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 303-256-9500. In an emergency situation, students should dial 911 (or 8-911 from a university telephone) and then call Campus Safety and Security at 303-256-9500. Officers are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Campus Safety & Security distributes crime alerts and community notices describing incidents to keep students informed of any serious and continuing threat on or near campus. A daily log of all crimes is maintained in Campus Safety & Security. The log is available to view.

Campus Safety & Security has crime prevention officers and community outreach officers. The crime prevention officers administer 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 officers conduct 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 a victim of one should call 303-256-9500 and an officer will be dispatched to them. Students who wish to file a complaint or handle a routine business matter in person should visit the Campus Safety & Security headquarters in the Academic Center (open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year).

In compliance with the Higher Education Act, Johnson & Wales University publishes an Annual Security Report and 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 303-256-9500 or by visiting the Campus Safety & Security website. The university 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 account. Instructions for registering a confidential contact and further information regarding confidential contacts can be found on the Campus Safety & Security website.