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Public Safety

The Office of Public Safety is an integral part of the campus community and a positive presence on our campus. All members of the department strive to be sensitive to the needs of all while protecting the rights and property of the campus community.

There are certain non-emergency services that Public Safety will provide as part of their responsibilities. Any non-emergency services requested may not be responded to immediately if an emergency does arise.


The Public Safety Department provides an array of services to the campus community and can be contacted by calling 651.846.1322 or in person by stopping by the 1st floor information desk, located next to Admissions & Financial Aid Office. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Safe Walk Escorts
  • Vehicle Jump-Starts
  • Vehicle Lock-Out Assistance
  • Medical/First Aid Assistance
  • Room Unlock/Lock
  • Key/Card Access Activation
  • Criminal Incident Investigation
  • Campus Incident Reporting Management
  • Lost/Found Property Management
  • Safety Seminars and Personal Safety Training
  • Harassment/Order for Protection Assistance
  • State Vehicle Use Authorization
  • Off-Campus Resource Referrals
  • Campus Offices and Directional Information
Resources and Policies for Sexual Violence, Relationship Violence, Stalking, and Sexual Harassment

Saint Paul College is committed to providing a learning environment free from violence, harassment and discrimination.

If you have experienced sexual or relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment what happened is not your fault. Sexual or relationship violence, stalking, or sexual harassment can happen to you regardless of your gender, race, age, class, or sexual orientation. You always deserve to be safe and respected. You may be experiencing a wide range of feelings, which are all valid.

For more information visit:

Child Abuse and Neglect

Reports of abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult, where the individual is not in immediate danger, must be made to law enforcement or state or county social service agencies. Further information about mandated reporting of abuse or neglect of children is available at:

Who is required to report abuse or neglect of children or vulnerable adults?
Minnesota law provides special protection for children under 18 and vulnerable adults. These laws, Minnesota Statutes sections 626.556 and 626.557, identify those who are mandated to report neglect or abuse of children under 18 and maltreatment of vulnerable adults; further information about reporting requirements is available at the links noted above.

  • Faculty, student teachers or clinical participants, day care personnel, and others involved in education or services to children or vulnerable adults may be considered mandated reporters under both of these laws.
Timely Warnings

The Department of Public Safety is authorized by the College to maintain accurate law enforcement records of all criminal activity on campus, near campus, or involving the college community.

The Department of Public Safety has a strong working relationship with the Associate Dean of Student Development and Services, Student Life, Human Resources, other College departments, and campus security authorities. Public Safety works closely with these reporting authorities to ensure timely reporting of criminal information while maintaining or extending confidentiality (except where required by law or College policy).

In order to make timely warnings to the Saint Paul College community, it is important for all faculty, staff, students, and visitors to notify the Department of Public Safety and proper authorities when a crime occurs.

Multiple efforts are made to inform the campus community in a timely manner about crime and suspicious activity, personal safety issues, and other crime-related concerns on campus and in the neighboring community. Sharing timely information educates the campus community and aids in the prevention of similar incidents. For these reasons, the Department of Public Safety and the College go beyond the reporting requirements established in the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (20 USC § 1092(f)). The Department of Public Safety shares additional security and safety information on an on-going basis. For the latest and most up-to-date information on timely warnings, students, faculty, staff, and visitors should watch for Department of Public Safety postings throughout campus, as well as postings, warnings, and information distributed through broadcast emails.

These postings describe crimes or security concerns and solicit information from the college community regarding the reported incidents. They also share important crime prevention tips, ways to report crime, and phone numbers to use to share information.

There are three different types of postings:

Public Safety Bulletins
Public Safety bulletins are printed on blue paper and outline topics of concern that serve to educate students, faculty, and staff on the environment in which they live and work. These postings emphasize crime awareness and prevention and are posted around campus to warn students, employees, and guests of situations in which the college community may be vulnerable. Examples of incidents calling for Public Safety bulletins are thefts, fraudulent activity, or dangerous conditions.

Public Safety Advisories
Public Safety advisories are printed on yellow paper and describe crimes on or off campus that are important to the college community. While not as critical as the incidents described in Public Safety alerts, advisories pose significant concern for the safety and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and guests.

Public Safety Alerts
Public Safety alerts are printed on red paper and describe situations or incidents of the greatest magnitude. Alerts can include incidents such as robberies, burglaries, multiple thefts on campus, or aggravated assaults.

Students, faculty, staff and visitors should watch for Public Safety bulletins, advisories and alerts posted in campus buildings and distributed via emails throughout the year. The safety of the college community depends on each person staying informed.

Campus Security Report

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Saint Paul College monitors criminal activity and publishes an annual report, maintaining a three-year statistical history on the Saint Paul College campus and at off-campus facilities used by the College or by recognized College organizations.

Security Report Documents

The College will provide a paper copy upon request. To request a paper copy, please call 651.846.1322 or stop by the Public Safety Department front desk.

Level 3 Sex Offender Notification

The Federal Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, effective October 28, 2002, requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information provided by a state regarding registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension administers a predatory offender registration and tracking program. Any questions regarding the program may be directed to the Predatory Offender Unit at 888.234.1248 or 651.793.7070. Information regarding this program can be found at the following website:

Information regarding registered sex offenders may be obtained through the Saint Paul Police Department (SPPD). The SPPD may be contacted at 651.266.5685. General information on registration requirements and notification procedures can be found at the following website:

In addition, information regarding registered sex offenders may be obtained through the Minnesota Department of Corrections at 651.642.0200. An offender locator, for offenders that have the highest risk for re-offense, can be accessed from the Minnesota Department of Corrections website:

Public Crime Log
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)

In compliance with MS4 General Permit, see Saint Paul College's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for public comment. Send your comments via e-mail to Thomas Bergs.

2012 MS4 Annual Report

Hazardous Waste License

Saint Paul College is licensed as a Small Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator

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