Public Safety Update for Nov. 12

Joe Steffen, Public Safety Officer

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of the notable incidents from this past month.

On Nov. 3, a Public Safety Officer at Madison College’s Truax campus received a 911 call after a faculty member was concerned with a student’s boisterous behavior and obscene language in a restroom.  After making contact with the student and interviewing him as to his alleged actions, the student was turned over to Madison Police, who subsequently arrested him for Disorderly Conduct and Possession of a Controlled Substance (suspected to be heroin) and related Drug Paraphernalia.

On Nov. 3, Public Safety Officers responded to a check welfare call at the Downtown Campus for a man who appeared to be impaired.  A Public Safety Officer arrived and made contact with the person, who was found to be in possession of a substance that was suspected to be synthetic marijuana.  The man was also suspected to be under the influence of that particular substance.  During the course of the contact with the man, Public Safety discovered that the man had a warrant for his arrest, and so Madison Police were called and the subject was arrested on the basis of the warrant.

On Nov. 6, Public Safety Officers rendered aid to a patient having a seizure in a stairwell at the Truax campus.  Madison Paramedics arrived and assumed patient care.

Campus Safety Tip
With daylight saving time having arrived recently, the days are much shorter now and it is dark by 5 p.m.  It is a good idea to walk with friends and peers to vehicles at night.  A reminder to all members of the Madison College community: if you ever feel unsafe walking to your vehicle alone, feel free to call Public Safety for a personal escort. If you have any information regarding the above incidents or other campus safety concerns, please contact our department at 245-2222; Public Safety Officers are available 24/7.