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Public Safety

Committed to providing a safe and secure environment.

The Department of Public Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure environment by consistently seeking and finding ways to promote, preserve, and deliver a systematic approach to security, safety, and quality of service to the campus, the staff, faculty, students, and visitors in our campus community.  The creation and insurance of a safe environment is a shared responsibility between the Department of Public Safety and the campus community. 

Officers in the Department of Public Safety are licensed and receive annual training and background checks from the St. Louis County Police Department.  As such, Officers may make a custodial arrest or prevent the escape of a person who has committed a criminal offense on property owned, leased or managed by Webster University.  Officers receive additional training throughout the year at the St. Louis County and Municipal Police Academy.  Training topics include: Cultural Diversity, Responding to a Diverse Public, Conflict Resolution, Tactical Communication, Anger and Stress Management and Responding to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Victims of Crime. Additionally, Public Safety staff also receive training in CPR/First Aid, the Jeanne Clery Act, and Title IX.  

The Department of Public Safety encourages all individuals to take a proactive approach in their personal safety.  Be aware of surroundings and immediately report any concerns to Public Safety. 

The office of Public Safety is staffed 24/7/365 and is located at 572 Garden Ave., at the entrance of the Garden Park Plaza. .

Contact Information

Office of Public Safety
572 Garden Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119
314-246-7430

Emergency Line
314-246-6911 or Extension 6911

Email - publicsafety@webster.edu

Power Failure - Emergency Line
314-220-8487

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
800-273-8255

Non-Emergency Law Enforcement Telephone Numbers