Office of Public Safety
We protect the campus, serve the campus community, and preserve the good order of the college.
Information and Resources
e2campus Emergency Alert System
To aid in the establishment of a more safety-conscious community, the director of Public Safety and the assistant dean can issue alerts via text to notify the community of serious crimes and other dangerous situations via the St. John’s exclusive alert system, e2 Campus. These alerts may contain descriptions of emergencies along with basic instruction on what to do. Sign up for text alerts. Alerts can also be disseminated via the campus e-mail system or through the campus landline voicemail system.
In Case of an Emergency
To report a crime or campus emergency in Annapolis, call ext. 2000 from a campus phone or 443-336-2348. If no answer, call 911. Or report directly 24 hours a day, seven days a week to the Office of Public Safety at Pinkney Hall.
Campus Police Authority and Jurisdiction
St. John’s College Public Safety officers are certified Campus Police officers and serve under Public Safety Article Title 3-Subtitle 3 Special Police Officers appointed by the Governor of the State of Maryland. Each special police officer shall protect and preserve peace and good order and arrest individuals who trespass or commit offenses and exercise the powers of a police officer on the property (St. John’s College, Annapolis) described in the application for the commission.
Public Safety and Police Policies and Procedures Campus
Public Safety is committed to reducing crime, disorder, and the fear of crime on campus. In the form of foot patrol, officers provide security 24 hours per day throughout the year. Officers do not carry firearms. Additional patrol personnel are provided during times of increased activity on campus. All criminal reports will be investigated. The college does not have a procedure for voluntary, confidential reporting of crime statistics. Violations of the law may be referred to law enforcement agencies or to the college’s assistant dean as appropriate. The Daily Crime Log is available during regular business hours in the Public Safety Office. There are 14 Public Safety (special police) officers employed on campus. Officers carry a cellular telephone and can be contacted 24 hours a day by dialing ext. 2000.