The University of Central Missouri Department of Public Safety strives to provide quality service in partnership with the campus and local communities to ensure a reasonably safe and secure campus environment that supports and enhances the learning process where diverse social, cultural, and academic values are allowed to develop and to prosper through excellence, initiative, and integrity.
Provided below are just a few of the resources offered by UCM in helping provide students a safe and secure campus experience.
SAFE Team Escorts
The Student Assistant Foot patrol and Escort Team members are part-time, uniformed, student employees who patrol the campus on foot at night to help deter crime and provide a walking escort from building exit to building entrance or parking areas for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. They are provided with a flashlight and radio with direct contact to the university police department. The SAFE Team is in operation seven nights per week (during the regular academic year when the university is in session) from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. with extended duty on weekends.
To request a SAFE Team escort during the above hours dial (660) 543-4123 and a SAFE Team member will be dispatched to walk you wherever you wish to go on campus.
Campus Eye App
The Campus Eye app is available for students, faculty and staff to report pertinent information directly to public safety and campus facilities personnel.
The free, downloadable app features the ability to create a note describing the safety or security incident. Users may also take or attach a picture of the incident. The app automatically detects the location of the user and creates a map with a pin drop of the user's exact location. All content sent to respective college departments includes the sender's name and phone number along with the date and time of each report. Other app features let users set personal attributes, like if they are deaf and hard of hearing, visually impaired, or require the use of a wheelchair.
Textcaster Text Messaging
Receive emergency alerts and other campus information sent as text messages to your cell phone. Choose from a number of categories such as emergency alerts, crime notices, severe weather alerts and school closings. Subscribe to Textcaster alerts.
Personal Safety and Awareness Resources
Prevention is the best protection against crime and UCM offers a number of personal safety resources to help students, faculty and staff. Please visit our resources page for more information on alcohol awareness, self-defense, sexual assault and several other topics.