Public Safety and Security

    For emergency assistance, students may dial 270-384-8106 or, from a campus extension, 8106 or 9-911.

    In the event of a situation on campus, contact Public Safety at (270) 384-8106. If campus phone lines are inoperative, Public Safety & Security can be reached directly by dialing (270) 634-1147 (mobile or text). If there is a situation or emergency that needs immediate attention, it is always appropriate to dial 911 for police, fire, and ambulance.

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.

Emergency call boxes on the A.P. White Campus in Columbia are located behind the J.L. Turner Leadership Center, Biggers Sports Center, Richardson Hall, Draper Apartments, 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.

Contact Information

Phone: 270-384-8106
Cell: 270-634-1147

To view our campus crime statistics visit the Security on Campus website or contact Dean of Students Chris Schmidt at or 270-384-8036; or Director of Public Safety Mike Staten at or at 270-384-8106.

The Link to the Kentucky State Police Sex Offender Registry is