OPEN LETTER FROM CHIEF CHARLES SIMPSON
JUNE 3, 2020
SAINT AUGUSTINE'S UNIVERSITY CAMPUS POLICE DEPARTMENT
The Saint Augustine’s University Campus Police Department (SAUCPD) is committed to the safety and well-being of the University community. Saint Augustine’s University police officers have the same powers and responsibilities as the local police and sheriff’s departments. The police officers are complimented by full-time security officers. The Department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Uniformed police officers and security officers patrol campus in vehicles and on foot. The SAUCPD enforces North Carolina law, investigate crimes, respond to emergencies, patrol university property and provide safety education to the campus community.
UNIVERSITY POLICIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS
SAU is fully committed to achieving a drug and alcohol-free environment for its students. The University has a zero tolerance for illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia. SAU students are expected to comply with campus rules and regulations. Those rules prohibit the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students on University property or as part of any SAU activities. Violators will be referred to the Executive Director of Enrollment and Retention Services. For the full policies, see the SAU Student Handbook.
UNIVERSITY POLICIES RELATED TO PARKING
It is now University policy that all vehicles parked illegally will be towed at the owner’s expense, and neither the University nor the towing company is responsible for any associated towing fees, fines or damages resulting from a towed or booted vehicle. If you have any questions regarding the parking program, please contact Charles Simpson, Chief of Police at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CRIME PREVENTION TIPS:
SAUCPD is committed to protecting life and property of the University and its members. The responsibility of protecting property while on campus is shared among students, faculty and staff. SAUCPD suggests SAU community members follow these crime prevention tips to reduce and/or eliminate the chance of becoming a victim.
Secure your Residence Hall room at all times to prevent access to your personal valuables by intruders.
Follow University and Resident Hall policies and Log In any guests you have visiting the campus at the Information Center and at the front desk of Resident Halls.
Take pictures of electronics (laptops, televisions, radios, etc) also take pictures and document the Serial Number and Model of electronics to aid in their recovery.
Don’t leave personal valuable unattended. While studying in the University library or other public areas keep your valuables within reach.
DON’T WALK ALONE. Saint Augustine’s University students frequent several local businesses that operate late at night. The SAUCPD patrols neighboring city streets but still advises students to walk in groups of three or more to deter criminals. Students are also welcome to request an on campus walking escort from Campus Police and Security.
Lock your vehicles and keep any valuables left in the vehicle out of sight. Also remove any mounts you may have for GPS devices and place them in the glove box or under your seat.
Do not place objects in doorways to brace them open. All University members are supplied with a key or FalconCard to access their respective Residence Hall. Leaving doors braced open allows for unauthorized persons to access student and university property creating damage or theft.
DOCUMENTS & REPORTS
TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY AT SAU ALWAYS DIAL 911
CAMPUS POLICE (NON-EMERGENCY): 919.516.4911
METHODS OF EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION AND COMMUNICATION
HOME PAGE MESSAGE
In cases of emergencies or weather alerts, we will post notifications on the home page of our website.
Broadcast emails are delivered to all official University email accounts containing @st-aug.edu. If a different email address is listed as your preferred address, please sign up for RAVE and use that email address as an alternate form of contact.
Call 919.516.5092 for weather alerts and closing announcements.
CAMPUS AND EXTERNAL MEDIA
WAUG (750 AM), as well as the Raleigh print and broadcast media, likely would cover or include information about emergencies on campus.
Used by campus police to send information to campus and seek assistance from the campus in situations involving a localized crime.
For periodic updates about campus safety initiatives, visit the University web page periodically. We are committed to working with all members of the campus community in continuing to make Saint Augustine’s University a safe place to live and work.