• Letter from the Director

    Hamline University Safety and Security Services provides twenty-four hour a day service for the Hamline University Community. These services include emergency response, investigation, patrol, safety escorts, parking management/enforcement, and assistance in a variety of problem-solving activities.

    The security staff consists of a Director, one Assistant Director, an Office Manager, three Sergeants, Security Officers, with both Staff and Student Dispatchers. Safety and Security Services works to provide prompt, courteous, professional service that contributes to the mission of the university, while respecting the uniqueness of each person, case, and situation. The Office of Safety and Security strives to be a place where students, faculty, and staff feel comfortable and supported when they have security or safety related problems, needs, and concerns.

    Our top priority is campus safety. We continually evaluate the security of our campus and implement improvements. Over the past few years, we have increased security staffing levels, enhanced security officer training, developed a close working relationship with the Saint Paul police and invested in physical improvements such as card access and surveillance cameras. To improve our safety escort service we recently purchased a 4 person escort cart that is heated and enclosed to provide comfortable and safe transportation to, from and within the campus. Investment in personnel and facilities is ongoing.

    You have my assurance that Hamline's Office of Safety and Security is committed to providing a safe environment for our students, faculty, staff and guests.

    If at any time community members or visitors need help or assistance with safety and security related concerns or would like to stop in for a visit, they are more than welcome to do so.

    Jim Schumann,
    Director of Safety and Security Services