Campus Safety & Security

Campus Safety & Security promotes the safety and well-being of JWU students, faculty, staff and property. Campus Safety & Security contributes to the quality of university life by fostering an environment in which security is balanced with freedom of movement, and individual rights are balanced with community needs. JWU strongly encourages the prompt and accurate reporting of all suspicious or criminal activity that occurs on or near university property. Students and staff should report this activity immediately by calling 980-598-1900. In any emergency situation, dial 911 (or 9-911 from a university phone) and then call Campus Safety & Security at 980-598-1900. Officers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Campus Safety & Security distributes crime alerts and community notices containing descriptions of incidents to keep students informed of any serious and continuing threat on and near campus. A daily log of reported crimes is maintained by Campus Safety & Security in the Operations Center. The log is available to view.

Campus Safety & Security has a crime prevention and community outreach officer. The crime prevention officer administers the university’s Project ID program, which provides students with an opportunity to engrave culinary knife kits and personal items brought to the university at no cost. In addition, the officer conducts formal and informal training in a variety of safety programs.

Students who would like to file a report with Campus Safety & Security because they witnessed a crime or were the victim of one should call 980-598-1900 and an officer will be dispatched to them. Students who wish to file a complaint or handle a routine business matter in person can visit Campus Safety & Security in Cedar Hall South.

In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Johnson & Wales University publishes an Annual Security Report and an Annual Fire Safety Report. The Annual Security Report discloses information about campus security and statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, on public property close to campus, or on other property used or controlled by the university. The Annual Fire Safety Report discloses information about the campus fire safety policies and procedures, and statistics concerning the number of fires, deaths, injuries, fire drills and fire-related property damage within each residence hall. Copies of the Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report may be obtained by calling 980-598-1900 or through the Campus Safety & Security website. The university also maintains a log of all fires that occur in on-campus housing.

Any student who resides in a university residence hall has the option to designate a contact person to be notified if the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. The option is only available to students who are living in JWU residence halls. If a student registers a confidential contact, the identity of the contact will be kept confidential and cannot be accessed by anyone except Campus Safety & Security, a limited number of authorized JWU officials and local law enforcement personnel if needed for the investigation of the student's disappearance. Confidential contacts may be registered by email from a student’s JWU-issued email address. Instructions for registering a confidential contact and further information regarding confidential contacts can be found on the Campus Safety & Security website.