Campus Safety & Security officers are on duty 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. We strongly encourage students and others to report crimes, emergencies, or suspicious conditions to Safety & Security by calling 928-777-3333.
When you call Campus Safety & Security to report an incident, a Dispatcher will receive your call, collect the pertinent information, and send an officer to the scene. The responding officer will conduct an initial investigation and document the incident. If you are the victim of a crime, the officer will assist in directing you to police service.
The Campus Safety & Security Department's response may also include a follow-up investigation or referral to other victim assistance and crime prevention services. Referral to an appropriate University department may also be made, if it is deemed that any administrative action is necessary.
While we recommend reporting crimes and incidents directly to Campus Safety & Security, you may also report incidents to Campus Security Authorities, which includes any member of the Dean of Students Office and professional staff within the departments of Housing/Residence Life, Student Activities, Athletics, and Health Services.
Information provided to Pastoral or professional Counselors is confidential. If you wish to make a report but do not want to pursue action or have yourself identified, you may make a confidential report by contacting the Campus Safety & Security Crime Prevention Coordinator.
Safety Officers seek to maintain a safe and secure environment throughout the University. They enforce rules and regulations, patrol campus grounds, respond to emergencies, provide routine and specialized security service, respond to accidents, and facilitate the use of community emergency services as required.
While Safety Officers are not certified law enforcement officers with arrest powers, they do receive regular training in various aspects of campus safety.
Over the Summer of 2016 we implemented our Armed Officer Initiative. Our armed officer candidates successfully completed a 40 hour training course at Gunsite Academy as well as the 16 hour Arizona Armed Guard course. As of August 2016 four staff members will be armed – two on day shift, one on swing shift, and one on grave shift. As time and resources permit we may arm additional staff members. Armed Security Officers carry the same sidearm, ammunition, holster, and other equipment as the Prescott Police Department. Campus Safety and Security Department will train and drill with Prescott PD to refine our approach to the unlikely threat of active shooter or terrorist attack.
Like our Safety Officers, Armed Security Officers are not sworn law enforcement officers and do not have arrest powers, but they do receive regular training in various aspects of campus safety.
The Campus Safety & Security Department works closely with the Prescott Police Department and Yavapai County Sheriff's Office and will notify the appropriate law enforcement.
Embry-Riddle maintains an open campus environment and encourages the community to participate in activities that are open to the public. While the University maintains an open campus, it is also private property. Therefore, the University reserves the right to restrict unauthorized persons from its grounds when appropriate.
To promote personal safety and the protection of property, most University facilities are locked and alarmed after business hours, according to established schedules set by Campus Safety & Security and the department that controls the location.
Entry into a secured area after hours requires written approval from the controlling department head and notification to the Campus Safety & Security Department. Students, faculty, and staff should carry their University identification cards with them at all times.
Residential areas of all University housing facilities are restricted to residents and invited guests. Guests who do not live in University housing must be escorted by a resident of that building at all times. Residence hall doors are locked and card-accessible 24 hours a day.
Resident Advisors and Campus Safety & Security are electronically alerted if exterior doors are propped open. All residents are encouraged to keep their room doors and windows locked at all times.
The University is committed to providing a safe and secure environment throughout its facilities. The campus is patrolled by Campus Safety & Security Officers on a regular basis, and officers work closely with the Facilities Department in maintaining the physical security of the University.
Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to report lock problems, lighting problems, security concerns, unauthorized persons or suspicious conditions to the Campus Safety & Security Department at 928-777-3333 as soon as possible.
The University has a responsibility to educate and promote healthy, low-risk choices within our student population and to support similar policies within the aviation and aerospace industry. Due to our cooperative relationship with the aviation and aerospace industry, the University intends to be clear in its position regarding the use, possession, and/or sale of illicit drugs and toward those who have knowledge of violations of any federal, state, and local laws.
Additionally, the University will take serious action regarding the abuse of legal substances or the illegal sale of legal substances.
The Campus Safety & Security Department communicates with the Prescott Police Department and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office on a regular basis. This may include the sharing of information and criminal incidents occurring at off-campus locations. Students engaged in criminal activity off campus are subject to the campus judicial system.
Embry-Riddle believes safety is a shared responsibility and that "security begins at home." Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious incidents or persons.
The Campus Safety & Security Department offers crime prevention programs designed to interact with all members of the University community. Efforts are directed toward reducing criminal opportunity through the development and implementation of educational programs and activities with special emphasis on personal safety.
The purpose of crime prevention is simple: to help you recognize your own vulnerability to crime and reduce your risk through preventive action and cooperation with Campus Safety & Security. For your safety and better access control, the University utilizes card access systems in several buildings on campus. The buildings are secured each day. Typically the front doors are opened at 7 a.m. and secured at 7 p.m. each business day. Have your University ID card with you at all times. You will need to have it if requesting admittance.
In addition to the regular program of prevention services, the University monitors crimes and other incidents that are reported within the campus community. Incidents occurring on University property that suggest a possible special concern for the safety of our community members will result in a precautionary timely warning safety alert to the appropriate portions of the community. This may be accomplished via our Rave Alerts.
The Campus Safety & Security Department works closely with the Prescott Police Department to monitor crime reports and prevention information and requests the number and type of reports involving the University's off-campus facilities.
Criminal activities, if any, at off-campus, University-recognized student organizations are monitored and recorded through local police agencies. The Campus Safety & Security Department requests these statistics annually. This is required under Public Law 101-542, the Student Right to Know, and "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act," as amended by Public Law 102.26, the Higher Education Technical Amendments of 1991.
Copies are available online and from the Campus Safety and Security Department located in Building 14 (928-777-3333).
Location: Building 14
The following numbers must be preceded by a “9” when calling from a campus phone: