University Police Mission Statement
The mission of the St. Edward's University Police Department is to provide a safe and secure campus for members of the university community, emergency services, and needed community services while maintaining a well trained and efficient work force. To meet these goals the Department is organized to achieve the following objectives:
- The first objective is to minimize crime by encouraging community involvement in crime prevention efforts, providing proactive patrol coverage of the campus, responding quickly to reported incidents and offenses, conducting thorough investigations and maintaining a comprehensive crime prevention program.
- The second objective is to provide emergency services and coordinate the development of safety programs for the University. The emergency service area includes timely response to medical problems, accidents and fire safety problems. The coordination of safety matters includes developing a safety training and inspection program.
- The third objective is to provide building security and access control for university facilities so that a safe working and educational environment can be maintained for the students, faculty, staff and visitors.
- The fourth objective is to provide an effective enforcement program that will insure compliance with university rules and regulations as well as state and federal laws.
- The fifth objective is to provide needed community services. These services include duties such as assisting stranded motorists, providing jump starts, unlocking vehicles, unlocking dormitory rooms and administrative offices, and providing escorts for students during hours of darkness.
- The final objective is to provide adequate training to members of the department to insure they maintain a high level of proficiency to better serve the university community.