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Personal Safety

Blue Light Emergency Telephones

Blue light emergency telephones are located near campus parking and outdoor activity areas. For emergency use, open the door and push the red panic call button. You will be immediately connected to the Stevens County 9-1-1 Dispatch Center. Wait until the emergency dispatch officer responds to your call, and then provide the nature of the emergency to the officer. The phone will stay connected to the dispatch office after you have completed the call. It will take approximately 60 seconds for the phone to disconnect and reset. The blue light on top of the phone unit is activated and provides a flashing beacon signal.

Escorts

The Morris Campus Police Department provides walking escorts to students, faculty, and staff from all campus locations to other on-campus or nearby locations. Call 320-589-6000, 320-287-1601 (cell), or 320-208-6500 after 4:30 p.m.

Personal Safety Training

Campus Police personnel facilitate programs for students, parents, faculty, staff, resident advisers and directors, student organizations, and community organizations. They provide a variety of educational strategies and tips on how to protect one’s self from theft, sexual assault (stranger and familiar rape, and other forcible and non-forcible sex offenses) and other crimes.

Campus Police, Residential Life, Peer Health Educators, Student Counseling, and the violence prevention coordinator often collaborate in presenting crime prevention awareness sessions on sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, alcohol and drug abuse, as well as educational sessions on personal safety and residence hall safety.

Groups that wish to hold personal safety training can contact the University of Minnesota, Morris Police Department. Officers will be made available to help facilitate an informative discussion about personal safety on and off campus.