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Campus Safety

Authority Statement

The Anderson University Campus Safety Department is a hybrid agency, employing Law Enforcement and State certified Security Officers. The Law Enforcement Officers are South Carolina (Class 1) State Constables, trained and certified by the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Campus Safety Security Officer authority is derived from the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), licensed as a Business of Proprietary Security. Officers are trained and registered by a state approved instructor, and being licensed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), have the same powers and authority as Deputy Sheriffs (South Carolina State law 40-18-80), including the authority to make arrests for misdemeanors and felonies (South Carolina State Law 40-18-110), and the authority to be armed (South Carolina State Law 40-18-100).

In the event of a campus emergency, the Anderson University community will be notified through email, and RAVE Notification system. The Emergency Response team is constantly evaluating new technologies for communication as they emerge.

Emergency Response Plan

Mission Statement

Anderson University Campus Safety leads a University-wide effort to provide a safe environment for all students, employees, and guests to engage in academic development, spiritual growth, and fellowship. We accomplish this by providing professional safety and security services, and effective emergency planning and response. Campus Safety Officers are certified and licensed through the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, and are on campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It is the objective of Campus Safety that students, faculty, staff, and guests find their time at Anderson University to be enjoyable, rewarding, and safe.

What We Do

  • Manage electronic door access
  • Monitor camera system for buildings and parking lots
  • Make regular tests of fire and burglar alarms
  • Conduct regular emergency drills
  • Provide escort service for student, faculty and staff after dark
  • Issue parking decals and enforce university parking rules
  • Assist university motorists with minor vehicular problems
  • Assist Student Development with disciplinary matters

Where We're Located

The Anderson University Campus Safety Office is located at the entrance to main campus on Kingsley Road, the small white house. It is designated as “Campus Safety and Information Office.” Campus Safety Officers are assigned shifts that provide round-the-clock coverage for the campus of Anderson University.