Public Safety and Security
The Department of Public Safety's mission is to work in partnership with the college community through a continuing commitment to safety and education. The department is committed to protecting the lives and property of the college community. A college security officer is scheduled to be on duty on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia 24 hours each day. The main security office is located in the Cralle Student Union Building. All residential students should assist the College and campus security officers in maintaining adequate protection within the residence halls and on campus. As members of the campus community, students should immediately notify the residence hall directors or security officer on duty concerning the presence of unauthorized individuals in residence halls or any situation requiring their assistance. For emergency assistance, students may dial (270) 384-8106 or, from a campus extension, 8106 or 9-911. Emergency call boxes on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia are located behind the J. L. Turner Leadership Center, Biggers Sports Center, and Phillips Hall.During fall and spring semesters, the academic buildings will open at 7 a.m. CT Monday through Friday and will close at 10:45 p.m. CT Monday through Thursday and at 5 p.m. CT on Friday. The Department of Public Safety and Security is responsible for assisting in the enforcement of federal and state laws through its authority established by Kentucky State Law as revised and as directed by Lindsey Wilson administration for all safety/security and other emergency responses as may be deemed necessary on the campus. Officers patrol the campus in vehicles and on foot.
Phone: 270-384-8106You can view our at the Security on Campus website or contact Dean of Students Chris Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 384-8036; or Director of Public Safety Mike Staten at email@example.com or at (270) 384-8106. The Link to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry is http://www.kentuckystatepolice.org/sor.htm.