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Point of Pride #43 - Campus Safety

August 4, 2019

campus safety staff may 2019

Ensuring the safety and security of our students, employees and visitors is a top priority at Herkimer College.

The College’s Campus Safety Office is led by Timothy Rogers, a former Herkimer Police Department investigator who brought 22 years of experience to the College. He was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in 2019 thanks to his outstanding leadership on campus and the implementation of several campus community engagement initiatives, such as Coffee with Camp, Cookies with Rookies, and Casino Night, to encourage positive interactions between Herkimer College students and campus safety officers.

Campus safety officers are certified peace officers and are highly trained in specific areas that concern the College environment, including CPR, first aid, emergency response procedures, cultural diversity and sexual assault response. Campus Safety works closely with the local village, county, and state law enforcement agencies and has the ability to communicate by radio with those organizations if needed.

Campus Safety provides continuous patrols of the campus and the three on-campus residential communities. If a student needs immediate, emergency assistance and an officer is not nearby, 22 emergency blue light phones are located around campus and in housing. The blue light phones dial directly to the local 911 Center, which will immediately dispatch a campus safety officer to the caller’s location. Video surveillance cameras are strategically placed around campus and the College property for evidence gathering, monitoring and as a crime deterrent.

College work-study and criminal justice students are also available to provide students, faculty, staff and community members with a walking escort on campus through the Herkimer College Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol (SNAP) program. The service is available from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday. SNAP members also carry portable radios to report incidents that may require the attention of an officer.

We have our Campus Safety team and their tireless efforts and dedication to thank for the safe campus environment that we enjoy every day.