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) at Saint Augustine’s University is committed to the safety and well-being of all members of the University community. Our department operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The SAUCPD is committed to utilizing practices of public policing and providing these services under the highest standards of professionalism. SAUCED includes professional personnel, working in several areas: office of the director, administrative services, patrol, investigations, support services, and telecommunications/security.

UNIVERSITY POLICIES RELATED TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

SAU is fully committed to achieving a drug and alcohol-free environment for its students. 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 Dean of Students and Integrity. 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 clsimpson@st-aug.edu.

Parking Rules and Regulations →

ID and Decal Policy →

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

EMERGENCY

TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY AT SAU ALWAYS DIAL 919.516.4911
FOR NON-EMERGENCIES DIAL 919.516.5202

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 EMAIL

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.

CAMPUS HOTLINE

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.

CRIME ALERTS

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.