Crime Response and Prevention
Campus Safety requires that calls involving crimes against persons and life/safety issues, such as fire or injury, will receive priority response from the department.
Any crime in progress shall be handled by a commissioned law enforcement officer. The primary response will be handled by the Canton Police Department. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol may be a source of secondary response in an emergency situation that involves crimes in progress or acts that exhibit high potential for violence or serious bodily injury.
Reports on criminal acts not in progress or general assistance requests are taken by Campus Safety officers.
Awareness is a vital part to crime prevention. Students, faculty, staff and visitors can stay informed about criminal incidents at Culver-Stockton College by reading the Daily Crime Logs or Safety Alerts.
Safety Alerts are distributed to Culver-Stockton College community in effort to keep the community informed and to raise awareness of crimes that occur on or near campus. Alerts are distributed by campus e-mail and posted in public, common areas for viewing in residence halls, sororities, fraternities, academic, administrative and athletic facilities.
Campus Safety maintains a Daily Crime Log in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Safety Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Persons may view a copy of the crime log at the director of campus safety office during normal business hours (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
Culver-Stockton offers crime prevention and safety awareness programs. Campus Safety and other outside agencies provide information, talks and programs on topics such as:
- Armed Intruder Response for Schools
- Rape and Sexual Risk Reduction
- Domestic Violence Education
- Workplace Violence Education
- Personal Safety
- Rape Aggression Defense System (R.A.D.)
- Alcohol and Drug Awareness
- Travel Safety
- Fire Extinguisher Use
- Get Out and Stay Alive/Surviving the Fire
- Weather Safety/Preparedness
TIPS FOR REDUCING YOUR RISK
- Walk or jog in groups of three or more.
- Be aware of your surroundings.
- Be aware of crimes on campus.
- Avoid isolated or dark areas.
- Travel with confidence or purpose.
- Do not wear earphones while walking or jogging.
- If you do not have a travel companion, use the escort service provided by Campus Safety no matter how short the trip.
- Before exiting the building or car, look around for suspicious behavior.
- If confronted by a situation, try to remain calm.
- If it is safe to do so, try and get detailed information about suspect(s) and/or vehicle(s).
- Before parking at night call Campus Safety so we know your location and can do a drive-by.
- Know the locations of outdoor emergency phones.
- Do not use ATMs (automated bank teller machines) alone, at night, or when someone suspicious may be nearby.
- Avoid strangers; you do not have to talk to them.
- If you are being followed, go to the nearest area of safety.
- Stay alert and always plan ahead for “what if”.
Residential/ Workplace Safety
- Know your neighbors and co-workers; you are the best to determine who does not belong.
- Do not prop open exterior doors.
- When entering a building with access controls in place, do not allow strangers to enter behind you.
- Always lock your door when you leave, sleep or work late.
- If you see someone who seems suspicious or out of place, call Campus Safety at ext. 6300.
Protecting Your Property
- Record the serial numbers of your belongings. Engrave or permanently mark items with a unique identifying number.
- Keep your car locked & store items out of sight in your office/room.