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Campus Safety & Security
The Office of Campus Safety & Security provides continuous, year-round security on campus. Our Safety & Security professionals respond to a variety of calls for help, from medical emergencies to suspicious activity. The team conducts foot and vehicle patrols of campus grounds, buildings, and residence halls 24 hours a day. During these patrols, officers also report any conditions that might pose a threat to campus security.
Campus Safety and Security Contact Information
Campus Safety Main Number: Emergencies/Daily Operations
Hearing Impaired Text/SMS:
Campus Security Director, James Nawoichyk:
845-398-4043 | Aquinas Hall
Campus Security Assistant Director, Juan Ortiz:
845-398-4080 | Aquinas Hall
A cooperative working relationship exists between the Office of Campus Safety & Security and local police municipalities. Local and state police provide back-up assistance as requested by the College. While College officers have primary authority to enforce laws within campus boundaries (including all roadways leading into campus,) local and state police can enter campus and exercise their authority.
IT TAKES COMMITMENT
It takes commitment and cooperation from every member of the College community—students, faculty, staff, and visitors—to keep our campus safe.
As members of the College community, we share a responsibility not only for our own safety, but for the safety of others. Here are three important ways you can help:
- Watch for and report any crimes or suspicious activities;
- Inform yourself about College policies and procedures regarding your safety and well-being as well as state and federal laws;
- Incorporate practical, common-sense safety measures into your daily activities.
Annual Security and Fire Reports
All colleges are required to provide an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report on their website. St. Thomas Aquinas College publishes an annual Campus Safety Report that includes institutional policies concerning access to campus buildings, where and how to report a crime or emergency, as well as sexual assault or other important matters. The report also contains statistics for crimes that were reported to have occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings, property owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. You may request a paper copy of the report by contacting the Office of Campus Safety & Security at 845-398-4080.