Safety & Security
The Department of Safety and Security extends a warm welcome to our students, faculty, staff and guests. The department is located at 2209 Branner Avenue, directly behind the Stokely Building, (the university cafeteria and Educational Division), and officers may be contacted at all times by dialing the duty cell phone number at (865) 548-9067. The department is open during normal working hours Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except for lunch from noon until 1 p.m. PM). The local E-911 office should be called for life-threatening emergencies only.
The mission of the department is to strive to maintain a safety and security program tailored to deter unsafe and unlawful situations on the campus through the development and implementation of quality educational programs, providing a cadre of trained security personnel and working closely with all of the emergency responders in the local community. The department supports the overall mission of the University in fostering a Christian environment and the nurturing of its students.
The Department of Safety and Security is part of the Division of Student Affairs, falling under the purview of its Vice President, a Director and a Senior Patrol Supervisor. The officers are all certified and licensed by the State of Tennessee as unarmed non-commissioned officers, whose primary duty is to provide a 24-hour campus patrol. The department is responsible for ensuring that both State and Federal laws related to the reporting of campus crime are followed, and that all criminal offenses are initiated and pursued by the local authorities or other emergency responders.
Carson-Newman University abides by both Federal and State mandates; the 1998 Amendments renamed the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure Crime Statistics Act; and the Tennessee and University Security Information Act, T.C.A. 49-7-2201. Both mandates require the timely submission of data related to crimes occurring on campuses to the U.S. Department of Education and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
A Daily Crime Log, as well as crime and fire statistics is maintained at the campus Security Office. Copies of the required reported offenses may be obtained in the office or found at the link listed above. For further information please contact the Administrative Assistant for Safety and Security at 865-471-3559.
The department publishes an annual safety and security booklet entitled The Eagle Eye Security Guide, which provides more detailed information about the department, the programs, duties, campus crime statistics, the safety and security aspects of the campus and how to report all matters related to safety and security. The guide can be found by clicking on the highlighted guide title or to the right under related links.
There are several other captioned areas on our website including the Emergency Response Plan and Inclement Weather Policy that can be most useful in matters related to safety and security. Please feel free to look at all of these items that are at the bottom of this page on the left hand side in blue.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable experience while on our campus here in Jefferson City. Feel free to contact us at any time with suggestions, concerns, or inquiries, or drop by the office for a chat!