Safety & Security

Chief's Message

Welcome to the Southwestern College website. The following pages contain important safety and security information along with a listing of services and resources provided by the College Police Department.  

It is the policy of the Southwestern Community College District Governing Board to provide public safety protection and services to the college community; its students, faculty, staff members, and visitors and to protect and secure the property of the District. This responsibility is entrusted to the College Police Department.

The College Police Department provides constitutional policing and public safety services that support and contribute to the educational philosophy of Southwestern College. We recognize that effective law enforcement relies upon partnerships with those we serve and this is only obtained by building and fostering trust. We pledge to work cooperatively with those we serve to promote a safe and positive learning environment. The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors is our primary concern.

Southwestern College is a safe institution. Crime does occur from time to time and it is incumbent upon all of us to be aware of potential vulnerabilities and to report criminal or suspicious activity promptly.

We hope you find the information contained in the following pages to be informative and helpful in accomplishing our shared goal of promoting a safe and secure campus environment. 

Thank you,  

Davis Nighswonger
Chief of Police

Safety & Security Navigation

Campus Safety & Security

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College Police Department

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Emergency Preparedness

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Jeanne Clery Act

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Parking Services & Enforcement

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Police Services

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