Public Safety


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.

Emergencies, Non-emergencies 24/7: (660) 815-0111

Report a Crime/Incident

All crimes in progress, incident, or emergencies should be immediately reported via phone by contacting the Department of Public Safety 24-hours per day at (660) 815-0111. To file a non-emergency report, individuals should come to the Public Safety office, located in the Malcolm Center for Student Life, Office of Student Affairs during regular business hours, or submit an online report here. 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, you may report it anonymously using 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 the level of satisfaction of the reporting party. 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. The anonymous tip 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 Malcolm Center for Student Life, Office of Student Affairs. 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.

Rave App

With safety at top of mind, the Department of Public Safety has launched <Rave> Guardian, a free mobile app that turns your smartphone into a personal safety device.

By downloading the app on your mobile phone, you can invite friends and family to join your network as your "Guardians." You can then request one or more of your Guardians to virtually walk with you on or off campus. It's like having an emergency blue light system and a trusted friend with you at all times.

The app also has a safety feature that directly connects you to Public Safety (or 9-1-1 if off-campus) in an emergency situation, as well as the ability to submit an anonymous tip to campus police should you see something suspicious.

On behalf of Missouri Valley College Department of Public Safety, I encourage all students, faculty and staff to enhance their personal safety and the safety of their friends by download the free app. Simply search "Rave Guardian" in the app store on your mobile device. When you register you will need to use your email address.