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Contact Campus Safety

Campus Phone | Ext 7-2000 or 7-7233 (7-SAFE)
Cell Phone or Off-Campus Phone |
(909) 607-2000 or (909) 607-7233 (SAFE)
Emaildispatch@claremont.edu

Campus Safety
Pendleton Business Building
150 E 8th Street 
Claremont, CA, 91711

Campus Safety

Dedicated to protecting the persons and property of students, faculty, staff and visitors of The Claremont Colleges.

Programs and Services

Welcome!

On behalf of the men and women of the Campus Safety Department of The Claremont Colleges, it is my pleasure to welcome you to this website.  Each member of this organization is dedicated to providing the highest level of safety, service, and protection of our students, administration, staff, faculty, and our guests.  As a 24-hours-a-day, 7-days-per-week, and year-round provider of service, we remain committed to ensuring the safest environment where your educational goals, social engagements, and recreational activities can be experienced in the safest manner possible.

The Campus Safety team is comprised of the Director, Captain/Assistant Director, Lieutenant, five sergeants, three corporals, and 20 patrol officers.  Our outstanding staff includes our Administrative Assistant, Emergency Services Manager, Clery Coordinator, Dispatch Supervisor and seven dispatchers, and Student Workers. Each and every one of these professionals is committed to your safety.

(To see our organizational chart, click here).

A Community Partnership in Safety

The Campus Safety Department works collaboratively with each and every stakeholder across the “7C’s” and the surrounding communities of the campus and you are an integral part of that relationship. We strive to create and maintain a positive atmosphere that enables and encourages learning in a safe, efficient, and responsible environment. In addition to these efforts, and to continue this success, it is imperative that everyone maintains a proactive and responsible approach towards their personal safety.

The Claremont Colleges enjoy a long-standing, strong and cooperative relationship with the City of Claremont as well as the Claremont Police and Los Angeles County Fire Departments. This partnership has proven itself to be mutually beneficial throughout the years. By utilizing a proactive approach to safety in which we emphasize information, preparation, and collaboration we continue to effectively design our crime prevention strategies based upon feedback from our campus communities and the professional application of that input through our safety professionals.

I encourage you to browse this site regularly and acquaint yourself with the services we provide, and I hope you will find the information helpful and informative. I welcome any questions, comments, or suggestions you have that may assist us in our continued efforts toward the goal of making The Claremont Colleges among the safest campuses in the country.

 

Stan Skipworth
Assistant Vice President & Director of Campus Safety

If you are on campus call 911 or campus safety by dialing extension 7-2000 or 7-7233.

From cell phone or off-campus phone, call (909) 607-2000 or (909) 607-7233.

For more information on reporting an emergency reference “Reporting an Emergency” below.

If you are on campus call 911 or campus safety by dialing extension 7-2000 or 7-7233
From cell phone or off-campus phone call (909) 607-2000 or (909) 607-7233
If you would like to remain anonymous, you can report an incident as a silent witness. Note: this form is not intended for reporting emergencies or crimes-in-progress.

Remember:

  • Emergency phones are located throughout the campuses for a direct, automatic connection to Campus Safety.
    • Some phones have blue lights, some phones are red or orange in boxes
    • The Campus Safety dispatcher has the phone locations and will dispatch an officer to your location when the phone is activated, whether you talk or not.
    • Please stay near the phone if possible and describe your urgent need while an officer responds.
    • Use emergency phones for danger, fire, medical emergency, crimes-in-progress or suspicious activity.
  • Most residence halls have exterior campus phones. Use them to call Campus Safety as needed at 7-2000.
  • Safety Escort service: call anytime at extension 7-2000.

While Campus Safety officers respond to your needs, any other needed agencies such as police, fire, medical, etc., will be directed to the location as needed by the Campus Safety dispatcher. Campus Safety officers will clear the way and guide other emergency service providers to your exact location, and you will get the service faster if the call goes to Campus Safety first. Officers know the campus streets and buildings and are trained in first aid response. Campus Safety has a close working relationship with the Claremont Police Department and the Los Angeles County Fire Department and local ambulance providers.

Safety Escorts – Safety Escorts are available for all members of The Claremont Colleges. Safety Escorts are provided by uniformed Campus Safety Officers, who will respond to the location of person requesting the escort and accompany the student, staff or faculty member by foot or vehicle to the desired destination. Please note that due to COVID safety protocols, any escorts provided by vehicles will have passenger occupancy limits.

Safety Escorts can be made by calling Campus Safety’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at 909-607-7233 (909-607-SAFE), or by calling extension 7-7233 from any on-campus landline telephone. Requests can also be made by using the LiveSafe app, available for iOS and Android devices.

Emergency Response – Campus Safety provides the following emergency response services: first-responder to emergencies, provider of first aid until the arrival of paramedics; apprehension of suspects; provide first aid and medical assistance . Campus Safety also takes reports of crimes and incidents for Claremont Police Department investigation and assists law enforcement and other emergency service providers.

Crime Prevention – Campus Safety proactively works to prevent crime from occurring through around-the-clock safety escorts; patrolling all campus streets, byways and interior areas; monitoring alarms and surveillance cameras; providing security and traffic control at special events and performances; providing crime prevention and security education; bicycle theft prevention – register your bike FREE; electronics device registration form  can help locate lost or stolen devices.

Parking Information –

Parking at The Claremont Colleges is regulated. Current registration is required to park on campus property.

Vehicle Registration

Students, faculty and staff of The Claremont Colleges can create accounts and pre-register vehicles online. A vehicle is not officially registered until a registration number has been issued by Campus Safety.

Register your vehicle

Visitor Parking

Visitors may obtain a guest parking permit at the appropriate college.

Parking Regulations and Appealing a Citation

Get a copy of the current parking regulations [PDF 0.5 Mb]

PARKING FAQ

I saw a traffic accident. What should I do?

Firstly, notify Campus Safety so that the appropriate help can be sent. Tell the dispatcher the exact location of the accident and if you think anyone is injured or hurt. Stay on the phone until the dispatcher instructs you to end the call.

Why are the vehicle registration fees different for each campus?

The vehicle registration fee is determined by each campus and billed to your student account.

How much of my vehicle registration fees go to Campus Safety?

None. All vehicle registration fees are collected by each of the campuses.

I will have a car on campus for the next few days. Do I really have to register it?

Yes. All vehicles parked at The Claremont Colleges must be registered at Campus Safety or display a guest parking permit.

I have a friend who will be visiting me for a few days. Do they have to register their car?

Yes. All vehicles parked at The Claremont Colleges must be registered or display a guest parking permit. Your friend can apply for a guest parking permit at your College.

I just brought a car on campus. How much time do I have before I have to register it?

You have three days to register the vehicle after bringing it to The Claremont Colleges. You may, however, still be cited for failure to register until you register your vehicle. You can appeal these citations.

Q: I just switched cars. The old car was registered. What should I do?

Contact Campus Safety and provide your student I.D. number and a copy of the new vehicle’s DMV registration card, and we will update your record. Failure to do so may cause your vehicle to receive citations even though you have a registered vehicle on file. Registration numbers are issued to specific vehicles and are not transferable.

I received a citation for parking in a student lot that was not on my home campus. Why?

Each campus regulates the parking in its lots. Some campuses want to enforce this regulation to ensure that students on their home campuses have adequate parking.

I take classes at campuses other than my home campus. What should I do?

You can apply for permission to park on another campus. To apply, see the Dean of Students at your campus and ask for a petition to park on another campus. They will petition the campus that you want to park on. If permission is granted, Campus Safety will be advised to provide you with authorization to park at the approved campuses.  You will be notified by either the Dean of Students Office or Campus Safety of the outcome of your request.

Why am I prohibited from parking in a red zone or fire lane if I am only parked for a minute?

Areas designated as fire lanes are done so for the sole reason of the safety of the college community. This is so the fire department can readily get to people who may need their help. A lot of their life-saving equipment is on their fire trucks, and seconds saved could mean the difference between life and death for someone. The fire department can also levy huge fines against the campuses because fire lanes are blocked.

Why am I prohibited from parking in a loading zone if I am only parked for a minute?

Loading docks are for the purpose of vendors making deliveries, such as food, mail, or supplies. Many delivery companies, if they cannot unload when their trucks arrive, will leave. This may cause additional delivery charges and unnecessary delays.

How much money does Campus Safety get for writing citations?

None. All citation fees are collected by the violator’s campus and billed to their student accounts.

What happens if I refuse to register my vehicle with Campus Safety?

Your vehicle is subject to be booted or towed and removed from campus property.

I received a citation that I do not think I deserved. What can I do?

You can appeal a parking citation within 10 days of the issuance date. Appeal forms are available on the Campus Safety website.

My vehicle was booted or towed by Campus Safety. What should I do?

Contact Campus Safety. Advise the dispatcher that your vehicle was booted or may have been towed. In order for your vehicle to be released from the towing company, you will be required to register your vehicle. Campus Safety will authorize the towing service to release the vehicle.

Sometimes I see the Claremont Police Department on campus writing citations. Why is this?

The Claremont Police Department is authorized to enforce all state and city laws on the campuses. Even though The Claremont Colleges are private property, all state and local laws apply here.

Campus Safety is pleased to offer the following tips and services to enhance your experience at The Claremont Colleges:

LiveSafe

LiveSafe is a smartphone app that helps members of The Claremont Colleges find resources and information as well as communicate suspicious or hazardous activities to Campus Safety.

  • Download the free app from the App Store or Google Play.
  • Once you have downloaded, select your college or university’s name.
  • Fill out all fields under the user profile, and add emergency contacts
  • Add at least three emergency contacts. They should be close friends or family who are in a position to help
  • Allow “Push Notifications” to be enabled in your “settings.” The campus department will also send alerts through SMS, email, and push notifications
  • Turn location services on. Police rely on GPS data to better serve and protect you. When you report an incident or make a call, police will know exactly where you area making a report from so they can respond quickly and accordingly.

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