The Office of Campus Safety & Security consists of a team of people working with the campus community to promote a safe environment in which to live, learn, and work.
Primarily service-oriented, the department exists to meet the specialized safety needs of the University. These needs include the maintenance of public order, incident response and documentation, emergency first-aid treatment, responding to other emergencies, traffic, parking supervision, and other related activities.
Campus safety and security handles many other aspects around campus as well. From providing security and medical services to student I.D.'s and prevention programs campus safety is very active at Clarkson.
About Campus Safety
Our staff patrols the campus 24 hours a day and are responsible for the enforcement of University rules and regulations. While each officer is certified by the State of New York as a Security Guard, they are not empowered to enforce the law. Violations of law are referred to the Village of Potsdam police for action. Campus Safety & Security works closely with local law enforcement agencies in aiding investigations of crimes committed on the campus and in off-campus areas as required by the Jeanne Clery Act, specifically off-campus fraternities and sororities. The campus communications system has direct access to village police, allowing Campus Safety & Security Officers ready access to law enforcement officials when needed.
The primary service Campus Safety & Security provides is a reasonably safe environment in which to work and learn in addition to conducting foot, vehicular and bike patrols for the entire campus. Some of the specific services provided include:
- Rendering Emergency First Aid & CPR
- Unlocking room doors (in accordance with University policy guidelines)
- Registering all vehicles for parking privilege on campus
- Notifying the campus community of emergencies
- Providing educational programs to students
- Providing night escort between campus facilities
- Issuing University ID's
- Assisting motorists with minor problems or calling for service
- Conducting crime prevention programs
- Providing transportation to and from the local hospital
- Providing training for residence hall staff
- Traffic and parking supervision