The Columbus State Police Department provides the following services:
- Patrol of campus property and buildings.
- Assistance with vehicle lockouts, jumpstarts, and tire changes.
- Investigation of any reported or suspected criminal or suspicious activity.
- On-campus escorts.
- First Aid to injured or ill people.
- RAVE Guardian Services (http://www.cscc.edu/services/rave/)
RAVE - Emergency Text Alerts
Get emergency alerts on your mobile phone. Optional Features include a Virtual Escort connected to Public Safety.
Your safety is our top priority while you are on campus. If you do not feel safe while walking to or from your vehicle, or while walking on campus, you can call the Columbus State Police Department at (614) 287-2525 to request a security escort to assist you. As long as someone is available, a police officer or security specialist will gladly walk you anywhere on campus.
You can also utilize the RAVE Guardian app for a "virtual escort" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply tell the app where you are and where you are going and the app will take care of the rest!
Vehicle Assistance on Campus
Columbus State Police Department personnel will attempt to assist minor vehicle issues such as jump starts, lockouts, and tire changes. Columbus State is not responsible for losses or damages to any vehicle. If the responding officer is unable to fix the proble, the Columbus State Police Department may facilitate a tow truck to the vehicle location at the requestor's expense.
Access To Campus Buildings
Most college academic facilities are open from 6:15 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours vary due to schedules and use of buildings. Faculty or staff wishing to enter a building after hours will need to contact the Columbus State Police Department for assistance.
Faculty and staff who need to enter a building after hours will need to complete an access authorization form, available on the intranet, and have it signed by their department supervisor. The form should then be submitted to the Police Department. Students who wish to access labs/classrooms outside of normaly scheduled class times, must arrange for a faculty member to be present with them while they are using the lab or classroom.
The following are the most commonly requested forms used by the Police Department. All forms are fillable and are able to be digitally signed and sent through inter-office or emailed as an attachment. You may also drop off forms at the Police Department lobby located in Delaware Hall, Room 047.
Community Training Opportunities
To increase safety preparedness for students, faculty and staff, the Columbus State Community College Police Department works to educate the campus community about how to properly respond to possible threats or emergency situations.