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Safety

 Safety is a priority at Saint Paul College. Every attempt is made to comply with OSHA Safety standards. Safety instruction is included in the curriculum of specific programs; routine safety inspections are made throughout the building.

All students are required to comply with all safety regulations. These are stipulated by the State Industrial Commission, the Saint Paul Bureau of Health, and industry standards. If you do not comply with safety requirements, you will be subject to disciplinary action or termination.

All Students at Saint Paul College are expected to:

  • Follow safety rules.
  • Wear safety glasses and protective equipment in designated class areas.
  • Report accidents.
  • If a student has an accident, the student must report it immediately to their course instructor and/or an administrator.
  • Students are also required to complete an accident report from with the Department of Public Safety, 651.846.1322.

Saint Paul College encourages all students and College community members to be fully aware of the safety issues on campus. The College encourages all students and staff to take action to prevent and to report illegal and inappropriate activities. Personal awareness and applying personal safety practices are the foundation of a safe community.

Pursuant to the Student Right to Know and Campus Security Act, the College monitors criminal activity and publishes this report, maintaining a three-year statistical history on the campus, on the adjunct campus, and at off campus facilities used by the College. Saint Paul College distributes information about this report to students and employees. A copy of this report is also available to prospective students and employees upon request. The Campus Security and Crime Report is published annually.

Saint Paul College has various policies and procedures relating to campus security, and it expressly reserves the right to modify them or adopt additional policies or procedures at any time without notice. Such changes may appear in successive issues of this report.

Overview of the Department of Public Safety
The Department of Public Safety is open during the regular business hours of the College to assist the Saint Paul College community by providing services for some or all of the following:

  • Protection of the College and its community from all manner of significant danger, injury, harm, or property damage
  • Law and code enforcement services, including uniformed patrol and incident response, and crime prevention, suppression and investigation
  • Fire, rescue services, emergency medical services, and hazardous materials response
  • Emergency communications and dispatch, including interfacing with public emergency communications telephone systems (9-1-1, E9-1-1)
  • Emergency management services and crisis response during emergencies, disasters, and special events
  • Security services, including alarm and video monitoring, access control, and lost and found services
  • Parking management, enforcement, and transportation services
  • Inspections, including building safety, lighting, site security surveys, etc.
  • Animal control
  • Unified command and liaison services with public agency counterparts, including the Federal Bureau of Investigations, The United States Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency of the United States, The Minnesota Department of Public Safety and Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the St. Paul Police Department, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Paul Fire Department.

College Response to Reports
All allegations will be investigated. These investigations may be made in conjunction with the Saint Paul City Police.

Reports will be classified by the Director of Public Safety in conjunction with the appropriate police agency according to the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting Definitions.

When alleged perpetrators are identified as students, the case will be forwarded to the Associate Dean of Student Development and Services, 651.846.1514, and the Associate Vice President of Student Service, 651.846.1362, for investigation and appropriate action. Criminal investigation, arrest and prosecution can occur independently, before, during or after the campus judicial process.

The College will issue a timely warning to members of the campus community in cases of reported murder, sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft and any hate crimes (manifesting evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity) of murder, forcible rape or aggravated assault, in cases where the Public Safety Officer (or designee) determines there is a continuing threat. In such cases, warnings will be published through campus bulletins.