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Additional Services

Want to get the scoop on additional services the Methodist University Department of Public Safety offers to the campus community? Well, you've come to the right place! Most services offered are free of charge to students, faculty or staff.

Security Escorts
Campus community members and guests may request a security escort to or from any location on campus at any time by calling 630-7098 or 630-7577. A University Police or Security Officer will be dispatched to assist. In addition, specially screened and trained students also provide escorts Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Vehicle Assistance
University Police Officers are equipped to "jump-start" dead batteries, unlock vehicles when keys are left inside or provide access to a phone to summon additional assistance. NOTE: The vehicle's owner or operator must sign a liability waiver prior to assistance being provided.

Lost and Found
The Public Safety Office serves as the primary clearinghouse for lost and found items on campus. Call or stop by our office during business hours (8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday) to inquire about any items you may have lost. You may also speak with a Security Supervisor (630-7098) at other times regarding lost or found items. Items not claimed within thirty days are donated to local non-profit organizations.

Crime Prevention Services
A highly-trained Crime Prevention Officer is on staff to provide safety advice, instruction. and support to the campus community. The Crime Prevention Officer is also responsible for all campus crime prevention programs. (including Operation ID, Student Escorts, Community Crime Prevention Classes, Personal Safety Classes, and the Crime Stoppers Program).

Crime Stoppers Program
Methodist University Crime Stoppers (630-7287) provides monetary rewards for information resulting in the identification or arrest of persons who commit crimes on campus. Calls to Crime Stoppers are completely anonymous - you will never be asked to disclose your name!

Silent Witness Program
The Silent Witness program provides yet another option to anonymously provide information about a crime. Simply click on the link for the Silent Witness, fill out the form and click submit.

Fire Safety
The Campus Safety Officer is responsible for all campus fire equipment and inspections thereof. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fire safety plans/procedures and proper compliance with all local and state fire codes and regulations.

Parking Stickers & ID Card Services
Student, faculty, and staff parking stickers and ID cards are issued at the Public Safety Office Monday - Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Fees are listed in the Student Handbook.

Driver's Familiarization Course
By utilizing classroom instruction and practical exercises, the Driver's Familiarization Course acquaints individuals with some effective defensive and emergency driving techniques. This course is required if a community member is under 25 years of age and desires to operate a Methodist University vehicle. If a prospective driver is over 25 years of age but has no verifiable experience driving 15 passenger vehicles, they must attend the class as well. If the perspective driver is over 25 years of age with verifiable experience, they must successfully complete only the practical portion of the course.

Operation ID
Operation ID is a Crime Prevention service offered across the country by numerous law enforcement agencies. The Methodist University Crime Prevention Unit also offers this service to our students, staff and faculty. A record of your valuables' serial numbers is kept on file at the Crime Prevention Office. If those items are ever stolen, law enforcement can obtain the serial number(s) for entry into the NCIC database. This will assist law enforcement nationwide with positive identification of your items should they be found or sold.

Public Safety Bulletins and Crime Alerts
The Department of Public Safety periodically posts flyers on campus and bulletins on our web page regarding issues of concern, such as theft, suspicious persons or other potential threats to the Methodist University community. These Bulletins and Alerts are intended to enhance the community's awareness of important issues.