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Department of Public Safety Mission Statement

The Department of Public Safety is committed to support the Macalester College Mission by providing a safe and secure environment for community members to live, learn and work.

The Department of Public Safety provides security services and emergency response on campus and develops and maintains the campus Emergency Operations Plan, a broad plan that establishes response protocol and a chain of command for emergencies that threaten the health and safety of the campus community or that disrupt its programs and activities. The plan covers emergencies ranging from natural disasters to terrorist attacks and conforms to state and federal regulations. The plan is reviewed and updated as situations, threats, and resources change.

Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to contact our office with any concerns or questions about the Department of Public Safety: [email protected], or 651-696-6555 (answered 24/7).

Core Values:

  • Service to Campus Community

    We value the opportunity to provide service in a manner that is fair, courteous, responsive and efficient. An attitude of respect for the protection of the worth, dignity and the rights of all we serve is the foundation of our department.

  • Professionalism

    We will be professional in our daily actions, behavior, continued performance and maintain high standards of training and expertise by keeping abreast of new trends, standards, and technology in the field of public safety. We will maintain a dedication to duty and to maintaining public safety.

  • Responsibility/Accountability

    We value the need for effective use of our resources and openness in our department’s communication with our College Community. We will be responsible for our actions and will ensure that our behavior earns the support and trust of all segments of the public.

  • Integrity

    We value candor, honesty and ethical behavior in the members of our department. We are committed to uphold our positions of trust by maintaining the highest ethical standards as set forth in the law enforcement code of ethics.

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    We value and are dedicated to respecting differences, equitable practices and intentional inclusion to create an environment where our community feels welcomed and safe.

Public Safety Staff

Bob Harri – Director
[email protected]

Connor Christenson – Manager
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Alex Kowalski
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David Hass
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Jon Johnson
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Robert Kelly
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Xang Lee
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Nou Lor
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Romeo Moua
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Tou Xiong
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