Safety & Security

The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff is the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) top priority.

The DPS provides safety and protection for the MVC campus community 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. MVC’s Public Safety officers are sworn Police Officers through the Marshall, Missouri 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.

You can contact Public Safety 24/7 at 660.815.0111

Report a Crime/Incident
See something, say something. All crimes in progress, incidents, 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, you should visit the Department of Public Safety Office located in the Malcolm Center for Student Life during regular business hours. You may also submit an online report here. Remember to file your report as soon as possible after an incident occurs.
Anonymous Tips
If you have 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 received. 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 at (660) 815-0111.
Lost & Found
The Department of Public Safety receives all lost property found on-campus. All items are held in the Public Safety Office. If you have have lost property, please visit the Public Safety office located on the first floor of the Malcolm Center for Student Life. Property is generally held for 90 days prior to being donated or discarded.

Security Documents & Policies

  • Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
  • Crisis Response Plan
  • 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 form 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 publicsafety@moval.eduPlease understand that Missouri Valley College assumes no liability for any personal property.

  • Parking Policy & Registration

    All members of the Missouri Valley College community are expected to register their vehicles with the Department of Public Safety or the Division of Student Affairs. Vehicles should have a valid parking decal displayed at all times while parked on MVC property. Drivers are expected to follow state and local laws with regard to operation of vehicles; drivers are expected to adhere to posted speed limits, travel only on designated roadways, and park only in designated parking areas. Only authorized personnel are permitted to use the College-owned vehicles. The College does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles or their contents while parked on MVC property.

    Parking Policy Violations:

    • Not Registering Vehicle (1st offense: $50.00, 2nd offense: Tow at Owner’s Expense)
    • Parking Outside a Marked Space ($35.00)
    • Parking in an Unauthorized Space ($35.00)
    • Parking in Grass or on Sidewalk ($150.00)
    • Blocking another Vehicle ($50.00)
    • Parking in Fire Lane ($150.00)
    • Parking in a Handicap Area ($200.00)

    Repeated violations may result in loss of parking privileges on MVC property and/or disciplinary action. Driving on non-designated (i.e. grass) may result in additional charges for property damage. Vehicles may be towed without warning from fire lanes and non-designated parking areas, at the owner’s expense. Abandoned vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Rave Guardian App

Safety is our priority, so we have 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.

To download, simply search “Rave Guardian” in the app store on your mobile device. When you register you will need to use your email address.

Download the Rave Guardian App

Meet Our Public Safety Faculty

Robert Record
Public Safety Officer
James Goodman
Public Safety Director