The Department of Public Safety is committed to assisting all members of the Macalester College Community in providing for their own safety and security. This commitment includes the open disclosure of campus crimes and safety and security policies and practices. Everyone is encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the Macalester College Security Department at 651-696-6555 or the St. Paul Police Department at 911.

File an Online Report with Department of Public Safety– if you have a life threatening emergency or need immediate assistance call campus security (651-696-6555) or the police at 911.

Current Alerts-To view current security alerts

Online Training-Responding to Violent Incidents on Campus

In order to educate our community as broadly as possible about a very important safety matter, we are offering updated online training about what to do if there is a violent incident on campus. The training offers common sense information about what each of us can do to protect ourselves during an incident. We have chosen a module that is specifically designed for higher education settings.

To access the training, simply click on the link provided and enter your Macalester user name and password. Please take a few minutes to view this important training and take the short quiz at the end.  This information could help protect you or those you care about from very serious consequences either at Macalester or, as we have seen, elsewhere in your life.

Student Training Module:

Faculty and Staff Link:

For additional information about campus emergency protocols, please visit the security website using this link:

Services We Provide

Public Safety staff is on duty 24 hours a day year round and committed to protecting the campus community. The department provides a wide range of services including:

Routine patrol of the buildings and grounds
Safety escorts
Routine and emergency responses
Security technology
Security coverage for special events
Crime awareness and prevention
Parking enforcement