Wheaton College Campus Safety delivers comprehensive safety and security 24 hours daily, 365 days each year providing patrol, investigative services, parking enforcement and educational services to our community. Operating under a hybrid model of sworn and non-sworn contract officers, sworn officers are granted police powers under Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 22 section 63 providing them with arrest powers under the licensing by the Massachusetts Special State Police Officer (SSPO) Certification Unit. Sworn officers must also meet standards put forth by The Massachusetts Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission, charged with creating a mandatory certification process for police officers, as well as processes for decertification, suspension of certification, or reprimand in the event of certain misconduct.
Wheaton Campus Safety, whose administrative office is located at 30 Taunton Avenue (Route 140), handles matters related to parking, lost and found, identification cards and the general safety of the Wheaton campus community. All officers are trained in CPR, first aid procedures, as well as fire and emergency medical services.
Working in concert with contract security officers and dispatchers by Securitas, we provide a network of safety services recognizing the importance of integrity, respect, and service excellence for all.
The department conducts various safety education classes and specially trained instructors conduct the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program.
Campus Safety patrols campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide a safe environment for the Wheaton College community.
Annual Security Report and Campus Fire Safety Report
Federal law (The Clery Act) requires educational institutions publish annual reports about criminal activity and provide crime and safety education programs.
Campus Safety Department Annual Security Report and Campus Fire Safety Report (Downloadable PDF).
Calling Campus Safety
Emergency from campus phone: x3333
Emergency from off campus or cell phone: 508-286-3333
Business: 508-286-8213 or x8213
LiveSafe is a free mobile app available to Wheaton students providing a direct line to campus Campus Safety, allowing students to quickly and anonymously report tips as well as seek help. Learn more about the LiveSafe app
Additional information about Campus Safety can be found on insideWheaton.