The Wittenberg University Police/Security Department is housed in the Annex to Recitation Hall on the university campus. It provides security and patrol services to the University District, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Patrols are continually reviewed and adjusted to meet the changing needs of the university. To see a map of the University District click here!
The Police/Security Department is responsible for enforcing the university's parking regulations. Because Wittenberg is a pedestrian campus with limited parking space, on campus parking is a privilege that is closely regulated. Traffic and parking violations are cause for university disciplinary action. Traffic and parking violations are dealt with in a progressive manner. Sanctions include, but are not limited to, citations, towing, immobilization, and/or loss of parking and operating privileges on campus. View the complete policy.
The Police/Security Department is responsible for the daily locking and unlocking of the administrative and academic buildings. Most buildings are open to the public during normal business hours during which time there is no controlled access. During the evening hours, individuals must have proper authorization to remain in or enter academic and administrative buildings. An exception to this policy is Hollenbeck Hall. A 24-hour access computer room is available for student use within this building. After 11:30 p.m. access to the remainder of the building is restricted as above. Officers patrol campus buildings throughout the night.
Bicycle theft is a common problem on college campuses. Most bicycles that are stolen are either unlocked or secured with poor quality locks. Remember to lock your bike to a bike rack whenever possible! Bikes that are not secured to solid objects are easy targets for thieves. Wittenberg's Police/Security Department encourages students to register their bikes with the Police/Security office. Doing so increases the chance of finding your bike if it is stolen. Bicycle registration can be done online through MyWitt.
Students with cars on campus must register their vehicles each school year. Unregistered student vehicles parked on campus will be ticketed and repeat offenders will be booted or towed at the student's expense. All members of the faculty and staff are also required to register their vehicles and display a parking pass.
To register your vehicle, please visit the Police & Security Department located in the Recitation Annex. Vehicle registration can also be done online, on MyWitt.
The Blue Light Phones are a series of emergency alarm stations strategically located throughout campus to provide assistance to anyone in distress. Each station includes a red EMERGENCY button, and an officer is immediately dispatched to the station whenever the emergency button is pressed.
Three stations are also equipped with a black NON-EMERGENCY button that can be used to contact the Campus Escort Service between 6:00pm and 2:00am. Click here to view the Blue Light Campus Map!
Officers have been trained to provide emergency response and assistance in the event a member of the campus community suffers illness or injury. Officers will respond upon notification and render assistance. The Springfield Fire Division provides emergency medical transport when the need requires. The Springfield Regional North Campus is the nearest hospital and is located on the north border of campus.
Wittenberg Police/Security Officers may be able to assist you if you have locked your keys in your vehicle or need a battery jump-start. If you are in need of these services, please contact the Wittenberg Police/Security Department at (937) 327 - 6231.
STUDENT ESCORT SERVICE
The Student Escort Service is designed to enhance the safety of students when walking after dark. University students serve as and respond to requests for escorts to classrooms, buildings, residence halls, parked cars, and many other destinations within the University District. The Wittenberg University Chief of Police oversees this service. The escort service runs Sunday-Saturday from 6pm - 1am and can be reached by calling 327-7900.