Safety and Security Policies

Policies on safety and security

Campus Safety offers protection for the physical well-being of students, faculty, and staff. This includes providing campus-wide surveillance and protection through safety officers on a 24-hour basis; these officers respond to activities that could threaten the safety of students, faculty, staff, and guests-- including escort services and assistance with minor car problems as needed. 

The Campus Safety staff consists of the Director of Campus Safety and contracted professional safety officers. Campus safety officers are not armed. They conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence hall area 365 days a year. These safety officers aid in the enforcement of Malone rules and regulations. Malone has closed-circuit television cameras that operate twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The cameras observe the 37 various parking areas and Brehme Centennial Center Great Hall, and these areas can be viewed by campus safety from multiple locations. Local police are called in for any arrests relating to violations of city or state laws, and the Malone Safety Office works closely with local, county, and state police agencies.

They oversee the emergency alert system, 911 Shield. Every student is encouraged to create an account with this app that is FREE for Apple and Android devices. Additionally, Campus Safety provides physical protection of campus facilities. They are responsible for securing/protecting buildings and property on a regular basis during operating hours.

All officers are professionally-trained to perform their duties and are here to help and protect. The free cooperation of every student is required when approached by a security officer. Students in violation of campus regulations or those refusing to cooperate with a safety officer are subject to discipline up to and including suspension from the University. 

Campus Safety supports community guidelines that improve the safety of students. This includes enforcing traffic/parking regulations and auto registration, as well as training and educating on relevant safety precautions.

This information can also be found in the handbook under Malone Standards on Campus.

Campus Safety can be easily reached: 330-471-8111. This number will be answered 24 hours a day. You will also find a safety officer on duty and patrolling nightly. Their office is located on the ground level of Haviland Hall. 

Potential criminal actions and other campus emergencies should be reported directly by any student or employee to Campus Safety by dialing the campus emergency number. 911 Shield can also be activated. Upon receipt of the call, an officer will be dispatched immediately to the site of the complaint and will make a formal report and/or contact the local police, if necessary. Students who are charged under or convicted of violations of civil or criminal law may be subject to Malone disciplinary procedures and sanctions for the offense, when the misconduct occurs on-campus or when it has an adverse effect upon Malone and its educational operations.

Notify Campus Safety (330-471-8111) when:

  • Questionable strangers are on our campus, or in the residence hall
  • A strange/unknown vehicle appears on campus
  • There is a problem with student safety
  • There are situations which require the attention of the Canton City Police.

Safety Tips

The cooperation and involvement of students and employees in campus safety is absolutely essential. All must assume responsibility for their own personal safety and for the security of their belongings by taking simple, common-sense precautions:

  • Never carry large amounts of cash with you.
  • Always keep your residence hall room locked.
  • Always lock valuables out of sight. Carry wallets, checkbooks, and purses with you.
  • Always keep your car locked.
  • Park in busy, well-lit areas.
  • When approaching your locked car at night, be alert, have your key in hand ready to open the door, pay attention to movement around/under your car, check the back seat before getting in, lock your door after entering.
  • Hang up immediately if you receive a prank, obscene, or harassing phone call and report it to a staff member or safety officer.
  • Do not go out at night alone, especially for a walk or jog.
  • Be careful where you leave book bags and coats, especially if they contain cell phone, keys, etc.
  • Report anything unusual to a staff member or safety officer.

Malone is committed to providing an environment that is physically safe and secure. The use of professionally trained officers and the enforcement of community standards that promote safety are evidence of that commitment, yet each member of the Malone community contributes to the overall climate of the campus.