The Office of Safety and Security, under the direct supervision of the Assistant Dean of Students, provides oversight of Union identification cards, parking decals, campus parking, traffic violations, van reservations and chapel balance/reductions. Security Officers patrol the campus on foot and in marked University vehicles. Union's security officers are not armed or sworn police officers; however, they are trained to enforce all University rules and regulations for student behavior and vehicle operations on campus. The primary responsibility for law enforcement and criminal investigations on campus rests with the Jackson Police Department. Security personnel have established a close working relationship with local, county, and state law enforcement agencies, and stand ready to assist Union community members in the pursuit of criminal complaints.
Despite the relatively low crime rate in its surrounding community, Union University regards the safety and welfare of its students, faculty, staff and visitors as one of its highest concerns. The University has implemented many policies and programs to maintain and increase campus security, but individuals are reminded that they must assume responsibility for their own safety, that of others, and the protection of property. Each member of the University community is encouraged to report all emergencies and criminal activity promptly to the Office of Safety and Security.
Union University faculty, staff, and students are to report all criminal incidents, threats, injuries, property loss, accidents, safety hazards, etc., to the Office of Safety and Security at 731-661-5018, firstname.lastname@example.org or Safety and Security's 24 hour cell number at 731-394-2922. Prompt notification helps to facilitate reporting to the necessary authorities and assists in documenting trouble spots where corrective measures can be taken, thereby enhancing crime prevention.
The Office of Safety and Security, in agreement with the purposes of Union University, strives to provide a safe and secure campus environment by protecting and providing assistance for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. We will be service-oriented, person-centered and distinctively Christian in all that we do.
The Union University Office of Safety and Security is responsible for preparing and issuing immediate emergency response and evacuation procedures. University personnel will make the decision of whether to issue a timely warning on a case-by-case basis. Information for timely warnings may also come from other local emergency service agencies. Timely warnings will be issued to the campus community as soon as pertinent information about the incident is available. Timely warnings will be delivered via emergency text message, www.uu.edu/uualerts, Union e-mail, posted announcements and/or verbal warnings.