We believe that nearly every violation committed on campus is preventable. As part of the University's education mission, the Department of Safety and Security attempts to educate members of the campus community on how to reduce their chances of suffering from violation of their property or themselves. (For this reason, a crisis intervention officer has access to meetings and workshops dedicated to the introduction and training of new crime prevention methods and projects.)
The crime prevention program is based upon the dual concepts of eliminating or minimizing criminal opportunities, whenever possible, and encouraging students and employees to be responsible for their own security and security of others.
The following is a listing of the crime prevention programs and projects employed by St. Bonaventure:
- St. Bonaventure University Emergency Response Guide: This manual was developed to assist University employees and students in responding to a variety of emergency situations, which they may confront at St. Bonaventure University while working, attending classes or events, or living on campus. Employees and students are encouraged to bookmark this page for future reference. Emergency Response Guide.
- Crime Prevention Presentation: Crime prevention presentations are made upon request to the campus community including resident students, commuter students, international students and professional and support staff.
- New Employee Orientation: Crime prevention materials are available to new employees throughout the year.
- Printed Crime Prevention Material: Printed crime prevention brochures and posters related to motor vehicle security, bicycle security, residence hall security, escort service, health services, employee security and library security are distributed at various locations throughout campus. Traffic Regulations.
- Burglar Alarm Systems: Safety and Security monitors seven (7) burglar alarm systems on campus. These systems are intrusion detection, noise activated and have duress alarms.
- Fire Alarm Systems: Safety and Security monitors and maintains sixteen (16) fire alarm systems on campus.
- Security Surveys: Comprehensive security surveys or audits are made for all campus facilities each year by the Safety and Security Committee and Residence Life staff.
- Facilities Surveys: Comprehensive surveys of exterior lighting, exterior doors and grounds are conducted each year by the Safety and Security Committee.
- Video Surveillance: Video surveillance cameras are located in strategic areas on campus and are monitored by Safety and Security.
- Operation Identification: Operation identification, the engraving of a person's social security number on items of value, is strongly promoted in student residence halls.
- Crime Prevention Policy: Crime prevention articles and materials are routinely made available to the student newspaper and the University's radio station via the University Office of Public Affairs.
- Rape Awareness/Education and Prevention: In cooperation with the University's Counseling Center, rape awareness, education and prevention presentations are made each year to members of the campus community.
- New Student Orientation: A crime prevention presentation, accompanied by brochures and other printed material, is made available to residence hall students during summer months.
- Residence Hall Security: Crime prevention presentations, accompanied by brochures and other printed material, are made available to residence hall students on a routine basis.
- Architectural Design: The director of Safety and Security makes recommendations relating to physical and electronic security systems for new and renovated campus facilities.
- Enhanced Emergency Telephone System: All on-campus telephone calls made to the Department of Safety and Security are identified and the telephone number and location of the telephone are displayed on a screen to the Safety and Security dispatcher. This enhanced emergency telephone system was installed to ensure the Department of Safety and Security would know the on-campus origin of an emergency call even if the caller was unable to communicate verbally.