• The Department of Campus Safety is a service-driven department committed to providing security and promoting safety for the community of Lee University. The department is under the direct supervision of the Director of Campus Safety and Vice President for Business & Finance.

    Campus Safety is composed of 18 personnel who patrol the campus on foot and in marked patrol vehicles who provide security 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These officers observe and detect crimes and violations of campus policies and work with state and local law enforcement and emergency response agencies. They are not sworn or armed police officers, but protect the campus from outside threats by restricting campus access to authorized personnel, students, staff, and faculty or their guests, as well as controlling the security of campus facilities. Campus Safety Officers have direct radio and telephone communication with local police, fire, and emergency medical services, ensuring that officers can initiate and direct necessary emergency responders to the scene. All Campus Safety officers are first aid, CPR, and AED certified.

    Reporting Procedures

    Lee University administration, faculty, staff, students, and guests are to report all criminal incidents, threats, injuries, property loss, accidents, safety hazards, etc. to the Department of Campus Safety at 423-303-4444. If a person is in imminent danger or is threatened, he/she should call the Cleveland Police Department (911) then call Campus Safety. Prompt notification helps to facilitate reporting to the necessary authorities and assists in documenting trouble spots where corrective measures can be taken, thereby enhancing crime prevention.

    Contact Information

    Campus Safety Office
    680 Church Street
    PO Box 3450
    Cleveland, TN 37320-3450

    Phone: 423-303-4444
    Email: safety@leeuniversity.edu
    Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST