The office of university safety provides services to the campus community that enhance safety. The office is divided into four units campus safety, dispatch, emergency preparedness, and transportation.
The University Safety dispatch center is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year. Emergency calls should be made to the Springfield-Greene County 911 Emergency Communications Department at 9-1-1. Dispatch may be reached for non-emergency calls by phone at 417-836-5509.
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Dispatchers monitors the fire alarm systems, intrusion alarm systems, access control systems. The answer calls made to the dispatch. They dispatch Campus Safety personnel and Springfield Police Officers to calls.
Campus Safety are non-sworn university employees. The University contracts with the city of Springfield for law enforcement services provided by the Springfield Police Department(SPD). The Springfield Police Department assigns 10 officers to the on campus substation located at 636 East Elm Street.
Campus Safety and the SPD patrol campus on foot, bicycle, and in vehicles. Campus Safety opens and secures facilities and inspects safety equipment. Campus Safety and the SPD build relationships with the campus community. Relationships are made through conversations on campus, providing training, and events designed to encourage interaction with students, such as pizza with the police.
Transportation services is responsible for how people move around campus. Students can purchase a parking permit and learn where you can park. https://www.missouristate.edu/transportation/parking/ Learn about the Bear Line shuttle system and how it is used to get around campus. Bicycles may be registered for free with Transportation service and they can direct you to campus bike paths and bike racks.
Emergency preparedness maintains the University’s emergency response plans. They also work with the University Architect to identify shelter locations and evacuation locations. Emergency preparedness also coordinates Safety and Preparedness training. The University’s comprehensive violence prevention program, Green Dot, is housed in this unit.