St. Mary's College of Maryland

Campus Resources and Services: Public Safety

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PUBLIC SAFETY

Derek Thornton, Associate Vice President for Campus Operations
Public Safety Office, 240-895-4911

The Public Safety Office has the traditional role of providing protection to persons and property of the College. The staff provides law enforcement services to the campus community 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Additionally, Public Safety offers educational workshops to increase the community’s awareness of personal safety. As the College’s visitor center, Public Safety is also a prime source of information about the campus and surrounding area. The office distributes local maps and brochures with campus information, local events, facilities, etc.

Student motor vehicle registrations are obtained from the Business Office. Public Safety is responsible for all other motor vehicle registrations, including temporary parking permits. Parking spaces on campus are limited; therefore, Public Safety must ticket motor vehicles that violate parking regulations. The fines for specific violations vary, and some may include additional expenses for towing and storage.

When parents come to visit during the academic year, they should first go to the Office of Public Safety, located on Rte. 5, to obtain a “Visitor’s Parking Permit.” This permit will allow the visitor to park in any designated visitor parking area on campus for up to three days. Visitor parking areas are located in the following lots:

LOT D -- Trinity Episcopal Church: Faculty/Staff, Church Parishioners, & Visitors —Row parking in front of hedgerow, and also the row facing church. Note posted times.

LOT E -- Kent Hall and Alumni Lodge: Faculty/Staff & Visitors —North side of Kent Hall (2 posted spaces)

LOT H -- Margaret Brent: Faculty/Staff & Visitors —Front of building

LOT I -- White House: Faculty/Staff & Visitors —Side of building

LOT J -- Turner Sailing Center: Faculty/Staff & Visitors —Marked parking area only.

LOT K -- Campus Center: Faculty/Staff, Commuter Students & Visitors —Front Parking Lot and driveway shoulders

LOT L -- Baltimore Hall: Faculty/Staff & Visitors —Driveway from Campus Center to and including Baltimore Hall

LOT N -- Cobb House: Faculty/Staff & Visitors —Parking in driveway and West Fisher Road to MD Rte. 5

LOT V -- Somerset Hall: Faculty/Staff & Visitors—Parking Lot Between Somerset and Maintenance (as available, due to construction)

LOT Y -- Tennis Court: Faculty/Staff & Visitors to field house and courts—parking area adjacent to tennis courts

LOT Z -- West Field (New): Student residents (assigned only), Faculty/Staff & Visitors to Campus—East Fisher Road

Crime Statistics

REPORTED INCIDENTS 2007

ON RES NON PUBLIC TOTAL
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 1 0 0 0 1
Burglary 5 3 0 0 5
Homicide 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offense / Forcible 2 1 0 0 3
Sex Offense / Non Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 2 0 0 0 2
Alcohol Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Alcohol Referrals 179 0 0 0 179
Drug Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Referrals 46 0 0 0 46
Weapons Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons Referrals 0 0 0 0 0

None of the above were classified as hate crimes

(0 hate crimes/incidents were reported but not in the above categories)

REPORTED INCIDENTS 2006

ON RES NON PUBLIC TOTAL
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 1 0 0 0 1
Burglary 6 6 0 0 6
Homicide 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offense / Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offense / Non Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 1 1 0 0 1
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0
Alcohol Arrests 2 2 0 0 2
Alcohol Referrals 186 0 0 0 186
Drug Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Drug Referrals 42 0 0 0 42
Weapons Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons Referrals 0 0 0 0 0

None of the above were classified as hate crimes

(0 hate crimes/incidents were reported but not in the above categories)

REPORTED INCIDENTS 2005

ON RES NON PUBLIC TOTAL
Arson 0 0 0 0 0
Aggravated Assault 4 3 0 0 4
Burglary 8 7 0 16 24
Homicide 0 0 0 0 0
Sex Offense / Forcible 3 3 0 0 3
Sex Offense / Non Forcible 0 0 0 0 0
Robbery 0 0 0 0 0
Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0
Alcohol Arrests 18 0 0 0 18
Alcohol Referrals 128 0 0 2 130
Drug Arrests 1 0 0 0 1
Drug Referrals 47 0 0 3 50
Weapons Arrests 0 0 0 0 0
Weapons Referrals 0 0 0 0 0

None of the above were classified as hate crimes

(3 hate crimes/incidents were reported but not in the above categories)