Policies Concerning Law Enforcement
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Policies Concerning Law Enforcement

Campus Security staff are employees of Saint Paul College; they are not certified or sworn peace officers. Security Staff are authorized, when appropriate, to make a citizen's arrest. Typically, such arrests are made only in the presence of a Saint Paul City Police Officer.

Campus Security works closely with the Saint Paul City Police Department to track and respond to campus criminal activity.

Report All Crime Immediately
All criminal activity on campus should be reported immediately to Campus Security at 651.846.1322 and/or the Saint Paul City Police at 651.291.1111.

  • Saint Paul College will assist the complainant in completing criminal reports.
  • Saint Paul College will accept third party reports in certain cases, like sex offenses. The College prefers to receive reports from the victim as the detail is often more accurate when received directly from the victim.
  • Maintain all physical evidence. Do not wash off or destroy what may be critical evidence.

Report as much detail as possible to ensure accurate reporting. If you are a victim of a crime, your immediate recall of the event is often the best. Write down as much information as you can remember after a crime. If you cannot identify the perpetrator by name, try to recall as many details as possible, including:

                        • Gender
                        • Facial hair
                        • Approximate age
                        • Glasses
                        • Height
                        • Distinguishing gait
                        • Weight/build
                        • Voice
                        • Dress/clothing
                        • Distinguishing marks, including scars
                        • Description of face including
                          eye color, hair color & style, jaw, nose

                        • Educating the Campus

                          Saint Paul College encourages students and employees to be responsible for your own security and that of others. Campus Security provides assistance in presenting programs on security and safety. Campus Security develops and presents educational programs in the areas of crime prevention, sexual assault awareness, personal safety, and fire prevention. Campus Security works with the Saint Paul City Police Department and Rape Abuse Crisis Center in presenting needed programs. Campus Security has available, at no cost, brochures, flyers, pamphlets, movies, videos and posters concerning various safety and security issues. Campus Security also has available, at no cost, brochures, flyers, pamphlets, movies, videos and posters regarding the prevention of crime.

                          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. The report is available on the Office of Safety & Security Web page.

                          Monitoring and Recording Activity at Off-Campus Locations
                          All Saint Paul College recognized organizations that are off-campus will still be monitored by the Saint Paul City Police Department. Just because a facility or organization is located off-campus, does not mean that activity at that location is not monitored. Such activity is monitored by the Saint Paul City Police Department, which shares information with the College. Saint Paul College includes the off-campus student organizations' crime statistics in its annual report as part of the crime at the College.