Services & Information

Introduction

The College of Saint Benedict Department of Security operates to provide services and emergency response assistance to the College and Monastic communities. Success is dependant on a partnership between many college and Monastery departments. The fundamental mission of the Department of Security is to provide a safe and secure environment for the College and Monastic communities. The primary duties of the Security Officers are to deter, detect, and report incidents and threats to persons and property of the College of Saint Benedict and St. Benedict's Monastery.

This page is designed to provide the campus and Monastic communities with a working knowledge of the security services offered by our department. The department supports and promotes the RAD (Rape, Aggression, Defense) program which deals with safety for women on campus grounds as well as outside the property lines of the college. The department promotes the Campus Watch and Community Watch programs to educate and empower students, faculty and staff to become part of a community crime prevention initiative. It is our intention that these pages on the Web will provide information to those in our community who need it.

Purpose and Values

We recognize the uniqueness of our communities and we see our staff as a great asset. Recognition is given to both work and individual needs, by providing for personal and professional growth opportunities. Well-trained Officers can better serve the individual needs of those requesting our service while assuring them respect and privacy.

Service is the foundation of our Department. It is our mission to protect the people and the property of the College and Monastic communities by delivering dependable, quality service and by always acting professionally and with integrity.

The Department of Security serves all aspects of community life and strives to maintain a close and cooperative relationship with the Residential Life Staff. This is accomplished through constant communications, consistent updates, training and respect for each other's duties and accomplishments.

In carrying our out mission, Security Officers shall:

  • Protect human life.
  • Enforce the laws of the States, the policies and regulations of the College of Saint Benedict and the Department of Security.
  • Perform their duties with the highest ethical standards.
  • Pursue truth and justice with vigor.
  • Share responsibility with the community for improving the quality of life.
  • Seek excellence in each activity undertaken.
  • Base the mission of the Department on the foundations of Benedictine traditions and values and to elicit guidance from those traditions and values in the daily performance of our duties.

General Information

The CSB Security Office is located in the Mary Hall Complex. The department functions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached by dialing 5000 from any campus phone.

The department is staffed with a full-time director of security as well as seven full-time, two part-time officers, and approximately 15-20 student officers and office workers that are trained to do traffic, parking assistance, ticketing, patrol, building security and special events. The Department of Security derives proprietary powers from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint Benedict's Monastery,
the "owners" of all property.

Security Department Services

The Department of Security provides first response emergency support services until outside agency assistance is available from the St. Joseph Police Department, fire department, or medical agencies. Some additional support services provided to the College and Monastic communities by the Security Department are:

  • Provides security services 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Provides routine security and safety surveillance.
  • Provides escort services.
  • Maintains proper documentation of services.
  • Process proper documentation to appropriate offices.
  • Monitor security, fire, burglar, and maintenance alarm systems.
  • Activate assistance as necessary from the St. Joseph Police Department, Stearns County Sheriff's Department, fire department, or medical agencies.
  • Monitor campus building access and campus areas by regular foot and vehicle patrol methods.
  • Enforce campus parking regulations.
  • Work with law enforcement agencies to enforce local, state, and federal laws.
  • Assist motorists with operation of jumpstart packs and lockouts.

Requesting Secuirty

The Department of Security carries two-way radio communications with an integrated phone patch. Anyone calling Security at 5000, speaks directly with Security Dispatcher, or the Officer on duty wherever he or she may be on campus.

LOCATIONS OF EMERGENCY PHONES

Lot 4 Code Blue At the entrance of the lot
Lot 5 Code Blue Located at the NE, SE, and NW sections of the lot
Lot 11 Code Blue At the west end of the lot
Clemens Lane Code Blue South side of Girgen Apartment
Mary Commons Campus Phone North main entrance foyer
Mary Commons Campus Phone South main entrance foyer
Brian Hall Emergency Phone In the east and west foyer entrances
Margretta Emergency Phone In the main entrance
Lottie Emergency Phone In the main foyer and outside the lot 4 entrance
Richarda Campus Phone In the west entrance foyer
East Apartments Campus Phone In the laundry facility
West Apts. Emergency Phone In the center courtyard
Science Center Campus Phone First floor by the student lounge
Science Center Campus Phone Second floor outside lab 218
Main Building Pay Phone Ground floor by the elevator
Main Building Campus Phone Third floor lounge area
Clemens Library Campus Phones Next to the circulation desk facing the TV section
HAB Campus Phone In the SW hallway next to the restrooms
HAB Emergency Phone Next to the glass link entrance off lot 8
HCC Pay Phone North entrance foyer
HCC Emergency Phone North entrance foyer
HCC Emergency Phone Loading dock off lot 6
BAC Campus Phone Forum Lobby on the gallery side of the info. desk
BAC Campus Phone By the west entrance door of the practice room area
BAC Emergency Phone South Loading Dock -- Outside by the overhead door

Planning an Event

We would like to extend assistance to groups planning events on campus. Security officers are an excellent source for site planning, parking and traffic control as well as other special concerns.

Any groups planning large events are required to contact the Director of Security at least four weeks prior to an event. This advance notice is to allow the department to adequately schedule officers to assist you with your security needs.

The Department of Security should be contacted six weeks prior to an event where it will be known that parking assistance and adequate parking availability may be in question.

Areas where we can be especially helpful include: medical stand-by, parking and traffic planning, building access, and assistance in finding and contacting people.

Events that require outside security assets (i.e. Off-duty security officers, St. Joseph Police, reserve officers or Stearns County deputies) or require and officer on site will be charged for the additional personnel.

Special Event Security Personnel Request
College of Saint Benedict
Department of Security

Main Line -- 5000
Darren Swanson, Director

Education

The Department of Security is able to work with your group, department or organization to tailor an educational program to fit your needs. Please allow adequate advance notification to allow our officers to prepare a quality program. Topics may include: office safety, theft prevention, personal safety, non-violent crisis intervention techniques and/or sexual assault prevention.

Building Hours

Note: These are the hours that employees are able to enter buildings to access their office space. Public hours for each building will be different. For those hours, please contact the building information desk. Hours may vary due to special events and holidays. Anytime buildings are closed, call Security at 5000 for access assistance.

BUILDING M - TH FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY COMMENTS

OPEN

MAIN

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

8:30A.M.

8:30A.M.

CLOSED

MIDNIGHT

7:00P.M.

7:00P.M.

MIDNIGHT

OPEN

HAB

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

8:00A.M.

8:00A.M.

CLOSED

2:00A.M.

10:00P.M.

10:00P.M.

2:00A.M.

OPEN

RICHARDA

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

CLOSED*

CLOSED*

*Access through
glass link

CLOSED

5:00P.M.*

5:00P.M.*

N/A

N/A

OPEN

ASC

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

9:00A.M.

9:00A.M.

CLOSED

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

OPEN

BAC

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

8:00A.M.

11:30A.M.

CLOSED

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

OPEN

CLEMENS

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

10:00A.M.

10:00A.M.

CLOSED

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

MIDNIGHT

OPEN

ASB

8:00 A.M.

8:00 A.M.

CLOSED

CLOSED

CLOSED

7:00 P.M.

4:30 P.M.

N/A

N/A

OPEN

HCC

5:30A.M.

5:30A.M.

9:00A.M.

9:00A.M.

CLOSED

MIDNIGHT

1:00A.M.

1:00A.M.

MIDNIGHT

Access to Buildings

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The College of St. Benedict has exercised the option of access control of it's buildings as a measure of crime, accident and injury prevention. The Department of Security operates 24 hours each day 365 days a year. A Security Officer may permit access to buildings upon request. Faculty and/or staff requiring student access must provide this information to the Department of Security in writing. Students should not be in facilities unsupervised as there is risk of accident or injury. Staff and/or faculty must take this into consideration when making requests. In the case of Ardolf Science Center access, an officer will admit the student, accompany them to the lab and monitor (for a short period of time) while the student completes their task.

Faculty and/or staff having access to facilities through a proximity card system should contact security when they arrive in their offices so that officers are aware of employee presence while they are doing rounds or should there be an emergency in the building, officers will be aware of potential occupants.

Requesting Office or Work Center Keys

Faculty or staff wishing to request office or work area keys should print out the Key Request Form and follow the instructions provided.

Leadership Positions

In September of 1996, the Department of Security implemented a Student Officer program. Their presence makes Security as a Department more approachable for other students. Student Officers augment the professional staff and share duties such as: patrol, escorts, building security, special events, traffic, parking, ticketing and office assistance.

As a Security Officer, our students are exposed to all issues of student life on a busy college campus. They are expected to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity and to adhere to the highest moral principles in the performance of their duties.

Many times they will see friends, fellow students, faculty, staff or visitors at a very vulnerable time. They will understand how important confidentiality, privacy and the protection of the rights of others becomes in vulnerable situations and the trust given to them by others who need their assistance.

They will wear the uniform of a St. Benedict Security Officer with pride, knowing what it stands for, conducting themselves with the highest professional standards and in a manner that reflects credit upon themselves, the Department of Security and the College of St. Benedict.

Student Officers are required to adhere to an Officer Code of Ethics, an Honor Code, uphold and personally adhere to CSB policies, respect local and Minnesota State Laws and to perform their duties as a Security Officer at a standard above the normal expectations of any other student employment position.

If interested in a position with the Department of Security, please drop by the Security Office and pick up an application or click on the link below to complete the on-line application.

CSB Security Job Application Form

COLLEGE OF SAINT BENEDICT
St. Joseph, MN 56374
Department of Security
320-363-5000

JOB TITLE: Student Security Officer

FUNCTION OF THE JOB: Assisting the Security Officers in patrolling and maintaining the safety of the college and Monastic communities. Will assist in the enforcement of parking and traffic regulations, traffic control for special events and any other duties assigned by a team leader of security supervisor. All student officers are also trained in Security Office tasks. These duties include taking phone calls and assisting walk-ins to the Security Office and responding accordingly. Students also learn radio use, alarm panels, computer systems, issuing permits, campus vehicles, and the Traffic System.

JOB CHARACTERISTICS: There will be 3-4 shifts per week, ranging from 2-4 hours per shift with an average of 12 hours per week depending on student class schedules and campus events. Shifts are available from 8am to 11pm each day with an additional 10pm to 2am shift on Friday and Saturday. Officers will fill out an availability sheet each month. Traffic control or special patrols will be outside of these normal hours.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Foot and vehicle patrol of campus and Monastic grounds and buildings
  • Respond to all calls for assistance
  • Be on-call to assist with disaster situations
  • Protect the confidentiality of information gained through investigations conducted by the department
    or included in incident reports
  • Assist professional staff during emergency situations (crowd control, missing or lost persons, medicals, traffic accidents, etc.)
  • Assist and confer with outside agencies as requested (local Law Enforcement, Rescue, Fire and Ambulance)
  • Follow established procedures for all emergency situations
  • Building and door checks of residential and academic buildings and securing of facilities at the assigned times
  • Assist in obtaining information for the completion of daily log sheets and ICR's
  • Be a source of information and problem solving for students, faculty, staff and visitors
  • Provide safety escorts
  • Provide VIP protection
  • Detect, deter and report criminal activity
  • Issue parking violations
  • Assist professional duty officers as needed

DESIRABLE CHARACTERISTICS:

Trustworthy
Dependable
Honest
Reliable
Fair
Must maintain a high level of confidentiality in office matters
Ability to interact with members of the communities and guests
General good health and capable of periods of prolonged walking, running and standing
Demonstrate the ability to process situations
Possess ability to communicate orally and in writing
Minimal computer skills
Demonstrate ability to control self and others in emergency situations in a calm and authoritative manner