The Department of Public Safety utilizes a variety of procedures and equipment to service the university community. These include but are not limited to:

24/7 Patrol

The Department of Public Safety patrols campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Patrols are provided by foot, bicycle, and vehicle.

Campus Safety Escort Service

The Department of Public Safety operates a Campus Safety Escort Service on campus for any member of the university community who requires an escort. An officer will respond on foot to escort the individual to their location on campus. This service is provided 24 hours a day.

During busy periods, callers may experience a delay in the arrival of the officer depending on the volume of calls on the particular day.

To request an escort, call (314) 968-7430. You may also use any of emergency call box telephones on campus in an emergency to request an safety escort.

Emergency Call Boxes

Emergency call boxes located throughout the campus which are a direct line to the Public Safety Dispatcher. When activated, these call boxes immediately notify the dispatcher of the caller's location. Once a call box is activated, public safety officers are immediately dispatched to that location regardless if there is any communication or not.  Call boxes are easily identified with blue lights.

Identification Cards

The Department of Public Safety issues Webster University identification cards for students, faculty, and staff. These cards are unique to every individual on campus. Webster identification cards grant current students after-hours access to the Emerson Library and other facilities on campus, grant campus residents access to their respective residence halls, and more. For questions regarding your access privileges, call (314) 968-7430.

Lost and Found

The Department of Public Safety maintains a Lost and Found comprised of items found all over campus. If you've lost something, go to the Public Safety Office at 572 Garden Avenue or call (314) 968-7430.

Additional Services

  • Use of video monitoring throughout campus
  • Building access control
  • Response to and investigation of all reported criminal activity and behavior
  • Provide security at special campus events
  • Parking permit issuance and enforcement of parking regulations
  • Provide crime prevention educational materials and programs to students, faculty, and staff
  • Train campus community in CPR and first aid
  • Manage Campus Emergency Response Team (CERT)