Campus Safety and Security

Campus Safety and Security

CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY (ext. 8011)
WVWC operates its own Safety and Security force staffed by full and part-time professional security personnel as well as several carefully selected student officers. The primary purpose of the program is to provide a safe and secure living environment for members of the college community.

As required by federal law, through the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, campus crime statistics are published annually during October. Current statistics for West Virginia Wesleyan College are included in the designated section (statistics) or may be requested from the Office of Student Affairs, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Avenue, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

Complete policy statements related to the information contained herein are found in the current Student Handbook (pdf), which also includes Drug Free Workplace and Drug Free Schools and Communities standards.

A recent compliance requirement is a part of the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act. The sex offender registry for the state of West Virginia or for any county in the state can be found at www.wvstatepolice.com. You must click on SEX OFFENDERS and then scroll down and click on ALL COUNTIES or type in the specific county you want to search. You will then get a list and photo of each person registered, with additional background information.

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OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES
WVWC operates its own Safety and Security force staffed by full and part-time professional security personnel as well as several carefully selected student officers. The primary purpose of the program is to provide a safe and secure living environment for members of the college community.

Wesleyan security officers do not have police authority or carry weapons, but do cooperate fully with local law enforcement agencies in response to on and off campus incidents. Off-campus conduct is subject to college judicial action. Police reports and written documentations are regularly cross-referenced for appropriate follow-up of off-campus behavior.

Security Officer Responsibilities Include:

  • Monitoring and securing all campus- owned buildings, parking areas and walkways
  • Campus crime deterrence through regular patrols of college property
  • Enforcement of college policies
  • Investigation and documentation of policy violation
  • Cooperation with residence life staff in promoting a safe and secure environment
  • Traffic regulation
  • Escort service when requested
  • Compiling information from daily incident logs, residence hall reports and police data for annual fall reporting of crime statistics
  • Liaison with local police in crime prevention efforts, referral for crime investigation and general safety education

SAFETY TIPS

  • Be Aware! 
    Recognize that crime can happen; prevent it from happening to you.
  • Report suspicious persons or activities to Campus Security at Ext. 8011.
  • Use the buddy system and watch out for others.
  • Do not prop open residence hall doors - not even for food deliveries or late arriving friends.
  • Avoid walking alone at night and stay away from outlying campus areas.
  • Use the campus escort service.
  • Always lock your door.

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