Working closely with the administration of the University of Missouri - Saint Louis, the Police Department strives to make the campus a safe place to learn, live and work. Providing safety to the campus community is a continuous process of re-evaluating existing policies and practices so that they conform to the changing needs of the community. The Campus Safety Committee fosters a campus-wide approach to safety. This committee produced a video entitled "UMSL Campus Safety" which we encourage students, faculty, and staff to view.
To ensure campus safety, several initiatives are in place:
- The department’s Crime Prevention and Community Involvement Officer is available to assist with seminars, surveys, and materials
- Lighting is monitored continuously
- Emergency telephones distinctively marked with blue lights exist throughout campus.
- Select UMSL Police Officers are trained in CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
- Every UMSL Police Officer is CIT trained and certified within their year of employment. (Crisis Intervention Team-for those experiencing a crisis and mental health issues)
- 24-hour preventative patrol by using marked patrol cars, foot patrols, and bike patrols
- Burglar alarms in several areas
- Property identification program (Invisi-ID)
- Police Safety Escorts
- Vehicle jump-starts
- Closed circuit cameras in selected parking and student housing areas
- Card Access systems on residential doors and other select areas
- Free active threat/shooter training for students, staff, and faculty
- Free self-defense classes for students, staff, and faculty (Escape and Evade, PPCT)
Please call 314-516-5155 for more information on programs, to obtain crime prevention materials, or for a safety escort.
The Campus provides an Emergency Notification System
The Campus also provides the Rave Guardian Mobile Phone Safety App