The department of campus safety is dedicated to involving the entire Emmanuel College community in creating an environment that is free from crime and disruption. The department meets regularly with students, staff and faculty to discuss relevant topics that impact our neighborhood and community.
When requested, Campus Safety Officers assist in classroom settings with a variety of topics of interest such as forensics and crime scene investigation. Officers also participate in special education programs in conjunction with the offices of student activities and residential life, often involving the Massachusetts State Police, Boston Police and various District Attorney's Offices. Specialized training or programs can be arranged by contacting the Office of Campus Safety at 617-735-9710.
Some of the training programs conducted by Campus Safety include:
- Violence Prevention and Response
- Rape Aggression Defense
- Fatal Vision Program
- Security/Safety Planning
- Alcohol/Drug Awareness Programs
- Specialized Classroom Sessions
- Crime Prevention
Patrols and Medical First Response
Emmanuel College Campus Safety Officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Campus Safety Officers patrol all buildings during all hours of operation, as well as during non-operational periods. While patrolling, Campus Safety Officers monitor all activities, respond to alarms and other emergency situations, conduct safety and security audits, maintain control of vehicle traffic onto the campus and enforce College parking regulations. All Campus Safety Officers are equipped with two-way radio communications and stay in constant contact with the Safety Department Communications Center, located in the Administration Building, Room 139 while on patrol.
Emmanuel College Campus Safety utilizes bicycle patrol as an effective way of patrolling the campus while increasing visibility among the Emmanuel College community. Officers selected for bike patrol can cover a much larger area and travel faster than a foot patrol officer. Officers ride, as weather allows, from April through November.
All Campus Safety Officers have been trained as first responders and have gone through first aid and automated external defibrillator (AED) training. For this reporting year, Campus Safety responded to 64 medical calls ranging in severity.
Shuttle and Escort
Campus Safety Officers are happy to escort anyone from any building or parking lot to any location on Emmanuel College property, 24 hours a day. To request this service, individuals should contact the Campus Safety Office and an officer will be promptly dispatched to assist.
Campus Safety operates a shuttle service to transport students, faculty and staff to/from the off- campus residence halls, Landmark center, Ruggles t-stop and other COF institutions between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. The shuttle is also utilized for minor medical transports to the BIDMC emergency room at the request of Health Services or the College administration.
Student I.D. Cards and Campus Facilities
All students receive an Emmanuel College identification card ("Fenway Card"), which may be obtained from the Campus Safety Department. The card must be presented at select College functions, security desks within the residence halls, College dining center, Library when borrowing books and the Academic Computer Center. All residents are required to surrender their I.D. card to front desk personnel to sign-in guests. They are also required to surrender their I.D. cards at College functions when requested. I.D. cards are not transferable. To learn more, visit fenwaycard.com.
With the exception of residence halls, College facilities are open to the public during the day and evening when classes are in session. When the College is closed, buildings are locked. All students must enter and exit the residence halls through the main entrance. Side doors are alarmed 24 hours a day and may be used only as fire/emergency exits. The front doors of the residence halls are locked at all times, unless the College deems it appropriate for doors to remain open.
Lost and Found
The College is not responsible for lost or stolen articles, and students are urged to mark their books and belongings clearly. Students who find lost articles should bring them to the Campus Safety Office located in the Administration Building, Room 139. To claim lost articles, individuals must be able to describe it properly and present adequate identification.
Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance
Strategically placed close-circuit television equipment is used to monitor and survey public areas on the Emmanuel College campus. All monitoring of CCTV equipment is located in the Emmanuel College Campus Safety Communications Center, located in the Administration Building, Room 139.