Loyola University Maryland

Public Safety

Crime Prevention, Fire Safety and Safety Awareness Programming

Crime prevention is a cooperative effort requiring the entire Loyola community to actively participate in identifying conditions for criminal opportunity. The Department of Public Safety, The Department of Student Development and/or the Office of Student Life, the Women’s Center, and the Office of Student Support and Wellness offer a variety of safety, security and crime prevention programs throughout the year. Issues of personal safety, residential security and office safety are the responsibility of the entire Loyola community. Loyola’s “Good Hound” campaign is an example of Loyola promoting personal and community responsibility in the Jesuit tradition for self and others.

Crime prevention, safety education and security awareness programs are conducted by various Loyola departments throughout the year. These educational programs range from personal safety and self-defense to sexual assault prevention and awareness. The Department of Public Safety, the Office of Student Life, the Department of Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources and the Office of Support and Wellness provide primary prevention, risk reduction, and ongoing awareness programs to address topics such as personal safety, alcohol and drug abuse awareness, fire safety and sexual assault prevention available to students and staff members throughout the year. As part of the security awareness programs, students and employees are encouraged to be responsible for their own security and the security of others.

The Department also offers “Operation Identification” which is a program designed to help protect valuables, by engraving the personal driver’s license number of owners onto such items as televisions, computers, bikes as well as other items of property and creating a written inventory (including model and serial numbers.) Additionally, DPS’s recommends a free app called “My Property Locker” which is a cloud based secure database, Loyola community members can utilize to keep a record of ownership for all personal belongings. The primary focus of the website and mobile application is to allow users to store and access their personal property’s serial numbers in a safe place. By having your property’s serial number along with a detailed description of the property, police departments around the nation become enabled to accurately track recovered goods and get them returned to their rightful owners. Visit the My Property locker website at www.mypropertylocker.com

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) conducts “in service” training twice a year.  Once during the months of May and June and once over the Christmas holiday in December.  Our summer training includes exercises to put our emergency responders, Public Safety officers, Student Life, Baltimore Police and other appropriate internal and external departments / divisions through procedures we expect to use during a crisis event.

Public Safety conducted classroom instruction on how Campus Police would evacuate the campus for various serious events.  This was focused training on many different events that could cause the university to have to evacuate some or all of campus.  Most of the emergency situations that are naturally occurring were discussed along with active shooter, civil disturbance, Power outage, and Gas leaks. 

Programming for 2017

Date of Program

Name and Location of Program

Program Description

11/09/17

Donuts with Campus Police in the Ahern Hall Parking Lot

Casual opportunity for DPS officers to engage students in an informal setting throughout campus to discuss general campus safety issues.

1/13/17

Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercise in McGuire Hall

Annual campus-wide exercise to help achieve emergency preparedness goals followed by After Action Review.

10/24/17

SGA Safety Meeting with DPS at the Public Safety Dispatch Center

Meeting to tour dispatch center and discuss general campus safety issues.

9/15/17

Campus Police Ice Cream Social on the Academic Quad

Casual opportunity for DPS officers to engage students in an informal setting throughout campus to discuss general campus safety issues, sponsored by SGA.

8/31/17

New Student Orientation in Reitz Arena

The experience of being a student begins with what happens in the residence halls and classrooms but extends beyond that into the City of Baltimore.

9/2/17

International Student Orientation in Sellinger Hall

Safety on Campus for incoming International Students

Spring and Fall Semesters 2017

Active Shooter Response in various locations throughout all campuses

A program designed to provide awareness for students and employees in case they were to ever find themselves in a hostile situation. The programs highlights steps to be aware of in order to increase their chances of survival in an active shooter incident. The program presents participants with tools on way to flee a situation, sheltering in place and techniques on disarming a shooter as a last resort. This program is offered to any department or student group upon request and publicly to the community annually.

4/17, 12/17

Personal Safety Abroad in McGuire Hall

Safety information shared with students preparing to study abroad

10/26/17

Fire Safety at the Library

Provided fire safety training and awareness for Library employees

Spring and Fall 2017

Campus Security Authorities online training

Workplace Answers online training for all Campus Security Authorities

Alcohol and Drug Awareness Programs for Students

Name of Program

Date of Program

Description

All Summer 2017

Think About it taken Online

Prepares students for the unique challenges and responsibilities of college life. Focusing on minimizing risks associated with alcohol, drugs, and sexual violence, this program takes a harm reduction approach that results in a healthy campus culture. The program uses the latest prevention techniques and science-based research to educate students about the impact of alcohol.

9/10/17

Alcohol and Drug Education Meeting with Mike Green in McGuire Hall

All student-athletes gather to be informed of the Drug Testing Policy and also have a speaker that discusses alcohol and drug use and how they can impact decision making.

 

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