Public Safety

Public Safety

A Message from the Director of Public Safety

Since the recent tragedy in Florida, there have been a number of questions about our procedures and training in the event that an active shooter situation arose on our campus. The president asked me to reach out and provide some additional information to the community with respect to our procedures.

First, we have an outstanding team of public safety professionals and University employees who work hard every day to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff.

Second, let’s review the fundamental steps each one of us can take to be intentional about our safety. Click here to view our emergency safety procedures.

-Jair Kollasch, Director of Public Safety

The Maryville University Public Safety Department, located on the west side of Buder Family Student Commons, provides service 24 hours a day and is an integral part of the University’s dedication to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus through the cooperative efforts of many University departments and community organizations.

The public safety department understands the overall academic mission of the University and strives to play a vital role in enhancing that mission.  Concern for the community’s well-being, a desire to provide service and assistance whenever possible, and a constant desire to support the academic environment are all factors inherent in the department’s daily operations and policy.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Campus Security Act, incidents of crime and other related information is posted on the web,  this site includes the Maryville University Public Safety Report to Campus and information on the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act.

Our Campus Notification System called Saints Alert is designed to enhance and improve communication so that all members of the Maryville campus community can stay informed in the event of an emergency.  Maryville has contracted with e2Campus to provide this service, which will allow students, faculty and staff to “opt in” to be notified via text message in the event of an emergency or campus closure. The message can also be sent to a designated e-mail address, PDA or pager.

This system will add another immediate mechanism to the existing methods that the university has in place to alert the community to an emergency situation. The system will be used only for emergency contact purposes. Saints Alert will not be used to distribute advertising or other unsolicited content. Please note that subscribers to the system will pay no fees for the service, other than any regular fees associated with text messaging services. Log in or sign up.

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