The Campus Safety Department consists of Director Thomas D. Fiero, Lieutenant Justin Guenther, Sergeant Earl Karcher and 14 student patrol officers who receive training in basic campus safety officer procedures, emergency medical procedures and CPR.
Campus safety patrol officers are not armed. They conduct foot and vehicular patrols of the campus and residence hall areas multiple times a day. In addition, by request, they transport students and staff in the nighttime hours.
Campus safety patrol officers have the full authority granted by Spring Arbor University to enforce the rules and regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook, Staff Handbook and the Motor Vehicle Handbook. They have the authority to detain students, request identification and will immediately involve law enforcement agencies if criminal activity is observed or reported. The campus safety department maintains a working relationship with local, county and state police agencies.
Campus safety, as well as the residence life staff, enforce the campus-wide ban on possession and use of alcohol and illegal drugs. Possession of dangerous weapons or firearms anywhere on campus, including the residence halls, is a violation of the Student Conduct Code.