Office of Safety and Security
Lost and Found
Safety Escort Service
ABOUT CAMPUS SECURITY
The Department of Campus Safety and Security (DCSS) is responsible for providing safety services for all college students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The College employs a director and over 40 full- and part-time team members who serve as officers, dispatchers, transportation operators, safety specialists, and administrative personnel. Students are hired during the academic year to assist the safety department in providing a higher level of customer service.
The DCSS Director is responsible for compiling the annual crime statistics, reviewing ticket appeals, marketing the services of the department, conducting orientation and safety-training programs for the campus community, and interacting with local law enforcement officials.
Our Safety and Security Officers (SS/O) are generally the first contact with the College community as they patrol the campus 24 hours a day. Throughout the day and night they provide basic security and protection for the College community. Prior to hire, SS/O undergoes a thorough background check for criminal and driving histories, and an interview process. The SS/O patrol the campus grounds by vehicle, on foot and, by utility carts. SS/O’s do not have arrest powers but can detain until the Lakeland Police Department representative arrives.
The College has five full-time sworn members of the Lakeland Police Department who serve as the college’s resource officers (CRO). An officer is available on campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The CRO’s are responsible for keeping the campus in a safe condition for the campus community. In addition, during large after-hours student gatherings, such as athletic events, a police officer is contracted to be present at the event.
- First Aid
- Emergency Response
- Cardiopulmonary Response (CPR)
- Fire and Hazardous Material Emergencies
- Bike, Vehicle, and Foot Patrols
- Lost or Stolen Property
- Building Access
- Multicultural Issues