Department Operations

Public Safety Patch

Saint Michael’s is located in the town of Colchester and falls within the jurisdiction of the Colchester Police Department (CPD). All incidents on campus which qualify as serious crimes are reported or referred to the Colchester Police.

Saint Michael’s borders the City of Winooski, and maintains a cooperative arrangement with the Winooski Police Department (WPD) as well.

Public Safety has a strong working relationship with our local law enforcement agencies and routinely exchanges information relative to the security and protection of campus and the surrounding neighborhoods.

About Us

Our objective is to maintain a safe environment and provide on-going support services for the Saint Michael’s College community, through respectful, diverse and dignified policy enforcement, education and partnerships, in support of the College’s mission.

Uniformed non-sworn Public Safety Officers are on campus along with dispatch staff 24 hours a day. Officer’s patrol campus on foot and in cruisers regularly, and are the first responders to all campus requests for service and emergencies. Public Safety Officers will also be seen often assisting the local law-enforcement agencies along the east area of Colchester to include College Parkway.

Public Safety has introduced a new brand of logos in 2016 that represents its operations to include 3 gold stars in the design that symbolizes the departments commitment to the following Service, Community and Respect to the Saint Michael’s community.

Public Safety Dispatch patch

Dispatch Center

Dispatch patch

Telephone and Dispatch Services is the communications center for campus.

Located in the Sutton Fire House, it is staffed 24 hours a day and provides the Saint Michael’s community with skilled dispatchers, answering a daily average of 650 calls including all calls for Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue.

Other services include:

  • Answering calls from emergency phone boxes
  • Answering live safe tips and or requests for service
  • Coordinating assistance for people with vehicle problems on campus
  • Helping students get doors unlocked to their rooms or certain labs
  • Providing information about campus events and activities
  • Directing calls to community members
  • Administering keys to contractors

The numbers we use:

  • Campus emergencies: 911 or 654.2911 (x2911)
  • Non-emergency calls to Public Safety: 802.654.2374 (x2374)
  • Telephone & Dispatch Services direct: 802.654.2000 (or “0” when on campus)

Clery Report

Saint Michael’s complies with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II, Public Law 101-542), amended most recently on March 7, 2013.

This act requires post secondary institutions to disclose information regarding their campus security policies and statistics of criminal offenses reported to the Campus Security Authority. Saint Michael’s Annual Security Report is distributed to all current students and employees, and to any applicants for enrollment or employment upon request The report is posted here and on the campus portal. Statistical data is posted to the Department of Education website as required.

2022 Public Safety Annual Security Report
2021 Public Safety Annual Security Report
2020 Public Safety Annual Security Report

Crime & Fire Log

The purpose of the daily crime and fire log is to record all incidents, alleged incidents and fires that are reported to SMC Public Safety. The log contains records of all such incidents as well as some services provided by SMC Public Safety. This log serves as Saint Michael’s College’s Crime Log and Fire Log, as required by the Clery Act.

2023 CRIME AND FIRE LOG 

About the Log:

All entries in the log contain information about what type of incident or crime occurred, the incident number it has been assigned, the date and time the incident was reported, the date and time the incident occurred (if known), the general location of the incident, and the disposition of the incident. Some common incident dispositions used in the log, and their definitions include:

  • Active/Open/Under Investigation – The incident is currently under investigation or otherwise still in-process
  • Complete – The incident is not currently under investigation by SMC Public Safety. Note that incidents may be re-opened after being closed under certain circumstances
  • Campus Citation – The incident resulted in a citation issued by SMC Public Safety
  • Judicial Referral – The incident was referred to the campus judicial board
  • Residence Life Follow Up – The incident report was determined through investigation to best be followed up on by Residence Life

The disposition will also include information about whether a subject has been trespassed.

In accordance with federal law, SMC Public Safety may temporarily withhold information from the crime and fire log if:

  • The disclosure is prohibited by law;
  • The disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim;
  • The disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation;
  • The disclosure would jeopardize the safety of an individual;
  • The disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or
  • The disclosure would result in the destruction from evidence.

Information withheld from the crime and fire log may only be withheld so long as its disclosure could cause a specifically identified adverse effect (from the list above), and the information will be disclosed once the adverse effect is no longer present.

 

Drug Free Schools Act

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulation, Saint Michael’s College is providing this biennial report detailing its review of the effectiveness of the College’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) education and policy enforcement programs. Saint Michael’s takes seriously its responsibility to adhere to DFSCA regulations, and the College does not permit or condone the illicit or unauthorized possession, use, consumption, sale, or distribution of prohibited drugs and/or alcohol by students or employees on College property or as part of any College-sponsored activity. The College likewise takes seriously its commitment to empathy and care for those individuals facing substance use disorders.

2022 Saint Michael’s Drug Free School Act Report

Emergency Operations Plan

The Saint Michael’s College Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides an organized management system for the College to follow during emergencies on and near campus.

Click the link below to see the College’s Emergency Operations Plan:

Saint Michael’s College Emergency Operations Plan

About Us

Our objective is to maintain a safe environment and provide on-going support services for the Saint Michael’s College community, through respectful, diverse and dignified policy enforcement, education and partnerships, in support of the College’s mission.

Uniformed non-sworn Public Safety Officers are on campus along with dispatch staff 24 hours a day. Officer’s patrol campus on foot and in cruisers regularly, and are the first responders to all campus requests for service and emergencies. Public Safety Officers will also be seen often assisting the local law-enforcement agencies along the east area of Colchester to include College Parkway.

Public Safety has introduced a new brand of logos in 2016 that represents its operations to include 3 gold stars in the design that symbolizes the departments commitment to the following Service, Community and Respect to the Saint Michael’s community.

Public Safety Dispatch patch

Dispatch Center

Dispatch patch

Telephone and Dispatch Services is the communications center for campus.

Located in the Sutton Fire House, it is staffed 24 hours a day and provides the Saint Michael’s community with skilled dispatchers, answering a daily average of 650 calls including all calls for Saint Michael’s Fire and Rescue.

Other services include:

  • Answering calls from emergency phone boxes
  • Answering live safe tips and or requests for service
  • Coordinating assistance for people with vehicle problems on campus
  • Helping students get doors unlocked to their rooms or certain labs
  • Providing information about campus events and activities
  • Directing calls to community members
  • Administering keys to contractors

The numbers we use:

  • Campus emergencies: 911 or 654.2911 (x2911)
  • Non-emergency calls to Public Safety: 802.654.2374 (x2374)
  • Telephone & Dispatch Services direct: 802.654.2000 (or “0” when on campus)

Clery Report

Saint Michael’s complies with the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 (Title II, Public Law 101-542), amended most recently on March 7, 2013.

This act requires post secondary institutions to disclose information regarding their campus security policies and statistics of criminal offenses reported to the Campus Security Authority. Saint Michael’s Annual Security Report is distributed to all current students and employees, and to any applicants for enrollment or employment upon request The report is posted here and on the campus portal. Statistical data is posted to the Department of Education website as required.

2022 Public Safety Annual Security Report
2021 Public Safety Annual Security Report
2020 Public Safety Annual Security Report

Crime & Fire Log

The purpose of the daily crime and fire log is to record all incidents, alleged incidents and fires that are reported to SMC Public Safety. The log contains records of all such incidents as well as some services provided by SMC Public Safety. This log serves as Saint Michael’s College’s Crime Log and Fire Log, as required by the Clery Act.

2023 CRIME AND FIRE LOG 

About the Log:

All entries in the log contain information about what type of incident or crime occurred, the incident number it has been assigned, the date and time the incident was reported, the date and time the incident occurred (if known), the general location of the incident, and the disposition of the incident. Some common incident dispositions used in the log, and their definitions include:

  • Active/Open/Under Investigation – The incident is currently under investigation or otherwise still in-process
  • Complete – The incident is not currently under investigation by SMC Public Safety. Note that incidents may be re-opened after being closed under certain circumstances
  • Campus Citation – The incident resulted in a citation issued by SMC Public Safety
  • Judicial Referral – The incident was referred to the campus judicial board
  • Residence Life Follow Up – The incident report was determined through investigation to best be followed up on by Residence Life

The disposition will also include information about whether a subject has been trespassed.

In accordance with federal law, SMC Public Safety may temporarily withhold information from the crime and fire log if:

  • The disclosure is prohibited by law;
  • The disclosure would jeopardize the confidentiality of the victim;
  • The disclosure would jeopardize an ongoing investigation;
  • The disclosure would jeopardize the safety of an individual;
  • The disclosure would cause a suspect to flee or evade detection; or
  • The disclosure would result in the destruction from evidence.

Information withheld from the crime and fire log may only be withheld so long as its disclosure could cause a specifically identified adverse effect (from the list above), and the information will be disclosed once the adverse effect is no longer present.

 

Drug Free Schools Act

In compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (DFSCA) and the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Regulation, Saint Michael’s College is providing this biennial report detailing its review of the effectiveness of the College’s alcohol and other drug (AOD) education and policy enforcement programs. Saint Michael’s takes seriously its responsibility to adhere to DFSCA regulations, and the College does not permit or condone the illicit or unauthorized possession, use, consumption, sale, or distribution of prohibited drugs and/or alcohol by students or employees on College property or as part of any College-sponsored activity. The College likewise takes seriously its commitment to empathy and care for those individuals facing substance use disorders.

2022 Saint Michael’s Drug Free School Act Report

Emergency Operations Plan

The Saint Michael’s College Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) provides an organized management system for the College to follow during emergencies on and near campus.

Click the link below to see the College’s Emergency Operations Plan:

Saint Michael’s College Emergency Operations Plan