Safety and Security

Campus Safety & Security is responsible for the enforcement of university policies, security on campus, and providing services for the university’s students, faculty and staff. Some of the services provided by Campus Safety & Security include emergency preparedness activities, and crime prevention programs designed to raise awareness and promote safe practices on campus. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the services and programs offered by Campus Safety & Security. Campus Safety & Security is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Students who need help or have questions should call extension 1900 from a university phone or 980-598-1900 from a non-university phone. Incidents of an emergency nature should be reported to the Charlotte police at 911, followed by contacting Campus Safety & Security at the above number.

Campus Safety & Security officers patrol the campus at all times and utilize an integrated electronic access control and digital camera system. Emergency blue-light call boxes are strategically located throughout the campus and directly connect callers to the Campus Safety & Security dispatcher on duty. Campus Safety & Security issues timely alerts to the campus community and, when necessary, has the ability to issue these timely alerts via an emergency notification mass-messaging system.

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 policies and statistics concerning reported crimes that occurred campus, university-controlled property and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The Annual Fire Safety Report discloses information about the campus fire safety policies and procedures and fire statistics for each residence hall. A copy of the reports may be obtained from Campus Safety & Security in person or online.

The university maintains a log of all fires that occur in on-campus housing and a daily log of reported crimes.