University Police
Holloway Hall

CAMPUS CRIME PREVENTION

Available services include speakers for campus groups, including New Student Experience; brochures and pamphlets for distribution; publication of crimes and incidents in the campus newspaper; and Operation Identification, through which engraving devices are loaned or an officer will assist in engraving one's driver's license number on personal property. Operation ID can prevent thefts, or in the case of theft, can assist in the recovery of stolen property.

Additional Crime Prevention information is provided in the links below.


Reporting Crimes and Emergencies

All Salisbury University students, faculty, staff and visitors are encouraged to make prompt and accurate reports to the University Police if they are the victims of or witnesses to a crime.

The University Police are responsible for personal safety and law enforcement on campus. Officers are on duty 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Located in the East Campus Complex, the University Police office is open 24 hours per day and the Parking Office is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.  University police officers can be contacted by calling 410-543-6222 from a public phone or ext. 36222 from any campus phone. Campus extension phones are situated at various locations in academic buildings and at the main entrances to most of the residence halls. "Blue light" phones are placed at various locations on the grounds. Faculty, staff and employees are advised that they are their own best protection by taking common sense security precautions.

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Timely Reporting

An informed public is better prepared to ensure its own safety. Crimes and incidents are reported to The Flyer, the campus newspaper, on a weekly basis. The regular column "Crime Beat" contains a summary of occurrences from the previous week and includes timely prevention information in "Crime Prevention Tips." Each edition of SU News contains "Personal Safety Tips" and other relevant information about safety and well-being on campus. The weekly newsletter is widely distributed on campus. Special bulletins are distributed in a timely manner about incidents considered to be an immediate threat to the campus.

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Campus Facilities

Residence halls are kept locked 24 hours a day. These facilities are for use by residents and their bona fide guests only. Residents have keys to their rooms and are encouraged to keep their doors locked at all times, even if they are only going to be out for a "few minutes." If exterior doors are propped open, an alarm will sound. Guests gain access to residence halls by telephoning residents and having the residents meet them at the door. All students have phone jacks in their rooms and a phone is located at the front door of most residence halls.

Academic and administrative buildings are normally open from 7:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and at other times when events are scheduled. Blackwell Library is open seven days a week with hours posted in front. Those needing to access buildings at times when buildings are closed may do so if proper authorization is received by the University Police from a responsible faculty member or administrator. Employees are given the keys that are necessary for them to complete their work assignments. Keys are assigned and collected daily from employees who require keys only during working hours.

Outdoor lighting is surveyed on a monthly basis and repairs are made in a timely manner. Trees and shrubbery are regularly trimmed so that exterior lighting is not blocked and walks and entrances are kept clear. Landscaping is maintained to minimize security risks.

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Escorts

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University Police Officers' Authority

University police are sworn, certified police officers as required by Maryland state law. All officers attend the minimum standards training for police officers as mandated by the Maryland Police Training Commission; annual in-service training is required. Enforcement authority of campus police is derived from the Annotated Code of Maryland Education Article 13-601. University police have enforcement authority on the jurisdiction of all University property. The Maryland State Police, Wicomico County Sheriff's Department and the Salisbury Police Department may be called for assistance if requested by the University.

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Off-Campus Misconduct

The University has the authority and exercises that authority through the Office of Student Affairs to take disciplinary action in cases of off-campus misconduct, by students or student organizations, which are detrimental to University interests.

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