing bearing a College Security nameplate. The Security radio system contains a phone patch, which may be utilized in the event an emergency should arise. On duty personnel carry a cellular phone and can be reached immediately by dialing 517-398-1522.
Business hours are from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (607-2454 or 607-2535). In case of emergency call 517-398-1522 or 911.
Students may report complaints to the assigned House Director or the Security Department’s secretary (607-2597 or 607-2535). The Security Department’s office is located in the Fowler Maintenance Building.
After calling the emergency numbers above, crimes should be reported to the Vice President of Student Affairs, 517-607-2233 (office) or 517-437-9426 (home). Or report to a local law enforcement agency or fire department.
The Dow Center desk serves as a dispatch service for Security. Students and employees who need to contact Security after 4:00 p.m. may do so by calling the Dow desk at 437-3311 or 517-398-1522. Anyone in need of emergency fire, police, or ambulance service may make contact simply by dialing 911 at any time of the day and any time of the week. Please use the 911 service for emergencies only.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND SERVICES
Security personnel respond to a variety of requests, and regularly patrol the campus residence halls, buildings and grounds. Part-time Security serves as party advisors at properly registered events. Along with other College officials, the Security Department is responsible for enforcing College policies, rules and regulations. The Security Department works closely with all law enforcement agencies in the area when incidents of a criminal nature arise.
A variety of useful services are performed by Campus Security. They provide after-hours admittance into academic buildings for students who have been authorized by a faculty or staff member. When requested, they provide escorts for students to and from anywhere on campus after dark. Security provides reports and investigates incidents when students are the victims of a crime or in instances of violation of college policies and regulations. Security personnel are responsible for enforcing College parking policies and issuing parking stickers.
In addition, Security responds to fire alarms and supervises fire drills and tornado drills. They respond to incidents such as noise complaints, weeknight or disruptive parties, and suspicious situations on campus and at off-campus housing.
Those who have questions in regard to this report or the information contained therein may contact the VP of Administrative Affairs, Richard Pewe at 607-2518.
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