The Campus Safety office is located in the McNutt Campus Center. Safety officers provide campus coverage 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can be reached by calling ext. 4357 (HELP). From off campus the number is 573-592-4357.
The university employs a Director of Campus Safety who reports to the Dean of Student Life. The university also contracts with Allied-Universal Security to provide personnel services. Safety Officer training is a joint venture between Allied-Universal and William Woods University.
William Woods University Safety Officers have the authority to ask persons for identification and to determine whether individuals have lawful business on campus. Officers have the authority to issue parking and moving violation tickets, which are billed to the financial accounts of student, faculty and staff. Safety Officers do not possess arrest power. Criminal incidents are referred to local police who have jurisdiction on the campus. The Campus Safety Office at William Woods University maintains a highly professional working relationship with the Fulton Police Department. All crime victims and witnesses are strongly encouraged to report any crime to the Campus Safety Office and the appropriate police agency in an accurate and timely manner. Prompt reporting will assure timely warning notices on campus and timely disclosure of crime statistics. Safety concerns and emergencies should also be reported to Campus Safety.
The safety of our entire campus community, including students, faculty and staff, is a top priority at William Woods throughout the year. To meet this priority, the university maintains an Emergency Operations Planning Committee, consisting of staff and faculty representatives, which is responsible for reviewing emergency operation plans, which include all categories from crisis management to weather. The team meets on a monthly basis to review emergency plans to ensure that they are current, relevant and understandable.