Belmont Abbey College is an institution of higher education, which seeks to help its students become mature, well informed, and responsible persons. It is an academic community in which students, faculty, and staff live, study, and work. An essential part of this environment is the existence of an atmosphere of well-being and security.
The mission of the Belmont Abbey College Campus Safety and Police Department is to assure that all persons may participate in the life of the community in a safe and peaceful manner and receive support, aid, and protection in time of need. Accordingly, our goals are to educate the Belmont Abbey community, to protect life and property, to assure safe and orderly movement about the campus, to deter criminal activity, and to service the continually changing needs of the community to the best of our abilities.
The Department's public safety role ensures that members of the community enjoy a high degree of protection from personal harm and a high degree of security for their property. This protection is manifested in round-the-clock patrol of the College campus, crime prevention, personal safety awareness programs, and constant attention to the correction of potentially hazardous conditions.
With regard to security, the Department's major emphasis rests with the campus physical facilities and the property within them. Security checks of facilities, interior and exterior, are maintained in order to achieve the maximum protection necessary for each building. The operating condition of all locks and security hardware is monitored with every check; defects are reported promptly.
An important part of the Department's overall purpose is service to the community. Not only does this include emergency assistance, but also general services which academic or administrative departments may require.
In fulfilling its law enforcement responsibilities the Department strives to ensure that the peace and order of the College community is maintained at all times. Through enforcement of state and federal laws, the Department protects the community from the unlawful or dangerous acts of an individual or group, thus maintaining the proper environment for learning and living.
BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE PHILOSOPHY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT:
Educate, Protect, and Serve.