Campus Security: Maintaining A Safe Community

Hours:

Sun, Mon, Wed & Thurs: 8:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Tues, Fri & Sat: 8:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.

Mission Statement:

Tiffin University Security provides a safe and secure environment for all members of the Tiffin University community, including students, faculty, staff and campus visitors.  The Office of Campus Safety supports student learning by ensuring a safe and secure environment on campus by enforcing the policies and regulations set by the university.

Tiffin University Security is comprised of current Tiffin University students and is responsible for maintaining campus security at night by: securing buildings, working with Resident Assistants and Tiffin Police Department, escorting students and staff around campus, and patrolling the campus for unsafe conditions. Typically there are two (2) members on per shift; however, in special circumstances, three (3) or more members may cover a shift.

Although a part of the Student Affairs Office, Tiffin University Security is primarily student run with four (4) Sergeants, Captain, and a Liaison who report directly to the Director of Campus Safety, Jennifer Boucher and Graduate Assistant of Campus Safety, Kevin Lloyd.

Tiffin University Security responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Securing campus buildings and facilities
  • Responding to any emergency on campus
  • Responding to and investigating any campus fire alarm
  • Enforcement of campus parking regulations
  • Providing student and faculty/staff escorts on campus
  • Reporting and responding to campus maintenance situations
  • Enforcement of Tiffin University policies and regulations
  • Maintaining a safe and secure environment for the campus community

Services

Personal Safety Device

Tiffin is proud to partner with POMCO (Peace of Mind Company) and introduce the POM, pom-co.com/tiffin

Escorts

Security Members are available to provide escort services to and from any location on Tiffin University campus.  Please be patient when calling as we may be busy handling other calls.

Jump Starts

Tiffin University Security will assist stranded motorists on the campus.  In most instances, officers will provide a jumpstart for vehicles that do not start.

Keys Locked in Your Vehicle

If you lock your keys in your vehicle, Campus Security will assist you in unlocking your car door or locating a local service provider that will assist you in getting your keys out of your vehicle.

Locked Out

If you are locked out of your room, please contact the Office of Residential Life for assistance or the RA on duty.  Security only provides lock out services for the Junior/ Senior residential areas.

Stay Safe

  • Program your phone with Campus Security’s number
  • Do not opt out of the Tiffin University Alert System (RAVE)
  • Call for an Escort when walking alone at night or anytime you feel uncomfortable.
  • Know your surroundings
  • Report anything you deem suspicious
  • Remove yourself from unsafe conditions and report them

Steps to enhance personal safety

When in any public place, keep these general safety tips in mind.

  • Alcohol and other drugs can impair your perceptions and decision-making. Do not place yourself in a vulnerable position by being intoxicated or under the influence of other drugs.
  • Travel in groups late at night. Often, there is safety in numbers. If you are going to separate from your group, tell someone when you will return. Take a cell phone.
  • If you feel threatened, cross the street or enter a store or business.
  • Have your keys in hand as you approach your car. Check under the car and the back seat before you enter.
  • Stash valuables in your trunk.
  • If you do drink, set a limit and stick to it. Don't drink on an empty stomach. Also: Don't leave a drink unattended. If you are away from your drink any amount of time, toss it. It's not worth the risk.

Out and about:

  • Use the campus escort service. Patrol members will escort students between campus locations during patrol hours.
  • If you feel threatened or if you want to report something suspicious, report it to Campus Security.
  • Program the University's Campus Security into your cell phone: 419-934-0721. Or call 9-1-1.
  • Notify the Campus Security if you notice anything suspicious or unusual.

In the residence halls:

  • Always lock your door; even when you’re sleeping or just going down the hall.
  • Do not allow strangers to enter your room or your complex. Do not open your door unless you can identify the person seeking entry.
  • Do not prop any exterior doors open to allow unescorted visitors into the residence hall.
  • Report lost or stolen residence hall keys immediately to your residence hall staff.
  • Report any malfunctioning locks, doors or windows to your residence life staff.
  • Do not leave your keys lying around in your room when you are not in the room.
  • Do not leave messages on your door about when you will be returning to your room.
  • End of the term? Load your car up just before you leave rather than the night before. You never want valuables be in plain view in your vehicle.

Living off-campus:

  • Don't answer the door in the middle of the night unless you are expecting someone. Ask your landlord to install a peephole in your front door.
  • If you are leaving home, leave on a light or a radio or a TV to make it appear as if someone is home.
  • Lock doors and windows. Ask your landlord to install a deadbolt, if one is not present.
  • Let the police department know if a streetlight is out.