Walsh Approach to Safety
Walsh is dedicated to providing a clean, safe and comfortable environment for all students, faculty, staff and visitors. In order to do this, we need everyone’s help. Members of the Walsh community must share in the responsibility for the safety and security of themselves, their neighbors and their belongings.
Walsh’s Facilities and Auxiliary Services staff is entrusted with security functions at Walsh. Staff have no arrest powers; in the event of an emergency they are directed to coordinate with local and state law enforcement officials, as necessary. These individuals are on location all open hours and are available after building hours and will enforce Walsh security policies.
The department offers a variety of services that you may find useful:
- Responds to fire alarms and severe weather alerts as well as to security situations in the building.
- Provides escorts on request to cars after dark.
- “Jump start” services for cars of students, faculty and staff.
In the event there is a life threatening situation or an actual crime, contact local police by calling 911 first and then Facilities staff who will assist you on site. Any accident/incident on Walsh property should be reported promptly to Walsh staff and they will direct any further action.
Reporting a Crime
If you believe that you have been the victim of a crime at a Walsh location, report the situation immediately to the Walsh staff (Evening Administrator, Site Administrator, Assistant Vice President, Facilities, or Assistant Director of Facilities). These individuals can be contacted through the receptionist in the Troy lobby, the Library or any Facilities staff if they are not immediately visible. The staff member will give you immediate assistance as required. The staff member will contact the local police regarding the incident, if appropriate. Walsh contacting the police does not replace an individual filing a police report. If desired, you as an individual can file a police report. The staff member will also take information for an internal report for Walsh’s records and follow-up. We encourage any individual who believes that a crime has been committed to report this immediately to the staff and the Police. Any individual has the right to decline notification of an incident or a crime to local law enforcement, if he or she so chooses to.
Walsh does allow for the confidential reporting of crimes, meaning that an individual can report a crime or possible crime, confidentially, and the report will be included if appropriate, in the institution’s annual security report, and analyzed for a timely warning issuance.
All Walsh employees, except those exempted by legal privilege of confidentiality or expressly identified as a confidential reporter, have an obligation to report incidents of Sexual Assault. Any employee who receives a disclosure of Sexual Assault or becomes aware of information that would lead a reasonable person to believe that a Sexual Assault may have occurred involving anyone covered under this policy, must report all known information immediately. Walsh recognizes the importance of confidentiality and privacy. Information received in connection with the reporting, investigation, and resolution of allegations will be treated as private and will only involve individuals whom Walsh determines are necessary to conduct an appropriate investigation, to provide assistance and resources to parties, to perform other appropriate Walsh functions, or when Walsh is required to provide information under the law.
If follow-up action is required by Walsh at the request of an individual or the police, Walsh staff will gladly cooperate. Assistance requested by law enforcement will be given, in full compliance with FERPA regulations. Changes in internal procedures will be made if an additional effort will alleviate a problem.
Access to Walsh Locations
Walsh locations are open to students and the general public. Walsh locations do not have residence halls. The Administrative or Facilities Staff is present during operating hours to offer assistance and to meet any security needs. Buildings are monitored after hours by a security system. Walsh does not have non-campus property.
Campus Safety Statistics
These numbers reflect reported incidents to the Facilities Staff and/or Police for the period: