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    About the Department of Campus Safety

    The Department of Campus Safety is located in the Student Center Building directly across from the Dining Hall and Fitness Center. The Department is open or on call and provides protection and services 24 hours a day throughout the school year. The Department is headed by a Director and operated by part time student officers.

    Our officers are trained in many aspects of crime prevention and community service. All employees are certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED operations. Our officers do not have arrest authority unless they are witness to a felony; therefore, we cooperate and work closely with the Grand Rapids Police Department, the Kent County Sheriff's Department, and the Michigan State Police to coordinate any necessary police response or arrests made on campus. All of our officers are equipped for efficient response to any community needs.


    Mission Statement

    The Kuyper Campus Safety Department works with the college to promote Christ Centered safety and service. Through education, information, solid public relations-relationships, and enforcement as a final resolve, Campus Safety promotes a campus wide environment of friendly compassionate, caring and courteous service to all. Dedicated to operate in a proactive rather than a reactive manor, the Campus Safety Department is continually researching new and best practices to deliver service to the community. Additionally, the department recognizes that every issue, large or small, is important to someone or something and requires thorough and complete follow up. Finally, Campus Safety aims to respond to needs as soon as possible with a caring mind set and a kind heart.


    Student Officer Application

    The Department of Campus Safety is always pleased to accept applications from quality students. Our student employees have excelled in and out of the classroom and beyond Kuyper. Campus Safety is different than many on campus job opportunities in regards to officer’s extensive training and responsibilities. Generally hiring for Campus Safety takes place in the spring for the upcoming academic year. Please direct any applications or questions to the Director of Campus Safety at safety@kuyper.edu.


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