The mission of the Samford University Department of Public Safety and Emergency Management is to protect the life and property of all people of the Samford University community. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life of the university by providing a safe and secure campus through professional service and proactive crime prevention. To create an environment where students, faculty and staff can conduct their daily business without the threat of physical or psychological harm. These responsibilities are to be met with the integrity and demeanor consistent with the Christian values of the university.
We hope to promote an atmosphere of safety, peace and tranquility enabling the university community to focus on providing and attaining an education of the highest quality.
Patrol and dispatch services are provided 24 hours a day, with immediate access to municipal emergency services. The Department of Public Safety's radio communications dispatchers cover telephones and two-way radios on a 24-hour basis to give information, respond to emergencies and contact other agencies. Officers and dispatchers can immediately contact the city of Homewood’s fire department, Emergency Medical Service and police department by the Department of Public Safety’s radio system.
The Department of Public Safety monitors the National Weather Service radio network. A campus-wide alerting system notifies the campus community of threatening weather conditions.
The International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators has released this list of safety tips for students as they enter a new academic year.
Are you prepared in the event of an emergency?
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Read Public Safety and Emergency Management’s annual report.