Public Safety

About

The Department of Public Safety (DPS) provides safety and protection for the MVC campus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Public Safety officers are sworn Police Officers through the Marshall, MO Police Department with full police and arrest powers. All Officers complete regular training as mandated by the Missouri Department of Public Safety's Peace Officer Standards and Training Program. The safety and well-being of students, faculty, and staff is the Department’s top priority. All members of the campus community are encouraged to contact Public Safety anytime they need help or assistance.

Non-emergencies, general inquires: (660) 831-4228

Emergencies, all after-hours calls: (660) 815-0111

Daily Crime and Fire Log

Report a Crime/Incident

All crimes/incidents in progress or emergencies should be immediately reported via phone by contacting the Department of Public Safety at (660) 815-0111 or 911.

To file a report, individuals should come to the Public Safety office, located in the Ferguson Center (2nd Floor) during regular business hours. Reports should be filed as soon as possible after an incident occurs.

Anonymous Tips

If you have knowledge information related to a crime or incident that has occurred, please report it by completing the Anonymous Tip Form . The College will take reasonable action to respond to all crime/incident reports. Please note that due to the nature of anonymous tips not all issues may be resolved or resolved to a level of satisfaction. If the issue is not resolved or you wish to file a formal report, please contact the Department of Public Safety by phone at (660) 815-0111.

**This form is not intended for use with crimes/incidents in progress or any type of emergency. If a crime/incident or emergency is occurring, please contact the Department of Public Safety at (660) 815-0111 or dial 911.

Lost & Found

The Department of Public Safety receives all lost property found on-campus. All items are held in the Public Safety office, located in the Ferguson Center (2nd Floor). Individuals who have lost property should visit the Public Safety office. Note: Property is generally held for 90 days prior to being donated or discarded.

Operation ID

Operation Identification is a nationally recognized loss prevention program which is utilized by law enforcement agencies across the country. Missouri Valley College has initiated the use of this program to help deter theft of personal property on-campus. Members of the campus community are encouraged to participate by completing two simple steps: 1) Complete a property inventory for any items brought on-campus and return the form to the Department of Public Safety to be kept on-file; 2) When on-campus, sign-out an engraving device from the Department of Public Safety to mark all personal property. For more information, contact the Department of Public Safety at police@moval.edu. Please understand that Missouri Valley College assumes no liability for any personal property.

Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)

The Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is a document published yearly in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. This federal law requires that all colleges and universities disclose certain timely and annual information about campus crime and security policies, including an annual security and fire safety report. The most recent annual report can be found by clicking the link below. Statistics are also available from the Department of Education.”

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