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Officer David Manthey

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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 the past couple weeks: 

On Feb. 7, Public Safety received a harassment complaint at the Truax campus. One student began harassing two other students through a social media account. If you witness or are a victim of harassment or threatening behavior, don’t wait – please contact Public Safety immediately.

On Feb. 13, Public Safety conducted its 13th vehicle unlock this year for a student. If you are the registered owner or direct descendant of the vehicle owner and with proper identification, Public Safety can unlock your vehicle for you if you accidentally lock your keys inside.

On Feb. 13, Public Safety along with the Madison Fire Department, responded to the South campus for a fire alarm in the early hours of the morning. A small and isolated electrical fire was the cause of the alarm. Due to smoke and partial power loss, all classes were cancelled for the day. Nobody was injured and campus had reopened the following day.

On Feb. 21, Officers responded to a disturbance in the Wolfpack Den at the Truax campus. It was reported that two female students were shouting at each other and a physical altercation was about to take place. No fighting actually took place as one of the parties left campus before officers arrived on scene. All parties involved have been identified. The on campus Behavioral Intervention Team is currently investigating this incident.

Public Safety Update

In the wake of recent violence on school campuses around the nation, we urge all faculty and staff to familiarize themselves with the emergency procedures guides posed in each classroom. Please visit our website for more information. You may also be interested in the recent headline posted in Madison College Matters by Dr. Daniels here: https://matters.madisoncollege.edu/articles/headlines/2018-02-19/11486/president-daniels-discusses-campus-safety

Public Safety officers are available 24 hours a day year-round. More than 150 security cameras are in place to monitor our facilities and grounds throughout the district. Officers continuously patrol proactively as to identify problems before they evolve into something more serious. Our officers and dispatchers also maintain dedicated two-way radio connections with local law enforcement agencies in Madison to support our response to any act of violence that may occur on any of our campuses.

In addition to our Facebook page, we have a Twitter account!  Be sure to follow @PublicSafetyMC to stay informed of what’s happening on your campus.

If you have any information regarding suspicious activity or other campus safety concerns, please contact our department at 245-2222; Public Safety Officers are available 24/7. Be safe.

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