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Run. Hide. Fight: Surviving an active shooter event

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Campus Safety

The aim of Campus Safety is to provide a safe and secure environment conducive to promoting a respectful and educational atmosphere for all members and guests of the Campus community.

Columbia College fulfills this mission by providing 24/7 security services through the Office of Campus Safety at our main campus in Columbia, Missouri. Using a combination of foot and vehicle patrols throughout all shifts, safety officers are continuously visible on the main campus as a deterrent to crime. Campus Safety officers are non-commissioned yet responsible for maintaining a safe campus. Services at the main campus include but are not limited to:

  • 24-hour campus patrol
  • Around the clock safety escorts
  • Monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras
  • Responding to emergency situations on the main campus 
  • Reporting and documenting criminal activity on campus property
  • Fire system evaluation, testing and monitoring
  • Coordinating with law enforcement agencies and other emergency services
  • Safety/mechanical system monitoring for all main campus buildings
  • Disposing of hazardous material
  • Identifying, assessing and addressing possible safety hazards on campus property
  • Collecting lost and found property and maintain inventory of items
  • On-campus parking enforcement

The director of Campus Safety, Bob Klausmeyer, may be reached by phone at (573) 875-7304 or in person at the Hulett Family Campus Safety Office attached to the north wing of St. Clair Hall.  Safety and security concerns or related issues may be referred to him or any other Campus Safety personnel at any time.

The director's responsibilities include overseeing all safety and security issues on campus, emergency management, ensuring reliable security services and acting as the liaison for all safety and security matters within the campus community. In addition, he serves as the liaison with local law enforcement agencies concerning security incidents.

Parking permits

Campus Safety is responsible for enforcing parking regulations and managing parking permits on the main campus. Parking permits may be purchased online.

Student right-to-know and Campus Security Act (Public Law 101-542)

The student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act requires colleges to collect specific information about crimes and security on campus and to publish and distribute three years of data in an annual security report to current and prospective students/employees. Columbia College's annual reports are posted online.

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