97 Safety and Security

Policy Statement:

Campus Public Safety Policy:  College employees and students will promote safety on campus.  Campus Police, as provided for in 74 OS 1991 Sec. 360.15-360.21, will assure security.  It is acceptable to hire the most qualified applicant on a conditional appointment and require completion of CLEET Certification within six months of appointment as provided in 70 OS Supp.2006 Sec. 3311;


  1. Crisis Management: Crisis Management is an expansion of the emergency procedures established for the College. It involves agencies external to the College and a population served that is external to the College.
  2. Emergency Procedures: Emergency procedures are established for the College.  These procedures are distributed to all full-time employees by e-mail and are in this manual.   In the event of an emergency, contact the office and/or agency to which the document directs you.  If additional information is needed, contact one of the following:
    1. Campus Police – 580-371-1140
    2. Chief Student Affairs Officer– 580.387.7181
    3. Chief Academic Officer – 580.387.7181
    4. Chief Financial Officer – 580.387.7211
    5. Chief Facilities Officer – 580.387.7325
  3. Emergency Preparedness: Murray State College has an emergency preparedness plan and methods for crisis intervention located in the President’s Office.  This information is also available through the MSC Web site (www.mscok.edu).
  4. Campus Police: Campus Police are responsible for the safety of all persons and for the protection of state and au on campus.  Campus Police are a certified in the state of Oklahoma as defined in Title 70, Section 3311 of the Oklahoma Statutes.  The role of Campus Police will fall within the domains of public safety, law enforcement, fire protection, and parking and traffic.  Some specific duties include: patrolling of the area surrounding residence halls throughout the night and enforcement of fire prevention practices.  They are also responsible for enforcement of traffic and parking regulations and assisting college personnel in the enforcement of college rules and regulations. Campus Police are on duty during scheduled hours and may be reached during the regular workday by calling the Campus Police at 580-371-1140.  Between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m., call the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office at 371-2691, and they will radio information to the Campus Police.  The MSC Campus Police work closely with state and local law enforcement authorities.  Violations of criminal laws are reported to the Campus Police and to appropriate authorities in accordance with generally accepted reporting standards.  Violations of criminal law are also reported to the Executive Director of Student Life via the MSC Incident Report form (available on the MSC Commons/MSC Forms).  When such violations are violent crimes (murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault) or when such crimes are burglary, motor vehicle thefts, weapons possession, or possession of a controlled dangerous substance, the violation will be reported to appropriate law enforcement agencies, charges filed, and other procedures followed as required by state and federal Laws. In addition, internal administrative procedures will be followed.  The administrative findings may result in sanctions against the offending students according to the MSC Student Handbook.  Students may be suspended pending the implementation of due process when circumstances warrant.  Criminal charges against a student on or off campus may result in suspension when in the judgment of college officials, the individual poses a threat to the safety of himself/herself or the safety or functioning of the campus community. Non-violent crimes such as liquor law violations and traffic violations are reported to the Director of Resident Life via the MSC Incident Report form.  These violations are handled according to administrative procedures except in the case of repeat violations or when in the judgment of college officials, the severity of the situation requires charges be filed according to applicable criminal laws.
  5. Parking and Registration of Privately Owned Vehicles: All employees are subject to the same parking regulations and restrictions as students and must register any motor vehicle used on campus.  There is no charge to employees for the parking permit.  Several areas on campus are designated handicapped parking.  Eligible persons must obtain a handicapped parking sticker to legally park in those areas.
  6. Accident and Incident Report: In the event an employee has an accident while at work, or off campus but on college business, which necessitates a physician’s care or if the employee is involved in an accident/incident that causes physical damage, Notify Campus Police immediately.  Campus Police will notify the Human Resources Office and investigate the accident/incident.  Within 24 hours, the employee must provide the Human Resources Office with the information necessary for filing a workers’ compensation claim. If the accident/incident, does not necessitate immediate physician’s care but might require such care at a later date Campus Police must be notified.  Campus Police will notify the office of Business Affairs and an MSC Incident Report form will be obtained.  If a physician’s care is required at a later date, the employee must then notify the Human Resources Office and provide information for the workers’ compensation claim.  In addition, if an employee is present when an accident or incident occurs involving anyone other than a college employee, he/she should send an incident report to the Human Resources Office.



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